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Old 05-16-2002, 20:32   #1 (permalink)
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Changing t5 tranny oil

hey all,

Haven had a chance to get under the car yet to work out how its done,

so in the mean time....how is it done? Any tips/pointers/tricks i should be aware of?

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Its not that hard, youll need a set of hex keys (allen keys?) though.

Your better off doing it when the car is cold and been sitting over night, because the filler plug is right near the exhaust.
There should be auto trans fluid in it anyway so it will drain out just as well when cold as when hot.


As for filling it, get a large syphon from supercheap or
whatever (about $4) and use that, makes it a hell of alot easier and less messy.
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Old 05-16-2002, 21:02   #3 (permalink)
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roughly how big is the hole for the syphon? - jus so i can go grab one now without putting the car on blocks to find out!!!
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I'm in the same boat as hot_eb, but at the rear of the car. I need to change my diff oil. Any clues ?
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Its probably 2cm? The syphon I used was the one with the orange pump at the top and 1 tube coming from it vertically and another horizontally.
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EB,

There's an additive thats meant to go in those boxes also. It's called lubrizol and you can get it from autobarn (well some of them).

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The lower most bolt is the drain plug. The rest is easy....
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Well my Dad's hoist, oil drain cart, and drum with it's own metering pump makes life pretty easy...

Seriously, it's very straightforward, as per comments above.
Just make sure you do not overtighten the drain and filler plugs,
as the gearbox is only aluminium.....

Check all bolts etc while you're under there, and she'll be right!
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Hi Guys ,
Its probably wise to spend around $20, to get your self a Tom Thumb pump bottle. Its a 1lt bottle with ap pump and hose with an aluminium pipe at the end , which is bent in a semi-circle.

You just poor the oil in screw the top on, the ally tube hooks in the filler hole and pump away.

I got mine from Autobarn in Albury, but i have seen them in Repco aswell.

it makes the job that much easier.
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That additive that was mentioned is actually called "Mercon" all T5's are supposed to be running the stuff apparently
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That additive that was mentioned is actually called "Mercon" all T5's are supposed to be running the stuff apparently
My manual says lubrizol 7906. Dont know if that contains mercon or whatever though. It's made by penrite.
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