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2002 U62T with V5M11 Transaxle Fluids

Discussion in 'Mitsubishi Minicab' started by mdjackson, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. mdjackson

    mdjackson New Member

    Changed out the front and rear differential gear oil, no problems, just tight under there.

    Drained the transfer case and went to look for a drain for the transmission. Couldn't find the drain for the transmission. Checked the capacities from the Danco book and they list the V5M1 transmission holding 1.7 L. Book also show separate plugs for the transfer case and transmission. I put just under 2L in to get it back up to the filler plug.

    My question is, which plug should I be using to check the level in the transfer case and transmission?
    The one that says "OIL FILLER" on the transfer case? Or, the one that's on the transmission?
    Direct link: http://i.imgur.com/nL6LjZW.jpg


    Transfer case where I drained the gear oil
    Direct link: http://i.imgur.com/oMrwszc.jpg


    Backside of transfer case where I expected to see a drain plug at the bottom of the transmission.
    Direct link: http://i.imgur.com/VM2Tf6w.jpg

  2. Roger

    Roger New Member

    I'm at the same place with a 2000 Minicab and have been unable to find out what fluids go in the front differential, transmission, transfer case and rear differential with the search function.
    Do they all get gear oil?
  3. Jason Thorell

    Jason Thorell New Member

    Did anyone ever get you any direction? I have a 2002, so am curious as well.
  4. siren676

    siren676 New Member

    Cant find the specs on any(english) oil finder site, considering ordering a workshop service manual for it to find out.

    Edit - spoke too soon, motul japan list 75w85 gl4 for trans, no mention of diff though
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  5. Jason Thorell

    Jason Thorell New Member

    ordered the english service manual, will let you know what I can find
  6. siren676

    siren676 New Member

    Which site did you get it off? Been meaning to buy one
  7. Jason Thorell

    Jason Thorell New Member

    James Dinko one, through the Lulu online print, on it's way, will let you know it worth once here
  8. Jason Thorell

    Jason Thorell New Member

  9. siren676

    siren676 New Member

    Did you find what oil is needed in gearbox and rear diff?
  10. Jason Thorell

    Jason Thorell New Member

    well the Danko book reads for rear diff;

    diff. normal type GL5 gear oil, above 10 degree celcius SAE90W, below 10 degree celcius SAE80W
    LSD type mitsubishi LSD differential oil

    and in the transmission section, it reads "multi-gear oil 75w/85w

    So perhaps different oils in diffs vs trans then?

  11. siren676

    siren676 New Member

    Very common to have different oils in trans and diff, trans oil tends to be GL4 rated which is designed for brass synchros.

    That multigear is a GL4 rated oil.
  12. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Some GL5 is rated as safe for yellow metal. It will say so on the bottle, and they tend to be prouder of it.
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  13. Christianpalapuz

    Christianpalapuz New Member

    Anyone ever figured out where to drain trans fluid?

    just bought a 2002 minicab. Need some help

    also, maybe the transfer case drain plug is where the transmission fluid drains as well?

  14. Howie51

    Howie51 New Member

    Was anyone able to answer mdjackson's original question? "
    My question is, which plug should I be using to check the level in the transfer case and transmission?
    The one that says "OIL FILLER" on the transfer case? Or, the one that's on the transmission?"

    Does the transfer case and transmission fill from the same plug?

  15. Robert Gionet

    Robert Gionet New Member

    The OIL FILLER plug on the transmission case should be used to check and fill to the max level... simply fill until you reach to the point the oil is dripping, let it drip if you filled too much, then put the bold and be done with it.

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