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Hello guys,

I am hoping to tackle my 1st two DIYs , The fuel filter and the Differential fluid. I hope to find/download the TIS via Torrent (Unless someone has a download link?)

I have never done either of these before on any car, but I am hoping that this forum along with information from TIS I can hopefully tackle these without too much trouble.

I found a very good DIY regarding the Fuel filter.

Is there any information in the TIS regarding the differential fluid drain/refill?
 

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Hello guys,

I am hoping to tackle my 1st two DIYs , The fuel filter and the Differential fluid. I hope to find/download the TIS via Torrent (Unless someone has a download link?)

I have never done either of these before on any car, but I am hoping that this forum along with information from TIS I can hopefully tackle these without too much trouble.

I found a very good DIY regarding the Fuel filter.

Is there any information in the TIS regarding the differential fluid drain/refill?
I may be able to help you out with getting TIS if you can't find it online. I personally find the forum more useful for DIY projects. Frankly, TIS hardly goes into any detail and the pictures are beyond bad. Still a nice resource though and has torque values.

These are all you need:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e3...uel-filter-install-diy-observations-tips.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e3...r-fuel-filter-lately-filter-cut-open-pic.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e3...ission-differential-fluid-today-pictures.html
 
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Just remembered, either they switched the diff drain plug at some point for 02 and 03 cars, or they had multiple plugs. Tim's was 14mm but mine was 12mm.
 

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Just remembered, either they switched the diff drain plug at some point for 02 and 03 cars, or they had multiple plugs. Tim's was 14mm but mine was 12mm.
Thank you. I have both sizes so I Should be ok.
Where is the differential and transmission fluid filler?
 

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I may be able to help you out with getting TIS if you can't find it online. I personally find the forum more useful for DIY projects. Frankly, TIS hardly goes into any detail and the pictures are beyond bad. Still a nice resource though and has torque values.

These are all you need:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e3...uel-filter-install-diy-observations-tips.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e3...r-fuel-filter-lately-filter-cut-open-pic.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e3...ission-differential-fluid-today-pictures.html
Thank you so much for the links. I could def use the TIS. Please let me know how you can send it to me.
 

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Thank you. I have both sizes so I Should be ok.
Where is the differential and transmission fluid filler?
Both the diff and transmission have two plugs on them, the drain plug is on the bottom, the fill plug is on the side. For both transmission and diff, I would definitely make sure you can open the fill plug *first*. If you open the drain plug and dump the fluid and then find the fill plug is stuck, you have a big problem :)

After it drains, it's as simple as reinstalling the drain plug and filling the transmission/diff through the fill plug with a fluid pump. A little tedious and potentially a little messy, but not too bad.
 

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Both the diff and transmission have two plugs on them, the drain plug is on the bottom, the fill plug is on the side. For both transmission and diff, I would definitely make sure you can open the fill plug *first*. If you open the drain plug and dump the fluid and then find the fill plug is stuck, you have a big problem :)

After it drains, it's as simple as reinstalling the drain plug and filling the transmission/diff through the fill plug with a fluid pump. A little tedious and potentially a little messy, but not too bad.

The local shop reminded me that this can be a messy job, but oh well the only way to learn is by getting my hands dirty

Picking this pump up on the way home

Mityvac Fluid Transfer Hand Pump | Barrel + Hand Pumps | Northern Tool + Equipment
 

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No need to buy any pump for fluid transfer. Using the replacement fluid container that has a
tapered spout, just get some tubing that fits nicely over the spout, invert the bottle and then
squeeze out the contents. Same goes for replacing the fluid in the transmission.

Regards,
Alan
 
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