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Old 01-23-2019, 03:19 AM   #1
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Transmission Fluid

How do I check the Tranny fluid on a spicer 6+1? I am not seeing any dipstick but maybe I'm just blind..

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Old 01-23-2019, 08:33 AM   #2
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Usually, manual trannies don't have dipsticks. There should be a plug midway up the case that you remove to inspect fluid level. Most times fluid should be level with the bottom of the hole when on level ground.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:42 AM   #3
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Hey thanks, I will crawl around under there and see, any idea of what kind of oil they take?
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:07 AM   #4
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Hey thanks, I will crawl around under there and see, any idea of what kind of oil they take?



every transmission is different.. deopending on the type, ive seen manuals take 85W90 gear oil, and some actually take automatic transmission fluid..



you can tell easily when you take out the plug and either get a drizle of oil running down (if its full and you are tilted a little).. or when you stick your pinky in. it will either be a kind of nasty smelling thick Motor-like-oil. or standard red ATF...


some people run synthetics if they live in really cold climates to make it easier to shift when the trans is cold.
-Christopher
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:48 AM   #5
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Like Chris said, they're all different. Best bet is to look up your model off the tag and look online.

With most gear oil going to the GL5 standard, a lot of them now will have extreme pressure additives which aren't compatible with transmissions. With that said, a lot of manufacturers use engine oil.

The only thing I'll say about synthetics is be cautious with them. Synthetics are great when they can be used but I've experienced synchro and shifting issues because they were too slippery in some cases. Take it for what it's worth.
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