[xj] S-1 drain oil from trans before removal?

All:

I am close to lifting the engine from my parts car. I drained the engine
oil. Is it necessary or advisable to drain the trans oil?

If so, what’s the best way (best is a method that does not bathe the drainer
or garage floor).

Also, should I remove the filler tube before removal? It looks kind of
fragile to be subjected to the rigors of a lift.

I plan to keep the trans in storage for undefined future use.

A related question. I’ve removed two of the propeller shaft’s four bolts
from the universal joint behind the transmission. I was planning to drop
the car from it’s lifted position (the front end is on jack stands and
ramps) and move it slightly to turn the shaft 180 degrees to expose the
other two bolts. If I jack one rear wheel, will the shaft turn if I rotate
one rear wheel?

Regards
Lou
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In reply to a message from Lou Danzico sent Sun 24 Apr 2005:

Lou, I’ve had the tail end of the trans drip some when I’ve
removed the driveshaft from them. (other makes/models) On them the
driveshaft rode against the rear seal of the trans. These were
stickshift transmissions, come to think of it.–
Gary Boehm 76xj6 (400/400) 72xj6(p. car) 70xj6 (350/350)
lancaster,ca, United States
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In reply to a message from Lou Danzico sent Sun 24 Apr 2005:

'always read the Complete post before responding. 'saw the part
about the U joint behind the trans.–
Gary Boehm 76xj6 (400/400) 72xj6(p. car) 70xj6 (350/350)
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G’day Lou,

I’ve had the engine in and out of my SII a couple of times, once for an
engine change and once for a tranny change, and both times did it with the
engine/tranny in one piece and without draining either of them. There’s
plenty of room to work and if you’ve got a good hoist it’s not that
difficult.

Does your engine have the lifting brackets fitted to the head ? If not it
would be advisable to get a couple and temporarily fit them to remove the
engine. If you leave the rear exhaust manifold on with the tranny filler
tube support connected you shouldn’t have any problems with it.

To drain the tranny you actually undo the filler tube at the tranny sump,
it’s pretty messy but the sump doesn’t have a drain plug. You wont be able
to drain all the oil anyway due to the design of the tranny. The torque
converter will still hold quite a bit of oil even though the oil pan is
empty.

Jacking one rear wheel will allow you to turn the drive shaft with the
tranny out of PARK, unless you’ve got a limited slip diff.

Regards,
Jeff Watson.
Sydney,Oz.Subject: [xj] S-1 drain oil from trans before removal?

All:

I am close to lifting the engine from my parts car. I drained the engine
oil. Is it necessary or advisable to drain the trans oil?

If so, what’s the best way (best is a method that does not bathe the
drainer
or garage floor).

Also, should I remove the filler tube before removal? It looks kind of
fragile to be subjected to the rigors of a lift.

I plan to keep the trans in storage for undefined future use.

A related question. I’ve removed two of the propeller shaft’s four bolts
from the universal joint behind the transmission. I was planning to drop
the car from it’s lifted position (the front end is on jack stands and
ramps) and move it slightly to turn the shaft 180 degrees to expose the
other two bolts. If I jack one rear wheel, will the shaft turn if I
rotate
one rear wheel?

Regards
Lou
71 XJ6

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