Ok lads & lasses , did the first oil change today & this is how I got on :-
I followed Brake busters thread & jacked up the car on the drivers side & put axel stands under it ,
then I got my brand new , white , Hippo container & cut it in half so it would fit under the car .
I then cleaned the surrounding area around the gearbox sump & took the drain plug out to extract
most of the oil & followed on by undoing the dipstick tube & letting it drain for an hour .
I refitted the dipstick tube & drain plug , lowered the car & put nearly 5 litres of oil back in the system .
Everything is working again but it hasn't made much difference to the drive or the harsh gear selection .
Here are some pictures of the old oil that came out :-
Pictures 1 & 2 show the very dark oil that came out of the gearbox .
Pictures 3 & 4 show some black blobs that are alike to congealed blood .
Pictures 5 & 6 show what I found in the bottom of the brand new , clean white container ( black , solid , hard
particles that would have eventualy caused blockage for sure .
If the next oil drain is clear after 500 miles , I will be doing a oil & filter change next .
Hope the pictures come out
regards , Paul .
Paulus The Wood Gnome .
1988 Jaguar 3.6 .
2000 Range Rover P38 DSE daily driver .