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    Checking the oil level on a type 65

    I know I have seen how to check the oil level on here somewhere but I can’t seem to find it
    my new refurbished gearbox decided to relieve itself of some oil all over the garage floor
    I know I put the right amount of oil in so why would this happen
    anyway I now need to check the oil level which brings me back to the question above
    thanks to you all knowing super people
    Rich

    #2
    The marks on the dipstick are hot and cold. Ensure the fluid isn’t over the upper mark after a run . Best checked with 2 people...one to hold the car on the foot take & in drive.the other to dip & check.
    other things to check include the breather pipe & it’s security
    There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
    2.

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      #3
      Rich.
      It may be that the breather tube has either not been replaced, or is a loose fit over the spigot on the gearbox.
      Mike.

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        #4
        Will check ASAP breather tube
        no way she is going out with salt on the road so will have to wait until spring to warm gearbox
        I have to sort fuel tank as well
        I will start a new thread on that one

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          #5
          And thanks for the ideas
          does the breather tube deteriorate?

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            #6
            Imagine it does. When fixing mine I used clear pvc tube & a petrol pipe clip over the spigot. Then fitted a ZF
            There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
            2.

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              #7
              That makes sense will change it
              Rich

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                #8
                The rubber original tends to harden with age at the gearbox end, and then doesn't seal properly. Usually the open end is unaffected, so if you can't get a replacement you could try fitting it the other way round, with a clip or cable tie.
                Mike.

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                  #9
                  Assuming this is an auto box it could be the non-return valve letting oil back from the torque converter. Mine has dumped oil after returning from a trip within minutes - oil exits via all sort of gaps where oil is suddenly higher than it should be. It’s sporadic and normally takes a week or two - regular running will keep the oil in. I don’t know where/how the non-return valve is located or if serviceable as it would be a nice fix if it could be done without removing the box.

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