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    Default Vectra C - Auto Gearbox Oil Change

    Hello,

    I would like to change the gearbox oil. My Vectra is a 2003, 2.2 liter Petrol with Automatic gearbox. Few questions:
    1- What oil is used for my automatic gearbox?
    2- How is the oil changed? Where is it drained \ filled from? I'd appreciate an illustration if possible

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    Any gearbox problems?

    My local Vx garage told me that unless there are any problems such as jerky gear changes or hanging in one gear too long, it's best to leave alone. Unless done in a spotless environment you could induce dirt into the box and create a problem that wasn't previously there.

    How many miles has the car done, btw?

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    But VX recommend changing the box oil every 40k miles or 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigra16V View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to change the gearbox oil. My Vectra is a 2003, 2.2 liter Petrol with Automatic gearbox. Few questions:
    1- What oil is used for my automatic gearbox?
    2- How is the oil changed? Where is it drained \ filled from? I'd appreciate an illustration if possible

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    Have you got a Haynes manual? All is explained very clearly, including how to re-fill and check the levels. I'm guessing it's a 5 speed AF33 box?

    VX part # for the oil is 93160393 and, if it's the AF33, you'll need up to 4 lt of the stuff. This is where "how to check the level" is useful. Same oil also available from Parts for Saabs web site. http://www.partsforsaabs.com/advance...checkbutton=Go
    Last edited by gtr1000; 13th January 2011 at 13:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    But VX recommend changing the box oil every 40k miles or 4 years.
    Not at the Vx garage I use they don't. When I asked them, no recommended age or mileage for the change. Basically a "if it works, leave well alone" reply.

    For them to turn away work is unusual - especially as I mentioned that I heard it was 40,000 or 4 yrs to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Any gearbox problems?

    My local Vx garage told me that unless there are any problems such as jerky gear changes or hanging in one gear too long, it's best to leave alone. Unless done in a spotless environment you could induce dirt into the box and create a problem that wasn't previously there.

    How many miles has the car done, btw?
    Yes. I recently noticed that the car sometimes does not change from 3rd to 2nd gear smoothly. This happens while it is still cold (e.g. at the morning) and vanishes after few miles, as the car gets warm.

    The car done about 80K miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Not at the Vx garage I use they don't. When I asked them, no recommended age or mileage for the change. Basically a "if it works, leave well alone" reply.

    For them to turn away work is unusual - especially as I mentioned that I heard it was 40,000 or 4 yrs to them.
    Strange for a VX stealer to say this as it was in the owners manual for my GSi (with the AF33 box) and is on VX TIS2000 .

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