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how much tranny fluid will a t5 hold

i drained my fluid out of my t5 to change it the tranny is still in the car how many quarts does this t5 hold its a 95 gt if that makes a difference

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Fill it with 2 1/2 quarts.If you use more than that you'll blow the seals in the tranny from the extra pressure.


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Pressure??? There's no pressure inside a T-5. The fluid just sits at the bottom the gears slosh around in it.

The T-5 takes 2.8 quarts.

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You can always unskrew the fill plug in the side of the trans and fill it until it spills out, which is the correct way to fill it up. there is a bottom drain plug and a top plug as well, stacked on top of each other. They are unskrewed with a 1/2 inch socket wrench,w ith no socket.

But what he said. its approximately 2.8 quarts.

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They are unskrewed with a 1/2 inch socket wrench,w ith no socket.
You very well could be correct, but my memory is telling me it is a 3/8" ratchet wrench square which fits.
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It's 3/8", not 1/2".
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Pressure??? There's no pressure inside a T-5. The fluid just sits at the bottom the gears slosh around in it.

The T-5 takes 2.8 quarts.
When I ordered my G-Force from Tony at Astro he said not to go over 2 1/2 quarts because the pressure from the added fluid would blow the seals...I figure he knows his stuff so that's what I was going by.

Not trying to give bum info...Just passing along what I was told.

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hmmm I wonder what that pressure relief on top of the tranny does..
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Some manual trannies have vents (like your axle does), but it without a pump and a huge amount of air in the box, I dont see how one can get pressure.

If one fills the trans level too much, leakage out dynamic seals can be an issue, but that is about it.
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Some manual trannies have vents (like your axle does), but it without a pump and a huge amount of air in the box, I dont see how one can get pressure.

If one fills the trans level too much, leakage out dynamic seals can be an issue, but that is about it.
Maybe that's what he meant....He said something about pressure and if it is overfilled the seals will blow.

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