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post #1 of 6 Old 09-29-2010, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

This my first time on here, I've read a lot of the posts. Seems like a good bunch of people helping each other out. Anyway, I bought a 05 F6 in the spring. I'd like to change the act oil but I haven't a clue on the procedure. All I can see is a plug on the inside of the tunnel for draining ....I think? Any help??
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ITS BITCH ON THE FIRECATS, ONE THING TO DO FIRST IS FILL YOUR OIL JUG UP, THEN FIND A LONG WRENCH TO TAKE THE PLUG OUT. AND LET IT DRAIN, I TIP IT TO THE RIGHT TO GET AS MUCH OUT AS YOU CAN. THEN TIP IT TO LEFT TO FILL. I PUT A PIECE OF HOSE ON THE NEW BOTTLE TO GET THE GEAR OIL DOWN TO THE DD. THEN TIGHTEN.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-29-2010, 08:44 PM
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why dont u just loosen ur track and use ur parking brake to lock brakes so u can loosen the big bolt in the center of the rotor to loosen the drive shaft...then remove the secondary and you have full access to the diamond drive unit and then u take out the rubber dampner between the diamond drive and the engine brace (clutch side) out you then remove the diamond drive unit with 8 bolts or so and you have the diamond drive out of the sled and in your hands...once you do this once it takes maybe 10 minutes to do and about the same to install and with the unit out of the sled you can clean it and make no mess pouring the fluid back in the tiny hole....just saying...its really not hard
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What I did on my 05.(Witch was the first year for DD. And yes that is a total bitch to drain,and good luck getting that 3 oz back in.) I ordered a cover off a 06 Crossfire,that had a fill,drain hole in the cover. Pull the secondary and you have it right thier. Why off a Crossfire,because a friend with a 05,also got a 06,and we checked the cover and it worked.
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For now I'm going to use the tip on its side method. I will lookig for a Crossfire cover. When I replace cover I'll remove the whole unit and clean it. Whats cat procedure for changing out the oil?
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Easy. I use a long funnel, small in diameter, with the sled flat on the floor. I remove the 1 bolt that is on the back of the DD, and let the fluid run into a small drain pan. When it's empty, I roll it over on its' side, on a blanket, and use a piece of clear hose to fill it. When the bottle is empty, replace the bolt, and you're done. 15 minute job.

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