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Old 06-23-08, 08:11 AM   #16
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R154 has 24mm drain and fill.

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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Old 06-30-08, 02:38 PM   #17
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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
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Old 06-30-08, 06:11 PM   #18
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take out the shifter and just pour the fluid in. take out the fill plug. when you see some fluid coming out of the fill plug you know that its full.
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Old 06-30-08, 08:04 PM   #19
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could i also notice it if its full if i left the fill plug in and just wait to see it reach the top of the shifter? or would that be to excessive?
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Old 06-14-09, 07:43 PM   #20
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Hate to bring this back, but i don't see any pictures of the DIY. You guyz happen to have it posted/saved?
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Old 06-30-09, 12:51 PM   #21
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I'm about to do this. Bump for anyone that has experience changing their tranny fluid.
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Old 06-30-09, 01:23 PM   #22
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i filled mines from the top as well...
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Old 07-27-10, 02:16 AM   #23
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bump this back up for anyone who has pictures
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Old 03-18-11, 11:52 AM   #24
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bump for pictures
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Old 03-18-11, 09:35 PM   #25
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Dang wish I saw this sooner i would've took some pix. I just did mines yesterday
Did not know there was a demand for this.
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Old 03-26-11, 06:50 PM   #26
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in it for some pics also. I did not know that the 5 speed trans required trans fluid. I must have pulled it out 3 times and didnt notice DURRR!!. I filled up the diff, I thought thats all is needed


Where exactly is the drain and fill holes?
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Old 03-29-11, 08:07 PM   #27
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I'm sold on Redline MT-90 - They take about 3Qts

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).

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Old 03-29-11, 08:19 PM   #28
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could i also notice it if its full if i left the fill plug in and just wait to see it reach the top of the shifter? or would that be to excessive?
That would be way too much.

Realize if you put too much fluid in you can blow out seals within the transmission so you want to get it right.

The easiest way to do this is to drain it, and use a small funnel and pour the fluid in slowly, about 3 Qts until it starts to trickle back out of the fill hole.
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Any pics of the fill hole?
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Old 03-21-12, 05:36 PM   #30
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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.

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