CitroJim wrote:I'm a massive HHGTTG fan as well....
Eh? Have you been on the sauce?
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CitroJim wrote:The failure was caused by lubrication failure resulting from a clogged oil filter. The filter is so clogged, oil will barely run through it.
lexi wrote:Tell me this? Is it possible that ZF merely changed the lube spec on 20 box to the Esso semi synth because they knew it would be in for life?
How do you know that if you haven`t had the oil professionally tested for particle and other contaminents?so the debris is largely already gone from the fluid you drain.
When designing an automatic transmission, you start with the fluid spec, and design the transmission around it.
xantia_v6 wrote:CitroJim wrote:The failure was caused by lubrication failure resulting from a clogged oil filter. The filter is so clogged, oil will barely run through it.
Good work Jim.
Those bearings need oil pressure to operate, so maybe the filter got to the satate where there was 0 pressure at idle, and that killed the bearing?
That could be almost independent of the original symptom (lack of forward drive) caused by lack of pressure at higher revs?
BTW, what is the filter clogged with, and where did it come from?
Deanxm wrote:So the question is did you see any small diameter drain off style plugs in weird places when you stripped these boxes Jim?
CitroJim wrote:Saturday saw Richard and I do a bit more breaking of the V6 in what seemed like sub-zero temperatures. At least the sun was out but by golly, it was perishing. I kept loosing the feeling in my fingers
Richard seemed warm enough and at the end he revealed his secret: Quilted overalls