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Old 02-15-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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So ive been working on my project car and decided to clean the donor engine/tranny before i put her in. Took off the tranny sprayed some engine degreaser everywhere and went to town. Got her all sparkly clean like fresh from the factory. I put her verticle and thats when i noticed a few small rocks/dirt in the driveshaft end. I wiped them out but im sure a couple fell in. they were all less than a size of a BB What do i do????

Does this mean i have to pull the gearbox and clean the whooole thing? anyone... ideas?
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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I dont think its too bad but thats just me.
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So a bit of trash went in the tailshaft? If so, I believe you can remove the tailshaft fairly easily and clean it up.
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should i flush it with some cheap motor oil? i believe its all the way in the front
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Ah screw it. ive never taken the tailshaft off before and im gonna start. Haha mine as well right?
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drain the tranny fluid first!
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GEAR OIL!lc
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Support it vertically (with the end out of the dirt this time) and flush it from the fill or drain holes down through the tailshaft. 5 gallon bucket would probably work here.

On my sixspeed I could flush it from the shifter back through the tailshaft; I haven't seen the miata's 5 speed up close and personal to say if that would work the same.

I wouldn't flush it with anything other than the transmission fluid you are currently using or plan to use.
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GEAR OIL!lc
but i want to say "tranny"
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