I want to change the oil in my 6 speed manual trans. To drain the old oil do I need to just remove one of the small square plates on the side? Im guessing that is where an optional PTO would mount. Thanks
I was told by a friend who own a tranny shop that they have had problems with the rear bearing and bushings not oiling so he said to refill the trans to factory level then pull the shifter out and put 2 more quarts. something to consider.
I would just drain it from the bottom, pull the shift tower and completely fill it back up from the top. The rotational mass of the inner gears are what throws the fluid throughout the transmission for lubrication.
If reverse is over to the right and up it's an NV5600. If you ask whether or not to overfill it you'll start a war. Personally I run a quart over, never had a problem. Just make sure to add the correct type of fluid. There is mopar stuff, pennzoil syncromesh, amsoil and others. DO NOT add gear oil.
New Venture/Dodge spec's a proprietary lube for the NV5600 that's lower viscosity i.e. thinner than 75w90
has to be a GL-4 rated lube that's brass syncro safe.
the Mopar repackaged stuff is $30+ per quart.
Amsoil MTF or Redline MTL are perfect matches and 1/3 the price. both are full synthetic thus will hold up far better to the heat and high gear teeth loads of the NV5600 behind a Cummins
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