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Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra => Topic started by: steviekid on June 06, 2012, 07:32:42 PM

Title: gearbox exchange
Post by: steviekid on June 06, 2012, 07:32:42 PM
Hi new to forum. Have a 2005 mk2 galaxy 1.9tdi   115 automatic. Was looking to change the gearbox oil what's the best oil and any tips on going about it. Thanks Steve.
Title: Re: gearbox exchange
Post by: Chrispb on June 07, 2012, 04:35:34 AM
Are you having problems with your box? or are you just changing fluid because you want to?
It is impossible to drain all the fluid as the torque converter and valve chest will not drain so to get clean fluid through the system you will need to drain and refill at least three times with a drive between changes.

Have you read the procedure for checking level
https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/reference-library/galaxy-mk1-mk2-automatic-transmission-fluid-level-check/msg31/#msg31

I used Mercon V fully synthetic when I changed mine, then recently had the box overhauled by a local gearbox specialist, he used Dexron 3.

The total capacity is 7 litres but when you drain if the level was correct to start with you should get 3 to 3.5 litres out.
Title: Re: gearbox exchange
Post by: steviekid on June 07, 2012, 06:41:11 PM
Thanks just changing for preventive maintenance. Its hard to get info on what the box is and how to carry out the change. Have you done it on this model.  ;D
Title: Re: gearbox exchange
Post by: Chrispb on June 08, 2012, 05:27:01 PM
To answer your question yes I have changed the fluid on this model.


"I used Mercon V fully synthetic when I changed mine, then recently had the box overhauled by a local gearbox specialist, he used Dexron 3"