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anyone know how to change the transmisson fluid on a manual 98 z28?

This is a discussion on anyone know how to change the transmisson fluid on a manual 98 z28? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; i have a 98 camaro z 228 6 speed,i was wonderin if anyone kus give me sum tips or know ...

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    anyone know how to change the transmisson fluid on a manual 98 z28?

    i have a 98 camaro z 228 6 speed,i was wonderin if anyone kus give me sum tips or know about any website that shows u how to change the fluid??

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    you take the shifter out, thats where you put the fluid in....the drain plug is on the back of the tranny, you drain it, put the drain plug in, take the plug on the left side of the tranny out, fill the tranny w/AUTOMATiC III fluid from the top shifter hole till tranny fluid starts coming out the side plug hole......then put the side plug and shifter back in and ur ready to go!!

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    why cant you fill it from the top hole?? why do you have to take the shifter off thats stupid.

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    not stupid sorry, just doesnt make sense! but i just bought my 02ss yesterday with a m6 lol so... but i do work on car every day for a living and i would never think of taking all that shit off just to add fluid

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    I just used the 2 plugs, drain plug down low, fill plug higher up.

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    yeah thats all i do also, whats the theory behing adding fluid thru the shifter? tryin to lubricate that better or something?

    all i wanna know is who is running synthetic in there m6?
    and what kind?

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    If you don't have a pump handy....fill at the shifter.

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    i used b&m synethic fluid used a pump from the side hole

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    I used a pump to fill thru the upper side hole. It is much more convenient than disassembling the console/shifter assembly. Fluid transfer pumps are cheap at Auto Zone.

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    yeah i just changed mine on saturday i used standard chevron dexron 3 and a 6 dollar pump. tranny shifts kinda shitty thou when cold i think i need to switch it to synthetic gear oil, might engage better when cold,

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    I won't synthetics in my T56. Just a good brand new Dextron III. Or GM syncromesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I won't synthetics in my T56. Just a good brand new Dextron III. Or GM syncromesh.
    I use Mobil 1 Synthetic in my T56. Definitely seems better (smoother, quieter) than regular Dex III.

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    I heard something about synthetics eating about an internal gasket (or something of the sort) on the earlier year T56's. 1998-2000.
    That is all I need.
    Thinking I might go with syncromesh myself when I change it this month.

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    yea i just bought the synchromax royal purple oil,im about 2 do it ryte now,so ill c how it goes.im prolly gona go buy da pump because takin off my center console and all dat shyt is a pain in the ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarossf650 View Post
    yea i just bought the synchromax royal purple oil,im about 2 do it ryte now,so ill c how it goes.im prolly gona go buy da pump because takin off my center console and all dat shyt is a pain in the ass
    Just got this from Six Speeds, Inc.

    : What transmission fluid do you recommend?

    A: We use Mobil 1 ATF in all of our daily drivers. While Mobil 1 is what is desired some customers have trouble finding it in there locations. We also use GM Synchromesh. Royal Purple should not be used in a stock transmission as it has been known to cause premature blocker ring wear.
    Looks like I will be picking up Mobil ATF tomorrow.

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    ok i have a ? first i drain the tranny ryte? i will be putting the oil through the shifter,so wen i finish draining and all that,i start putting the oil in,nd den i just wait until the oil starts dripping and that means it full? and that its?

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    Sounds like a plan. Put the drain plug back in, pull the fill plug. Start filling, and when the oil starts coming out of the fill hole, you're full. I did mine with the car level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarossf650 View Post
    ok i have a ? first i drain the tranny ryte? i will be putting the oil through the shifter,so wen i finish draining and all that,i start putting the oil in,nd den i just wait until the oil starts dripping and that means it full? and that its?
    your language is giving me a headache... lol

    no offense thou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Just got this from Six Speeds, Inc.

    Looks like I will be picking up Mobil ATF tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrownin View Post
    I just used the 2 plugs, drain plug down low, fill plug higher up.


    you just need to find some sort of pump to get it in, but thats not too bad

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