This DIY is to change the gear oil in the manual transmission of the first generation xB.
You'll need the following:
2 Quarts gear oil
24mm socket and 1/2 drive ratchet
Car ramps for jack and jack stands.
AS ALWAYS, USE CAUTION AND SAFE WORKING PRACTICES WHEN YOU ARE UNDER YOUR VEHICLE. BE SURE IT IS SUPPORTED SECURELY AND YOU ARE USING THE PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
Start by locating the fill hole for the manual transmission.
Next, apply enough brute force to bust the sucka loose.
Always remember, butt crack is optional!
Next, crawl under the vehicle and locate the drain plug.
Loosen the bolt and hold pressure against it until it has loosened all the way. Pull the plug from the hole and allow the used gear oil to drain into the pan.
Once all the used gear oil has drained from the transmission, clean the area and replace the drain plug along with the washer and tighten.
Be sure to dispose of your used gear oil at a proper recycling location or facility.
Now it is time to refill the transmission with new gear oil. Pat has chosen to use Royal Purple brand.
Remember, don't be like Pat. This is not an adult beverage!
Pour the new gear oil into the transmission using the long funnel.
Once the transmission is full, remove the funnel and clean the area around the opening with a shop towel. Replace the bolt and you're done!