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Avensis Gearbox Oil

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Hi, I have always changed my gearbox Oil at the recommended (?) interval of 40,000 miles. Last did this back in May using Triple QX75x/90 semi-synthetic Oil souced through CP4L. The job is simple, but messy. Before starting the job you need to locate the drain and filler plugs, both are 24mm. You will also need a container - a squeezy container of sorts to pump the new Oil into the box, as you cannot gravity feed with the containers you are given. I use an old plastic container with an extended plastic tube, but you may be be able to get an Oil pump of sorts.

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I did partial changes to both cars even that is quite time consuming using a large syringe I would pop the top part out of the syringe than put a funnel into the syringe and fill up the syringe, than I would take the funnel out, and put back the syringe top part and gently squeeze. Very simple using millers semi synthetic Oil which was both gl4 ang gl5.

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Hi David,

My 2.2 D4D is almost 15 years old. I've owned it for 12 of those years.

As soon I bought the car, I experienced the same problem as you have. It was a Toyota dealership bought car. 

What I've always done when first driving when the gearbox cold, is when changing from first to second gear is the move the gear nob to neutral and move the gear nob

From right to left just like you do when making sure your in neutral and then go into second gear. Essentially, your just allowing time for the RPM to drop sufficiently to engage second gear without  that "metal crunch" to occur.

Like you I treat my gearbox gently.

Using this method to change from first to second gear has always worked for me.

Have never changed the gearbox Oil, just treat the gearbox gently.

Hope this helps.

Peter

 

 

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after clutch  i recently put engine Oil in my box for 100 miles to flush it it worked like silk with engine Oil but not to tempt fate replaced it with a gl4 75/80 .

many gm and ford manual boxes run on atf it gets round all bearings and components and light / less power drag from transmission.

if it can take the pressure on bearings and gears from autoboxes over 500nm easy and manual transits lugging over 3500kgs day in day out its well over rated for a normal car.

just need to make sure all trans seals are good

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On 7/31/2019 at 8:15 PM, Floryn said:

Hi. I have an T27 is this procedure valid for the 6 speed manual avensis 2009? Anybody has done this and has some tips or pictures? I cannot find the fill plug 

Hi,

I also have a T27 D-CAT and looking around the engine bay it seems a bit different.

Reaching the top bolt will be a lot of work since there is the Battery and some metal pipe in the way. From under the car, plastic protections at least.

I have been searching online for any videos or pictures before I buy the Oil but so far had no luck.

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I removed the plastic undertrays from my car, as they were hanging off and loosely fastened with cable ties. I changed the Oil from underneath the car, using a gear Oil filler tube from another brand's bottle of gear Oil that a friend had handy.

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1 hour ago, paul9 said:

I removed the plastic undertrays from my car, as they were hanging off and loosely fastened with cable ties. I changed the oil from underneath the car, using a gear oil filler tube from another brand's bottle of gear oil that a friend had handy.

Thanks. Will give it a go. I do have an Oil pump I can try to use to fill in Oil.

I usually replace the plastic clips (buy from ebay 20pcs for £3.50.

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Lol, I had replaced the clips on the top engine covers, and the next day had to take them back off again. After another time taking them off, I got so annoyed that I left the clips out by the third time and now the top covers are held on solely by a wing nut and a large washer at the Battery cover. Works fine for me.

I was thinking of using my little electric Oil pump to change the gearbox Oil, but didn't know if I would have enough control with it to not make a mess, so I just used the filler cap. It's a pity that the Oil I got didn't have a filler cap, but I suppose it helps cheapen the product for the manufacturer and then they can tell a fib and say that they were mainly concerned about cutting down on waste plastic in the environment, when using a metal or glass container would be better for that. 😉

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I retro fitted a Oil heater into my gearbox which brings the Oil up temp and then switches off giving silky smooth changes from ice cold .it pre heats for an hour on a timer circuit from the house then I just disconnect the plug and lead at the cars grill I fit the plug cover jump in start the car and it's give a perfect gear change .

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Nice idea, what heater did you use & how easy was it to fit?

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I was wondering just how cold a climate you live in to warrant that kind of system. Berkshire doesn't strike me as being particularly needy of that, though, lol. Might be a good idea for the engine Oil, too. I know that some planes used an Oil preheat system.

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Ha ha sorry I was having a joke with you guys the only fix for the notchy gearchange from cold is switch to a single weight Oil 75w gl4 synthetic Oil .

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🤣  Still not a bad idea here in the High Peak! In Calgary/Toronto etc. transport system and long stay car parking have a plug in point in each bay for plugging in Engine/g/box heaters whilst parked up for the day.

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Can anyone advise on how much transmission Oil a manual avensis 2.0 d4d takes? Car is a 2013 model 

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2.4lt of API GL4 SAE 75w Oil required

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