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Old 03-13-2013, 01:08 PM
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School me on ZF6 maintenance

Hey guys the weather is starting to warm up here so project time is starting, so you guys need to school me on 6-speed maintenance since most the threads i read are about auto maintenance not manual.

So tell me what works for you guys with 6-speeds. What fluid, intervals, processes, special tools needed, etc. Anything you might deem worthy of saying. Like alot of people im afraid of looking at my tranny wrong let alone screwing up something but thats because i have never done it. Once i do it once ill be fine but i dont tend to like to crash course with such an expensive thing.

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bump guys any tips?
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:00 AM
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really, pull the drainplug on the bottom. Let drain, then remove the same looking plug, in the middle of trans, on driv/side, and fill up from there to she spills over. I use MERCON V only. I feel the Amsoil syn crap, KILLED my trans/syncros. Also, depending on how many miles you got on her, may want to invest in a master/slave assy, because it seems when they let go, your in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:27 PM
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well i know how to change the fluid im not talking about that, i mean like dropping the tranny and rebuilding it/replacing parts
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Why are you looking to pull it apart? Anything wrong with it? As far as dripping it to do a clutch they are fairly easy, they are just very heavy


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Why are you looking to pull it apart? Anything wrong with it? As far as dripping it to do a clutch they are fairly easy, they are just very heavy


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No but i just think i would be good to take it apart and maybe replacing the friction rings or whatever they are called i cant remember. and yes as for the clutch i might get an upgraded clutch.
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damn things' a biatch to re-align to the flywheel. If i have to drop her again, once out, i'm grinding the molded floorpan joints, so the trans dont hang up on them.
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Hey Pat I have had mine out and the case off of it cause the place that rebuilt it didnt shim it right and the input shaft keep taking out the seal on the front I couldnt find a big enough press or puller to get the front bearing off to shim it the right way so I made two shims out of paint can lids and put between the bearing and case and that fixed it as far aspulling any of the other gears or anything out I didnt go that far but i need to now a buddy who drives truck over the road tried to power shift it and burnt my first gear syncro so if you want help with it if we have a wrench day this summer i can show you a few things
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Hey Pat I have had mine out and the case off of it cause the place that rebuilt it didnt shim it right and the input shaft keep taking out the seal on the front I couldnt find a big enough press or puller to get the front bearing off to shim it the right way so I made two shims out of paint can lids and put between the bearing and case and that fixed it as far aspulling any of the other gears or anything out I didnt go that far but i need to now a buddy who drives truck over the road tried to power shift it and burnt my first gear syncro so if you want help with it if we have a wrench day this summer i can show you a few things
Sweet sounds good, yea hopefully we can get some G2Gs this spring and summer
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