How To Change Your Gearbox Oil

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Re: How To Change Your Gearbox Oil

Post by Fritz » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:09 am

Can you remember how recessed the washer is in a new item? Mine still look a little proud of the recess.

Also would you know if the diff plug is also considered single use?

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Re: How To Change Your Gearbox Oil

Post by marco_polo » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:34 am

I can't remember tbh, not a lot.

Yes, the Diff plug is also considered disposable. I'd strongly recommend investing in a Dimple or similar magnetic diff plug.
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Re: How To Change Your Gearbox Oil

Post by Fritz » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:35 pm

Well turns out I enquired about the wrong plug, correct one is £6 each so not that bad at all. Diff plug is £4. And to answer my own question, alloy plug cos alloy gearbox casing :lol:

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