Finally got around to changing the gearbox oil on my Twizy
It took just over an hour to do and the video on YouTube was spot-on with the procedure
A few things to watch out for…
When taking the drain plug out the flow of Oil shoots out horizontally so you need to be ready for it!
The Filler Plug is a little difficult to reach and you need to fill it from inside the Twizy, so the rear seat needs to be removed by drilling out the rivet.
I had already removed the rivet when I fitted my Radio last year.
I bought a Oil Pump from Halfords made by Laser but it was hard work because the pump stroke was very small and it took a couple of hundred pumps to get the litre of oil in.
I think the best option would be the largest plastic pipe that fits in the gearbox Filler connected to a large funnel.
The floor plate can be fitted the wrong way round, don’t ask me how I know…
I took the Twizy for a 20 mile run to get the gearbox nice and warm so the oil flowed out easy.
This is the oil that came out compared to new oil
The drain plug is magnetic but thankfully there was hardly any swarf on the magnet.
My Twizy had 13015 miles on the clock when I did the oil change.
The old oil was really thin like water and I would not be surprised if it was just ordinary 10/40w instead of a gear oil.
I refilled it with one litre of 80w90 GL5 as recommended.
Will change it every year at least from now on
The car seemed much quieter when I took it for a test drive