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td4 manual gearbox oil filler & drain plugs

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by seraphin, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. seraphin

    seraphin New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what size torx bits to use to undo the filler and drain plugs on my td4 manual gearbox?
     
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    I've just done mine. It was an 8mm hex key socket. Make sure you can undo the filler/level plug first, if you undo the drain plug first then can't undo the filler/level plug your in trouble.

    HTH

    Grayo
     
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    thanks grayo! are both filler and drain the same size - 8mm?
     
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    Yes both 8mm hex. Just make sure you can undo the fill/level plug first. I had my car over a pit when I did mine and found there was just enough room to get your hand with a ratchet up the side of the gear box to reach the fill/level plug.
     
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    Can top bung be reached from above.
     
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    You get to fill plug from the wheel arch. It's next to the NS drive shaft, halfway up the casing. There's virtually no way to reach it from above.
     
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    Thanks as long as don't have to drop sump guard off again. The gear oil was done I just want to check the level.
     
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    Is there enough room to change the gearbox oil whilst the car is on the ground?
    Or do I need to be inventive and get the car up off the road?

    I realise that the car must be level when refilling.
     
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    It's possible to change the box oil with the car on the ground.
     
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    I shall blame you then if I get wedged under the car. :)
     
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    Dar ran Dar ran Member

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    Hi
    Just bought two front driveshafts ones definitely gone so sod it !

    Any heads up regarding that job ?
    And how much oil will I need to change the gearbox oil ? 56reg td4 manual 122,000
    Not much history but seems well cared for and any suggestions on the oil or is just best to stick to LR oil ?
    Thanks
     
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