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05 Apr 2021 13:02 #234255 by grumyoldjoe
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Any tips/ideas help in getting access to and removing the gearbox filler plug ?
Ive tried from underneath whilst on ramps, and from top but I just cant the tool or purchase on the plug to remove it.
I have the "s" type key and also socket type key but struggling.
TIA

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05 Apr 2021 13:24 - 05 Apr 2021 13:25 #234257 by yakuza
Replied by yakuza on topic Gearbox filler
What year / model car?

Mine was a 3/8 square so I used Just the wrench with no socket.

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05 Apr 2021 14:21 #234259 by Scimike
Replied by Scimike on topic Gearbox filler
I do the same as Yakuza, can't recall the size, but one of my socket wrench square drive pegs just fits the plug.
Been easy for me from below on ramps. Not on the gearbox, but I did need to warm the case of the axle with a blow touch around the filler to get it out. Did not take much heat, just a warm up and the bung came out. Maybe if it's tight on the gearbox try this. As it's alloy just warm it slightly, it will expand enough.
Mike

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05 Apr 2021 14:25 #234260 by X8GGY
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Another member did this.... www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/15-loun...rkel-template#223635

something I'm going to copy... soon!
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05 Apr 2021 14:37 #234261 by fordem
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What year / model car?

Mine was a 3/8 square so I used Just the wrench with no socket.

Be VERY careful with this approach - it's 10mm square, NOT 3/8 inch and at some point the use of 3/8 inch square drive will slip & round out the hole.

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05 Apr 2021 14:46 #234262 by yakuza
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Agree, tanks for arresting me. But there is almost no room for the wrench plus socket.

I make sure not to overtighten.

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.

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05 Apr 2021 15:11 #234263 by X8GGY

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05 Apr 2021 17:12 #234267 by HUN
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Another member did this.... www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/15-loun...rkel-template#223635

something I'm going to copy... soon!

Dave,
Could you let me know if the provided dimensions have to be altered for the R7ME gearbox, please? Thanks.

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05 Apr 2021 19:15 #234269 by grumyoldjoe
Replied by grumyoldjoe on topic Gearbox filler
Thanks all, will have another go.
Boogie - I have that tool but still struggle to get purchase.
Maybe at 60+ Im getting too old to be crawling underneath. Smashed me head wide open on the tow point despite the Jim being on ramps. .
BTW car is 2013 model

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05 Apr 2021 21:17 - 05 Apr 2021 21:18 #234270 by Scimike
Replied by Scimike on topic Gearbox filler
I put my Jimmy on two sets of ramps when I service the gearbox etc so it's level and I have plenty of room. Drive the front up the first set then lift the rear on my jack and place the second set.
It's the best low cost option for working on the underside in my opinion and with a mechanics crawler board it's almost comfortable!!

Good luck with take two.
 

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06 Apr 2021 11:55 #234276 by maverick
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Don't forget "not to make the school boy error" by removing Gearbox Oil until you have successfully remove the plug to fill it back up!!

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08 Apr 2021 21:45 #234336 by Davemc
Replied by Davemc on topic Gearbox filler
I’ve just used this method as well as no room for a socket set.
Definitely 10mm.

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