Re: [DML] Pulling my manual transmission to replace main seal
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Re: [DML] Pulling my manual transmission to replace main seal

On 12/21/05, seanhagan <seanhagan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 1. I am going to have to drain the fluid ( thinking it is gear oil)
> from the tranny. What is supposed to be put back in? as well as what
> grade?

You don't have to drain the fluid. Just pull the transmission; the
fluid will stay in. Unless you just need to change it, in which case I
recommend the Valvoline synthetic gear oil. I think it's 75-90, but
don't quote me on that.

> 2. Do I need to replace the pilot bearing that the manual states
> needs to be replaced when the transmission is worked on (since I am
> only replacing the seal, and not actually taking the thing apart, I
> am not sure)

Not sure, but while you're in there: Why not? Pulling the tranny isn't
exactly a bucket of fun. If you're going to do it, you might as well
replace a few extra parts so you don't find yourself pulling it again
6 months from now. While you're at it, how long as it been since you
changed your clutch? You might consider that, too.

> 3. What is the bolt head size holding on the bell housing?

Can't recall off-hand but once you get under there it will take all of
3 seconds to figure out.

> 4. Is there anything else that I need to be wary of? (other than not
> dropping the thing on my head)

Make sure you're using a real transmission jack. It will save you a
ton of headache (perhaps literally). Don't delude yourself into
thinking your floor jack, however nice, will suffice. It might, but at
a huge expense in time, not to mention safety. A real tranny jack will
make quick(er) work of this job. I bought a little one for under $50
at Harbor Freight.

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