Hey guys, quick question that i'm sure nearly all of you can answer but i'm not a real car guy yet (although i'm trying to be one). i am trying to change the manual tranny fluid (using GL-4) on an '85 nissan 720 4X4. I bought the fluid, drove the car like chilton said to so the oil was warm, then got underneath to see this:
So here are my questions:
1) the truck manuals I have kept showing the level plug on the drivers side but I think mine is on the passenger side. Is what my arrow pointing to the filler hole?
2) it looks like I need a 1/2" breaker bar for the drain plug. That is the manual tranny drain plug isnt it?
3) how concerned should i be with the amount of oil that is on the outside of the tranny case?
Now up closer to where the tranny meets the engine, it looks like I have some gaps and missing bolts. Is this a big issue? To be honest when I get under the car i am never really sure what I am looking at. I want to change all the gear oil on the truck, I am just not confident i'm locating the right things. I.E. transmission, transfer case, front differential, steering gear, rear differential (about the only one I know).
thanks for your help guys. take care.