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    Default transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    Does any one know the location of the oil fill and drain plugs for the SVT tranny. I see a black plug with a hex wrench hole in it on the lower bumper side of the tranny, can any one confirm if this is the drain plug? I do not however see any filler plug on that side except for on the top of the tranny by the battery tray there are two bolts/plugs right next to each other. One is raised and the other is flush with the tranny casing. Are one of these the filler plugs. They seem kind of high. How do you check level of the oil on this tranny. I am used to the oil filler hole also being the oil level check hole like on the MTX-75 tranny where you unbolt it and stick you finger in the hole to see if there is oil just below the plug. If any one has drained and filled their tranny before your help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    The drain is on the right side of transmission by the dog bone transmission mount. The fill is on the front, very low on the transmission.

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by BadIdea
    The drain is on the right side of transmission by the dog bone transmission mount. The fill is on the front, very low on the transmission.
    Thanks for the help. Any idea of the torque specs for these plugs?

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    how much fluid is needed to fill it back up?

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    Can someone tell me the type of oil recomended for the 04svtf trans. and amount. I don't have an owner's man. Thanks.

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    ^^^haha that's sure to start a debate^^^

    I'm about to use royal purple for mine. I hear good things about it but pretty much everyone has their own opinion.
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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle60
    Can someone tell me the type of oil recomended for the 04svtf trans. and amount. I don't have an owner's man. Thanks.
    2.1 quarts. I'm sure you'll get lots of recommendations as to brand and type. Personally I'm using the Redline Synthetic D4 ATF which is also used by a lot of locals in both the regular and SVT manual transmissions.

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    I'd reco Redline D4( www.focussport.com ) or GM/Pennzoil Syncomesh w/ Ford friction modifier

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    '03 2.3 mtx ZX3 Liquid / '99 Camaro A4 Z28 / '02 Jetta atx 1.8T

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    Where is the dipstick to check current fluid level?

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by SVTF_170
    Where is the dipstick to check current fluid level?
    This isn't an ATX

    - Drew
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    '03 2.3 mtx ZX3 Liquid / '99 Camaro A4 Z28 / '02 Jetta atx 1.8T

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    So you can't check current fluid level? How do you know if its right? My STi had a tranny dipstick on its 6 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by focusownerskid
    This isn't an ATX

    - Drew
    ATX's arn't the only transmissions with dipsticks, my other getrag 5 speed has a dipstick. Ford went the cheap route and didn't give us one. You check it by removing the FILL plug and sticking your finger in. If you can feel fluid you are ok.
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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    anyone doing this make sure to open up the fill cap first before you drain out the fluid.

    Its not ford at fault its the german company who made it

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    Default Re: transmission Oil drain and fill plugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primaris
    ATX's arn't the only transmissions with dipsticks, my other getrag 5 speed has a dipstick. Ford went the cheap route and didn't give us one. You check it by removing the FILL plug and sticking your finger in. If you can feel fluid you are ok.
    Thank you


 
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