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Old 05 Apr 2016, 06:32 pm
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Default g288 5 speed manual fill plug size

Anyone know the hex size on the fill/drain plugs on the g288 5 speed getrag transmissions?

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Old 05 Apr 2016, 07:22 pm
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Default Re: g288 5 speed manual fill plug size

It has been a while since I had mine out. If I recall correctly, it is 8mm.
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Old 08 Apr 2016, 01:18 pm
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Default Re: g288 5 speed manual fill plug size

You're correct, it was 8mm hex. Took a little under 2.5 quarts of atf+4 valvoline synthetic stuff. You'll need a way to pump the fluid up into the transmission as there is no room to just pour it in with a funnel. Careful not to damage the wiring and connector for the oil pressure sensor switch located right by the fill plug. Turns out that after cleaning the area with break clean my oil pressure switch started malfunctioning so I had to go back under there the next day to replace that switch.

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Old 10 Apr 2016, 12:22 am
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Default Re: g288 5 speed manual fill plug size

On the pump, did you find anything cheaper than $18?

I'm seeing pumps like the Seachoice Oil Change Pump ($18 from Wal-Mart):

and Amazon also has a $17 pump (Marine Boat RV Oil Change 9" Brass Hand Pump Self Priming Action).

Also, in case others read this, apparently the PT Cruiser had two different manual transmissions, G288 for convertibles and T350 for hard tops. As for which fluid to use, lots of debate. From other threads:

Originally Posted by Madturtle
I just came from my Chrysler dealer who advised that ATF+4, as shown in the downloadable service manual on this site, was the wrong fluid for the T350 transmission. Said it would ruin the transmission.

My PT is a 2001.

Correct product per the chart on his computer is Mopar Manual Transaxle Lubricant # 04874465.

Originally Posted by PVT
ATF+4 will work in your base 5spd T350.

Myself in all my Chrysler manual transmissions I use Amsoil MTF...
Originally Posted by rob342
so i called 2 dealerships asking for transmission fluid for my car, both say to use Mopar ATF4.

my transmission has a sticker on it that says to use only MS-9417.

when i drained the trans, it definitely had oil in it, not ATF.

no way i'll put the ATF4 in there. it seems from reading that chrysler cut costs by buying ATF4 in bulk and sticking it in everything.

i love trans fluid agruments. with mustangs everyone would argue oil or atf for the T5 transmissions. that screws a lot of people up, because some T5's had paper blocker rings and some had carbon fiber rings. the carbon fiber will get dissolved by the oil in the newer T5 trans's. i don't know if there's any difference in the newer and older NV-T350's, and i don't want to find out.

anyways, i found these as MS-9417 alternatives:

Redline MTL
Pennzoil Synchromesh

I think i'll be using the Pennzoil since nobody carries anything else locally. -anyone have a better idea?
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Old 12 Apr 2016, 11:18 am
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Default Re: g288 5 speed manual fill plug size

Mine isn't convertible and I still have a g288 tranny. As for the pump I used a compressed air hose and a 2liter bottle w/ a hose running from the bottle cap to transmission
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Old 12 Apr 2016, 07:51 pm
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Default Re: g288 5 speed manual fill plug size

2.0 neons, 2.0 stratuses, 2.0 breezes, and na 2.4 pt cruiser got different flavors of the nv t350 (there were at least 3 different flavors gear wise (3.72, 3.94 with .72 5th, and 3.94 with .81 5th, iirc) and second gen neon r/t and acr got 'HD' versions). srt4 neon got the nv t850 (03 had open diff, 04-05 had quaife diffs from factory) while pt turbo got the getrag.

while on the topic, can anyone forward any links to discussions on what tranny fluid guys run or recommend for the getrags? my 05 gt puked a head gasket a few days ago, so im going to swap tranny fluid and axle seals while i have the pass axle out again...
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