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 Post subject: ef-el owners manual question
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:33 pm 
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just out of curiosity, anyone know how often the owners manual for manual ef-els says to look at the clutch and/or replace the gearbox oil?

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 Post subject: Re: ef-el owners manual question
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Wow... you still alive and with us.. lol

Ummm, clutch there is no inspection.. Replace when it slips and makes noises.

Auto's are sealed for life and require no servicing or fluid maintenance.
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 Post subject: Re: ef-el owners manual question
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:54 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
Wow... you still alive and with us.. lol

Ummm, clutch there is no inspection.. Replace when it slips and makes noises.

Auto's are sealed for life and require no servicing or fluid maintenance.



It might say that about the auto, but it's a bad idea to never change it.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:27 am 
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tickford_6 wrote:
arm79 wrote:
Wow... you still alive and with us.. lol

Ummm, clutch there is no inspection.. Replace when it slips and makes noises.

Auto's are sealed for life and require no servicing or fluid maintenance.



It might say that about the auto, but it's a bad idea to never change it.


No derrrr :wink:

He asked a question, I answered... I think he's long standing enough a member/Ford owner to realise that the recommendation is stupidly ridiculous.
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 Post subject: Re: ef-el owners manual question
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:31 am 
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One Drone wrote:
how often the owners manual for manual ef-els says to look at the clutch
Check pedal travel clearance every 10 000km.
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how often the owners manual for manual ef-els says to replace the gearbox oil?
every 80 000km or 4 yrs.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:56 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
One Drone wrote:
how often the owners manual for manual ef-els says to look at the clutch
Check pedal travel clearance every 10 000km.
One Drone wrote:
how often the owners manual for manual ef-els says to replace the gearbox oil?
every 80 000km or 4 yrs.


Thats cheating, they are optional extras...

And the book only quotes the clutch pedal check once at 10,000 as an optional extra, and the EL manual only lists fluid change for a manual trans at 80,000km. Auto is nothing.
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Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:26 am 
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arm79 wrote:
Thats cheating, they are optional extras...And the book only quotes the clutch pedal check once at 10,000 as an optional extra
In the EL manual (with the Ghia on the cover), pedal travel is listed with a checkbox every 10 000km (as req'd).
arm79 wrote:
and the EL manual only lists fluid change for a manual trans at 80,000km.Auto is nothing.
The servicing coupons only go up to 150 000km, so I guess we'll never know :( .

EDIT: Nothing wrong with cheating :wink: .
Time to hit the sack - **Puts Owners manuals back into bedside drawer. **

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef-el owners manual question
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:36 pm 
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80,000 kms is way to far between oil changes for a manual. I'd do it every 20K, especially if town driving ( up & down gears a lot ).
In auto's the fluid should be done every 20K too......sealed for life...what a crock.
No oil lasts forever, gets hot and cold ( condensation ), has metal in it ( gears meshing/running in & bushes ), friction material in it too.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:17 am 
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Pretty sure the manual says to change the auto fluid regularly in extreme conditions (taxi driving, delivering, towing etc)

 

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