Transmission Oil Check 1980 FXEF Shovelhead

Discussion in 'Classic Models' started by Machine Vile, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Machine Vile

    Machine Vile Member

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    How do I check the transmission oil level in a 1980 Fat Bob 1340 Shovelhead?

    I've searched all over Google and here but can't seem to find it anywhere.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Machine Vile
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Refill to just under the filler opening, give a bit of air space
     
  3. hogrotten

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    If it's a five speed tranny should have a plug on top of the trans with a spot for an allen wrench to fit in it, pull that out an voila you're in. :59:
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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  5. Jack Klarich

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    Thanks TQ:D
     
  6. Machine Vile

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    Excellent. Thanks for the help guys!

    I pulled the allen screw from the side of the transmission kick-starter. There was nothing. I opened the screw cap on top of the tranny and put almost a quart of 40wt oil in there until it started coming out of the inspection hole. I stopped pouring, put the inspection screw back in and the tranny fill cap back on. It's shifting much smoother now.

    Thanks again for all the help.
     
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  7. Jack Klarich

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    Good Luck:D
     
  8. Machine Vile

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    Thanks Jack.

    Any advice on the oil? I thought that was a little light but it is what the service manual calls for.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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    I ran 80 w gear oil, Alot of us older guys bought into the HD fact of running 60 w H D oil what ever you like your ride you decide:D