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Manual Fluid Change

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Manual Fluid Change

Can anyone tell me how to drain and refill the manual transmission on a 5 sp.? 3.0L 5sp. I want to put in Royal Purple or a better fluid than is in it now. Only 13,000 miles on it ,but I want to get something better in it. But have no idea how to go about changing it. Is it a do it yourself job? How many quarts are in it? What tools would I need, etc.... Thanks.
 
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you should be able to find the specs and capacities online somewhere, but its a simple drain and fill, you may need a hand pump to fill it through the fill hole though. if you look at the trans, there should be 2 plugs, one down low that says DRAIN, and one higher that says FILL
 
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it is VERY simple to do it like bob said you will need a hand pump though and i believe it taked just under 3 quarts... i changed mine to amsoil last year and it shifted much smoother
 
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i know this is an old post but what is a hand pump?

something like a syphon?
 
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its kind of like a pump found on liquid hand soap. It screws onto the quart bottles of fluid and it has a hose on the end you run up to the tranny. I just did mine a few months ago. I filled mine up with Mobil 1 Full Syn. I honestly didn't notice a huge difference in shifts, I saw something but not much. Either way I would still use a full Syn since it is better.
 
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Either way I would still use a full Syn since it is better.
just like oil, i heard rumors if you have many miles on a vehicle and have been using regular fluids, it is not good to switch to a synthetic?
 
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Originally Posted by Jeremy102579
i know this is an old post but what is a hand pump?

something like a syphon?
like so
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=40828
$3.99

 
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Originally Posted by Jeremy102579
just like oil, i heard rumors if you have many miles on a vehicle and have been using regular fluids, it is not good to switch to a synthetic?
I really can't say. I think a lot of people say bad things about full syn stuff. I personally would put full syn in everything reguardless, but thats me.
 
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