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blockhead_rich

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:10 PM Reply With Quote
How to fill up a type 9 with oil?

I hope this is a stupid question! Just tried to fill up my refurbished Type 9 gearbox via the gear stick hole, only to find all the oil on the garage floor a few minutes later!!

Though this would be easy method as I can't easily get access to the correct filling hole.

So what's the correct way? Should I be able to fill it up in the method I was trying? Do I have a serious problem with my new gearbox (I hope not of course)?

Rich

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SeaBass

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
Fill plug on the side with a big hex inside it. Pour in until it overflows.

The gear linkage is not part of the wet side of the box hence the reason you can tap of the end cap and use an extension on most sevens.

Put a hole in the footwell panel for the hex shaft socket that you can fit with a nice grommet?

Most decent gearbox oil containers have a neat spout that extends.

[Edited on 21/6/10 by SeaBass]

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Alfa145

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:14 PM Reply With Quote
Looking at this This Link
No you cant fill it up that way.

Best to get access to the proper filling hole, then you can get the correct level too. A nice accewss panel can be made in the tunnel side to get at it

[Edited on 21/6/10 by Alfa145]

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flak monkey

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:15 PM Reply With Quote
Or take the lid off.

Other than that there's no other way of filling it.

Theres a seal on the selector shaft.





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blockhead_rich

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:20 PM Reply With Quote
B***er, I thought that it was going to be an easy job to tick off the list!

Thanks for the advice, I'll have to get the drill out, etc, now.

Oh and go and buy some more oil too.

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David Jenkins

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SeaBass
Fill plug on the side with a big hex inside it. Pour in until it overflows.



Early boxes - yes. Later boxes - no - you have to fill to a level about 10mm below the hole. Ideally you start empty and put a measured amount in (can't remember the quantity).

I fitted a filler hole with a screw-in bung to the lid of my type 9, which I can just-about reach from the engine compartment (although I also have an access hatch just above the lid). My cunning plan is to fit a dipstick to the bung - once I'm sure that it won't get tangled in the gears!


[Edited on 21/6/10 by David Jenkins]





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Trev Borg

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
take the lid off, drill a hole in the corner of lid, weld a nut over the hole, fabricate a dip stick using bolt to fit hole.

There was a link somewhere on the web for this, will try and find.





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mcerd1

posted on 21/6/10 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by blockhead_rich
Oh and go and buy some more oil too.


make sure thats GL4 oil not GL5





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austin man

posted on 21/6/10 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
I drilled a 25mm hole in the tunnel which i can access the plug and fill the box quite easily from inside the car





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Daddylonglegs

posted on 22/6/10 at 08:51 AM Reply With Quote
I 'borrowwed' this idea from one of our local club members

Just used a standard plumbing end-stop.


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big-vee-twin

posted on 22/6/10 at 09:14 AM Reply With Quote
Didn't some of the newer boxes have a revised filler plug position i.e. lower - saw a picture on here recently showing the difference.





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Micael

posted on 22/6/10 at 09:37 AM Reply With Quote
And remember that a TYPE 9 will only work one season with out oil.

Don't ask me how i know.





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Bluemoon

posted on 22/6/10 at 09:52 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
quote:
Originally posted by blockhead_rich
Oh and go and buy some more oil too.


make sure thats GL4 oil not GL5


Hum, I will be checking that when I get home, thought all EP90 were the same.. A quick Google shows this is not the case (GL5 does bad things to the bronzes parts..)... Had some odd transmission noises lately, better look into that!!

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mcerd1

posted on 22/6/10 at 11:29 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bluemoon
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
quote:
Originally posted by blockhead_rich
Oh and go and buy some more oil too.


make sure thats GL4 oil not GL5


Hum, I will be checking that when I get home, thought all EP90 were the same.. A quick Google shows this is not the case (GL5 does bad things to the bronzes parts..)... Had some odd transmission noises lately, better look into that!!

Dan


BGH recommend comma stuff for there ones (as tried and tested in there boxes - nice and locost too )
but the man himself told be it didn't matter as long as it was a GL4 from a half decent brand

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blockhead_rich

posted on 22/6/10 at 10:50 PM Reply With Quote
So whats the big difference between GL 4 and 5? The bottle I've alredy got says GL5 (COMA 75W90?)
Rich

P.S. Don't you just love this forum for when you have a simple question that turns out not be be so simple?

P.P.S So will I get my car back on the road in July???

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mcerd1

posted on 22/6/10 at 11:07 PM Reply With Quote
I'll let someone else fill in the details - but basicaly GL5 is diff oil which type 9's don't like...


this is the stuff you need: linky





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