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Im rebuilding my shifter assembly tomorrow, and figured id tackle the oil as well

does anyone know if the 99 nb 5-speed can be filled through the shifter assembly?

i heard rumors that the nb could, specifically the 6 speed, but wasnt sure about the 5 (unlike the na with a separated turret).
 

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I did a lot of research before I changed the fluid in my 5 speed NB & not once did I read that it could be changed through the turret.

After refilling the transmission from under the car, I replaced my turret boots and refilled my turret. I easily got it to overflow with about 5 oz of fluid.

I sure think that if it were possible, I would have come across it in my research.
 

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No fluid is necessary in the "turret", fill it through the check fill plug only for the 5 speed. If you have trouble getting to it (lowered NB's are a pain, I know) then run a long vacuum line to it and pour the fluid in from the engine bay through the line, takes a while but it's sometimes easier than using a little pump while laying on your back.
 

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oh ok, i got the tranny filled fine, was just curious about the turret, as i saw a little oil pool in the bottom of it, but wasnt sure if that was how its supposed to be, or if it was low
 

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Put fluid in there if you really want to, but it's not required. People always think it is for some reason, why I'm not sure maybe there are some transmissions out there that need it but every customer's manual RWD transmission I've serviced I haven't put fluid in there and had no complaints.
 

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Every heard of shifter bushing grease? I never said I didn't lubricate or perferm maintinance on the shifter assembly. All my post said was that transmission fluid is not necassary in the "turret". Be careful before you go accusing people of not knowing what they're doing.
 

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uhm. maybe because mazda puts fluid in there to lubricate the shifter and bushings.. you don't need to fill it all the way to the top, but the lower bushing needs to be in oil. if you're not doing it, you're doing it wrong.. and remind me where you work so i never bring a car there..

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You tell the OP that he doesn't need to put anything in there and leave it at that. Which makes me want to call bullshit even more on your second post. OP, put some tranny fluid in the turrent.
 

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Every heard of shifter bushing grease? I never said I didn't lubricate or perferm maintinance on the shifter assembly. All my post said was that transmission fluid is not necassary in the "turret". Be careful before you go accusing people of not knowing what they're doing.
"Every" heard of actually spelling out all the information? don't tell me to be careful before making accusations.. you don't know me.

thanks Quinn on backing me up. i didn't want the OP to think he didn't need to do anything to the turret at all, unlike what Spettro led to believe by the information he posted..

btw, you're going to love the new shifter bushings.. sooo nice. best "feel good" mod ever. haha.
 

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You tell the OP that he doesn't need to put anything in there and leave it at that. Which makes me want to call bullshit even more on your second post. OP, put some tranny fluid in the turrent.
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turret needs about 4-5 ounces of the same oil that is in the trans...
 
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