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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #15 on: 08 June 2018, 09:22:19 »

Remember the gearbox level needs to be checked / topped up hot with the engine running. :y

Yes. and Level.  This fact was not lost on me. 
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #16 on: 08 June 2018, 10:07:12 »

Sorry, I guessed that you were already aware of that, but it's always worth the reminder!  :y

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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #17 on: 08 June 2018, 18:04:19 »

34 mpg on a 3.2?????.............I wish!
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #18 on: 08 June 2018, 18:09:22 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #19 on: 08 June 2018, 22:05:15 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)

After driving back today in stop start traffic I'm back down to 28 mpg  :o
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #20 on: 08 June 2018, 23:45:31 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)

After driving back today in stop start traffic I'm back down to 28 mpg  :o
Either it's not a real 3.2 or you aren't driving it properly  :-X
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #21 on: 09 June 2018, 07:30:15 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)

After driving back today in stop start traffic I'm back down to 28 mpg  :o
Either it's not a real 3.2 or you aren't driving it properly  :-X

Definately a 3.2 :D
I have points on my licence.  :(
My commute on a Monday is 95 Miles which is 1 mile to the Local Bypass, 5 miles to M57, then M62, and M6 to Wolverhampton, just about 1/2 mile from Junction 2 of M54.  So 85 miles of motorway, 5 Miles of Dual Carriage way 4.5 miles of 50 mph A road, and 1/2 mile of 20 mph limit.  (Which is the 1st 1/2 mile and I achieve about 13 mpg when the car is cold.

There is nowhere, apart from in the 1st 7 miles, when you can get (safely) over the speed limit. I just put it into cruise at a true 70, (or 50 in the Road works on the M6,) and watch the range increase.  Most times the range is higher when I arrive than when I left home.

I have watched the instantaneous fuel consumption in the 50 limit and it hovers around 40-43 mpg.
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #22 on: 11 June 2018, 17:22:29 »

Hmmm, sounds optimistic to me. What does a brim to brim fill up give? :-\
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #23 on: 11 June 2018, 20:17:27 »

That said, what wheels/tyres are fitted :-\
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #24 on: 11 June 2018, 20:44:31 »

I drive between 500-600 miles a week almost every week..combination of motorway/dual carriage ways/lanes/town and have never ever managed to get an average weekly usage of above 25mpg..and I do drive it properly somedays and others like Miss Daisy ...only because I can  ;D
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #25 on: 11 June 2018, 21:00:02 »

I used to get 28ish from my manual 3.2... More on a decent cruise. My auto 3.2 was about 23... I didn't opps about though :D
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #26 on: 14 June 2018, 23:21:55 »

That said, what wheels/tyres are fitted :-\
235/45/17 Rainsports  :o

So I thought it was sorted, did 380 miles over the weekend fine, and then yesterday on a Journey from wolverhampton to Bradford it all started again. Well I could get cruise, but definately stuck in 3rd. (Unless I moved the stick to make it move to second or 1st)

I probably should not have driven it like that but erm...... no excuse really. Coming back this evening.  ALL was fine.
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #27 on: 03 July 2018, 18:46:40 »

Some of you might think I'm a bit lazy, but I haven't really got to the bottom of this and whilst I topped up the oil, it is still a problem once the ambient temperature is above about 23 degrees C and the Temp gauge showing "above normal". 

I do quite a lot of miles and I've managed to "con" the gearbox into not doing it by pressing the sport button, when I know I'm going to be coming down from cruising in top gear. and then Turning it off after I'm happy that I'm going to be sitting in top again for a while.

Anyway, I want to change the oil and filter, but the larger gasket of the 2 is "No Longer Stocked" by dealers and there are only 2 filters in the UK and the Dealer wanted paying before he'd get them in, and refused to take any payment over the phone. So:

As the 4L30-E box is similar / identical * to other applications across the world I'd like to ask if ANY of the following look right ?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/cadillac,2001,catera,3.0l+v6,1371136,transmission-automatic,filter,8600

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SG1016-AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION-FILTER-FOR-BMW-4L30E-4AS-GM-4L30E-RWD/302678276924?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l9372

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OIL-SUMP-GASKET-PAN-FRONT-B11298-4L30E-BMW-1990-2017/273177940110?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l9372

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SG1016-AUTOMATIC-TRANSMISSION-FILTER-AND-DEXOS3-FOR-BMW-4L30E-4AS-GM-4L30E-RWD/302684929036?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l9372

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transmission-Filter-Kit-for-Holden-Jackaroo-2003-ON-4L30E-WCTK30-RTK25/141759175319?hash=item2101815a97:g:KyMAAOSwjVVV4K0V

Looking at this : There is a list of interchangability.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Auto-Trans-Filter-fits-1997-2001-Cadillac-Catera-HASTINGS-FILTERS/142659404073?epid=76990116&hash=item213729c129:g:h0kAAOSwCXJbGbq0

Obviously I'd rather order parts from a UK supplier as likely to arrive this week.

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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #28 on: 03 July 2018, 19:02:19 »

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Re: Gearbox issues
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