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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Re: Gearbox Oil....
The gearbox oil lasts for ages as it's hard-core weight (80W I think) and it doesn't have to soak up contaminants and condensation from combustion, like the engine oil does. You only have to change it every 48,000 miles or so (check your handbook).
I dunno if the 3.0 gearbox is the same as the 2.5 but mine (2.5) has a drain plug on the front of the gearbox and a little filler hole (with a mini dip-stick in it) on the top, under the linkages (right rear of the engine bay as you look at it).
You drain it out of the drain hole and refill it through the dip-stick hole. The level is correct when it's at the max mark on the dipstick.
If you don't have the dipstick hole, you should have another "drain plug" slightly higher than the first one. This is the filler hole. It's likely to be on the front of teh gearbox, with the drain hole on the side (facing the wheel) or on the bottom, like the sump.
If you take the filler plug out, the gear oil should just trickle out (park on a level surface).
Once you drained the oil out of the drain hole, you fill it up through the filler hole. The level is right when the oil is at the height of the filler hole (i.e. you can't get any more in without it running out).
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