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Old 21-07-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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HOW TO: Change your Gearbox oil

Thinking about changing my gearbox oil.. A how to [from the manual, perhaps?] as to how one would go about doing this will be great!

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Old 21-07-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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Old 21-07-2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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buy my clutch and i'll change it for you :P
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Old 21-07-2005, 04:07 PM   #4
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Gearbox Fluid Replacement

Step 1.
Jack up the front of your car, and stick some support stands underneath it to hold it up. Ramps will do too.

Step 1.
Drain plug is on the bottom of the box. 21 or 23mm socket (i think) will undo that. make sure you've got an icecream container or similar to catch the oil in there. Make sure you undo the Fill plug as well, otherwise the oil will take longer to drain. The fill plug is located on the side of the box facing the radiator.

Step 2.
Go have a coffee while you wait for it to drain, play with the dog, whatever.

Step 3.
Have a look at the drained oil. Are there lots of silver swirls in there? Thats bad - it means there's been a whole lot of interaction in there that shouldn't really be happening. It's unlikely that many bits will come out, as there's a magnet that's designed to attract the majority of the teeth etc that break off.

Step 4.
Get yourself a funnel, about 30cm of garden hose and 3L of box oil and fill the box - just make sure you're replaced the bottom plug! Keep filling until no more will go in. Done.
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Old 21-07-2005, 07:51 PM   #5
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how often should u do it ?
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Old 21-07-2005, 07:54 PM   #6
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Old 21-07-2005, 08:40 PM   #7
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Have fun learning how to make oil go up hill too!
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Old 22-07-2005, 06:17 AM   #8
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or buy a 1 litre container...

the majority of new containers have a stem in them which extends to the fill hole
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Old 22-07-2005, 09:02 AM   #9
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ive had 4l sitting around waiting to go in for ages.

they have a spout which pops out like the drink bottles
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Old 23-07-2005, 10:22 AM   #10
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naaaa the spout should be about 20 cm long!!!
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Old 23-07-2005, 04:19 PM   #11
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The spouts on my Motul Gear300 were only about 10cm long. There was some minor spillage...
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Old 23-07-2005, 04:21 PM   #12
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jack the front and back of the car up and stick it on jack stands so that it is even otherwise u will not have enough oil
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:49 PM   #13
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i changing my gearbox oil every 10000km. Reason is very hard n $$$ to find another if the gearbox is spoiled. so better prevent it from spoiled.
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:02 PM   #14
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when i had my clutch replaced would they have changed the gear box oil then or not? i really cant remember even if they told me
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:09 PM   #15
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when i had my clutch replaced would they have changed the gear box oil then or not? i really cant remember even if they told me
It would have been topped-up. You can't remove the trans without loosing some oil. If the oil had been replaced then they would have stated it on the reciept.
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:38 PM   #16
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It would have been topped-up. You can't remove the trans without loosing some oil. If the oil had been replaced then they would have stated it on the reciept.
and chraged accordingly!

and cosmo, police dont have balls you shouldn know that!
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Just recently i noticed when changing gears i can hear like clicking and clacking noises and the gears are not so smooth anymore, is this because i need to change or not enough gearbox oil? or something else
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Old 29-04-2006, 03:31 PM   #18
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isn't the gear oil meant to be filled on an upward angle? ie the front jacked up?
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Old 29-04-2006, 04:44 PM   #19
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Go read step 1 again James


Ray - sounds like it could be low. Stick your finger in the fill plug hole and if you can feel the level then it should be fine. But it could be due for a change anyway.
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Old 29-04-2006, 05:27 PM   #20
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bah can't expect me to read an entire thread
that would be being thoro.. thura.... gah ummm that would be too hard
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