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Post by jimmyo06 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:18 pm

Thanks guys ,
Car needs a few bits sorting ie , overdrive is not working , but I will hopefully get this sorted.
Had a private PM saying car has incorrect gearbox oil , which I will get checked out !I have more pics from tonight , should I add them here , or should I be adding them elsewhere ?



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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:19 pm

Add them here, this is your project thread to record any work or play with the car :D

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Post by jimmyo06 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:41 pm

No that’s fine.
More pics coming😀
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Post by jimmyo06 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:42 pm

Need some advice on gearbox oil and overdrive not working , which I have not touched



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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:58 pm

If you think it’s the wrong oil, drain and refill - checking the level is the first check when the overdrive doesn’t work anyway.

While you’re under there, see if the overdrive solenoid clicks when the ignition is on and it’s in 3rd or 4th gear and you flick the overdrive switch on.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
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Post by jimmyo06 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:05 pm

Thanks Jim , I’m not sure what oil has been used , but I will check the invoice and ask owner



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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:15 pm

Hopefully it’s just GL-5 spec (which can damage yellow metals over the long term) and you’ll get away with a drain/refill with GL-4.


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by jimmyo06 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:20 pm

Gearbox was drained of oil,remove filters & clean , no trace of materials,replace filters refill with 20/50 oil 24.8.2020.



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Post by jimmyo06 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:24 pm

How do you flick over drive switch , is up , on and down off



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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:28 pm

jimmyo06 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:20 pm
Gearbox was drained of oil,remove filters & clean , no trace of materials,replace filters refill with 20/50 oil 24.8.2020.
refit filters perhaps, not replace. And was it GL4?
jimmyo06 wrote:
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How do you flick over drive switch , is up , on and down off
Normally down for on - as standard.


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:29 am

20/50 sounds like he thought it was an MGB? That’s engine oil...


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Post by jimmyo06 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:31 pm

Some old owners club mags , quite a few here are the oldest ones
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Post by jimmyo06 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:53 pm

I’m booking car in to get gearbox oil changed, what oil should I be using gents ?Thanks
Jim



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Post by jimmyo06 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:54 pm

Oh and get them to look at overdrive too



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Post by jimmyo06 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:54 pm

Surely they knew the difference between engine oil and gearbox oil ?



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