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Tu3s Gearbox Change
Posted 29 November 2006 - 01:20 PM
I've got a new box off an ax gt and have swapped it.
Just need to fill it with oil... is the little black cap on the top where the oil goes in?
Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:06 PM
I can't test this new box 'til I get some oil in it.
Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:33 PM
Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:07 PM
Feels weird to drive without having to force gears and lots of crunching.
Also feels weird becuase the clutchbite point is in a different place!
Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:59 PM
Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:47 PM
...no and yes
There is a specific filler plug - IIRC above and left of the drain plug
You fill it up through that hole with the car level until it starts coming back out at you
For a completely empty gearbox that should be 2 litres, but if you just stick 2 litres in through the breather (the black plug you mention) then you could be overfilling.
Remember it's the 75/80W oil you need - not that common to get hold of (Halfords do it)
Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:15 PM
also martin is right you really should not fill through the breather but its a way of doing it but not the quickest or the right way
how can you tell its not a xs/ax gt box you should be at 18mph at 1000 revs in 5th if it is or 21 if not
Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:19 PM
before 70mph was 4000ish revs, now it's 3000, That works out about right to your speeds.
The new box was completly empty and I put 2 litres down that hole, don't know where the drain or filler plugs are on the side but i will take a photo and maybe someone can pointthem out to me ready for when I swap the box AGAIN for an XS one
I used the right oil
Took me 4 hours in total and that was my first ever try so I was pleased.
Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:31 PM
that sounds like a 205 rallye box stupidly long
p.s. a box change for me is 45mins
and a engine and gearbox is 4 hrs
I must stop braking my xs's lol
Edited by stu_woac, 29 November 2006 - 10:32 PM.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:40 AM
I recon I can do it in 2 hours next time.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:15 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:51 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:16 PM
You want one of these fellas.
As stu says good for the sump plug and filler/drain holes on the gearbox. Plus they are also good for tensioning up the cambelt as they fit the square hole in the tensioner pully.
Or one way I have found when I haven't had the right tool is the square bar in the middle of a door handle mechanism , is just the right size and works a treat to. Bit of useless information but still thought i might aswell share it with you.