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Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Is there any alternative to topping up tranny fluid rather than the filler plug on an au auto? Cannot get that sucker off
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Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Aaaaahhhhhhhh NO.

That is the only way to do oil on a Auto begining with the EF Series II.
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Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Use a single hex 16mm socket.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:41 am 
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Only single hex 16mm I had was quarter inch and I broke the breaker bar... Then I tried using other stuff and now its practically a circle.. I heard something about filling it from the cooler line going to the radiator... is that a thing?
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Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:01 am 
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Only single hex 16mm I had was quarter inch and I broke the breaker bar... Then I tried using other stuff and now its practically a circle.. I heard something about filling it from the cooler line going to the radiator... is that a thing?


If you fill that way, then you won't know the correct fluid level. You are going to need to get that plug out.
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 Post subject: Re: au gearbox fluid fill
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:06 am 
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Now that it's rounded off, give it a sharp hit end on, then use a cold chiesel on the side of whats left of the hex, and try to undo it......get a new plug and O'ring.

 

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 Post subject: Re: au gearbox fluid fill
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:46 am 
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I removed the speedo drive and added fluid 1L at a time till my auto started working again

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Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:27 pm 
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Get yourself an easy-out kit and spend lots of time drilling a hole in the nut, then simply screw the easy-out in until tight and it will come off with ease. Did for me at least.
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Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:19 pm 
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Get yourself an easy-out kit and spend lots of time drilling a hole in the nut, then simply screw the easy-out in until tight and it will come off with ease. Did for me at least.


Don't do this unless you know what you are doing. If you get any metal into the internals you will have a stuffed box before you know it. I doubt that you would get a brill into there due to the space. Do what CJH said and use a chisel/drift to tap it around and loose.
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Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:33 pm 
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Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Might be able to mig weld a nut to it and undo it that way.

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Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:08 am 
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Gab1 wrote:
Might be able to mig weld a nut to it and undo it that way.

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+1, sounds like the easier option.

If you break the easy out in there you then will have all sorts of dramas,

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:44 pm 
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as I said I topped mine up through my speedo drive and it was OK.

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Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Gab1 wrote:
Might be able to mig weld a nut to it and undo it that way.

Gab

+1, sounds like the easier option.

If you break the easy out in there you then will have all sorts of dramas,



doubt welding is the "easier" option ..... i'd say betta off trying the "chisel/drift to tap it around and loosen it" .. if need be drop gearbox mount down some
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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:16 am 
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Falcon96XR6 wrote:
Gab1 wrote:
Might be able to mig weld a nut to it and undo it that way.

Gab

+1, sounds like the easier option.

If you break the easy out in there you then will have all sorts of dramas,



doubt welding is the "easier" option ..... i'd say betta off trying the "chisel/drift to tap it around and loosen it" .. if need be drop gearbox mount down some



Depends how well you can weld :wink:

 

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