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#1 Guest_kimosabe_*

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:15 PM

Hi guys, gearbox oil level question..
I have a C5 2001 2.2 hdi sx..5 speed manual gearbox..109K miles on the clock.
Very happy with the car,I've sorted out the usual leccy probs on the car and it runs very well.
Except I can hear a continuous whine from what I think may be coming from the gearbox.I only hear it when the car is moving.I do not think it is a wheel bearing noise.?
How can I check the oil level in the gearbox,
If I decide to empty and refill the gearbox with new oil, how do I get the old oil out.
and lastly where is the refill/top up inlet.
I am asuming this is a job I could do myself...?????...or not.
TIA
Dave

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:07 PM

Drain plug on the bottom of the box. Your better off just chainging instead of checking. To refil we just remove the reversing light switch and put it in there as its easy to get at. Roughly 2 litres needed
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for the info Coastline., Do you think the whining might be the gearbox due to low oil level..

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:50 PM

When I have had whining noises from the car when moving, they have been wheel bearing wear and also gearbox bearing wear. The noise level can vary when accelerating/in different gears if gearbox and when turning if wheel.

If a gearbox, it may not get worse but on one I left it too long to replace the bearings (on output shaft) to the extent that the shaft could move about 1/4 inch and was jumping out of gear, plus it also damaged a gear. You can get bearings from a bearing shop but the costs can add up so often a second hand box is cheaper/less time also and if using the secondhand route there is no real benefit in starting any repairs until your box has died. Plus you will also want to replace the clutch so more costs.
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#5 coastline taxis

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:24 AM

Cant help wondering how safe the site is now. loads of spam now and no one around to stop it. what next then a virus
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:26 PM

over an hour a night for the last 4 nights going through every post, searching ip's, deleting posts and banning members and you havent noticed. pleased wasting my free time is so appreciated. check the forum and have a look to see how much spam is actualy on there and you will find very few over a day old. belive me, I'mm more p****d off with it than anybody.
and please be careful quoting spam as its hard enough to filter out. you could be mistaken for a spammer and banned.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:40 PM

over an hour a night for the last 4 nights going through every post, searching ip's, deleting posts and banning members and you havent noticed. pleased wasting my free time is so appreciated. check the forum and have a look to see how much spam is actualy on there and you will find very few over a day old. belive me, I'mm more p****d off with it than anybody.
and please be careful quoting spam as its hard enough to filter out. you could be mistaken for a spammer and banned.


Hey calm down Tonto.,I did notice the forum had been cleansed,As there is no direct place I can thank you I will do it here.,Big Thanks.
I know you moderate the forum in your own free time and it is very much apprieciated,without guys like you what would we do.
Keep up the good work.... :)

#8 coastline taxis

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:48 AM

ha ha mr nez is that a dummy we see getting spat out. Why not get a adware blocker there free on the net and will stop it straight away
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:11 PM

would if i could coastline mate but dont have the rights or know how. just have to try and keep this up until admin sort something. removed more spam than there is proper posts tonight. we are getting hit hard for some reason.
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#10 coastline taxis

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:58 PM

could you not delay posting till theyve been aproved by a mod or possibly make every questtion to have a fully completed aplication form eg name town and car reg but posibly keep reg anonomous. I know its Easy for us to say but its a good site compered to others and a shame to spoil it oor if everyone just ignores it then it might just go away
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