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I have a dipstick but the tube isn't exactly 'big-bore'.

Thanks for the link, that's a lot of oil.

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It doesn't matter too much- should the other half need the pump I pictured earlier (not likely these days!), I use one like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OIL-SUCTION-GUN-GEAR-BOX-SUMP-DIFFERENTIAL-TRANSMISSION-CAR-TRUCK-PUMP-/400532171480?
Just shove it in as fast as you can after starting the process with it overfull by a litre or so...
EDIT- re oil quantity, from memory- fill to completely dry system it's 11 litres anyway. Around 5 if just draining and dropping sump so if you have to flush 10 litres or so through until it runs clean, then shove another 5 in once you've changed filter, that's a large proportion of your 20L gone!

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Orangebean wrote:

EDIT- re oil quantity, from memory- fill to completely dry system it's 11 litres anyway. Around 5 if just draining and dropping sump so if you have to flush 10 litres or so through until it runs clean, then shove another 5 in once you've changed filter, that's a large proportion of your 20L gone!

After the flush the oil becomes clean, replace filter and top up with the -clean- flushed oil. Saves another 5 litres, it was clean after all.

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BTW, I have to wait with the oilchange of mine, appointment is cancelled due to an emergency-repair of some farmer's equipment. The ramp is taken.
I don't mind too much, he's a good guy, always willing to help you out.

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Good thrifty suggestion Tony, but I'm not sure that would work real-world. Once it runs clean when flushing, you stop flushing!
Surely you'd only have a small amount of clean flushed fluid, even if you were quick enough to catch it in a separate container?

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After the flush the oil becomes clean, replace filter and top up with the -clean- flushed oil. Saves another 5 litres, it was clean after all.

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Well I'm not too paranoia about it, the MCS (Maintenance Check Sheet) says refresh box every 2 years or 24K miles, the filter only after the first 24K miles.
If I drain it once a year it takes 5-6 litres which I can afford, I'm sure I treat it very well then.

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Ferryman wrote:

Well I'm not too paranoia about it, the MCS (Maintenance Check Sheet) says refresh box every 2 years or 24K miles, the filter only after the first 24K miles.

Hmm, you're right, it does. Better change mine then. It has only been done once in the time I've owned it and that must be at least 80,000 miles ago........

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...and given the fact that your 80.000 miles are mostly towing-miles, you have a jobby to do ;)