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  1. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Haha, both when it comes to a 280z
  2. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Happy to say I now have 5 forward gears!!! Shifts well, no noise, whine or any vibration from the car. Noticed it accelerates a bit better due to the different ratios between the 4 and 5 speed. Also got up to 70-72mph @ ~2600rpm in 5th. To have the same speed out of the old trans I'd be at 3100-3200rpm. Another plus is that the leaking trans, diff, slave cylinder and hose are now gone. Looked like I was drill crude oil under the car. Thanks everyone for your help, feedback and tips throughout the process!
  3. CRS

    5 speed swap

    I didn't see any leaks from the back of the block. I only changed the rear main since I was there. I did have to replace the oil pan gasket and valve cover gasket last month or so.
  4. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Side seal? Which one are you referring to?
  5. CRS

    5 speed swap

    I thought I'd mention the removal of my pilot bearing. Tried the grease and dowel method but after 43 years it wasn't coming out. Ended up renting a puller from autozone. The pics of the puller on the flywheel are for reference only. When I made the actual pull it was against the crank only.
  6. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Ok, thanks all.
  7. CRS

    5 speed swap

    I have the MT90 for my trans. That's good to go. For the diff should I get the redline GL5? It's 75w90.
  8. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Ah, ok. Was thinking it would be fine. I'll get the redline GL5 (57904) Thanks for saving my diff!
  9. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Right the diff type of oil and capacity. I'll just use the MT90 for both to keep it simple.
  10. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Thanks. Manual mentions GL5 but I hear not to use. I'll go with the MT90.
  11. CRS

    5 speed swap

    For the trans and diff oil are there any recommendations? I heard many prefer Redline MT90, synthetic 75w90. Also read some go as high as 140 which may be a little much. Has anyone used Lucas synthetic 75w90 or Valvoline synthetic? Both are at the local parts store were the Redline will need to be ordered.
  12. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Yep the 83 5 speed only has the backup light switch. Not like the 4 speed with 3. I'm only going to hook up the backup light switch during installation as that all the new trans has.
  13. CRS

    5 speed swap

    @Dave WM see the 3 connectors I have on the side? The one missing the leads is for the backup lights. They broke off when I unplugged them. The one in the back leads me to believe it's for reverse lockout. I guess the 83 280zx 5 speed is mechanical instead.
  14. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Looks good. Here is what the 4 speed looks like I removed.
  15. CRS

    5 speed swap

    Thanks for the tips.
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