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Old 12-06-2016, 03:32 AM   #31
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Just a thought. If you're going to remove the flywheel it would be a good idea to replace the rear main oil seal. They are prone to leaking on older engines and may very well be the cause of a greasy bellhousing.
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:19 AM   #32
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TIP: Pour 2L of gear out in through the shifter hole before you put the shifter back in.
Did the original poster mean to say oil? And just to clarify, is it really safe to pour the GL-4 gear oil into the hole where the stick shift was?

I currently have everything back together. I have yet to add the oil that drained out when I pulled the propeller shaft out of the rear of the transmission.

I called the nissan dealer serviced department today and they confirmed the fluid that leaked out was gear oil. I've seen other videos where people remove a bolt in order to fill the gear oil in a transmission but this method of pouring the gear oil into the stick shift hole seems too too too convenient... Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:15 AM   #33
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And just to clarify, is it really safe to pour the GL-4 gear oil into the hole where the stick shift was?
By far the easiest way to do it. It might help to have a friend get under the truck and take the fill plug out (17mm open-end wrench). Pour fluid in through the shifter hole until it starts coming out of the fill plug then tighten it back up. You might also want to overfill it a bit - the input shaft bearings are known to be poorly lubricated on these transmissions and a little extra gear oil might help prolong its life. I think I overfilled mine by about half a quart. I use redline MT-90 and it's good stuff.
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:05 PM   #34
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^-- fill till it comes out the plug then add another 1/2 quart or so.
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I used a 14mm socket, next a swivel socket, next about 18" extension. And getting your wrench in the right place is key.
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