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Old 05-21-2010, 06:07 PM
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Just got home from picking up my new 6spd

50k miles.... 2004 mazdaspeed... $650 + tax

One question...

Do you need to fill the shifter housing like you do on the 5 speeds? I didnt see a separate drain plug.
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Originally Posted by 240_to_miata View Post
Just got home from picking up my new 6spd

50k miles.... 2004 mazdaspeed... $650 + tax

One question...

Do you need to fill the shifter housing like you do on the 5 speeds? I didnt see a separate drain plug.
No, don't fill it. It would take about 5 quarts. It is all connected together. Just fill the transmission to the fill plug dripping.
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Capacity is 1.84 quarts, just make sure it's drained and stick all of one quart and almost all of another quart in.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 240_to_miata View Post
Just got home from picking up my new 6spd

50k miles.... 2004 mazdaspeed... $650 + tax

One question...

Do you need to fill the shifter housing like you do on the 5 speeds? I didnt see a separate drain plug.
Damn, wish I could find a 6speed around here for that!
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:02 PM
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car-part.com is your friend.

I got it in last night. 3 hours from start to finish. I love it!!

The 5 speed had a big ole' gear tooth stuck to the magnetic drain plug. OOPS!
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Sweet! Have any pics of said tooth?
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IDK if I chucked it when i was cleaning up or thru it in my toolbox. Ill check
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 240_to_miata View Post
Just got home from picking up my new 6spd

50k miles.... 2004 mazdaspeed... $650 + tax

One question...

Do you need to fill the shifter housing like you do on the 5 speeds? I didnt see a separate drain plug.
You're a **********.

Good job though with car-part. Unfortunately, all the parts I want require shipping and most of those yards charge a shitload for shipping. Enough to make car-part suck.

Has anyone put a regular 6 speed in a mazdaspeed miata? I assume they would bolt right up to one another. I want to swtich out with the one in my girlfriends car
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:58 PM
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haha yeah they are the same. Apparently stronger gears in the mazdaspeed... swap them out

I got lucky and picked up the trani from the place i found thru car-part. It was still a 4 hour round trip tho.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:26 AM
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Here's what my 5 speed drain plug came out with before the 6 speed swap:

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^^^ lol i could claim that as my pic because that is the same thing i got.
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sorda dumb question:

My shifter isnt centered. It is over to the pass side probably .75" ... is this normal?
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Originally Posted by 240_to_miata View Post
sorda dumb question:

My shifter isnt centered. It is over to the pass side probably .75" ... is this normal?
check your motor mounts
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Originally Posted by olderguy View Post
check your motor mounts
Or cracked diff housing like Jason's was.
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i doubt its the motor mounts. my 5spd was centered. I am still unsure of how it could be the diff too. It was fine with my 5spd and nothing was noticeably broken when I was replacing the trani. it drives perfect too. ill look under there asap

EDIT: i have mazdaspeed mounts btw
EDIT #2: I know my diff mounts are pretty shot. could this do it?
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Originally Posted by 240_to_miata View Post
i doubt its the motor mounts. my 5spd was centered. I am still unsure of how it could be the diff too. It was fine with my 5spd and nothing was noticeably broken when I was replacing the trani. it drives perfect too. ill look under there asap

EDIT: i have mazdaspeed mounts btw
I do to, but shifter is still centered left-to-right

EDIT #2: I know my diff mounts are pretty shot. could this do it?
Possibly, but I really doubt it. Those diff mounts are tough as ****!! Try removing one, and then you'll know Try disconnecting the PPF and see if it easily wiggles to the center of the hole - better yet, grab your diff and shake violently!
run your finger up the engine/bell housing seam, make sure there's no gap. Check your motor mounts and ensure that they're placed correctly.
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-motor mounts as expected are still in and tight. I did not pull the motor to do the trans.
- Transmission is tight against engine block
- My diff looks fine (thank god)
the transmission is noticebly pointing to the pass side. Maybe the motor shifted on its mounts a tiny bit when I removed the trans. I am gunna probably try to loosen up the mounts and PPF and just retighten them.

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Originally Posted by saboteur View Post
Here's what my 5 speed drain plug came out with before the 6 speed swap:

I don't think that's a tooth considering we have helical gear teeth, not spur gears.
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How hard did your car jerk when te trans blew. I would have to say you twisted something when it went. Either that or the inside of your car twisted when you launched using launch control.
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lol it didnt jerk hard and i didnt use launch control.
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