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#1 big mally

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:53 PM

When I change from 1st to 2nd, especially from cold, it is really quite clunky and certainly not smooth like the other gears. When coming down from 3rd to 2nd it very much less noticeable. I have had my local (non T) garage have a look and they apparently tightened up some of the cables and greased them, which helped a little (although this might just be psychological), but the problem is certainly still there. Is this something to worry about or should I get Mr T to have a look? I've had the car about 3 weeks with 72k on the clock and a full T service history.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

I had the same problem with my gearbox. It was awful trying to get it into 1st when cold and always crunched into 2nd untill the box oil warmed up. I changed the oil to a straight 75w grade oil called Silkolen Pro SRG double ester oil and it made a World of difference to these triple synco boxes...

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Taff, will give this a try. How much roughly would an indie charge to do the oil change?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

The clunky change from first to second when cold seems to be a bit of a problem with a few models.
Mine can be a little reluctant unless a slow deliberate change is made.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:32 AM

Thanks Taff, will give this a try. How much roughly would an indie charge to do the oil change?


Its a really easy job to do yourself mate. But I guess that it would cost about 20 quid for there time. Takes about 30mins to do. Take a look on the Opie oils site for the oil. Fuchs and Silkolene are the exact same stuff as Fuchs own them both...

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:32 AM

Thanks Taff, will give this a try. How much roughly would an indie charge to do the oil change?


Its a really easy job to do yourself mate. But I guess that it would cost about 20 quid for there time. Takes about 30mins to do. Take a look on the Opie oils site for the oil. Fuchs and Silkolene are the exact same stuff as Fuchs own them both...

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

How much oil do I need? Will 1 litre do the job??

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

How much oil do I need? Will 1 litre do the job??

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Hello Malcolm, 2.5 ltrs according to Opie at this link, according to my manual it says 1.9 ltr but the manual I have only covers the 2.0 d4d 5 speed box so the 2.2 d4d will be a different gearbox being 6 speed.
http://www.opieoils....t-finder-2.aspx

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

Thanks Pete

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:10 PM

Pete, would you say that the Millers Oils EP 75w-80 GL5 high quality gear oil is okay compared with the Fuchs, which is a bit more expensive, and certainly quite a bit less than the Silkolene 75

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