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Arrow need help with FRPP Aluminum Driveshaft install

ok so im going to install my frpp aluminum driveshaft today i noe for this i need to empty out my transmission fluid right?? should i just save it and re use it wen done?? or which should i buy and use?? and how many?? thanks alot

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you don't have to drain all of your fluid. i bit might seep out, but not a substantial amount. it probably would be a good idea to go ahead and change it though while you're there.


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If you have a set of ramps, and a pair of jack stands just drive the front up on the ramps. Then jack the rear of the car, so it sits a little higher then the front. Put a drain pan under the tail shaft, just in case you get a couple of drops to leak out and it will catch it. When I replaced mine on my Cobra, that's just the way I did it and it didn't leak a drop, Mike. SCT Tuner.

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ok thanks alot and yea i think i might change it and just put in a new one any special brands or anything?
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my buddy says he has a lift he dosent like using jack stantds, will the same process work??
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Well if you put it up on a lift it will be level, but I don't think that much fluid will come out anyway. But since you will have it up on a lift you might as well change the fluid anyway.
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+1 on that...
Change it while you have access to a lift. I use Valvoline Dex/Merc ATF fluid. All my other fluids are Royal Purple, but I heard somewhere that the RP tranny fluid frothed or some crap. I don't exactly recall what the problem was with it, but it bugged some people, so I just used normal tranny fluid.
Read your owners manual and it will tell you what type and how much you need, because I don't recall off the top of my head.
BTW, I didn't have any fluid leak out of mine when I did this. It's pretty easy.
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If it's got a TR3650, the fill level is incorrect in the owner's manual. It's 3.2 quarts.

And if you decide to do it on a lift, just be ready with the new driveshaft when you pull the yolk out of the transmission, because it will leak a bit, but not much if you have the new one positioned and ready to slide in as soon as you pull the old one.

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