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Old 11-04-2005, 08:54 PM   #1
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I have been towing s-10, 5sp. Renco said you can tow 4sp, but not 5sp, that 5th gear would not oil. What i done was pulled reverse light switch, which is 3/4 inch higher than fill plug and up on main shaft filled oil to there, should oil ever thing. Have pulled about 1500 miles so far. would like to have some of those expert opions out there,or maybe just opions.
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I have been towing s-10, 5sp. Renco said you can tow 4sp, but not 5sp, that 5th gear would not oil. What i done was pulled reverse light switch, which is 3/4 inch higher than fill plug and up on main shaft filled oil to there, should oil ever thing. Have pulled about 1500 miles so far. would like to have some of those expert opions out there,or maybe just opions.
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I have heard of adding a quart over full and people having no problem. I towed a 94 S10 5 sp for thousands of miles without doing even this and never had a problem. On real long trips I would stop at about 400 miles and start the S10 and run the gears through pattern just to be safe. If you like you can do a search through the "Find" button for more on this topic. Good luck and enjoy!
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The problem is you won't know if you are harming anything until it breaks. Lack of lubrication generally does not cause immediate failure - it just accelerates wear and causes a component to fail much earlier than it would have otherwise. A 150,000 mile transmission might fail at 75k - or maybe 50k. And maybe it won't fail at all while you own the vehicle, in which case why worry?

I have no idea if your overfill solution is helping. Rv Wizard's sugestion about runing the engine and shifting through the gears is probably a more reliable solution.
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