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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:05 am

jaap wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:07 am
So, I went back to the dealer this morning. There was oil leakage again and when opening the side plug, oil came out, even though they opened it last time too. So the leakage wasn't caused by over-filling, that's for sure. The leakage seems to come from the little tube, but also the dealer doesn't know why. It remains an unsolved mystery.
It's an EV, just isn't much to go wrong with it on the mechanical side. It's either the tube system as others have already said or some major manufacturing defect in the gear box that just is allowing the fluid to leak out, which would be a first here as I've never read about anything like that happening before. You would be the first. Before jumping to extremes though, my gut feeling says it's simple and the dealership is just over-thinking the issue. This issue can be reproduced, it's easy to remove that air shield at the bottom to see everything. I'm at a loss as to why they can't figure this out. :?
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