gearbox oil leaked out, can't remove the level plug

Questions not related to the fuel type, like Manual Gearbox, Body Work, Lights, Interior trim and Seats, Steering, Brakes, Beeping, Wheels and Tyres to be asked in this topic only.

Audio has its own section - see further down the page.

Please provide as much information as you think may be relevant like recent work on the car and you can attach photographs directly to your topic using the form below the text box.
Forum rules
One question per topic.
No Engine questions
Think: Manual Gearbox, Seats, Bodywork, Lighting, Interior, A/C, Heater, Wheels, Steering, Brakes, Tyres and Suspension
My Name: allanmc

Experienced Member
Posts: 68
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:13 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 50
Trim Level: Rhythm
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
Location: scotland
Been thanked: 2 times

Post

I have a Citroen C3 LX 2004 Manual gearbox BE 4/5 had the nearside wishbone ball joint off to replace the rubber boot during which pulled the drive shaft a wee bit out of the box losing some oil,all back together again.

So far I have been unable to remove the level plug but I am sure I will get it tomorrow, is this where you fill the box?
Regards
Allan
User avatar
My Name: Arfur Dent

Guru
Posts: 3340
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:47 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
Has thanked: 271 times
Been thanked: 114 times

Post

allanmc wrote:I have a Citroen C3 LX 2004 Manual gearbox BE 4/5 had the nearside wishbone ball joint off to replace the rubber boot during which pulled the drive shaft a wee bit out of the box losing some oil,all back together again so far I have been unable to remove the level plug but I am sure I will get it tomorrow,is this where you fill the box
Regards
Allan
Yes, if there is a level plug, this is also the fill plug.

Its been mentioned that some boxes don't have a fill plug - they are the sealed for life ones :(

If you have one of those, you have to totally drain the oil and then refill with only the correct amount through the breather vent under the battery :roll:

The correct oil for the manual gear boxes on the C3 is this Total Transmission Gear 8 75W80 (Traxium) which is the new name for Total BV that was previously specified.
You can add an avatar to your account - Avatar or change your vehicle details - Car Bio or even add a signature to your posts - Signature. But this is not all you can do in the User Control Panel :)
My Name: allanmc

Experienced Member
Posts: 68
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:13 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 50
Trim Level: Rhythm
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
Location: scotland
Been thanked: 2 times

Post

Thanks for the Info
Allan
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post