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Mega flush worries

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  1. Myblackt5

    Myblackt5 Member

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    Just had a look, yes, its been done
     
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    Just a thought, did you disconnect the battery? Any warnings? Might have just been some sh1te on a wheel?
     
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    No, I didn't disconnect the battery. Got no warnings on the dash.
     
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    Check the UJ's
     
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    Now that's some sort of voodoo you are talking. I will have to search the forums for that
     
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    Universal Joints on the propshafts.
     
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    I wouldn't even know where to start
     
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    here you go

     
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    Expensive hobby though, I've just purchased the ZF kit for my E39 which contains fluid, filter (possibly bolts/plugs too, I haven't opened the carton) & gasket for £105 inc. carriage from Germany :(
     
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    £105 for all that sounds like a good price
     
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    £240 to service a modern ZF 6spd.

    Well i say "modern" early 2000's.

    The 8hp is extremely expensive to get oil for £25 a litre last i checked.
     
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    The Debris "hiding" isn't necessarily true.

    Debris will work it's way into a Valvebody if the oil is left or changed for new stuff, Debis/clutch material in the valvebody will cause the hydraulic fluid pressure to decrease and the clamping pressure on the clutches drops off and they start to slip..

    Changing the oil regularly keeps the tranny healthy, as old fluid is used it ages and loses the lubrication and cooling effects, the clutch packs rapidly wear, which is the "black" fluid you get on knackered boxes, the black "sludge" in the bottom of the pan is clutch material, that some think is "dirt" lol

    There is a pardox though, the reason flushing is considered bad i because on old knackered boxes the Black shít is clutch material, and paradoxically the floating material in the fluid helps the knacked clutches "engage" and when you flush and replace all the fluid with new fresh fluid, the material disappears and the clutches slip..

    Odd things..

    Dropping ths ump and replacing 40% is ok, it helps,

    If the oil is black the tranny is usually ****ted.

    Best wipe the old oil on a piece of paper, that'll give the true colour.

    The smell is also telling..

    A proper turbo 400 is what these big cars need ;)
     
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    Expensive if you had to do it every 10k! Peeps spend a fortune getting their tin cans serviced each year at the Stealers. My In-laws spend more on service costs than the purchase prices for my vehicles plus I am not tied to contracts or maintaining a Stealer service history etc.. so running costs are v. low and cars tend to leave my ownership in better condition than they arrived. Probably saving at least £100 doing the gearbox yourself? I know that my local Merc garage charge £105 ph labour as they wanted that to carry out a 10 minute gearbox ecu reprogramming for me after I had replaced a knackered box, at £105 ph they were the cheapest main Stealer with some running into several hundred quid per hour!
     
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    Oil is the expensive bit, spechully with auto because of the friction modifiers.
     
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    My local factors does it stupidly cheap! So cheap that I have had them cross reference and double, double, double check it is the right stuff for ZF gearbox!
     
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    I've done the oil change but I've taken it off the road while I investigate the wobble through the front wheels that happens from time to time. Just waiting for slightly better weather
     
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    This an L322? There are bushes everywhere, any of which might be acting up, including some rose joint ones. @RichardSEL has some experience, check his threads.
     
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    Just went out and had a look at the car. The off side front wheel.was very dirty with brake dust. Dirtier than the near side front. Very difficult to turn the off side front wheel. Me thinks I've a sticky caliper
     
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    I have found with the mix of weather and crap on the roads that the caliper sliders could be the culprits.... easier fix than new bushing, fingers crossed it gets rid of the shakes?
     
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    Got to do my rears over Chrimbo as they sqeal like a banshee when reversing, doesn't give the right impression of luxury to the local mipmops!
     
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