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Good morning everyone...

I had my car up on the lift this weekend... its been a while since I've changed any of the major fluids in the driveline. The rear diff was easy as pie (obviously)... but I got very confused when I got to the tranny. I have a 5MT, and it appears that the front diff actually shares its oil with the tranny... is this true?

And with that said, is the large hex bolt at the bottom of the front diff (front end of the transmission/transfer case housing) the proper/only drain plug? I read that you're supposed to fill it back up using the oil check gauge hole, but short of removing my IC i can see no way of easily getting oil back in, save maybe a long piece of tubing.

Any suggestions? I know someone out there has to have done this before ;)

Thanks guys..

Ken
 

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Peaty... you rock! 100% exactly what I needed. Happy driving!
 

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Just an FYI... the newer torx style plug is a T70. I just got back from 4 different hardware stores in the Anaheim (CA) area and the largest I could find was T60... its loose but it looks like it has enough tooth to get the job done, given that it's a drain plug.

Thanks again!
 
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