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Old 12-29-2006, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much ATF does a T5 out of a '92 GT take?

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A T-5 out of a '92 GT takes 3 quarts of ATF.
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I picked up 3 quart of Mercon / Dexron 3 today for my 89 T5. The sources I've checked show 2.76 quarts, another showed 5.6 pints which works out to 2.8 quarts. So just shy of three quarts ( about 6-8 oz ). I don't know if putting 3 full quarts in would cause any issues.
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If you use the filler hole on the side I would assume any uneccesary fluid would run out, wouldn't it?
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Old 12-29-2006, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep, fill up to the hole like you do the rear end. Like everyone else said, capacity is about three quarts. One thought; you might consider synthetic. I use Mobil 1 and it seems to make the transmission shift better (read: less notchy, which is a T5 trademark). Full and true synthetics also offer inproved lubrication. I also think that it runs cooler. Since I only change it once a year, the extra $$ are not a concern.
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So I've heard you can fill it from the top throught the shifter mount. Since mine is empty, and I have the shifter off I had just planned to fill it with 2 -3/4 quarts through the shifter opening. I suppose filling it from the side filler plug would mean that you should have your car level if you want to rely on that method. I'm assuming that if you just jacked up the right side of the car that more than 2-3/4 qts would go in before overflow occurs. Like I said, I'm not sure if it's an issue. Just something to note.
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You can fill it from the top with the filler plug out. That is certainly easier. Just get out and check it when your half way through the third quart. Put some rags or paper towels down and you should be good. Yes, you want the car level for this. If you have a floor jack you can put the rear up on jack stands and lift the front with the jack. Better if you have four jack stands for safety reasons. Having a car fall on you could ruin your day...
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Many thanks for all the replies.

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Old 12-29-2006, 09:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well I filled the T5 tonight. Filled it from the shifter opening with the fill plug removed and a drip pan in place to catch any over flow. I poured two full quarts plus all but 8 ounces from the 3rd quart. About 6-7 ounces of excess fluid came out of the fill hole. Trans was very close to level when filled, so either the trans only takes closer to 2.5 quarts of fluid, or mine was not completely dry. I did remove the drain plug before getting started to insure nothing else needed to come out.
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