[DML] Manual Transmission Gear Oil Help
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[DML] Manual Transmission Gear Oil Help



Hi there,
     I have the common seeping/weeping axle and I figured I might as well top 
off the manual tranny oil.   I jacked the car up from the passenger side, 
took off the fill plug, and filled it with some 80W gear oil (5mL).   After I 
lowered it down, I remembered someone's advice here that you know you have enough 
if you can stick your finger in and take it out with oil on it.   

     My question, and probably a dumb one, does this rule apply only when the 
car is resting on 4 wheels?   After I filled up with maybe 5mL of oil, I 
lowered the car.   When I took the plug off the side, oil started to trickle out 
onto the ground.   A nice little puddle formed before I could thread the fill 
screw back into the side.   

When I take the plug off the side, do I know I have too much oil if it is 
trickling out onto the ground when the car is level?   Should I let it come out 
the side until it stops, and then plug it back up?   Does that mean I have 
enough oil in the tranny?

Thanks, your help is appreciated.   I have no way of measuring how much oil 
is currently in there, however the fact that it is coming out the side when the 
plug is off may be an indicator. 

-Patrick C.
1880


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