XJ XJ6 / XJR6 ( X300 ) 1995-1997

Transmission fluid change

Old 05-08-2019, 12:53 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 335
Received 49 Likes on 42 Posts
Default Transmission fluid change

Hi, In my 96 xj6 4.0L what are my options to remove all the transmission fluid?
Is the filter a screen or does it need to be changed and how often?
Is the procedure the same for my 95 xj6?
As always thanks for your help!

Last edited by jomo; 05-08-2019 at 12:59 AM.
Old 05-08-2019, 03:23 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Adelaide Stralia
Posts: 19,481
Received 5,770 Likes on 4,139 Posts

Same, same.

The filter is in fact a metal mesh, so changing is NOT as ritical as the units that run a Dacron typpe filer.

I drain via the dipstick tube, and inspect the fluid for ":metal" bits. If no bits, resecure that tube, fill the thing and drive. Do it again about 200kms +/-, until what comes out is the same colour as the going in stuff.

If there are metal bits, then off with the pan and filter, and find out what has busted, but the busted ones are a rare thing.

That ZF trans LOVES clean fluid, that's about all.
The following 2 users liked this post by Grant Francis:
Don B (05-08-2019), Doug (05-08-2019)
Old 05-08-2019, 08:11 AM
aholbro1's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Decatur, TX
Posts: 4,415
Received 1,387 Likes on 953 Posts

You'll have to scroll past my tussles with the drain plug (which some models are reported not to have) but deep in there are pictures of the metal bits collected on my magnets. I also practice the gradual fluid renewal method of draining what will drain, and replacing it with new every so often on 3 or 4 consecutive engine-oil changes. (7,500 mile interval)

When Grant finds metal bits, realize his magnets are likely saturated. On the other hand, as you can see, my magnets had a good 1/8" covering all around, yet the transmission was working fine, and still is....forget what the mileage was when I pulled the pan and changed the filter (whilst renewing the stripped drain plug) but I'll hit 250K (Miles, not KM) this week or next, still no xmsn problems.....
The following users liked this post:
Scotlad (05-08-2019)
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Silver Panthera
X-Type ( X400 )
05-25-2019 04:09 PM
XJ XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR ( X350 & X358 )
03-02-2018 10:09 AM
S-Type / S type R Supercharged V8 ( X200 )
07-29-2013 09:14 AM
XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 )
02-11-2012 05:55 PM
XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 )
01-30-2010 04:52 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Transmission fluid change

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: