My fill was boogered up and the socket didnt work. I used PB buster and that stuff is amazing, it is magnetically charged and can actually work its way up hill. i let it soak for about 15 minutes and only had to use one.
Br 1/ Oil draining and filling must be done on the level so ramps aren't enough and must have jacks at the other end. br 2/ Modern oils are vehicle specific and the wrong oil can cause expensive damage to a gearbox.
Whereas your comment holds merit, it's not always true. For example. A transmission that has been abused (IE Shifted hard, grinding gears etc.) you will find slight metal shavings. This is from when the gears rub together.
Wire brush the filler plug before removal to reduce the possibility of contamination. Just changed tranny oil on my 91 Nissan pickup with your help! This site ROCKS! Hello, I found it very helpful because everybody just speak about "automatic transmissions" blah blah.
So do I really need a torque wrench? Cheers Matey, a brilliant step by step set of instructions for those of us who havent been blessed in the brain department. br I am now going to nip out to my garage and change my gearbox.
Loosening the filler plug first is a very smart move. Lets say you removed the drain plug and the filler plug is stuck. Well now you have an empty gear box and no way to fill it.
A. Manual transmissions use oil, not transmission fluid. b. The clutch is not housed in the transmission. Hondas with manual transmission use regular engine oil. I was told that I shouldn't change my manual fluid because I had no clue how long it had been.
Thank you for the great instructions. I think my husband and I will try this tomorrow since he loves messing with car stuff. br lt;a href'm' gt; br m/ lt a gt; /p I have a few problems with this instructable.