Gearbox oil change

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Gearbox oil change

Post by DashBedrock » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:15 pm

After changing my own engine oil and filters etc last week, I now fancy giving the transmission oil a go.
Its a manual coupe and wondered if anyone can direct me to a useful guide on how to do this. I've tried searching the forum with no success and couldn't find anything specific to the Z4 on YouTube.
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Post by ph001 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:11 am

It's about as simple as it gets really. There is a drain plug on the bottom and a refill one about 2/3 the way up on the side. Drain old oil out and then refill until it starts running out of the refill hole.

I found a big syringe like this made it a lot easier to refill... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500CC-Oil-Su ... Swv0tVHUWn
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Post by DashBedrock » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:12 pm

Thanks for that.
Can this be done just using car ramps or will I need to get it higher to access the plugs?

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Post by Ducklakeview » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:08 pm

DashBedrock wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:12 pm
Thanks for that.
Can this be done just using car ramps or will I need to get it higher to access the plugs?

Car needs to be level to get the oil level right.

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Post by ph001 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:44 am

I use ramps then jack the rear of the car up on axle stands. As DLV says, needs to be as level as possible.
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19" CSL's | Eibach Springs | Aeroskirts | Z4M front bumper | Clear brake light | ZHP | RCH+| Stubby

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Gearbox oil change

Post by DashBedrock » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:53 am

Thanks guys

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