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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:15 am

I did a step-by-step video on this subject a few days ago when I did this on my ZE0

https://youtu.be/xQda4531plQ

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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:23 am

what about the dissimilar metal corrosion...using the copper washer on aluminum?
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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:00 am

Learjet wrote: what about the dissimilar metal corrosion...using the copper washer on aluminum?
Yes! Aluminium and copper in contact will experience slight galvanic corrosion. How much depends on how often it gets wet/whether it is in salt water etc. Since the Leaf motor compartment is covered with protective plastic, you should be fine. But Alu is the correct replacement indeed!

When the other 60k miles rolls in, I'll be inspecting and chugging on some alu washers if needed.

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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:45 am

Dala wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:15 am
I did a step-by-step video on this subject a few days ago when I did this on my ZE0

https://youtu.be/xQda4531plQ
Hi, I also changed the oil , I wasn’t happy when I saw the magnets , 2013 USA leaf with 65Tkm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFV4Kcrs8Xc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK9zFqjW3P4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVsAxV6MVQc

oil change:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FoZJnP7oDk

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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:10 pm

Did this tonight, used the Redline D6 ATF. Noticed a difference on the way home. Seemed to take less power to stay at cruising speed. Happy I did it. Thank you for the videos & photos. Gave me the confidence to jump in there as do it. Very simple process. I'll do it again in another 30-40K miles. Seems like this is the first time it's been done at 51K.
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Re: How To: Reduction Gear Oil Change

Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:41 pm

RajGiandeep wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Did this tonight, used the Redline D6 ATF. Noticed a difference on the way home. Seemed to take less power to stay at cruising speed. Happy I did it. Thank you for the videos & photos. Gave me the confidence to jump in there as do it. Very simple process. I'll do it again in another 30-40K miles. Seems like this is the first time it's been done at 51K.
I change mine last week, at a little past 25K miles, using the Redline D6 ATF. I also sensed less power needed for the same speed, but it's difficult to be sure, as rain and air temperatures probably have a larger effect on efficiency, and both of those changed for the worse here around the same time.

I had less metal filings on my lower plug than I see in most of the pictures in this thread, but my fluid was more brown than red. Hopefully the synthetic fluid holds up better.

To follow-up on the earlier discussion about the third opening, I was able to fill using that opening and avoid removing the wheel, making the operation easier, as I was on ramps to access the bottom tray for removal (car was still level though), and would have needed a jackstand if that wheel would have had to come off.

(I suspect the middle opening could still be used to fill without removing the wheel, you'd just need a longer funnel with a flexible spout.)
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