Re: [DML] How tight is too tight?
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Re: [DML] How tight is too tight?

I think you are referring to the manual transmission. It gets filled
and level checked from a plug on the side. The automatic has a
dipstick which is also used to fill it from. With the right adapter
and a long breaker bar the plug will come out unless it is all munched
up because someone tried to use a vise grip or pipe wrench! You are
correct though in that the level checking/fill plug should always be
removed before draining the manual transmission. Same deal for the
final drive on the automatic.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
> A brilliant suggestion by someone on the DML some time ago - Do not ever
> drain you transmission until you are sure you can get the fill plug open
> first...
> ________________________________
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Johnny Sawyer
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 3:20 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] How tight is too tight?
> That's one area of the car that doesn't require a lot of tourqe. If you
> get
> them too tight, you will split the cork gasket and it will leak no
> matter
> how much tightening you do.
> This is what I was told to do (and did):
> Finger tighen all of the bolts and give them 1/2 to 3/4 turn with a
> wrench.
> No leaks.
> If you split your gasket, you will have to drain your transmission and
> start
> over again if you want to stop the leaking in that area.
> Johnny
> 5518
> AZ-D
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