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    Whats the concensous of opinion as to the best auto gearbox oil to use, I am going to tackle the change my self as it looks quite a simle job, local dealer wants £90 to do the job . I have read quite a bit about addatives for gearbox oil such as Lubegard, any one recomend these or not????

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    If you have the AF40-6 box then YOU MUST ONLY USE AW1 FLUID.

    Nothing else will do. I would be extremely wary of any additives etc.

    If it is the AF40-6 then £90 really isn't that bad considering it needs 8 litres of fluid (about £6 a litre at trade) and draining the old fluid out is not straightforward - you'll only get about 3 litres out if you just drop the sump plug!!

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    I had my car servived this week at MPG and was informed that I needed a auto box oil change, 4 years and 42000 miles plus remap and towing a caravan. Ian said that Tech 2 is needed to change the oil as it tells you how much oil is in the box as there are no level guages etc.So if that is the case maybe get a garage to do it and I was quoted £45 for it to be done but he didnt have the oil in stock so will get it done when he calls to say he has stock

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    £45 is a brilliant price.

    Andy, make absolutely sure he is using AW1 fluid. Don't feel like you're being awkward by asking the question, as it is you who will have to live with a broken gearbox if they get it wrong. GM state quite clearly that common trans fluids such as Dextron etc. are not to be used.

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    Sorry to appear thick, but not sure what box it is, the engine is 1.9cdti (150) the box is 6 speed, can anyone advise???

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    I will ask him when I book it in but I think he would know as MPG is a VX specialist and does EDS Remaps etc and has the most powerfull Vectra VXR around.
    My gearbox is the same as yours as far as I know as its a 56 plate Facelift 1.9cdti 150 6 speed but a Vectra

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    My local dealer wanted circa £140 for changing the fluid.

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