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    Default Dumb Q - How to change g/box oil

    Was wondering how to change g/box oil myself. Is it as easy as it seems? I've changed engine oil before numerous times although not on my Pug.

    Any special tools required?

    Is it easier and not too expensive it have it changed by a mechanic?

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    What kinda Pug do you have, a mechanic chould not charge much for it, it depends on the type of oil you put in, I use syntrans (i think that's right) and it costs a little bit more but makes shifitng much better.

    Changing the g/box is the same as any other car, the drain plug and fill plug should be normal size, what pug do you have would be a help!
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    It's not hard to change gearbox oil but as Pugsy says, what kind of car?
    The reason I ask is that some cars will work well on synthetic others ( a BX so presumably a 405 also) will not take kindly to synthetic and can start to crunsh gears.
    On the BX/405 gearbox the drain plug is NOT under the bottom of the gearbox but a bolt holding the reverse idler is & if removed can cause major chaos. The drain plug points towards the rear of the car & takes a 19mm socket from memory.
    The level plug is accessed under the passenger side front wheel & behind the inner guard and sits about halfway up o the end of the gearbox.
    On BXs I use Castrol EMS80 with a Nulon G70 additive however if your car is not a Pug 405 or Mi16, check with the owners handbook for what is recommended.
    Most Pug/Cit boxes of the 89/93 era seem to take between 1.8 to 2.1 litres. They are filled through the plug on the side until oil starts to dribble out of the fill hole.


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    yeah sorry guys it's a GTi6. Was thinking putting the NEO stuff expensive but will be a one off anyway.

    Otherwise I was told Shell Helix 75/90 $23 for 4L

    Any tips on doing the change myself?

    Cheers again

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    Two methods to change engine oil.
    1/ The sump drain plug should be clearly visible at the bottom of the engine, take the filler cap off the rocker cover,place a plastic tub kitchen sink sized, under the plug and unscrew allowing the oil to drain. When empty replace & tighten the plug and re-fill with new oil to dip stick marks.

    2/ There is available at major car accessory stores, a electric pump the pickup tube fits into the dip stick hole & goes to the bottom of the sump, this sucks the oil out into a suitable container, this unit is powered from the Cig lighter socket. When empty then re-fill as in first example.
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