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    Hi all,
    Been reading threads on oil change for x7 transmission . A bit confused about what brand and type to use. Any suggestions.?
    Also is this a job to be done at home or should a specialist do it?
    I've done 120k and it runs so smooth I'm reluctant to fiddle with it?
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    Depending on what year your x7 is there is two types of oil to use you can use brand name oils or even crazy expensive psa branded stuff but I always recommend for this box Toyota genuine is the best price to quality ratio donít forgot Toyota own asin aw.
    Also you can do it at home just put in exactly what you take out you wonít be able to check the level but without any leaks it should be fine.

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    Thanks D.
    It's a 2008/9 model comfort sedan 2.0 HDI with the 100kw engine. Are there different grades of toyota oil?

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    Hi Cee5

    I have an 09 C5 Exclusive with RHR 100kw engine. I had a transmission service done at 100km and according to Euroserve who did the job, there is a Peugeot service kit available and I went with that. So they dropt the pan, flushed out the crap, new filter and gasket (I guess) and in with new oil. Like yours, the thing runs like velvet!

    Up to you whether to just change oil or do the filter as well.

    Keep us posted.

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    ?? The pan is sealed with silicone and the filter mmm did you ask to see the filter me thinks you should have have contacted fair trading what did they charge?


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    David, is there a filter? I need to do the same job on a different car with the same box. (Mondeo)


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    Penrite Fully Synth auto trans fluid - at all the usual outlets.

    My car which is the same age as yours has done 250k km + with no issues related to the fluid. Yes a gearbox temp sensor went last year sometime, but was quickly repaired by the dealer. Had nothing to do with the fluid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cee5 View Post
    Thanks D.
    It's a 2008/9 model comfort sedan 2.0 HDI with the 100kw engine. Are there different grades of toyota oil?
    Yes there is two types one early one late you need the early stuff


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    What year did it change?

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    From euro4 to euro5


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    So is the Penrite Fully Synth auto trans fluid the early fluid for my 2009 2.0 hdi

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    I used this in my 307 auto am6 and I use ws in my late x7
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    Changed my X7 2008 Gearbox oil last year at 10 years old with 75000 on the clock.Only Changed because of age .My Mechanic used Penrite synthetic.Not expensive . Runs smoother than ever.Wife has a Peugeot 308 with an L4 box.Load of rubbish until gearbox oil changed 6 months ago.Same mechanic Penrite again.Totally different car.9 years old with 50000ks on the clock.With the L4 could be lack of use.Alls well now.Cheers guys.Happy motoring.

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    Once I drain the transmission oil where do i fill it up from.?
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    Top of the box. The official pic isn't brilliant, but here it is (not necessarily your engine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cee5 View Post
    Once I drain the transmission oil where do i fill it up from.?
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    No cee5, you do not drain any oil from any "mechanical equipment / device" unless you know where to top it up from!

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    And youíve undone the fill point how many times have I seen that happen over the years on the weekend an old mechanic rang me asking for the Renault square for a al4 he had just drained 🤦*♂️


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    I went to do this job on my am6 gearbox on the weekend and stripped the torx screw head on the smaller oil drain plug. Conveniently my stihl chainsaw spark plug remover will allow me to remove the outer large drain plug but Iíd like to replace them, does anyone know where to buy new ones???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cee5 View Post
    Once I drain the transmission oil where do i fill it up from.?
    thanks
    With suitable light you can see the filler plug from up top and reach it to remove/replace with ratchet extension or go in through the wheel arch.

    Some imagination with a funnel and extension pipe is then required to do the top up.

    Otherwise remove the air filter cover and pipes to get clearer access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    From euro4 to euro5


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    My 2010 RHH 2.0 HDi is Euro 5 so requires a different trans oil to those referred to here (eg Penrite)?

    What's the transmission oil spec required for the Euro 5 engine versions?

    The AM6 was occasionally thumping on kickdown from 6th to 4th on an 800km trip yesterday. It also thumps on the 2-3 upshift when cold -- sometimes (solenoids perhaps?). Anyway I'd like to try changing the trans oil to see if it improves shifts.

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    How many ks on it if itís over 150 I would grab a eBay valve body and do it anyway you need to use the euro 5 oil or the Toyota ws spec oil which is cheaper than most of the other options


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    How difficult are the valve bodies to change?

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    Transmission funnels are cheap, and your life will be simpler and less messy with one.
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    Sorry guys, but what's the accepted process for a 'full-ish' fluid change? I've been reading these AM6 threads for a while now - is it to drain, then top up with same amount you took out (as long as it's not leaking), run the car to circulate, and then do that two more times (or more, according to your patience and money!) to change as much as possible of the fluid? Is that it? Or is there more to it?
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