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    Vehicle : Vectra

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    Engine : 1.9 CDTi 150

    Year : 06

    Mileage : 250,000

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    My autobox has now done 220,000 miles and is getting a little 'clunky' on change up and change down.
    Reading the info here i need to change the gearbox fluid, however i can't seem to find the spec and the quantity seems to vary from post to post.

    Can anyone tell me if it is a special oil for the 1.9 CDTI (150) 6 speed box?

    How much do i need?

    Is there a drain plug?

    Is there a filler plug?

    Thanks in advance

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    A bit of reading for you: http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...knowledge-AF40

    The oil for the af40 6-speed is Gm part no.93160393

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    Jay W

    Hope you find some useful information on the AF40 knowledge thread, I have tried to link in some relevant previous posts and my own current experience of the box.

    From the point I am at, a 60,000 mile AF40 box needing rebuilt, your 220,000 miles is phenomenal!.

    The basic fluid change is straightforward, but it only succeeds in changing at the very best only 2-3 litres of fluid.
    the other 4-5 litres remains in the torque converter etc and is undrainable by this method.


    Top of the box is a Torx T55 "filler plug" which for me I could access with extension bars to a normal socket set without moving anything.

    Bottom of the box is the 2-part drain plug. The small inner checking plug is torx T-40 which needs to be removed first.
    This allows a 12mm or so Hex Bit to be inserted to remove the main drain plug itself.

    Haynes reports the fluid for the AF40 box is 93 165 147 and the AF23 box as 93 160 393.

    The price isnt that bad from Vaux dealers. Any bottles you dont use you can take back but using a simple draining through the drain plug method you would be unlikely to use much more than 3-4 litres of new fluid.

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    Sorry Jay, newcastlefalcon's right I posted up the wrong number. Just checked my bottles of fluid in the garage and it's gm93 165 147 for the 6-speed box.
    Have you had the car from new and clocked up 220k yourself?

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    Sorry for the late reply,

    did the oil change,wow what a difference, smoother, less slippage and a more linear experience when going up through the gears.

    its now sat at 231,000 miles and going strong, I have done the vast majority of that, the previous owner had it from new and only did 60k

    the challenge is to get it to 500k

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    What colour was the oil when you drained it?

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