Manual Transmission - adding trans fluid




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coondog
12-05-2008, 12:30 AM
anyone have an easy way of adding trans fluid? I tried today and got more in the drive way than i did in the trans. Any hints would be helpful. Thanks


Formula1996
12-05-2008, 12:43 AM
Go by any auto store and ask for a hand pump that screws into the top of the bottle. Got mine from napa works great for tranny's and Diff's.

the_merv
12-05-2008, 01:09 AM
Remove the Shifter, get a Funnel and pour it in there..;)


thesource
12-05-2008, 09:55 AM
You can remove the shifter and pour from the top or use a small hand pump with a hose on it .

coondog
12-05-2008, 01:11 PM
thanks. About to give it another try.

Grifter
12-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Yeah, if you don't have the car in the air removing the shifter is probably the easiest way.

ghettocruiser
12-08-2008, 08:17 AM
This may or may not pertain to you...and maybe Im being lazy...actually I KNOW Im being lazy about it.. haha

But I have a Pro 5.0. And after reading about the noise they make sometimes, I decided to really seal mine up. So I made a nice rubber gasket and sealed it with RTV. The idea of pulling it to add fluid just doesnt appeal to me. So what I plan to do is pull it one more time, and drill and tap the base for 1/2" NPT. Ill use a 1/2" plug, and then Ill just have to pull that, to add fluid from now one. So basically...Ill just need to remove my shift boot, maybe the console top, and then the inner boot. The stock shifter flange is too thin for this I believe. Unless you weld a bung on it. But the pro 5.0 is pretty thick and it should work fine.

Just an idea...like I said, it might not work for ya.

J.

NVR_SPDS
12-08-2008, 08:25 AM
I have a little hand pump, like stated about.. Jack it up, pump it in, and your done.. They are cheap, but VERY helpful.

the_merv
12-08-2008, 09:23 AM
This may or may not pertain to you...and maybe Im being lazy...actually I KNOW Im being lazy about it.. haha

But I have a Pro 5.0. And after reading about the noise they make sometimes, I decided to really seal mine up. So I made a nice rubber gasket and sealed it with RTV. The idea of pulling it to add fluid just doesnt appeal to me. So what I plan to do is pull it one more time, and drill and tap the base for 1/2" NPT. Ill use a 1/2" plug, and then Ill just have to pull that, to add fluid from now one. So basically...Ill just need to remove my shift boot, maybe the console top, and then the inner boot. The stock shifter flange is too thin for this I believe. Unless you weld a bung on it. But the pro 5.0 is pretty thick and it should work fine.

That sounds like it's more work than it's worth to do something simple..

Dave 96TA
12-08-2008, 11:29 AM
This may or may not pertain to you...and maybe Im being lazy...actually I KNOW Im being lazy about it.. haha

But I have a Pro 5.0. And after reading about the noise they make sometimes, I decided to really seal mine up. So I made a nice rubber gasket and sealed it with RTV. The idea of pulling it to add fluid just doesnt appeal to me. So what I plan to do is pull it one more time, and drill and tap the base for 1/2" NPT. Ill use a 1/2" plug, and then Ill just have to pull that, to add fluid from now one. So basically...Ill just need to remove my shift boot, maybe the console top, and then the inner boot. The stock shifter flange is too thin for this I believe. Unless you weld a bung on it. But the pro 5.0 is pretty thick and it should work fine.

Just an idea...like I said, it might not work for ya.

J.

If you have a 4th gen interior/console, you can't get at the inner boot screws without removing the whole center console. Just FYI.

ghettocruiser
12-09-2008, 08:37 AM
That sounds like it's more work than it's worth to do something simple..

Eh... not for me really. I hate cleaning RTV. And Ive had very good luck with the way I seal my shifter up. Ive had other guys with the Pro 5.0 comment on how much more quiet mine is etc etc. So not having to disturb that is worth it for me. Plus, Im sort of weird about changing fluids. I do it more on schedule or more often than most. Oh...Ill probably only do this if the shifter is coming back off for something...Not gonna make a special project out of it.

If you have a 4th gen interior/console, you can't get at the inner boot screws without removing the whole center console. Just FYI.

3rd gen car, 4th gen console. With the mods that I made to the console for it to sit how I want, I can remove the two bolts on the inside of the compartment, and then get enough movement to get to the little screws for the boot. I have a bunch of wiring and some hidden things built into the console, so removing is possible, just a bit of a pain. But Ide have to do all that to remove the actual shifter anyway...

I dont know. It was jsut an idea. I kinda wish Pro 5.0 made the shifter with a fill hole in it. But thats just me like I said.

J.

the_merv
12-09-2008, 11:21 AM
If you have a 4th gen interior/console, you can't get at the inner boot screws without removing the whole center console. Just FYI.

I didn't say that..:confused:

:lol:

ghettocruiser
12-10-2008, 08:29 AM
OF COURSE you did Merv!!! I mean...it has your name as a quote..must mean you said it right???? haha. Not sure what happened there. Maybe too much coffee that morning...fixed it :)

J.

the_merv
12-10-2008, 08:34 AM
It's cool, I just noticed and was wondering how that happened..lol