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Hi All,

I have been browsing the forum for a good while now and have found it very useful - knowledge on here seems to second to none! :)

I have read a few threads concerning the changing of gearbox oil in 2003/2004 Range Rover, and think it would be beneficial to give me vechile a gerabox oil change. It is a 2003 Range Rover TD6 Vogue.

If anyone has any advice as to how to go about this specifically what oil to use, I would be most grateful! :)

A few dealers have told me the unit is 'sealed for life' but from what I read this is not entirely the case...;)

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Matt,

Your manual should list which fluid to use in the gearbox as the TD6 has a different gearbox to the V8. From Dingcroft Recommended Lubricants it says the TD6 should use 5.3L of Texaco ETL-7045E, but definitely check with your manual. A google search of ETL-7045E brings up lots of BMW boards where they say any Dextron III fluid is fine - personally I wouldn't risk it.

You can buy it here: http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php?xProd=101623 (I think this may be the "genuine part" from Land Rover)

http://www.dingocroft.co.uk/Rec_lubes_RR3.htm

Depending on where you live you may find it easier to get a Transmission specialist (search Yell.com if you're UK) to do the work for you, I did and it cost me £150, which I didn't think was too bad as the oil alone was going to cost me £70 etc, plus filters and disposal.

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Thats Fantastic. Thankyou Dan! I will get onto this shortly.

Did you notice any difference after changing the gearbox oil, and would you reccomend this?
 

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TD6Matt said:
Thats Fantastic. Thankyou Dan! I will get onto this shortly.

Did you notice any difference after changing the gearbox oil, and would you reccomend this?
I would definitely recommend it, as would the manufacturer - BMW & LR say the unit is sealed for life, but only the life of the warranty. They consider the vehicle spent after the warranty runs out. As far as a difference goes, no I haven't noticed any difference, but at 120,000 miles I was over twice what the manufacturer recommends. I also overheated the box with some "sporty driving" in the hills of wales so had the oil changed the next week....
 

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in Norway we can get the texaco etl-7045E in 20l box, for about £200.

I have ordered my filter for the transmission at famous four, you have to ask for it as they do not list it on their web site. filter and gasket about £50 at FF.

Done my car at about 130 000 km. Noticed no changes in gear shifts but helps for the feeling :D and these days we are having temperatures down to -32, so fresh oil will certainly do no bad...
 

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Thanks Both! I will proceed with this oil change.

If there is any other advice or tips concerning this, please do keep it coming! :D
 

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TD6Matt said:
Thanks Both! I will proceed with this oil change.

If there is any other advice or tips concerning this, please do keep it coming! :D
Take a look on the main RR.net page for common problems, although most of it is tailored to the US so engine and gearbox will be irrelevant to you. The other thing is to download the workshop manual. Search for "Land Rover RAVE" on google. Any more questions do post, but it often helps to do a search first as many many many topics have been covered before :thumb:

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If your worried/concerned with you RRs transmission then you might want to make sure the cooler pipes are clear also. This seems to be a probmem creator in the transmission area
 

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on the td6 you don't need to bother about the shifting mechanism.

drain the oil, loosen the sump,remove the sump. Let it drain finish.
clear the sump
Release the filter, fit new filter,
fit new gasket to the sump
fasten the sump
fill oil (see rave for correct method)
 
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