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Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:25 pm 
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just about to change the gearbox oil in my T56, dirty great big orange sticker that says

"USE DEXTRON III ONLY NO NOT REMOVE FILLER PLUG"

i think i remember someone telling me to fill it up through the reverse sensor or above it? anyone know what the go is here ? cheers

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:23 pm 
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"If you have a T56 in a Turbo or FPV, dont fill it through the filler plug, you have to fill through the reverse light switch theres a sticker on the box near the Fill plug that says DO NOT REMOVE FILL PULG..."

just gotta take the rubber plug off the back of the switch plug, ,

now 6 litre came out... thorght it was only spose to have 3.8 litres in it ?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:04 pm 
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The extra oil would be because the reverse switch is higher then the fill plug.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:15 pm 
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this may sound silly,
but if its the filler plug thats what its there for, to fill the box?
why would it have do not remove??
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Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Ive been told that you use the filler plug for NA boxes but the turbo boxes need more oil so use the reverse sensor hole.
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Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:50 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
this may sound silly,
but if its the filler plug thats what its there for, to fill the box?
why would it have do not remove??


My thoughts exactly...a filler plug not used to fill. It's like saying this is a toilet, go s**t outside.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:35 am 
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yeah crazy stuff, gear changes are 300% smoother, used penrite gear oil 70

would recommend it over ATF Dex III, wasn't cheap tho :P

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:37 am 
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I think the deal is you can fill it with the fill plug, and then you're meant to add another .5L thru the reverse switch, or so I've been told.
Does the owners handbook go into any detail?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:48 am 
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nah owners book says bugger all, i have a factory ba service manual but thats 2003 useless doesnt have the T56 in it

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:59 pm 
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anyone know the official amount of oil its ment to have in it? some say fill past the reverse sensor?

 

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