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I quite fancy doing this job. Presumably a length of thin hose and a funnel is required, where could I buy these items? Any advice?
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The funnel you can get from supermarkets, Wilkinsons etc. I used a short length of garden hose attached to it to reach the filling plug.

Oh, and you need a 12mm hex sump plug key.
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Re: Gear box oil

Thank you HP. Regular garden hose is not too thick then, that's good news. This 12mm hex sump plug key you mention; is that a 12mm Allen Key by another name, or something I will need to get from Halfrauds?

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Garden hose does the trick just fine, after you've taken the filler plug out the hole is about 3/4" - which is just about a perfect fit.

Yep, 12mm allen key. You can get one that fits into a socket for a few quid from a motor factors.
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Great stuff HP thank you. I will get myself to Wilko this weekend.
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Auto transmission fluid is designed to do a different job, I wouldn't use it in a manual.
It is the correct oil in one of my other [manual gearbox] cars.
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Castrol Syntrans Transaxle 75W90.
Change interval: 120.000 km (= 75.000mls) or 72 months (=6 years.
About 2 litres, filler hole is correct level, as soon as oil drips out, itīs OK.
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Btw, I suggest to cut the interval in halve.
30.000-40.000 mls or three years.
Most Barchetta's are collectors cars these days, that won't see many winters and bad weather, so 75.000mls would be forever, and 6 years is to long as well imo.
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It is the correct oil in one of my other [manual gearbox] cars.
Really? What car's that?
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Re: Gear box oil

Im working on my B at the moment and changed a few bushes etc and when i was under the engine saw the gearbox sump plug and filler plug !!
So as the cars 23 years old i too think i should change the gearbox oil. Ive owned it for 7 years and havnt changed it so can someone confirm that both plugs at 12mm allen key size ??
I will need to buy it !
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Really? What car's that?
Only just seen this question ,after 5 years have passed ,sorry.

An Escort RS Cosworth.

Also long since sold that ,unreliable thing it was....
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Confirmed 12mm allen key
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Make sure you can unscrew the filler plug before draining!!
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Re: Gear box oil

Guys spent an hour changing the gearbox oil this afternoon. Took it a quick spin to heat it up a bit.Bought the 12mm allen key for €3 locally and undid the filler plug first as advised.😁
Then drained of 1.5 lit of what i would call mud 🤨
Bought 2lits of 75/90 and managed to pump that in as the car was up on ramps.
So i think all went well !!!
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