C5 1.6 gearbox - how to check oil level

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C5 1.6 gearbox - how to check oil level

Post by TodiCroitor » 06 Jul 2018, 15:52

Hi guys,
Where should I check the oil level in my gearbox?

Maybe could some one post some diagrams for how to change the oil I’m guessing that this will cover also my first question.

Thank you!!
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Re: C5 1.6 gearbox - how to check oil level

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Jul 2018, 15:59

Is it a manual or automatic gearbox?
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Re: C5 1.6 gearbox - how to check oil level

Post by GiveMeABreak » 06 Jul 2018, 16:07

TodiCroitor wrote:
06 Jul 2018, 15:52
Hi guys,
Where should I check the oil level in my gearbox?

Maybe could some one post some diagrams for how to change the oil I’m guessing that this will cover also my first question.

Thank you!!
Hi Todi

I'm assuming you still have your C5 (X7) 4 DOOR SALOON 1.6 HDi 110 particle emission filter (DV6TED4) Manual gearbox 5? If so, there is no visual check of the oil level for these boxes, as they are supposedly 'sealed for life'.

You have the BE4/5L and it uses the ESSO 75W80 EZL 848 or TOTAL 75W80 H 6965 oil.

The oil capacity gearbox from empty is: 1,9 ± 0,15 litres.

The oil is filled through the air vent hole (29):
Todi Gearbox.PNG
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Re: C5 1.6 gearbox - how to check oil level

Post by GiveMeABreak » 06 Jul 2018, 16:26

If you are feeling adventurous and want to give it a go:
Todi Gearbox B.PNG
Todi Gearbox C.PNG
(1) Vent hole.
(2) drain plug.
(3) Oil level plug (According to gearbox).
Tool 0334 For Refilling
3. Drain and refill
  • Remove the under engine protection.
  • Remove the cap (2) to perform the draining.
4. Oil capacity
CAUTION: It is necessary to drain the gearbox and put back the exact quantity of oil, in the event of an external leak or a repair.
  • Gearbox empty : 1,9 litre.
  • After draining : 1,8 litre
5. Refilling
CAUTION: Adhere to the tightening torques:
Vent Hole: 1,5 daNm, Level Plug: 2,2 daNm, Drain Plug: 3,5 2,2 daNm
Engine flywheel retaining pin (2).
Remove:
  • The service battery (depending on the engine)
  • The battery tray (depending on the engine)
  • The air filter casing (depending on the engine)
  • The vent hole (1) or the oil level plug (3) (According to gearbox)
CAUTION: Add the exact quantity of oil.
Refill the gearbox either via the vent hole (1) or the top-up hole (3); Using tool [0344].
Refit:
  • The vent hole (1) or the oil level plug (3) (According to gearbox)
  • The air filter box (depending on the engine)
  • The battery tray (depending on the engine)
  • The service battery (depending on the engine)
  • The protective panel under the engine
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