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Old 02-19-2003, 20:16   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys how are ya all?

Just wondering where i put gear oil into my 5spd manual gearbox.
i was told to lift the gear console and check for some screw or something like that - pretty vague so i thought i'll ask here.

thanks a lot guys.
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Old 02-19-2003, 20:35   #2 (permalink)
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For my 3spd i pore it down the trans dipstick thing on left side of motor, at back of engine bay.

I go check me gregorys manual in a minute for ya, guessing all the 5spd's oil thing will be in same place as a ea?

you mean the trans oil dont ya?
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On the right hand side of the trans there is a filler, and draining plug (2 different plugs). the one nearest the top is the filler.

The manual has confussed the shit out of me, so I'm gonna leave it to someone who knows :)
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I also wouldnt mind knowing as i probably should check mine. From a quick look under the car it looks like the fillers are on the passenger side, theres one near the top, one halfway down. Also looks to be difficult to fill it without some sort of pump as its pretty confined.
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From the picture in my manual the filler and drain plugs are both on the drivers side as the cat can be seen where they are, they are on the second case of the gearbox before the gearbox crossmember.
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In T5 the fill and drain plugs are on the drivers side of the main case. You will need some type of pump. Drain oil, replace plug, fill to level with hole (until it runs back out) of the fill plug. Use dextron III, do not use gear oil.
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In T5 the fill and drain plugs are on the drivers side of the main case. You will need some type of pump. Drain oil, replace plug, fill to level with hole (until it runs back out) of the fill plug. Use dextron III, do not use gear oil.
you dont really need a pump.....jus get a funnel and a long bit of hose....run the hosefrom the engine bay by the extractors into the filler hole.

its really easy...you will need an allen key to open both filler and drain hole. capacity is 1.9L.

I suggest using ATF (as it is the most resilient form of car oil to heat etc) which has dextron 111. if you decide to use gear oil, you should add a product called lubrizol to it. ATF is the cheapest/easiest and best in this case.
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Castrol VMX80 is the go with gear oil
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I have been told by quite a few people to put a 50/50 mix of power steering oil, and gearbox oil in the T5.

Any oppinions on that? I think mine is due for a change as well.

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Old 02-20-2003, 19:54   #10 (permalink)
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Im running Castrol Syntrans (full synthetic Auto fluid) and an additive called Lubrizol.

Made a noticable improvement in shift quality especially when cold.
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