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Am I reading it correctly? 1925?? I'd love to see some pics of the car mate.

I'm scratching 40 in a year or so, my first car was a 1986 Corolla, followed by a VL Commodore with a carby 308.

Corolla was the only toyota ever to not work properly, I learnt carby's inside out with that car.

Everything was done via a timing light, the dizzy and ear.. occasionally also by smell :)
Here's one. A Citroën C3, quite different from the C3 you can buy today.


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Thanks for all the replies guys. Finally had some time and dry weather to crawl under the navara and have a look. It appears my nav has no dipstick at all not looking forward to changing the atf now but needs to be done. Thanks again
 

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Thanks for all the replies guys. Finally had some time and dry weather to crawl under the navara and have a look. It appears my nav has no dipstick at all not looking forward to changing the atf now but needs to be done. Thanks again
Check my other post, I nutted out the basics to do the ATF, it wasnt that hard at all mate if you have right gear.

Get a 12v pump from ebay / amazon, makes it a million times easier
 
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Thanks Phunk planning on using your instructions. Do I need to remove both 10mm bolts on plate at old dipstick tube hole?is the Allen bolt you mentioned the one at the bottom front of sump? Or am I ok to drain and just add 4 litres atf
 

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Thanks Phunk planning on using your instructions. Do I need to remove both 10mm bolts on plate at old dipstick tube hole?is the Allen bolt you mentioned the one at the bottom front of sump? Or am I ok to drain and just add 4 litres atf
So when you find those 2 x 10mm bolts, 1 of them holds in the plug itself. If you undo the 2, it will remove the whole plate with the plug and all.

I will admit, I didn't realise only 1 bolt will remove the plug so I did both and took off the whole plate. From memory it's the 10mm towards the back of the car that held the plug in place.

As for fluid, one of the safest methods is to replace what you drained. If you got 4L out, then throw 4L back in.

You can then drive the car for a couple of days and do it again if you're pedantic on changing as much of the fluid as possible. A large amount of it remains in the torque converter so you'll need that the mix with the new fluid and then drain and add again. I didn't bother doing this. Never really have to be honest, but it would be good practise to do so (do as I say, not as I do hehe)

But yep, the small Allen key plug at the front of the sump (towards front of car) is the one for measuring.

If you've got the time and the patience I recommend doing the filter. It cost me like $40 or so from repco for a complete kit of Filter and Gasket. (difficulty level of doing filter is a 2/10, it's just time consuming taking off all the bolts)

Sidenote - if you take off the sump to do the filter, you'll see 2 magnets in there, they'll look like they are covered in gunk. They are not, they are covered in a thick grease to help catch and hold smaller particles.

For fluid - make sure you get the right one, new-age gearboxes are finnicky on fluid. I used Penrite Multi-Vehicle ATF LV (as recommended for the Auto)
 
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Thanks Phunk planning on using your instructions. Do I need to remove both 10mm bolts on plate at old dipstick tube hole?is the Allen bolt you mentioned the one at the bottom front of sump? Or am I ok to drain and just add 4 litres atf
John,
When I did mine (after dropping pan etc.) I filled transmission to the required amount I disconnected the oil return line, started the engine, observed oil until fresh oil started to pump out (it didn't take long) reconnected the oil line, topped up the same amount that I had collected, that way I knew that I had fresh oil throughout the whole system.
 

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some info on vegetable oils.... In 2000, Houghton International formulated a fire-resistant vegetable oil hydraulic fluid – Cosmolubric B-230. This technology made it affordable for manufacturers to switch to a biodegradable, oil-based, fire-resistant fluid without compromising performance.
brake fluids the same .. there is natural moisture in these heat does dry it out then it reabsorbs it when it cools down.. The seals in these systems will corrode and fail if you put mineral oil in there ,my neighbor found this out when his break cylinder emptied out onto his floor
Life time according to ford was something like 60,000 klms or x amount of yrs found this out when i complaind at 80th klms on some suspension and steering items before the yrs period ran out on my ea
 

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some info on vegetable oils.... In 2000, Houghton International formulated a fire-resistant vegetable oil hydraulic fluid – Cosmolubric B-230. This technology made it affordable for manufacturers to switch to a biodegradable, oil-based, fire-resistant fluid without compromising performance.
brake fluids the same .. there is natural moisture in these heat does dry it out then it reabsorbs it when it cools down.. The seals in these systems will corrode and fail if you put mineral oil in there ,my neighbor found this out when his break cylinder emptied out onto his floor
Life time according to ford was something like 60,000 klms or x amount of yrs found this out when i complaind at 80th klms on some suspension and steering items before the yrs period ran out on my ea
That's some handy info for a thursday morning, always wondered why they haven't started looking at modified Vegetable oils as a base.
 

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