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    Any body changed their gear oil, fill level?

    Hello,

    I'm changing my gear oil trying to squeeze a little more life out of it(99, 2.5l). My factory manuals says the filled level should be 11mm below the bottom of the fill hole...are they kidding?

    I can think of ways to do it, all of which are stupidly painful. If this is true? Why wouldn't they drill the fill hole 11mm lower? (Fill it till it spills I say)

    Thanks PK

    Re: Any body changed their gear oil, fill level?

    The reason you fill it just below the hole when cold is that if you open the plug to check the level when hot, the oil will come pouring out (expands significantly with heat).

    If you can get the tip of your finger wet when checking the fill hole when cold, there is enough oil...

     
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