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Old 06-12-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Did a quick search on this, couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.

I lost a little oil when removing my passenger side axle + shaft. I plan on putting the new axle in and need to top off the gear oil.. what is the gear oil I need to get? In my manual it lists a manual transmission oil, and then it lists a gear oil... so which do I need? Can anyone throw me the eeuro link as well?

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Old 06-12-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Mtf0063 I believe... That's whats recommended for my 98 tranny
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Penzoil Synchromesh as suggested by Harvey's Auto
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Penzoil Synchromesh as suggested by Harvey's Auto
Hmm, and if it leaked out of the tranny where the axle connects, where do I add the oil?
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There's a fill plug below the brake fluid reservoir that takes a 1" socket
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Aha cool, thanks. Is it just fill it up till its at the top or? I am assuming there is no difference between a 9-3 trans and an NG trans. Especially since your's is hydraulic too.
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Aha cool, thanks. Is it just fill it up till its at the top or? I am assuming there is no difference between a 9-3 trans and an NG trans. Especially since your's is hydraulic too.
There's a check plug somewhere too... When I replaced my axle I tried saving as much fluid as I can and jus eyeballed the rest that I lost when it spilled
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i would drain it all then put in syncromesh. if ur not sure whats in it,its not good to mix.
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i would drain it all then put in syncromesh. if ur not sure whats in it,its not good to mix.
Good advice, might as well replace the fluid depending on what's in there and when it's been replaced last
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Aha cool, thanks. Is it just fill it up till its at the top or? I am assuming there is no difference between a 9-3 trans and an NG trans. Especially since your's is hydraulic too.
There is a difference in the fill plugs. NG takes a 24mm socket, 9-3 is a hex (maybe 8mm or so?) in general. But I think something weird happens around '99...I don't remember.
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Yeah drain and refill with MTF0063 or Redline MT-90.
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There is a check plug by the drivers side axle shaft as well.
Oil level should be even with the hole. I just fill to the correct amount(1.8 litres; 1.9 quarts) and top off slowly till it starts to leak out of the check hole.

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Just changed mine 1 month ago
10w 30 mineral engine oil like speced in the manual
The syncros need the extra friction that the mineral oil provides
mine shifts like butter
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There is a check plug by the drivers side axle shaft as well.
Oil level should be even with the hole. I just fill to the correct amount(1.8 litres; 1.9 quarts) and top off slowly till it starts to leak out of the check hole.

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Exactly what I needed to know, how much it takes. If it is only 1.9 quarts then I will just drain and refill with all new fluid.

So what is the best for these tranny's, and what weight do most of you run?

Thanks guys.

EDIT - just read the GS link there, seems to answer all questions. It does state to use "87 48 733" which results in this: http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartD...px?id=93165414

My transmission is from a 2001 9-3 I believe. So after searching on eeuro for a 2001 9-3, it said get this: (the MTF0063)

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartD...px?id=93165290

So I guess follow the GS procedure, but use the MTF instead?
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Some of the peeps are liking the Redline MTF (not shockproof or MTL). Even Nick stated that it felt better than MT0063 (linky). I'm using it right now and it works awesome. So long as it's GL-4 as our cars use brass synchros. I have a box full of Amsoil fluid I want to try.
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If you've got a 9-3 trans I'd go with the MTF0063
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I just picked up 2 qts of the recommended fluid for the Viggen and it was 93165414, Dexron VI. I got it from the dealer.
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I just picked up 2 qts of the recommended fluid for the Viggen and it was 93165414, Dexron VI. I got it from the dealer.
eEuroparts - Transmission Fluid (1L) - # 93165414

It doesn't SAY it is compatible with 9-3's, same as the "87 48 733".

I think I am going to order up 2 quarts (Liters) of the MTF0063
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^^I know. That's what made me skittish about it. But that's what their computer said.
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