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Post by plethius » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:33 am

I would just like to have a big shout out to all the people who contribute to this site. I have only just joined but after 5 years of happy motoring the last 6 months have been hell for my poor Z. I have studied many posts from here and learned a lot without having to post and have managed to resolve many of my problems. Myself and I'm sure there are many others are hugely thankful for the advice and knowledge shared.

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Post by buzyg » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:28 pm

Welcome. :) You should post up an intro post in the newbies section. Oh and be sure to include a picture of your Zed. :wink:
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Post by Cees Klumper » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:28 pm

Hear hear. That's one of the many gains society has made with 'internet'. Can't even count the number of times I have learnt something critical from fellow enthusiasts on forums.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:58 pm

Yes, I've learnt loads by being on here.

Anyway welcome to the forum, and we'd quite like to see a photo of your car. :thumbsup:
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Post by Thrustyjust » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:41 pm

Being a newbie myself , its great to learn from others and also to contribute to ideas for others. Thats what the forums are all about.
So hopefully someone with give me an accurate answer on how much oil for an E86 manual gearbox now :rofl:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 pm

Thrustyjust wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Being a newbie myself , its great to learn from others and also to contribute to ideas for others. Thats what the forums are all about.
So hopefully someone with give me an accurate answer on how much oil for an E86 manual gearbox now
Well the handbook doesn't say as BMW don't believe in changing it! :roll:

I had mine done by my Indy a couple of years ago and he charged me for 2 "units" of "MT LT2" so I'm guessing that'll be 2 litres, but it may not need all of it. I can check tomorrow as it's going in for it's next service in the morning. :thumbsup:
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Post by Thrustyjust » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Thrustyjust wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Being a newbie myself , its great to learn from others and also to contribute to ideas for others. Thats what the forums are all about.
So hopefully someone with give me an accurate answer on how much oil for an E86 manual gearbox now
Well the handbook doesn't say as BMW don't believe in changing it! :roll:

I had mine done by my Indy a couple of years ago and he charged me for 2 "units" of "MT LT2" so I'm guessing that'll be 2 litres, but it may not need all of it. I can check tomorrow as it's going in for it's next service in the morning. :thumbsup:
Cheers Mr Tidy. having done my diff this week and supposed to be one litre, I managed 1.2 litres before it weeped from the plug. Plug height is the 'usual' level to work by, as if its low, how can you check without pumping the rest out and measuring ?
That left me with 1.4 ltrs left over for the box . Which some say 1 litre, some say 1.5 litres. Its not a biggie , as I ordered another 2 litres tonight , to make sure I had enough for 2 gearbox oil changes :lol:
Just everyone seems to have differing amounts all over the net. And the current wife got dragged into the search this morning as I said it was her car , so get on with it :D . I then thought , sod it and order a litre . Was £14 for one litre of £22 for 2 litres. Man maths then said order 2. :D
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:23 pm

Thrustyjust wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Cheers Mr Tidy. having done my diff this week and supposed to be one litre, I managed 1.2 litres before it weeped from the plug. Plug height is the 'usual' level to work by, as if its low, how can you check without pumping the rest out and measuring ?
That left me with 1.4 ltrs left over for the box . Which some say 1 litre, some say 1.5 litres. Its not a biggie , as I ordered another 2 litres tonight , to make sure I had enough for 2 gearbox oil changes
Just everyone seems to have differing amounts all over the net. And the current wife got dragged into the search this morning as I said it was her car , so get on with it . I then thought , sod it and order a litre . Was £14 for one litre of £22 for 2 litres. Man maths then said order 2.
Oh well, it looks like you'll have a definitive answer soon! :lol:
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Post by Thrustyjust » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:44 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:23 pm
Thrustyjust wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Cheers Mr Tidy. having done my diff this week and supposed to be one litre, I managed 1.2 litres before it weeped from the plug. Plug height is the 'usual' level to work by, as if its low, how can you check without pumping the rest out and measuring ?
That left me with 1.4 ltrs left over for the box . Which some say 1 litre, some say 1.5 litres. Its not a biggie , as I ordered another 2 litres tonight , to make sure I had enough for 2 gearbox oil changes
Just everyone seems to have differing amounts all over the net. And the current wife got dragged into the search this morning as I said it was her car , so get on with it . I then thought , sod it and order a litre . Was £14 for one litre of £22 for 2 litres. Man maths then said order 2.
Oh well, it looks like you'll have a definitive answer soon! :lol:
I know if I didnt order more oil than I needed by a long way, I would probably drop it in the garage pit next Saturday when we change it :rofl: sods law and all...........
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:50 pm

Thrustyjust wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:44 pm
I know if I didnt order more oil than I needed by a long way, I would probably drop it in the garage pit next Saturday when we change it sods law and all...........
I hope it's not too late (I forgot last night) but my Indy says the gearbox takes virtually all of 2 litres. :thumbsup:
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Post by Thrustyjust » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:13 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Thrustyjust wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:44 pm
I know if I didnt order more oil than I needed by a long way, I would probably drop it in the garage pit next Saturday when we change it sods law and all...........
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I hope it's not too late (I forgot last night) but my Indy says the gearbox takes virtually all of 2 litres. :thumbsup:
Not too late Mr T . I have 1.4 iltres and I ordered another 2 litres from Demon Thieves and should be here tomorrow. What it does show is that others with 1.4 litres or 1.5 litres may not have enough as with the diff 'needing 1 litre and I stuffed 1.2 litres in there also and thats without it being drip dry as it has no drain bung, just siphoned out.
Cant wait to change it and wave goodbye to notchiness :driving: As if it does the same as it did with my S2000 box I will be over the moon.
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Post by Crazy Harry » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:20 pm

Hi OP and welcome - did anyone mention photos yet?

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