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Old 12-03-2001, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question Changing MT oils

I know how to change the engine oil, but I am wondering about the other one. There is a really small dipstick way in the back, on the bottom for the manual transmission. How do I change it, when, and what should I use? thanks.
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Old 12-03-2001, 10:52 PM   #2
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Changing the tranny oil is actually easier than changing engine oil. Drive the car up on ramps or a lift and locate the bolt on the underside of the tranny. It should be right between where the the header pipes come together. Make sure the oil is warm and simply unscrew the bolt and let the old fluid pour out into a pan. Some will get all over the header heat shields. Mop this stuff up fast or it will smell bad for way too long! Clean off the magnetic plug on the end of the bolt and reinstall to proper torque specs. Fill up through the hole in the top of the tranny where the dipstick resides. I think it holds 3.7 qts, but I'm not sure. I used Mobil 1 75w90 gear oil. It shifts smoother but sometimes the synchros don't engage well. I used this in the rear diff. also and managed to pick up 3 mpg! Oh, I changed mine around 20k.

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Whatever oil you use, make sure it is GL-5 rated.
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Old 12-04-2001, 03:14 AM   #4
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thanks guys.....but do I really have to lift the car up? or can I just crawl underneath and get to it?
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