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    Has anyone on here done a DIY oil change on an F40 gearbox? I'm thinking of doing it, as Haynes reckon it's not too hard: remove battery, remove battery cover, under which you find refill point for gearbox oil, remove sump plug and drain the old oil out, replace plug and fill gearbox with exactly 3.2 litres of new oil.

    Does this sound accurate or have I missed anything difficult/major?

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    i think i would take it 2 a garage mate
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    theres a thing where if the gearbox was hard to engage 1-2 when cold but 3-4 when hot they'd drop the gearbox oil to 2.3L from the 3.2L which it contains. Not 100% sure about the symptons but i defo recall this as a field remedy
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    It's a little bit rough from 2 to 3, but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    i think i would take it 2 a garage mate
    Where's your sense of adventure mate?

    But being serious, it would have to be a Vx dealer, a generic garage might be too casual and top it up with as much as it will take, rather than the precise 3.2L that it needs, or use the wrong grade of GM transmission fluid, etc etc.

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    Complaint: Hard 1-2 shifting when transmission is cold, 2-3 shift when transmission warm

    The reduced oil level was introduced in production starting 08.05.07 with the following VIN:W0L0ZCF4871102355

    In case of customer complaint reduce oil volume from 3,2 to 2,4 liter.

    Note: If the shifting behaviour will remain unchanged we do not
    recommend a transmission replacement because the problem might reoccur
    since there were no relevant design changes since
    transmission-No: R05020418 (March 2005).
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    Thanks Plasma! I also have trouble finding 7th gear sometimes...


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    nothing i can do for 7th, but i could sell you something if u like
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    nothing i can do for 7th, but i could sell you something if u like
    Something tells me you're not referring to a ZF 7-speeder autobox

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