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Old 07-13-2010, 02:01 AM
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transmission oil change

Going to do a tranny oil change on my 62 190c finny 4spd. Could someone shine some light and provide me with some info before I do this. Firstly where is the filler located, and how much fluid goes into the tranny? I bought Type F atf which should be good?

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:13 PM
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You got a fill plug and a drain plug. Remove them both, preferably the fill plug first to make sure it comes off - it likely takes a 14mm hex/allen wrench. Fill it up until it flows out the fill plug. You may need something to pump the fluid uphill. NAPA has a nice suction gun for about ten bucks that I use for the job. Replace the plug washers - may be one on each or might just be one.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:20 PM
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where is the filler located?
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:24 PM
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On the (right?) side, in the middle of the trans.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:44 AM
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Always remove the fill plug first...it really stinks to discover that you cannot remove the fill plug after you have removed the drain plug....
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:05 PM
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which exactly is the filler plug, is it the slated bolt like 15cm away from the drain?
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:13 AM
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I just did a 4 speed manual transmission fluid change on a 1968 200D W110. The fill plug is difficult to access, but it is on the passenger side near the top. It is a plug with a 14mm hex key (allen) hole. I used a quart pump from the local auto parts store to get the fluid up there. As soon as the fluid started to run out (you fill up to the fill plug) I put the fill plug back in. I used Redline D4 (Dexron III) myself and it made it so much easier to shift. It may have even had gear oil in it before. I think it takes about 2 quarts--can't remember now.

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