Changing transmission oil in Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDI

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Changing transmission oil in Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDI

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Hello guys, I am trying to change oil in my Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDi but I am having trouble finding fill plug. If anyone can guide me through. Thanks in advance

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Re: Changing transmission oil in Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDI

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One way to fill the gearbox is to go via the reverse switch hole. You will need to check how to make sure not to overfill the gearbox though.

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Re: Changing transmission oil in Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDI

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Yes, I was wondering how to check if oil is filled to correct level

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Be careful here. There is a specific quantity of oil in the system at factory. If replacing it you need to measure exactly, the amount you take out and replace it with the same quantity as it is a sealed unit. So it should not need topping up!

If you are going to replace the oil, then you need to ensure you drain it and measure the amount taken out. There is no 'topping it up'. If you put the wrong amount in you risk damaging the box.

Post your VIN for me and I can advise as to what the correct volume of oil should be for your specific engine, but it should be 2.1 Litres when empty (New - never filled) and 2 Litres if it has been filled and has then been drained. So 100 Ml of oil will be left in the gearbox after draining.

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Re: Changing transmission oil in Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDI

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Hi, thanks for replying, VIN Number is VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]. Do you know where is the fill port?

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Re: Changing transmission oil in Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDI

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Ok, so confirmed the correct quantities as per my last post. The oil is filled via the vent plug below:
fill port.PNG
The air vent plug (1)
The drain cap (2)

Remember you may need to remove the lower torque reaction link (if necessary), the lower torque reaction rod support on the gearbox (if necessary) and the air filter casing to get access.

You MUST replace the oil with the exact quantity removed, unless fully draining, in which case it will be 2 litres. But always check against the amount that comes out and replace the same quantity, as long as there has been no leaks. If it has been leaking, then you'll need to drain and overhaul it anyway, replace the seals and then refill it.

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Re: Changing transmission oil in Citroen C3 2011 1.4 HDI

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Man thanks so much for this info. I have one more question if you have any input. What type of wiper blades do I need(what size in cm)? Maybe it is a dumb question but I see there are a lot of different dimensions of wiper blades. Thanks in advance
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The Left Wiper is 650mm and the Right Wiper is 400mm, both flat blades.

For wipers, I always recommend getting these from the dealer - they simply work the best and do not squeak in my own experience of many years of owning PSA cars. I have used Bosch and other brands in the past and every single one of them squeaks or fails prematurely. The dealer ones are very reasonably priced too.

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Hey man thank you very much for all the help, can I ask how you get all this information I didn't find anything in owner manual or on internet what I find in one place is different in other. If you know what brake pads and discs should I get for my C3 it is starting to make squealing noises sometimes. I cannot thank you enough for all the help

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