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Old 05-18-2001, 04:27 PM   #1
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Ok, I'm about to change my tranny fluid- I'm guessing it's pretty straight forward, jack the car up, take out the drain plug, drain, replace plug, put the car back down, and refill- just ot be on the safe side, I'd like to make sure of it though- anyone got any tips on doing this? thanks-
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Old 05-20-2001, 08:05 AM   #2
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Get a new compression gasket. They _should_ be free from almost any dealership, and it is the same gasket the oil pan uses.

Buy/borrow/make a very long narrow funnel for re-fill.

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Old 05-20-2001, 08:49 AM   #3
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Old 05-20-2001, 08:55 AM   #4
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do I still need the gasket if my car is new? I've only got like 8,000 miles or so on it (17,000 cliks, my conversion ain't so good) I'm not changing it as part of maintenance, just switching to a synthetic with a friciton modifier to see if it's nicer on the synchronizers
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Old 05-21-2001, 09:28 AM   #5
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goose--on my car (2000 RS) the tranny drain plug ring is NOT the same as the engine oil drainplug ring. I did not replace it as it is not a crush ring like the oilpan drainplug ring is, it's basically a thin washer-type seal. replace or not, i don't think it would matter, i have no leaks.

as far as jacking the car, i'd not do that. on the 2000 RS the drainplug is at the very front of the tranny. if the front of the car is jacked up, it's possible not all the fluid would drain since it would be tilted backwards. you CAN squeeze under the car enough to get the plug out without jacking, though it's not comfortable. I suppose another option would be to jack up the car, remove the plug, lower the car to drain completely, jack up again, replace plug, lower car to fill.
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Old 05-22-2001, 06:33 AM   #6
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is your car a manual or auto? autos need ashop???? to change...
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Old 05-22-2001, 04:01 PM   #7
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5 speed all the way , I was planning on just jacking the bastard up, lowering it, and letting everything drain out- crap, I hope this 75w90NS stuff works...
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Old 05-24-2001, 06:45 PM   #8
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Mine was a compression gasket, but I have an older car than yours.

The advise on NOT jacking up the car is good. If you jack it up you might risk getting a false reading on re-fill.

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