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 Post subject: Changing oil on T5
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:51 pm 
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where abouts is the drain plug and fill point? cant seem to have any luck on finding one. its a tremec t5 also. do i have to fill it from some sealed area? like the au autos being a sealed unit? under the shifter looks the most likely point at the moment.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing oil on T5
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 3:34 pm 
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Well on a standard T5, the drain plug should be on the drivers side. Should be near the catalytic converter somewhere. Fill plug is above the drain plug and a couple of centimeters forwards. Use a oil pump to fill top it up until it overflows, or use a long tube run it up to the engine bay and hold it up while you pour the oil down it.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing oil on T5
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:56 pm 
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Don't forget the additive as well to improve shifts and reduce friction. It puts a coating on all the parts. What oil are you going to use?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing oil on T5
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:04 pm 
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transmax Z seems to be the consensus, so Ill probably give that a burl. maybe even a shot of this mocroglide I keep hearing about.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing oil on T5
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:15 pm 
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crickeys, Ive just been to bursons to pick up some gearbox oil, and the prices staggered me. I went straight for the transmax Z, and then straight away again. $86 for 4 litres? thats insane. The redline MT-90 was $150 for 3.9L. so I opted for the penrite 75w80 thats recomended by the books for the t5 and t56 manuals. thats $31 for 2.5 litres. I figure if I stuff something up, id rather do it on cheap oil than on $150 worth of redline. Ill probably run it on the penrite for a bit and if it doesnt feel any good, ill replace it with the more expensive stuff.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing oil on T5
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Penrite Light gear oil works very well.

 

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:42 pm 
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im running the penrite 75 fully synthetic gear oil @$50 for 2 ltrs..
fantastic stuff...
easy smooth gear change hot or cold and is actually recomended for gearboxes that use auto trans fluid from factory..
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