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Old 10-06-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Where is the filler plug on the 6speed?

Doing a Transmission oil change right now. All the pics on pelican represent a 5 speed transmission. Cant seem to find the filler plug for the 6speed. They are in different spots correct?
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Fill plug is a 10mm hex on driver's side of transmission, or at least that's where I filled mine. It's about half way up the side to the rear of the axles. It was rather tough to remove, so I used a 2' piece of metal conduit as a cheater bar for extra leverage. You'll have to take off the aluminum plate to acces the drain & fill locations.
Easy DIY.
Use what you want to fill, but I used the Porsche fluid.
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Yeah, and thats what the pelican manual shows as well. However there is nothing there. I just changed my motor mount in 15 mins so I dont think I am mechanically an idiot so I just dont understand what I am missing. Was there some kind of change in the 01 S? There seems to be a plug farther back on the case on the driver side.
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It's right next to where the axle attaches, at about 10 or 11 O'clock. Just look for something that'll accept a 10mm hex. Driver's side.
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Here is what I am looking at. Again this is on the driver side. I see no fill plug.
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Purple arrow is fill, yellow is drain.
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Yeah this looks like what I have, except my fill hole is on the driver side. This pic seems to be from the passenger side. Or am I just looking at a backwards picture?
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Well, I don't know what to think... my 2000 S six speed, it's on the driver's side near the axle mount, as described above. I trust you didn't drain the gearbox first.

Just grabbed this off the Pelican site (and this obviously is quite different from my car, and the "Front of Car" arrow seems to be wrong)--
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kjc2050, that's where I filled mine. If that's not actually the fill plug, it sure did the trick.
As an aside, I did make sure I could remove the fill plug first thing, before I drained the old fluid
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Thanks for all the help guys. New motor mount and tranny fluid complete.

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