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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: eventfull day :)
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:26:56 PM »
Nice one - I swore like £&*. All day just removing my undertray!

Those blo,&y push plastic riverts, all to confirm my brake pipes are all in good condition that run through the passenger side chassis protection, !

Glad you got yours sorted


General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 14, 2018, 01:06:03 PM »
Eh up all,

Just to partially update the thread in case its of use to others:-

I bought a Meyle repair kit direct locally as had multiple issues trying to get one of ebay, every supplier i checked started theirs was not compatible ? I only wanted the kit of parts and no oil.

The Meyle part numbers and codes are below for the kit only that suits my car, if you check on their website it will give you the options that fit your model. Kit is very well packaged and appears to be a quality items and components.

Utility no.: MOK0037

300 135 1006/SK
Parts list
Transm. No. GA6HP26Z
Transm. Type 6HP26 X, Transm. Type 6HP32 (HSL 015+016), Automatic Transmission, 6-speed, for manufacturer ZF, with accessories, Oil Pan Material Metal, Kit, alternative Repair Kit 300 135 1006, Slim Set , Consult accessories list for recommended additional repairs
MEYLE oil change kits for automatic transmissions. A full set of premium-quality components for the professional repair of popular gearbox types.
Utility no.: MOK0046

In terms of oil i elected to buy ZFLifeguard6 (appreciate other alternatives are available) and got a great service and price delivered next day from :-

www.powerenhancer.co.uk (simon) 08445561255

If anyone has any more tips or advice on this job feel free to add to the post.

Im planning on doing the job next Friday so will post pictures and update after in case its of help to someone else,  (or i will be on asking for more help !!!!)

Cheers all for the assistance thus far.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:37:07 AM »

Nice one - im at 100k and will be interesting to see the colour when its drained.

You got a good price there by the looks of it and glad it runs fine after, hoping for the same.

I might do a few photos of the job and post as it could be useful to others on here.


General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:20:25 PM »

Been checking out local guys I know reasonably well.

Price ranges from £185 to £500, depending on work etc, but all use as equivalent oil not SF lifeguard 6 .

Also I want to start with a filter change and then top up as the box itself is fine , my logic is just replace the atf lost in this change and due to the weep. If the box settles after the change I will drain and change again slowly working my way through the older oil.

Appreciate I can get a full flush on new equipment but I’m nervous about that route, just in case it creates a problem where there isn’t one.

Might be a bit old fashioned in my thinking but years of using STP engine flush and seeing the tales of woe it caused sometimes makes me pause on this one.

Plus I like a challenge, thanks to all on here it’s a great resource and full of people who want to help so if I can crack the last few questions I posed ( over to moose04) or anyone else I probably have a go.

Might live to regret but not done so far by taking advice before starting, it’s a nice motor and I don’t want to B!!£er it up.

Cherry again 

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:04:08 PM »

Eh up and thanks for that.

The kit link is great cheers - I might opt for zflifeguard6 oil and get the filters etc from your supplier.

Still digging around a bit on the atf oil front, loads of info on here which is great plus on the Jag forums as they use the same box.

Tried realoem I must be doing something wrong as not found it that useful ????

Glad my logic on the plugs worked, only way I could think of doing it.

The filter is what I suspects from my digging around, long neck push fit via what appears to be two rubber o ring seals which need a smear of new atf oil on them prior to pushing home.

I’m not intending to swop over any other components like you, unless there is something obvious amiss.

Question again - I get the running through all the gears whist applying the brake and then a refill but did you go into sport mode and run through all the gears as well or just the main PN D R .

Makes no sense for me to do this as surely the voids in the box will be filled through going through the main PNDR selection - but thought I best ask.

Also just to be clear the fill plug is left out after refit of the sump, but top up to the level so it just runs out on the first refill. Then Start car and run through gearbox, refill through fill plug until it dribbles out again, fit pug and torque up fill Plug. That’s the same process as the Volvo in fairness.

Thanks again for all inputs really a big assist.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:17:11 AM »
Moose04 / Anyone,

Im just getting my ducks in a row for doing the gearbox ATF , decided to have a  go myself!!!!

I also manged to get a blo$$y picture of the video i took on my phone ( daughter helped in fairness,,,,,shes 3 !)

A few questions to confirm:-

Mines a facelift 3.0D with ZF 6 speed 6HP26 box from what i can deduce - anyone confirm based on theirs ?

The colour of the weeping ATF appears golden yellow which confused me at first as all ATF i know in the past was RED. However i believe mine is filled with Longlife 83230142516 ( yellow sticker on sump with code) which apparently was fit in european build vehicles with "sealed for life" boxes. Anyone confirm im correct ?

Anyone recommend a supplier of said oil other than OEM ? Moose04 where did you get yours

If im correct i cannot use DEXTRON 4 as its not compatible and risk mixing fluids so will need to buy OEM ZF Lifeguard 6 oil to suit ?
Im scratching my head a bit as based on the picture below

1 = drain plug raised torx by looks of it - Anyone confirm ? Moose04 im confused ( its doesnt take much)  as
what you say is leave the drain plug out on refill 

2 = looks for all the life in me like the fill plug as i cannot find any other fill plug in the vicinity, this worries me a bit ive check my video a couple of times as i was expecting the fill to be higher up in the main body of the box above the sump pan ? I can only assume its recessed and the reason is it sits above the level inside the sump (like a mountain top ) and you fill to the top of the mountain after which it dribbles over on the final fill to let you know its correct -Anyone confirm im on the right lines.

3 = this is the yellow stick i found the part number on.

As usual all help greatly received - would rather ask the daft questions first than start something and regret!

The Volvo was "simples" as you could see the drain and fill plugs easily - this looks odd unless im missing the obvious somewhere and without taking the sheild off again thought i would ask

Cheers in advance 

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: eventfull day :)
« on: September 09, 2018, 03:17:53 PM »
Eh up

Don’t give up pal, these days are sent to try you!

It’s a nice motor and worth the effort

I keep reading your posts with interest so keep up the good work.

Been there - on other bits on mine- but worth it


General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:02:24 PM »

Cheers pal, that’s really useful information - good to know it might only be the gasket and that makes sense from what I can see.

Process Seems similar to the volvo.

I made a fluid pump ( as such) from two 2 litre lemonade bottles , some silicone tube and few car tyre valves and used my MTB track pump to pressurise the “Heath Robinson “ device ! Worked a treat mind

Read about the Myle kit- good to have a recommendation.

Going to have a good think on this one before I attempt and see what the costs work out like verses a trusted garage.



General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:48:44 PM »

mmmm i have past experience with auto boxes.

Will be using one of two i know once i have decided if im doing it or not.(suspect i wont be )

I was debating anyway to get a fluid swop anyway, at just over 100k its probably due.

I want to ensure i use someone who can empty the lot including to torque converter in one go. A mate of mine has just invested in a new piece of kit, hes a Landrover independent, but the boxes i believe are the same/similar to the older discos and RR sports. Need to do a bit more digging.

Apparently its similar to a pressure driven swop you would do in brake fluid, the ATF is fed into the system through the fill and out through the drain, run it until fluid changes colour ( or at least in principle)

I did my volvo xc70 myself and it went ok but too mush measuring and a  degree of guesswork re ATF temperatures so promised myself never again.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 03, 2018, 01:58:21 PM »
Henry m3

Cheers for that, i am busy looking at what i need kit wise - might consider a specialist though depending on price of all the parts i need.

New sump pan ?

not sure its worth me doing yet - could be a garage job

General X5 Forum (E53) / Automatic Gearbox Leak - Pan Seal Gasket ?
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:08:54 AM »
Eh up all,

I noticed a slight weep of oil around the plastic shield protecting the automatic gearbox underneath the car.

Managed to strip the shield of this weekend as figured out i could get to it without the need for a ramp.

After juggling the shield out of the way it would appear i have a weep from the gearbox pan, from what i can tell it appears to be from the gasket area, which is somewhat of a relief. I took a video on my phone but no idea how i upload it to the site ( technology not my strong point!) just so i could get a second opinion from you guys.


Are these prone to weep ?
Im not too worried as its a weep and does not look like ive lost alot of fluid - but should i be ?
I will get this fixed but think i will get a fluid changes and replacement kit at the same time - any views ?
Any kits i should use?

Welcome any views , thanks in advance


Problems / Re: Door cards
« on: August 18, 2018, 09:00:13 PM »

Eh up

Nice job mate spit on👍


Nice one mate 👍

Thanks for that  - put my mind at ease.

Have a good one.


Cheers for that, definitely checked mine again now.

Starts Amber > Red briefly,> Amber then out.

I just want to put my mind at rest it always did that, probably never noticed and it’s a coincidence!!!

Anyone else check theirs and let me know 😃

Cheers all.

Eh Up All

Last week my Tyre Pressure Light came up RED on the dash for no reason - never had a problem with it before. It came up whilst going round a roundabout, just for info.

To be sure checked all TPs and they were fine.

I reset by holding the TPS button on the console and the light went out.

No light has come back up since, BUT, can some one please check the ignition sequence for me on start up.

I am positive that when i used to start up:-

 Ignition position 1 - no TPS Amber check light
Ignition position 2 - TPS Amber light shows, (as i recall it does as a check) then for a second turns RED, then goes out. I could sware it never turned RED then went out, just Amber then went out ????

Start and drive car no TPS warning at all - so no issue.

I might be completely wrong its just im now aware of the sequence and can find nothing to check against.

I have serached on here and know how the system works (Thanks Horizon)

The system works via the traction control system / wheel sensors. When you reset the system, by pressing and holding the dash button until it goes amber, then it monitors how the wheels rotate and distance covered over a set time/ distance and saves this info.
When the rolling circumference changes due to the tyre deflating it flags up the red light.
So if you reset the system with the incorrect pressures it takes that as the norm. It doesn't monitor pressure but rolling circumference. So always reset after the correct pressure is put in to the tyres.

And i appear to have no problems but its bugging me about the RED check light on start up.

Appreciate anyone confirming the actual light sequence,

Cheers all

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