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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:49 am 
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would the capacity reflect that of the mondeo (4.2l so ive read) or that of the 1.6 si?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:57 am 
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Just fill it until it started coming out the oil cap. Then you know it's full :-)

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I find putting a large funnel in and filling it until the funnel is brimmed up is the best way.

Gives you a little bit in reserve :D

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Two great tip there!

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Guys, guys.

You forgot that 4 litres needs pouring over the outside of the engine. Make sure it gets everywhere Ben, but not a drop must go on the floor, otherwise you'll have to put another 4 litres on.

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luckily i did this! good job.

i bought two, and thank god i did as i had enough to do the gearbox and all :D should run sweet as a nut now.

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Your going to put engine oil in the gearbox?

Cool.

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Engine oil works well to cool the gearbox down - which means smoother gear changes and less friction so the car accelerates faster.

If you can afford a litre or so of baby oil, that works even better in the gearbox! It's not good enough for the engine though as thats under a lot more stress, but I think if you add a bit of corn starch to thinken it up a bit, it should be fine. But don't add too much otherwise it will go gloopy and not be effective enough to protect your engine.

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correction chris, i have done!

i used a bit of talk to thicken it up danny as it looked a little thin to me for the gearbox.

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Wut? You put 5w40 in a gearbox that's means to take like 70w90 or something? I have a 5 litre tub of it in my shed can't remember the exact number I put in the zs lol

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:15 pm 
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LOL Chris! You started the banter!

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No banter here.

I've put cornflour in through Clio gearbox with the top up I just did! Is that a bad thing?

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Should be alright, its french so its no biggie!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:59 pm 
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well i figured its been rebuilt so it should take it :D...

no chris, dont be stupid man. i still need to get the damn stuff for the gearbox :D just thought id join in with the banter you stared

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Well Danny was the only one being serious. Threw me off a bit.

Did wonder how you would have been able to tell gearbox oil wasn't thick enough, you'll just pour it in and hope for the best!

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iirc - honda's use engine oil in the gearbox

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Yup! 10w/30. Honda recommends to use it temporarily though, but I have heard of people using it for 10-20,000 miles no problem :)

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