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one of the jobs i will need to do on mine, been told i need to drop the gearbox mount first though?
 

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one of the jobs i will need to do on mine, been told i need to drop the gearbox mount first though?
Yes the rear mount is easy enough to drop.

"4" 13mm bolts that attach it to the body

"2" 13mm bolts that attach it to the back of the gearbox

once this is removed it allows access to the TCM connector seal and makes undoing the 8mm allan fill plug easier!! :mrgreen:
 

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Yes the rear mount is easy enough to drop.

"4" 13mm bolts that attach it to the body

"2" 13mm bolts that attach it to the back of the gearbox

once this is removed it allows access to the TCM connector seal and makes undoing the 8mm allan fill plug easier!! :mrgreen:
my main fear is that one of the torx bolts snaps then i'm stuffed as i will be doing it on my drive..
 

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my main fear is that one of the torx bolts snaps then i'm stuffed as i will be doing it on my drive..
I know the pain lol

i stripped 3 heads and snapped 6 off !! lol 8hrs of my life i'll never get back!!

use quality torx bits.

bacho, teng, famex etc i find cheaper brands are made of cheese!!

+ take your time!!

EDIT

to make life easier i would invest in a manual impact tool like this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0001K9R8U/?tag=jaguarfcom-21

It lessens the possibility of stripping the heads!!

just hit it with a hammer and it slowly loosens weathered screws/bolts very handy indeed.

the standard bolts are t27 torx, if it has been previously serviced it will have the uprated t40 torx bolts.

wish i had it when i did my gearbox!
 

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dont forget the car has to be level if you are doing it on the drive.
 

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Yes the rear mount is easy enough to drop.

"4" 13mm bolts that attach it to the body

"2" 13mm bolts that attach it to the back of the gearbox

once this is removed it allows access to the TCM connector seal and makes undoing the 8mm allan fill plug easier!! :mrgreen:
Eh?

The gearbox and car must be level.

There are several videos on YouTube on how it's done.

Do the videos drop the mount?

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Eh?

The gearbox and car must be level.

There are several videos on YouTube on how it's done.

Do the videos drop the mount?

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The gearbox mount must be dropped to allow access to the tcm connector seal, a very common leak point on the zf tranny.

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The gearbox mount must be dropped to allow access to the tcm connector seal, a very common leak point on the zf tranny.

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OK, well done H.
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The ones that I watched didn't change the sleeve ;).

Now we know to change the rectangular adapter seal behind the Mechatronix unit so that has to be removed too, another few bolts but worth doing.

And for the picky pickers, there are 4 more slide-in sealing tubes if you wish.

But we can save you around £200 by pointing you to buy 20 litres of original Shell M1374.5 fluid (same spec as the ZF LF6 they supply to ZF but not same dye) from their UK Distributor Smith & Allen for £98. Look for their website and on eBay.

Point the pundits to the thread with the parts lists please, Mr H? ;)

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I like this video myself


Although I disconnect the oil cooler line (at the front of car usually) and run the engine for about 10 seconds to pump all the fluid out of the TC. (over 3 litres!)
 

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Yes this video is very good. The bit that I found interesting on the ZF video is that they are telling you about the millage and number of years that the fluid can remain in the gearbox.
 

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Well I've just been under my car to see about changing the oil and sump only to find ALL the torx holes are rounded off :cry: so im going to have to pay some one to do it :evil:
 
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