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



EDIT:  I meant 5oz, not 5mL.  And I found my workshop manual  
suggesting to fill to the bottom of the fill hole.

See you in a few weeks,
-Patrick C.
1880


On Jun 3, 2006, at 9:19 PM, PRC1216@xxxxxxx wrote:

> 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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