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Old 05-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Recommend the 5th gear mod for any satty. 45mpg if I have time on my hands!

Have used valvoline dexron-VI full synthetic ATF for almost 30k since swapping 5th gear with the donor '99 SOHC trans.


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Old 05-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Didn't see this mentioned here or anywhere. The two retaining nuts for 5th gear are 30mm, which in my experience is a difficult size socket to find on the fly. It's a standard axle nut size, but the parts stores near my local boneyard didn't have any stocked.

It takes a lot of torque to get it off, so get yourself an impact socket, and take your longest breaker bar and a long enough extension to get it out of the wheel well. My first two attempts at pulling an S*1 5th gear have not been fruitful, but I'm determined to get that sucker soon.

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