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Old 11-03-2012, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 6spd trans questions

How do you check the fluid in these trans?

I have a leak and sure that im low on fluid, also do they use an internal filter??
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Fill port on drivers side of case near the pto cover fill it to that hole
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There's no internal filter, but I believe the pickup for the pump is screened to keep out the big chunks. An excellent mod is to put a Magnefine filter in-line on the trans cooler line up by the radiator.

As was said, pull the plug on the side and stick your finger in. Fluid should be right at the hole or at a minimum, within reach of your fingertip.
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I super-glued a 1/4" rare earth magnet to my drain-plug. After a 30,000 mile run on the fluid, I was amazed at the amount of gunk it collected. I truely believe these transmissions need some form of filtration, and that's one of my mods to install in the future.
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I super-glued a 1/4" rare earth magnet to my drain-plug.
Not a bad idea, but there's already a magnet in the bottom of the case behind the drain plug. The Magnefine filter gets pretty fuzzy after running for a while if you disassemble it.
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there's already a magnet in the bottom of the case behind the drain plug.
Excellent point, but based on the shear volume of gunk the drain-plug magnet collected in 30,000 miles, I have to believe that my OEM magnet is saturated and ineffective after the 260,000 miles it had before I added a magnet.

No doubt a magnefine or similar device is the ticket to keep a ZF-6's inside free of debris. I have those on the power steering return hose of almost every vehicle I own, and the transmission of my wife's Honda Pilot.

Crappy cell-phone pic my homemade magnetic drain plug:
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What's the best fluid to put in one and how many arta to refill once drained
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diesel site.com make filters for them. Matt
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What's the best fluid to put in one and how many arta to refill once drained
The ZF-6 calls for ATF, and of those, synthetic is probably best (say Mobil 1). It'll take 6 qts to refill.
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