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Modern Laguna - Huzzah at last!

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#511 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:20 PM

Try it in a self service checkout at Tesco.... ;-)
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:40 PM

Try it in a self service checkout at Tesco.... ;-)

That's the first place I went, it was too wide for the slot. So I went over to the normal till to buy a bottle of lucozade with a £50 note like mr big and the lady rang upstairs and told me no.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:51 PM

Tbh, a lot of places don't take £50 notes either nowadays.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:58 PM

Good job it did, otherwise you'd been procuring some angel tears JWS3309 fluid and having the fun* of getting the box to 80C spot on to check and fill the fluid.

 

My local car shop does this http://www.carlube.c...nsmission-fluid

 

Which claims to meet the spec. It's what I threw in the Saab after I cured that oil cooler leak anyway & the box is still improving so it must be ok in them. £25 a gallon I think.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:05 PM

To be fair, its not as expensive or rare as it used to be. Back in the mid 2000s, it was extremely expensive and hard to get - plus as the cars were worth more, people were more loathed to put anything but the most finest expensive oils in.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:08 PM

This is what is in my Laguna and (now mostly) in the Saab: http://www.ebay.co.u...l-/252228894931

Hasn't killed either box in 7k in the Laguna and 6k in the Saab...
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:08 PM

Thinking about it, the manual for the Saab says go for a 20 mile drive at main road speeds to get the box warm. I know that was enough to get mine to the point it played up, so hit 95c (I think you said).

 

So Beko's commute should be enough to check it as soon as he arrives at work/home.

 

IIRC the process is, keep the engine running &

 

put it in D for 15 secs

Put it in R for 15 secs

Put it in P & check the level



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:17 PM

80C is the temp to read the fluid level. You need to be pretty precise. I've found the fluid going up a good couple mm on the dipstick with a couple of C increase in temperature.

If the box works for beko, I'd advise strongly for him to not to dick around with it!
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:23 PM

I'd check it. As long as it's about right after a decent drive then forget about it, but it's nice to know there is some in there.

 

Mind you, mine got a lot better as soon as I topped it up. So I'd expect it to play up if it was low, but then I did put about 4ltr in.






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