Renewing Gear Box Fluid

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Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Frenchy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:50 pm

First time I've done it,can't seem to find a diagram online to show where the level,drain and filler plugs are.On a US site it looks like you fill from just next to the gear stick?

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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Darrell » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:40 pm

You've been here before, looking at the last post. https://www.suzukiclubuk.co.uk/forum/ph ... =12&t=6983
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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Frenchy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:00 pm

I know, it just looks as though the filler is pointing downwards, is a pump needed to fill or can you use a long tube and do it from inside the engine bay?

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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Darrell » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:18 am

I did mine from underneath, I did use a pump (oil can with hose) though.
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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Frenchy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:38 am

Thanks Darrell,I think what confused me (not difficult) is that I saw a diagram online which showed a drain plug and filler as yours does but a level as well.And as per usual can't find it now.

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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by donkeychomp » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:21 pm

I use a large syringe. Fill it till it overflows and that's it.
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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Frenchy » Fri May 04, 2018 1:04 pm

Thanks I'll give it a go.

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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Frenchy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:09 pm

Did it along with the coolant,I'm in a mountainous area,so hard to find flat ground so I overfilled it by quite a lot,until I found a flatish area near a neighbours driveway.let it run out of the 12mm level plug until it was just dripping.Can much damage be done by over filling?

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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by Anton » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:01 pm

Yes, you've ruined everything - you're better off just giving me the Zuk. :brows:

Overfilling an engine can lock it up (hydraulic it) by forcing oil past the rings and into the combustion chamber - very possibly killing it. Or causing a "runaway" if it's a diesel. Overfilling a gearbox can reduce power by churning up the oil, but it's unlikely to kill it. I'm not a mechanic though, so perhaps I've missed something - but that's what I've always been told.
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Re: Renewing Gear Box Fluid

Post by timwilks13 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Darrell wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:40 pm
You've been here before, looking at the last post. https://www.suzukiclubuk.co.uk/forum/ph ... =12&t=6983
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