Created : 980415
Last updated: 980608
1) Jack up your car so that it is level. See other "How Someone ..." for suggestions of how to jack up your car.
2) Put a 4 litre (4 quart) container under the transmission.
3) Undo the fill plug that's on the right hand side of the tranny. Use a 1/2" drive for this purpose.
Here's another shot with it relative to the drain plug. Note the view is with my head underneath the car, and my feet sticking out the front of the car and me on my back.
4) Undo the drain plug using a 1/2" drive. The plug is located underneath the transmission. The view is from the front of the car, with me on my belly.
5) Drain out the oil and there is a magnet on the drain plug that needs cleaning. And replace the plug: 18-25 ft lbs torque. I (Andy), used some loctite white 592 sealant. NOT a thread locker... but a thread sealer. I put a single line once around the plug, and towards the middle of the plug where the threads are NOT on the outside of the transmission.
Dirty drain plug and filler plug.
Clean drain plug and filler plug.
6) Using a hand pump fill the tranny with oil, complying with API GL-4 spec, and SAE viscosity 75W-90. Fill to the level of the plug. This should be about 5 7/8 pints (almost 3 quarts, 2.8 litres). Replace the plug: 18-25 ft lbs torque. Sealant is recommended.
If you don't have a hand pump, you might use a plastic tube with a funnel attached, and gravity feed the oil into the tranny.
Repeat this every 2 years or 36,000 miles. [Andy: I do every 2 years, or 24,000 miles]
Steve Chong and Andy Woo
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