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Hello everyone! Few quick questions about YRV drain plugs / oil change!

Daihatsu YRV M2
Themenstarteram 10. April 2016 um 10:51

Hi all, a total noobie here.

Since a month or so I drive a Daihatsu YRV with a K3-VE engine (it's a model heavily based on the Daihatsu Sirion). It's very rare and no dedicated forums for it and parts are a hell to find, but anyway, I love the car and I intend to keep it as long as I can.

I have two initial questions:

- I'm almost sure about the dimesions of the engine oil drain plug - M12x1,25 - but I want to also find the sizes of the gearbox oil plug (manual transmission) so I can order some magnetic plugs before the first oil change comes (soon). My question is do YRVs use the same drain plugs for both the manual transmission and the engine oil?

- I do my own oil changes and own some platforms you can drive your car onto and raise its front around 20 cm off the ground (I'm paranoid about jacks). Are both drain plugs positioned so, that all oil goes out when you have a slightly raised front?

Sie können auch auf Deutsch antworten. Ich verschtehe alles, aber bin nicht so sicher im Schreiben.

Thanks in advance,

Anton

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My question is do YRVs use the same drain plugs for both the manual transmission and the engine oil?

No, the plugs are different. But you do not need magnetic ones, just change the oil regularly and it will be fine.

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Are both drain plugs positioned so, that all oil goes out when you have a slightly raised front

Got the same engine in a different car and as far as I know, the oil drain bolt sits at a 45° angle, so raising the front would be beneficial. Although I never do it, as you can reach it with the car standing on the ground.

Themenstarteram 10. April 2016 um 11:21

Danke! Das war sehr hilfreich! Und welche meinung hast du zum Thema aufkleben von große Neodym Magneten seitlich von Ölfilter?

I do not think it is necessary. If you change your oil every year or 15000km it will be fine. Use 5W40, 5W30 or 0W40 with ACEA A3/B4 rating.

Neodymium magnets are very strong and I'm not sure if they are capable of damaging anything, so I leave it alone.

Ususally a Daihatsu will rust away before the engine has any problems, so better be on the lookout for rust!

I assume you are from the UK, so what brings you to a german automotive forum?

Themenstarteram 10. April 2016 um 12:28

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I assume you are from the UK, so what brings you to a german automotive forum?

Hello again and thanks for the prompt answers :)

Unfortunately, neither English or German are my native languages - I come from a small Eastern European country you might not even know about. An year ago I came to work and reside in Berlin. The YRV is my first car registered in Germany and I don't earn that much, so that's why I'm a bit paranoid to keep it in the best condition possible and so eager to service it myself. MT is the biggest German automotive forum and I saw a few topics written - and answered in - English, so that's why I decided to register here until I improve my German. Also, this forum has an Android app which is very useful. I'm also a member of daihatsu-forum.de, but the activity there is low and questions take long to be answered, although I already found some extremely useful topics such as how to repair the widely deffective BOSCH headlight adjustment motors (here) and others. But I find MT better, because people can share a lot about their cars and write public reviews on their particular model (as I already wrote the first YRV CXS review) so others can see for themselves if that's "their car" - it's all about community and common effort.

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If you change your oil every year or 15000km it will be fine. Use 5W40, 5W30 or 0W40 with ACEA A3/B4 rating.

Isn't 15,000 kms a bit too long of a period between oil changes? I was thinking more like 8,000 kms? I purchased MANNOL 5W40 Halbsynthetisch for the motor and MANNOL 75W90 Vollsynthetisch for the gearbox. Do you think I got the right oils? I have some rust here and there and was planning on washing the Unterboden soon and treat it with Unterboden-/Steinschlagschutz, but I get conflicting oppinions of whether you should "Kärcher"-it yourself or go to a carwash and risk an electrical failure..?

What country is it? I know all of them :D

Welcome to Germany by the way. If I can give you one hint, it is to learn the german language as quickly as possible. It will help you greatly with your life here.

Mannol 75W90 Vollsynthetisch GL-5 is not the correct oil for the gearbox, do not use it, it will damage it.

You have to get an Oil with a GL-4 rating, like this one: http://www.amazon.de/.../ref=sr_1_2?...

You need at least 2 Liters.

The Mannol 5W40 is OK.

If you do not know the history of your car, you can change the oil more quickly to get rid of dirt in the engine. But after that 15000km or once a year is fine.

I would go to the carwash and get a normal Unterbodenwäsche, then prepare the rust with Fludfilm and Permafilm or any other rust inhibitor. Big rust pieces have to be sanded down first.

Viel Glück und viel Erfolg!

PS: Auf dem Foto sind die zwei Schrauben für das Getriebeöl zu sehen.

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Themenstarteram 10. April 2016 um 12:51

Hallo nochmal :) Ich komme aus Mazedonien. Ich habe schon bemerkt, dass es schwer ist in Deutschland zu leben und kein perfektes Deutsch zu haben. Was ist der Unterschied zwischen GL4 und GL5? Ich sehe dass beide sind 75W90. Wäre es wirklich für mein Getriebe tödlich sein? :( Das Öl, das ich kaufte, war ziemlich teuer und ich kann es nicht zurück schicken..

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Themenstarteram 10. April 2016 um 13:36

Auch, mein 75W90 Öl is bezeichnet als GL4+ und nicht als GL4 o. GL5 .. (??) Was bedeutet das? MANNOL Webseite: http://tinyurl.com/z2tlvvp

Das Mannol Basic Plus mit GL-4+ ist OK, das kannst du einfüllen.

Fill plug ist oben, drain plug ist unten. Erst fill plug öffnen, dann drain plug öffnen. Wenn das Öl raus ist, die drain plug wieder schließen und beim fill plug so lange Öl einfüllen, bis es herausläuft. Dann die fill plug Schraube wieder eindrehen.

Znam deka Macedonia :D

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Themenstarteram 10. April 2016 um 15:20

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Znam deka Macedonia :D

Ti blagodaram prijatelu! :)

I got a bit worried about the GL4+ specification of this oil, so I anyway wrote an e-mail enquiry to SCT Germany for a better explanation about the suphur contents and other corrosive additives that may possibly damage "yellow metal" parts in YRV's manual gearboxes. When I receive the official reply, I will post it here so everyone knows if we can/can't freely use GL4+ in our cars.

Danke nochmal, salieridai! :)

 

Ich fahre auch in meinem Daihatsu GL-4+ und das macht gar kein Problem. Schaltet sogar besser als mit GL-4 :D

Bisher ist auch noch nichts kaputt gegangen :P

Ich mag es, wenn jemand seinen Daihatsu pflegt, daher helfe ich gerne!

Liebe Grüße

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