and there's just a slight issue w/ the write-up, other than the socket size, and possibility of filling through the shifter.
You filled the transmission while it was still on jacks, so that you could get to the plug which will designnate when the tranny is full...this causes the oil inside the tranny to shift some, towards the back, so that the fill plug will drain sooner.
I JUST did this this weekend though...other than not being able to find the fill plug on the R154, went very smooth. . .(it was on other side of tranny than the drain)
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my shifter asembly right now is taken off so its open, and i have a 92 5spd. so it would be nice if i could get an answer asap about how to fill it through the top. and how will i know if its full/to stop? thanks
For the W58 the drain is directly on the bottom rear of the case. The fill is on the driver side up about halfway.
For the R154 the drain is on the passenger side of the trans towards the bottom/middle and the fill bolt is on the driver side toward the rear up about halfway.
It's best to have the car level on jackstands or wherever as your filling. This way when the fluid starts coming back out of the fill hole you know it's right. If you have the front up on stands, your gonna have fluid gathered in the tail shaft of the trans and it'll throw off your measurement.
You don't really need pics for this as it's really that easy.
You need a small funnel that you can attach about 3ft of hose to. You drop the hose down on the driver side of the engine and put it into the fill hole on the trans.
You then pour oil into the funnel and fill it up about 3 Qts.
Dont forget to put a oil pan under the trans to catch the fluid when it starts to come back out of the trans(sign that youve put in enough).
Justt changed my W58 transmission oil. The fill is definitely 17mm and is on the driver side about 1/2 way up. The drain is also 24mm, like every other Toyota gear oil drain I have encountered. And it is on the bottom of the tranny.
I filled it using about a 3ft length of brake line. I ran it from the driver side, right at the firewall. I inserted the hose a good inch into the transmission and put 2.7 qts of fluid in.
Also, never used Red Line before. I used Mobil 1 and while it came out clean, the Red Line MT-90 truly is all that. Shifts much, much smoother.