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MG MGF Technical - Gearbox oil change
|1)It is my understanding that original service schedules did not require any oil change. Now its recommended to change it. True? At what interval?|
2)Fully synthetic GL4 or GL5 is the best to go for?
3)I've seen descriptions of how to change the oil in the archives BUT has anyone produced a step by step guide with pictures on their website? If not, how about it? (I found the magnecor lead and K&N fitment pages on sites very useful)
|@ 1) don't think so, but check and filling is important IMO|
@ 2) this is now high tech hyphoith (<-spelling ?) gearbox. GL4 but full synthetic might be enough.
I use http://www.mgfcar.de/gearbox/Dcp_1496.jpg
Castrol SMX-S 75W85
@ 3) dead easy job if you find anything to get the stuff in. :)
Drivers side, just above the resonator box
I've no more pictures, cause it's mad enough to poor the oil in. Restricted space as well.
|>Drivers side, just above the resonator box |
Err, Co-driver side for the UK
|I've just printed off the service sheet that Dieter pointed me to. It indicates that the manual gearbox oil should be changed at 96k. I doubt very much whether my oil has been changed, so something else to do when I service the F.|
|The PG1 and PG2 gearboxes used on the F need MTF-94 gear oil,this was specially developed for this application.Unless my information is wrong I would stick with this if changing or topping up.It is not cheap so topping up might be better than changing.HTH.|
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