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    Default Automatic transmission filter conversion kit

    Anybody fitted something like this yet?

    http://www.britpart.com/parts/repair...very-4/da2142/

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    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Anybody fitted something like this yet?

    http://www.britpart.com/parts/repair...very-4/da2142/
    No, but i paid indies to do that. Cost of filter alone was R3k or thereabouts. They told me filter is also sump of gearbox, thus entire sump is replaced
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    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    Anybody fitted something like this yet?

    http://www.britpart.com/parts/repair...very-4/da2142/
    Yes I have fitted a few of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by seansta View Post
    Yes I have fitted a few of them
    My Disco is now on 106000km and still need a gearbox flush, new oil and maybe one of these.
    Do you have an estimate of how much this will cost me?
    Please send me a pm if you dont want to talk money on here, even though I am sure other people will be interested too.

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    A plastic gearbox sump on a 4x4. I just have to wonder WTF somebody was thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    A plastic gearbox sump on a 4x4. I just have to wonder WTF somebody was thinking.
    You right it was not their finest moments.......Cant blame land Rover though lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by seansta View Post
    You right it was not their finest moments.......Cant blame land Rover though lol
    well I can: LR took the ZF box and applied it to a 4x4........by proxy taking responsibility
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    Hi All

    ZF offer a metal oil pan with a drain plug. That way oil can be changed in-between filter changes, without having to drop the sump.
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    I fitted mine 100 000 km ago (diy) and have just replaced the filter 5 000 km ago and fitted a recon torque converter to from Centurion Gearbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    well I can: LR took the ZF box and applied it to a 4x4........by proxy taking responsibility
    True, they should of brought the Disco 3 and 4 out with the steel sump as a standard feature,can be a mission to replace filter with the existing plastic sump . The steel sump comes off easily and the filter is cheaper to replace making gearbox services cheaper for the owners , and of course less work for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    My Disco is now on 106000km and still need a gearbox flush, new oil and maybe one of these.
    Do you have an estimate of how much this will cost me?
    Please send me a pm if you dont want to talk money on here, even though I am sure other people will be interested too.
    Hi tried to PM you not sure is you received it??Better to call me on 0827845595 thx
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    Default Re: Automatic transmission filter conversion kit

    Anybody else than ZF where you can get the steel sump and filter for the Disco 3? Plastic sump at R1300 and the steel at R3000 is quite a difference! Seems that British 4x4 dont sell them, neither does Independent 4x4 or Rob Leimers.

    Thanks.

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    As an owner of a 330d bmw who just had his gearbox replaced after breaking that sump driving over something, and the panel beater telling me in the same time another 1series was totalled for exactly the same damage, I think ZF could make good money selling the steel sump, not only to LR drivers

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    The OE specifies which type of sump they require, with the plastic sump being much cheaper than the steel sump most OE's prefer the plastic sump. The countries in which these vehicles are predominantly sold, are substantially more 1st world than SA with better road conditions etc. Thus the OE's probably decided from a cost/risk perspective that the plastic sumps will be sufficient. We don't see a lot of plastic sumps that are damaged, and if we get a damaged plastic sump there are also some impact marks on the engine sump/sump plug area.
    A certain range of BMW X5 vehicles were fitted with steel sumps as well as the current Amarok 8speed Auto, it all depends on what the OE required when the vehicle/transmission was designed.

    I am currently working on some pricing to see if we can offer the conversion at a cheaper price which is more attractive to the public.
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    We have done some calculations and are able to do the conversion on 6HP26 and 6HP28 transmissionssto steel sump and do the service on the transmission ie. change the filter/oil for a total amount of R5000 incl VAT.
    This will include the following parts:
    -Steel Oil Pan (sump)
    -Gasket
    -Filter
    -New sump bolts
    -New oil

    Please notify us upfront if this service is required so that we can ensure we have stock of the steel sump's as we don't see a lot of movement on them.
    We are currently exploring the possibility to also convert the 8HP plastic sumps to steel sumps but we have not done it before. In theory it should be the same as with the 6HP transmissions as the Amarok 8HP has a steel sump which can be used on LR and other vehicles.

    Nico
    ZF Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
    170 Herman Street, Meadowdale, Ext. 3, Germiston
    P.O.Box 2098, Kempton Park, 1620


    Nico Eksteen
    Supervisor - Passenger Vehicles
    Phone:011 457 0005
    Cell: 082 776 2757
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