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Don't think so. Drain it. Refill from top 'til comes out level plug.
What's it an F16/18? Sure you know what you're doing anyway :Cool2:
 
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To the brim? Are you Irish? :bust:
If it starts coming out the level plug there's enough in there.
If the car isn't lowered I let it down so it's level before sorting out the level plug.
 

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To the brim? Are you Irish? :bust:
I was the last time I looked at my passport :lmao:

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If it starts coming out the level plug there's enough in there.
If the car isn't lowered I let it down so it's level before sorting out the level plug.
I know what you mean :Cool2:
 
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Just had me wondering by saying 'brim' :lmao:
Reminded me of a Ford apprentice who was asked to fill an engine with oil, and he did just that. Same place that denied me an apprenticeship.....:rolleyes:
 
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Ah right, try and keep it English :Cool2:
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Might seem a stupid question, but I've never noticed a drain plug, do you have to separate the engine/box to drain it?
 

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drain plugs on 2wd cavs are next to the drivers side drive shaft.Theres 3 (or 4) irrc together its the biggest one.

On a 4wd cav its round the back of the box on passenger side.

Only real way to get the oil out is remove one of the plates,preferably the sump plate.

I think iirc they all hold 1.9 litres of oil
 

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Ah right, try and keep it English :Cool2:
:present: :Dragueur: :cake:
I do mate - so the English dictionary says anyway ;)

brim (br
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n.

  1. The rim or uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
  2. A projecting rim or edge: the brim of a hat.
  3. A border or an edge.
  4. Full capacity: “No sooner had the fighting started than the hotel filled to the brim with a most extraordinary collection of people” (George Orwell).
v. intr.
  1. To be full to the brim, often to overflowing: The cup is brimming with chowder.
  2. To be abundantly filled or supplied: a monument brimming with tourists; workers brimming with pride.
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To fill to the brim.
 

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Might seem a stupid question, but I've never noticed a drain plug, do you have to separate the engine/box to drain it?
This is a good question - I was led to believe that the later cars 94> didn't have a drain plug as Opel said the gearbox oil didn't need changing! There is a topup and a level plug alright.
 

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All my cavs have been up to 1994, so could be something in that. :shame:
Even though mine is a Vectra A it has the same box as an early Vectra B which as far as I know does not have a drain plug :rolleyes:
 

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Probably no drain plug on yours :shame:

Can you get at the level plug without tilting the car ? you will be sucking diesel :eh if you can.

If you cant, the level plug indicator isnt much use :lmao:

Do you have a pot clutch & has it needed changing ? ......

Gearbox oil will have been at least topped up after clutch change.
 

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Clutch has never been changed - but I have one to go in - with all the city driving my car did I do not know how it has lasted!

<they dont build'em like that any more mode>

Situation ditto. Mine changed at 135k miles ( 215km? ) because it was getting stiff

Its the sort of mileage that they last.

/<they dont build'em like that any more mode>
 
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Only 2 or 3 hundred little bolts:lmao:
You're making life difficult, the oil level never needs checking, let alone the oil be changed :bust:

(I'd change it too :Cool2: )
 
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