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Old 09-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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What type of fluid should i use when i change my tc fluid? sorry if this has already been posted. and how often do i need to change it?
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Automatic transmission fluid and you'll need a 10mm allen wrench to get the drain plug out.
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I can't say the service interval.
It uses Automatic Tranny Fluid.
Holds either 2 1/2 or 1 1/2 quarts, I think it was 1 1/2 qts.
Theres a service manual on Pirate4x4.
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Automatic transmission fluid and you'll need a 10mm allen wrench to get the drain plug out.
yours is different than mine then.
NP231 it has two huge plugs on it. I used a 1 1/8 I think it was to get it out to drain it.
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yours is different than mine then.
NP231 it has two huge plugs on it. I used a 1 1/8 I think it was to get it out to drain it.
I have the NP-231 also.Must be the difference in the year.
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my np231 used a little under a quart before it started to spill out the fill hole, i had fun trying to get the fluid in there too haha, i had to use a spout from a funnel and put it against the driveshaft and stuck the one end in the t-case, also i found out that its a good idea to loosen the fill plug before you do the drain plug cause it drains better, if not it just comes out like crazy and gets everywhere
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my np231 used a little under a quart before it started to spill out the fill hole, i had fun trying to get the fluid in there too haha, i had to use a spout from a funnel and put it against the driveshaft and stuck the one end in the t-case, also i found out that its a good idea to loosen the fill plug before you do the drain plug cause it drains better, if not it just comes out like crazy and gets everywhere
I use a turkey baster to fill mine.
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I use a spout from a Gear Lube bottle screwed on to the ATF bottle.
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my np231 used a little under a quart before it started to spill out the fill hole, i had fun trying to get the fluid in there too haha, i had to use a spout from a funnel and put it against the driveshaft and stuck the one end in the t-case, also i found out that its a good idea to loosen the fill plug before you do the drain plug cause it drains better, if not it just comes out like crazy and gets everywhere

It's also a good idea to loosen the fill plug first, just in case you cant get it loose. Suppose you drained the fluid out and then couldn't loosen the fill plug.
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It's also a good idea to loosen the fill plug first, just in case you cant get it loose. Suppose you drained the fluid out and then couldn't loosen the fill plug.
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I use a turkey baster to fill mine.
thats great just want to know what the wife thought about you using her baster
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thats great just want to know what the wife thought about you using her baster
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On my 96 I had to buy a 1 3/16th socket to get the fill and drain plugs off. It is surprising that there are so may options for the drain plug on the NP231. I used ATF-4 synthetic as new oil.
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