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Gearbox / Transmission Fluid Question

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by smx, May 25, 2011.

  1. smx

    smx Copenworld Member

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    Hello,

    Planning on servicing my Copen again at the weekend and this time i want to change the Transmission oil, which is a first for me.

    Anyway, Just been reading the service manual and it says to use:

    Transmission gear oil SAE75W(90 or SAE75W(85 or
    Lubrication fluid SAE75W(80(API Classification GL3 or GL4)

    So thinking of getting this: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_209375_langId_-1_categoryId_165750

    My question is though on capacity, not sure how much to buy. Them manual says 2.25 with a funny symbol, am i being thick is that litres? or something else. They sell the stuff by the litre so 2.25 would be a real pain, and pricey!

    Thanks, Andrew
     
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  2. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    Camry Sportivo
    dwayner

    now ive had this done, so i should know, but it doesnt say the ammount
    according to my list that was done on the service
    it just says "change and refill transmission oil"
    with the total cost of $18.85, so maybe its not 2.25 litres as that sounds too cheap for that much.
     
  3. apt_copen

    apt_copen Copenworld Newbie

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    Gearbox Fluid

    Mr Clutch... £25! Job Done!
     
  4. Mugofsunshine

    Mugofsunshine Copenworld Newbie

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    Copen 659 and a Toyota Landcruiser.
    Jumping on this so I don't start a new thread.

    Ive checked the service manual but cant easily see how I check/change the transmission oil? Any advice appreciated.

    I'm used to servicing my '95 diesel Landcruiser which is Duplo against Copens Lego technics!!
     
  5. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I don't know if the Copen has a gearbox drain plug, some cars don't have a drain fitted.
    If there is a plug on the bottom of the gearbox then you can undo it and drain off the old oil. Refilling the box is through another plug which is normally on the front face of the gearbox near the top.
    Get your oil in a bottle which has a long drinking straw like attachment to fit into the refill hole. You normally squeeze the oil into the box until it starts to flow out of the refill hole. When it starts to flow out you know the correct level has been reached.
    If there is no drain plug then you are not meant to change the oil, only top it up.
    Have a look in the service manual which is in the directory at the top of the page.
     
  6. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Surely you still change the oil at some point? won't they just suck it out and because its not a frequent task you don't need the speed and convenience of a drain hole.
     
  7. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    No they don't suck it out there is no need.
    Engine oil is subject to all kinds of nastiness but gear box oil apart from the shearing forces of the gears leads an easy life. I think it was ford who started sealing their boxes for life and others followed.
    Unless you have a leak you shouldn't even need to top it up but it's worth an occasional check.
     
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