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Old 01-13-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone new how much oil does the tranny in the 2.5i 06-07 hold. I know its 75w90 is the vescosity grade but i didn't know how much gear oil to add to it once I drain it. I have 13245 miles on it but want to change the oil anyways. Anyone got a clue or done this yet to there 2.5i manual doesn't say
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:14 AM   #2
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Buy 4 qts. Add 3, then top up till the dip stick says stop.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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mine took 3L just yesterday. Published spec is 3.5L.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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its accually 3.8
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #5
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my manual states 3.5L. You can't even fit 3.8L in there (more than a gallon).

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:52 PM   #6
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sorry not 3.8

its 3.7 qt's thats what my manual says . and thats what ive put in there the 3 times ive changed it and it sits perfect on the stick.

you have to really drain it there are lots of gears in the tranny and it takes a while to get it all out .

ive run dyno fluid, which was great for like 1k miles, then felt like crap.

ive run red line 75-90 and redline 75-90 ns

the ns was ok

i now run amsoil severe gear 75-90 and love it
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:55 PM   #7
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:58 PM   #8
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i now run amsoil severe gear 75-90 and love it

Amsoil makes the best oil bar none.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:00 PM   #9
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #10
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wow, way to kill the conversation with posting a scan of the tech manual....
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #11
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thanks i thought it was definitive as well . your welcome
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:04 PM   #12
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lol thanks that helps gona throw in some royal purple in there tomorrow
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:23 PM   #13
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royal purple isnt the best for the syncros . because of the moly they put in there.

try redline 75-90 ns or amsoil severe gear
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:26 PM   #14
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royal purple isnt the best for the syncros . because of the moly they put in there.

try redline 75-90 ns or amsoil severe gear
Really? ****, I just bought like 3 quarts of the stuff.

Car's got 200k on it, I can't imagine it'll do much more damage...but I guess I better return it anyway :[

Anyone?
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:12 PM   #15
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Royal purple will be fine
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:16 PM   #16
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i used royal purple engine oil in my crankcase once . its known around as a poor mans way of polishing your crank. i have a magnetic drain plug , guys you should have seen how much fillings there was that change.

i dont think you want to do this to your tranny internals.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:20 PM   #17
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so royal purple no good?
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:23 PM   #18
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Just to let the OP know, you'll need a T-70 torx bit to loosen the plug. Its not necessarily something you find at every hardware store.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:31 PM   #19
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napa had a t-70 or they can order it for you.

well the moly in the oil is solid so if you imagine your tranny gears, the solids will fill the spots that should just be lubricated . they will polish these spots down and you will be left with a slipping trans eventually esspecially the syncros . thats the argument against
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If you can't find a t70, a t60 will work too, as that is what I used. Be careful though, it slipped out of the tranny plug on the first try and whacked me in the face
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If you can't find a t70, a t60 will work too, as that is what I used. Be careful though, it slipped out of the tranny plug on the first try and whacked me in the face

Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
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Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Haha yeah it almost was, but it worked
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:19 PM   #23
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Is it worth the pain in the ass of punching yourself in the face, or possibly stripping out the plug? Ebay is a good place to find the T-70 torx bit. A lot cheaper than having a parts store order one. Find the deal!
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:41 PM   #24
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I will have to say the best trans oil has to be Redline Shock Proof. It's blue.

It makes my synchro's shift as if they were new and some of them have a lot of miles (170k on the trans). I really slam gears. As this is my 3rd gear set. As well a few shifter forks and several synchro's.

Yet use regular Redline gear oil in the rear diff.


After the oem oil and regular redline and a few others. I really can't say enough good stuff about this oil.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:18 AM   #25
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hmm so the gl 5 75-90 should be ok for trans? I plan on doin mine tomorrow hopefully costless or the dealer sells that t-70 bit
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