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Where can i top up the gearbox oil????

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhausts & Running Gear' started by sootyman-2008, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. sootyman-2008

    sootyman-2008

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    I think either the gearbox saying bye bye or just the input shaft bearings are gone, but its definatly leaking oil

    so for now until i get pay to sort it does anyone know where to top up the gearbox oil???
     
  2. caister

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    How much is it leaking? They all seem to weep a little.

    If you look on the front of the box there is butterfly screw. You fill the box up there and the level needs to be to the bottom of that hole.
     
  3. sootyman-2008

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    Its leaking not loads but enough to leave biggish oil patch on the drive which its never done before:worried:

    Thanx for tha, be topping up later
     
  4. caister

    caister

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    Is it definitely gearbox oil?
     
  5. sootyman-2008

    sootyman-2008

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    yea 100% just checked it, wiped it all down clean and then drove it and oil is coming from gearbox
     
  6. Tom

    Tom ClioSport Club Member

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    Filling it up will make it leak more, if its leaking; fix the leak.
     
  7. Damo_Sport

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    this is gonna sound weird but smell it.. if it smells of cat piss its gearbox
     
  8. sootyman-2008

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    good point, i remember when my rover leaked that it did smell realy bad like cats piss, definatly check that when i get chance, cheers Damo Sport

    and yea gna get it seen to when i can, just wana get it topd up for now incase i need to drive it, id rather top it up for now than have nothin in till its bein repaird
     
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    :smiley: anytime :smiley: the cat piss test usually works lol
     
  10. sootyman-2008

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    yea it does stink of cats piss, horrible smell lol
     
  11. Alastair.

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    sure its not leaking out of the n/s inner driveshaft gaitor?
     
  12. sootyman-2008

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    up early tmz morin so gna check that to, hopefully aint that i just had both driveshafts replaced. It all startd cause i reversed to hard and it popd out and ever since my reverse soundin loud and real bad and drives horrible, other gears tho are fine.

    Maybe that reason?? maybe driveshaft loose or smthin??
     
  13. l1clio

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    Had a brand new steering rack fitted at the beginning of the year and it started leaking gearbox oil soon after.

    Problem was the inner drive shaft gaitor that had not been put on properly. Oil leak stopped after gaitor was fitted back correctly.

    Hope you get it sorted mate.
     
  14. sootyman-2008

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    I cant find a butterfly screw on the front of the box but i found this-

    Gearbox.JPG

    Could this be where to top the gear oil up??

    (HAVENT ROTATED YET)

    and thanx I1clio i hope it gets sorted to, goin back to the garage i had the driveshafts done tmz
     
  15. Fred@BTM

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    its below the clutch cable, can't miss it (remove airbox)
     
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    little white plastic wing nut, remove, top up. jobs a good one. Just a pain to get at. I use tubing to do it.
     
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    lovely be doin that now then, does seem awkward lol gota find some tubes now
     

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