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Mega flush worries

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  1. jimmacD

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    Same as others on here, it is a doddle to service gearbox, will be on my third in 1k miles.... Ist because I didn't really trust seller had done it, 2nd because I need to change out a solenoid and 3rd for the hell of it! My local factors seem to be able to get the right fluids for £36=7litres. I use a garden sprayer for final top up and clear hose from engine compartment for the first 4.5 litres. Invest in a temp gun and new gearbox sump bolts as the hex bolts get crusty. First thing! Make sure you can remove the gearbox filler cap. Read a lot about people who have drained their boxes to then round off the filler cap! I need to get a new plug as someone had previously mullered it, probably trying to use a large hex instead of an Allen head? Loads of sump plugs for sale but can't find filler plug? You will need two sets of ramps and a tape measure to get the distances right, set suspension to high. Take a good book under there as it takes ages undoing the sump bolts and you don't want to rush it.
     
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    There seem to be varying opinions as to whether flushing a slush-box is a good idea as opposed to just changing the oil & renewing the filter. There is a theory that flushing can disturb particles that are happy hiding in nook/crannies.
    I'm in the same position with my daily driver, a 1998 E39 now with 148k on the clock & FSH, but I've no idea whether the fluid has been changed in the past. BMW state 'sealed for life' (which defies logic) whereas ZF recommend fluid changes every 50k or so.
    The 'box (5hp19) functions perfectly so I'm going to have a fluid / filter change done next week & keep my fingers crossed ;)
     
  3. Myblackt5

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    Ive ordered the oil, which has now arrived. Just waiting on the other bits
     
  4. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd

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    I think they see a "life" of 120k miles or 12 years. After that you're on your own. 50k sounds more sensible. 100k probably pushing it.
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd

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    As norseman indicated, changing the fluid can cause debris to detach in the clean fluid and make itself known. Plus you'll only get about 80% of fluid removed without flushing. That's why people tend to give it a few thousand miles and then flush again. By that time 90% or so will be new.
     
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    From what i have read on here they recon to just change the oil run it a few hundred miles do another change run it then on the third change put in new filters as well, but i may be way of the mark.
     
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    That change the fluid, run I'd a few hundred miles then change the fluid and filter approach does appeal, especially today when its tipping it down
     
  8. jimmacD

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    Worth doing the diffs and transfer box whilst your down there?
     
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    I also changed my cooler at the same time, it can be a pain as the clips become brittle and break! I was doing a full stage 0 service so oil cooler isn't a must just helps as a ground zero for service records etc.. I love my 4.4 L322 and find its as easy to work on as any other older vehicle, they are expensive to run when you head for the stealers each time there is a problem, preventative maintenance pays dividends..... next on the list is air compressor rebuild and some stainless brake lines.
    I will also be cleaning out the PCV system which seems to be overlooked by most? Still waiting to hear back if the UK models have a PCV, Grrrrrr?
     
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    L322 is beyond my ken. Way too young. @Saint.V8 or @holidaychicken have played with them.
     
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    Cupro Nickel is better for brake lines IMO than Stainless which is hard to work with. As the name suggests, Stainless is just that, it stains or corrodes less, it still suffers corrosion.
     
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    Thanks for info, I upgraded my Volvo PCV with larger bore pipe work. Might rig a vent until I have enough time to take it all a part as the lpg plumbing will make the job a bit fiddly.
     
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    Cheers, will check out alternative.
     
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    Changed it, those instructions were perfect, a step by step guide with pictures even I can follow.
    But, took the beast for a drive and I'm still getting a shudder but its causing the steering wheel to wobble from left to right as though the wheels are out of balance. Does a bad shudder cause the steering to be affected?
     
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    It's fine at slow speeds around town, 30 mph but 45 and above it wobbles though out of balance, stops on hard acceleration
     
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    The shudder and wobble steering does not sound gearbox, did yours have the diff upgrade.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance. Diff upgrade?
     
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    Took it out again it didn't do it.
     
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    There was a recall for front diff

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