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63Avanti
09-28-2006, 01:43 PM
These seem rather basic, but believe it or not, the Shop manual says things like "drain the transmission" and "fill the transmission" without a picture or explanation.

1. I am assuming that there is a drain plug that drains 100% of the fluid
2. I am assuming that there is a fill plug which is a #$#$@@ to fill from a straight bottle.
3. I am assuming that you do not have to drop/loosen a plate ala Automatics
4. I read elsewhere:
a. oil capacity is 3 pints, and
b. "synthetic (Red Line, Mobil 1, etc.) 85-90 wt. gear oil" should be used. Can I use 85-145, which is also available?

thanks for your patience.


Terry,
1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065 http://sterkel.org/avanti
1985 Kubota L2202 (Diesel)
2000 VW Jetta GLS

1956 Hawk
09-28-2006, 02:44 PM
If you look at the passenger side of the transmission case there are two pipe plugs. The top one is to fill, and the bottom one is to drain. I allways fill mine with a pump and hose.
David