During a gearbox oil change, at first my 8mm umbraco tool bit didnīt go all the way into the plug when I tried to unscrew it.
Result: Halfway in, I rounded the 8mm hole in the thing. Thankfully I managed to get it out after knocking in the bit fully.
(otherwise it would have been bloody difficult to get the new gearbox oil in!)
Question is: Does anyone have the GM part number for this thing?
Itīs the plug on the side of the gearbox where you pour in the gearbox oil.
I have a gut feeling that the Opel (Vauxhall) guys where I live donīt have a clue what the part is. And I really would like to replace it sometime soon. Itīs better to be safe than sorry, you know....
Maybe the officially correct way to fill it is through the top, however it took the full 1.9 litres without problem the other way.
In fact, the GM manual suggests that a tool is made from (for example) a solid strand of copper. With a 90 degree bend on the end to check the oil level....
My point being that the oil level is supposed to be below the level check plug. So why shouldnīt I get enough in there?
In any case, Iīm sure my gearbox is better off now that the oil has been changed twice within a week. The previous owner or garage had put PAS oil in it. Go figure....!