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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:25 pm

There's either a problem with the gearbox that no amount of oil changing will fix, or the dealer is pulling a classic scam.

Here is what the fluid looks like:



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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:25 pm

Went in for the 60,000 Mile service today and they changed the Reduction Gear Oil. They didn't call me to check if that was OK or not so I had them eat the cost. It was $12 and change for the oil itself. Its an inspection item anyway so I'm sure it costs them very little in additional labor to replace it.

They did just fine financially with the service anyway, I opted for an interior detail the cost of which has increased in price from $99 to $139 which was agreed up front. I do the detail each 15,000 to try and keep that light interior in decent shape, its worked so far.
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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:39 pm

JPWhite wrote:They did just fine financially with the service anyway, I opted for an interior detail the cost of which has increased in price from $99 to $139 which was agreed up front. I do the detail each 15,000 to try and keep that light interior in decent shape, its worked so far.



I do it myself with Folex and a little elbow grease. I also ban all food and drink but water from my cars. I'll put my 4 year old seat covers up against anybody's, even newer ones.

http://www.folexcompany.com
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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:49 pm

mwalsh wrote:

I do it myself with Folex and a little elbow grease. I also ban all food and drink but water from my cars. I'll put my 4 year old seat covers up against anybody's, even newer ones.

http://www.folexcompany.com


Thanks for the link.

I used to do pretty much everything myself when younger, head gaskets, main bearings, whatever. My back doesn't allow me much out of the ordinary anymore. I prefer to have the choice to pay the detailer rather than have to pay the physiotherapist :-)
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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:56 am

Can anyone locate where the drain and fill/ check level plugs are?? I have not looked under my car, but have about 30k miles on it..

Generally, I change transmission fluids at that mileage..

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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:53 pm

powersurge wrote:Can anyone locate where the drain and fill/ check level plugs are?? I have not looked under my car, but have about 30k miles on it..

Generally, I change transmission fluids at that mileage..

This isn't a transmission, the are no clutches or much heat, it is more like a differential, very low "stress". I don't plan on changing sooner than recommended
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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:03 am

Yes, but isn't there a set of transmission or differential gears that powers the wheels? I would imagine that there is a fluid to change with a differential in the front?

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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:20 am

powersurge wrote:Yes, but isn't there a set of transmission or differential gears that powers the wheels? I would imagine that there is a fluid to change with a differential in the front?

Not to my understanding. The reduction gear is basically like a traditional transaxle minus the transmission. A traditional fwd car, has only a transaxle, which integrates transmission and differential. In the Leaf, it has a reduction gear instead of transmission.
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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:30 pm

Just changed mine at 30 000km and oil was totally black. New oil was red and nice ;) deffinetly recommend the change ti everyone ;)
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Re: Reduction Gear Oil

Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:12 pm

Kristis wrote:Just changed mine at 30 000km and oil was totally black. New oil was red and nice ;) deffinetly recommend the change ti everyone ;)


Was it really that bad at 30 000km? How much was on the magnets?
Did you get oil from the dealer?
Was the car driven in Lithuania all the time?
Do you have some nice pictures to motivate Americans? :lol:
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