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Manual tranny fluid

This might be a dumb question, but what type of fluid is in a manual transmission? Also, what is used in the differential.
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ATF in the tranny and 80W-90 in the axle. If you have a l/s then you also need a bottle of friction modifier.
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And how do you drain the tranny? I see two plugs, one on bottom one on side near top. Just open top and then bottom and let drain? I assume i need a pump to fill in the top hole?
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common sense says bottom to drain. Fill it til it dribbles out the top hole. I've never used a pump for the trans.
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But it seems like there is no room to pour fluid in the top hole. How did you get it in?
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Ya, I forgot that you can put ATF in. I need to check mine this weekend when I change my oil. Thanks Bernard for starting the thread to remind me.
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But it seems like there is no room to pour fluid in the top hole. How did you get it in?
That is a good question, how do you?
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I used a pump.
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I used a high capacity syringe. Took forever though. 500 cc's at a time sucks.
I am sure there is a How To, or atleast I remember there was a thread with pics.
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I used the quart bottle my ATF came in, and screwed to the top, was the funnel cap that come on Gear oil quart bottles....
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i use a small pump, screws onto a qt bottle. or you can pull the shifter out and just pour it in.
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