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    Signs your gearbox/clutch/diff are going??

    For a few months I have noticed that my car whines a little in reverse. Over the last few weeks I've been driving with the windows down and no music on, and have noticed that there is some noise (not as loud as reverse) in all gears (above 3rd it's difficult to tell as the wind noise is louder than the gearbox whine).

    Is this a sign that I am shortly going to be leaving sprockets all over the carriageway, or is it just something that requires maintenance?

    It's a 2000 X20XEV with F23 on 85k miles if that's relevant.

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    my F23 is noisy in my car.... try changing the fluid and see if that shuts it up.... if not then its possible its just a nosiy box.

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    Anybody else any thoughts??

    slindborg - I thought the F23 was a 'sealed unit' so the oil couldn't be changed as such? Or did you mean the clutch fluid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    Anybody else any thoughts??

    slindborg - I thought the F23 was a 'sealed unit' so the oil couldn't be changed as such? Or did you mean the clutch fluid?
    Some do and some don't (inc mine ) so have a look see.

    some gen ici - http://www.ecotecforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2801

    Check the haynes for filling it up tho - IIRC, on some F23's there was a change in specified capacity that takes the full level over the height of the check plug, so creativity is called for

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    Creativity = a sloping surface

    Cheers for the link Geoff
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    or a simple fill from the top and leave the level bung out of the equation lol

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    What happens if you over fill then??
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    probably the pressure builds up and the oil seals pop

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