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    Thanks for the reply Bluechem. Wolverhampton is nearest - could you post details please?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyJack View Post
    Thanks for the reply Bluechem. Wolverhampton is nearest - could you post details please?


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    Oops I got my Worcs, mixed up with my Wolves, I was thinking of Recovery Service Malvern (RSM).

    Vehicle Motor Supplies (VMS) Kidderminster?

    Both have flush and exchanging machines.
    XF 3.0 D Luxury 2010. And no, chemical fixes can be handy, but do not replace technicians.

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    Hi all quick update , after gearbox oil change hadn't used car much since but last week drove to north Yorks from Essex & back . It appears my MPG has improved by at least 5MPG and no my style of driving has not changed , ( it may of got worse ) . So the moral of the story change the oil .

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    My XJ has had the full monty ATF flush, pan, filter and sleeve connector yesterday by John and Craig at Autotech Ind BMW Specialists in Langley using Richard's CAT501 machine. John was happy for me to supply the parts which were genuine ZF, and using Febi Bilstein ATF meeting Jaguar 8432 spec. Now the car was smooth before, apart from some harshness going into low gear at roundabouts and junctions, but... what a difference!

    It's almost impossible to detect gear-changes now, it's so smooth. It also seems to be more spritely off the mark and generally more powerful too. As an added bonus, my fuel economy has started to improve already despite mixed driving in traffic and some spirited motorway miles. I love this car!
    XJ Sovereign 2.7 TDVi, January 2008, Indigo Blue Pearl

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    Good news Monty, Alan.

    Hope you gave John and Craig my regards, Alan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_S-V6_2004 View Post
    Good news Monty, Alan.

    Hope you gave John and Craig my regards, Alan?
    I certainly did Jim, and thanks for the intro as they have done a great job. I'm still amazed just how much the drive has been improved just by this one maintenance job. If anyone reading this is still in two minds about having their's done, although not cheap it's worth every penny!
    XJ Sovereign 2.7 TDVi, January 2008, Indigo Blue Pearl

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan@agilecomputers.co.uk View Post
    My XJ has had the full monty ATF flush, pan, filter and sleeve connector yesterday by John and Craig at Autotech Ind BMW Specialists in Langley using Richard's CAT501 machine. John was happy for me to supply the parts which were genuine ZF, and using Febi Bilstein ATF meeting Jaguar 8432 spec. Now the car was smooth before, apart from some harshness going into low gear at roundabouts and junctions, but... what a difference!

    It's almost impossible to detect gear-changes now, it's so smooth. It also seems to be more spritely off the mark and generally more powerful too. As an added bonus, my fuel economy has started to improve already despite mixed driving in traffic and some spirited motorway miles. I love this car!
    im going to give them a call too - did they supply the fluid, and you supplied the rest?

    can I ask where you got your parts from please?

    is it a while you wait job?

    thanks
    2006 XJR - Midnight Pearl - Cranberry leather

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    [QUOTE=cornershop;1180755]im going to give them a call too - did they supply the fluid, and you supplied the rest?

    can I ask where you got your parts from please?

    is it a while you wait job?

    Hi Cornershop, happy to help if I can. John at Autotech charged three hours labour for this job. As it's a small workshop, there's no 'viewing area' as such and John asked if the car could be left with him for the day so he could concentrate on the job at hand. I dropped it at 8:30 and picked up at 18:00 that day.

    I bought 3 x 5 litre Febi Bilstein 38935 ATF which meets the same standard as ZF Lifegard 6, from
    https://www.buycarparts.co.uk at £125 delivered. This is enough to enable the Launch machine to flush out all the old oil from the cooler radiator and torque converter before filling the transmission with the right volume of fresh oil. Richard (Bluechem on here) recommended the Febi Bilstein fluid from his personal experience of using the stuff with the Launch machine on his customers' cars. Smith & Allan, Mannol, Ravenol or Westway Lubricants offer equivalent versions of M1375.4 fluid at between £98 and £140 for 20 litres, but I decided to go with Richard's recommendation.

    I decided to buy genuine ZF oil pan with filter, mechatronic connector sleeve and new bolts/plug set as the cost was similar to pattern parts at 100 euros, or about £86 delivered. I bought these as a kit from SSP Parts in Germany via ebay item number 113355746574 or 123485267121 which is the same kit but withoutthe sump bolts. Official ZF Sump Part No: 0501216243 and ZF Mechatronic Sealing Sleeve Part No is:0501216272.

    All told, about £460 which is a lot, but a worthwhile investment if keeping the car long-term and now good for the next 50 - 60,000 miles. I hope this helps and good luck!
    XJ Sovereign 2.7 TDVi, January 2008, Indigo Blue Pearl

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    Thank you Alan, really appreciate the detailed response.
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    For those using Smith and Allan, or other 8432 compatible fluid (but not genuine ZF LG6)- any issues to report?
    2006 XJR - Midnight Pearl - Cranberry leather

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