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Old 30-04-2006, 03:47 PM   #21
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ok got my car up on ramps, slid under the car, got a torch shining around, um...... where is the gearbox drain and fill plug??? silly question.

I actually looked in my manual and on http://protege5.ugly.net, simply can't find any traces of gearbox oil mentioned . Do they use other names for it or...... its driving me nuts little help please?
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Old 30-04-2006, 03:50 PM   #22
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try the bolts on the front side of the gear box, and the low side of the gear box, they are pretty biggish....
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Old 30-04-2006, 06:46 PM   #23
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haha honestly im so clueless! Ah well have to do it next time as only my dad has the ramps. next time when i visit the folks again. Can somebody who has a BA hardtop v6 post a picture up of where exactly to locate the drain and fill plugs? im just not game enough to go loosening any nuts! Any visual help is much appreciated
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Old 30-04-2006, 06:53 PM   #24
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The drain plug should be at the lowest point of the gear box, either on the bottom of the gearbox or just on one side. All the cars I have worked on it has been like 22mm or bigger. Rupewrecht should be able to help you out.
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Old 30-04-2006, 07:33 PM   #25
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yeah mine is two 22mm plugs (from memory?)

you should be able to find it while the car is on the ground
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Old 30-04-2006, 08:41 PM   #26
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pressure sure mine is 23mm
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Old 01-05-2006, 08:40 AM   #27
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I think it's whatever the wheel brace is!

Both nuts are on the narrower end of the box. Once faces the radiator, the other in much the same position underneath. They're the only 2 bolts that big.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:57 PM   #28
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Can some please tell me whether Ive located the drain plug and fill plug?


Is that the drain plug, that big o thing on the bottom left?



And is that the fill plug where ive got a green hose stuck into it? and whats that just below it with 2 wires connecting to it?

I've tried sticking my finger into the fill plug to see if i can feel the level but couldnt so tried to put more oil and once start pouring a little, the fill hole starts to overflow! so didnt end up adding any oil. I want to drain the gearbox and put new oil in but how many litres do i need to fill it back up? And whats the best way to fill the gearbox? i had a hose thru engine bay down under car and into the hole. Please help!

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Old 09-05-2006, 10:12 PM   #29
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the big bolt in number 1 is the drain hole -

the wires, are neutral sensors or reverse?

and the hose is in the right hole - when it overflows its full

check your user manual that came with the car, but it should probably be a litre + a bit..
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Thanks platypus

Is that how ppl normally fill it up? and why did mazda made it so hard to do the filling?
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:03 PM   #31
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2.75 litres or thereabouts is the capacity of the box.

And it's something done about every 50-100,00kms so it isn't a common thing to have to do
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:23 PM   #32
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Quote:
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2.75 litres or thereabouts is the capacity of the box.
Does it need to be filled to the max =2.75 litres? i only have 1 litre bottle at the moment do you recomend to buy another 2 litres?
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:41 PM   #33
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I certainly wouldn't drive it with only 1 litre in there!

2 at the very least.
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #34
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meh mine only got 1.2 .??
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i got 3 full litres into mine and it wasnt overflowing...and yes, the drain plug was back in.
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:56 PM   #36
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hi all,
i now have a G5M01 gearbox with my BPT. lately i first time change the gearbox oil. how much liter i should pour into the box?

it take almost 3.5l to overflow. it is too much becasue if i not mistaken should be around 2.7l.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:57 PM   #37
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ok i want to replace the three bushes from my gearbox to the gerastick what are these called and if so can someone take pics so i can oredre them from my parts friend at work....thanks heaps...
EDIT: if you dont know what im on about everyone replaces them on their BG's its a common three bushes around the gear stick to the selector i think...??
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:09 PM   #38
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Can someone confirm if the bolts on a BA are 22mm or 23mm? My wheel brace is very small so i'm not sure where that idea came from.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:24 PM   #39
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I think I used a 1" socket on my drain plug. The fill was probably smaller.

Why not go out and check ?
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:05 PM   #40
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Well problem is that my socket set only goes up to 21mm which is the spark plug socket so i have to go out and buy one just to do the oil change and i want to get it right so i dont get the wrong size.
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