Zf 6hp26 Service kit, BMW h/duty metal/rubber gasket non-genuine filter
( service kit (steel pan only )
comes with a heavy-duty metal/rubber gasket and a
Genuine pan gaskets are the safest option
this item will suit ford 6 speed Falcon and Territory /Land Rovers/BMW
If you don’t want to be up for a rebuild please change your transmission oil !
The oil from the factory does not last a lifetime.
We recommend servicing at 60,000km intervals
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ZF6HP26 Automatic Transmission Fluid Level Procedures
The Oil Drain and filling procedure will vary between models so please use the flowing information as a guide only.
Draining The Oil (Polyamide & Steel Oilpan)
To drain simply remove the drain plug on the underside of the sump towards the rear of the transmission. The plug requires a 12mm or 10mm Allen key for removal and make sure you use caution as it is plastic (Polyamide) if an incorrect key is used it will strip out.
Draining The Oil (Polyamide & Steel Oil pans with 2 Plugs)
To drain simply remove the drain plug on the underside of the sump towards the front or rear of the transmission. The plug requires either a 5mm or 6mm Allen key for removal.
Filling The Oil (Sumps with only 1 Plug)
On the left-hand side of the transmission housing looking from the back to the front, there is a filler plug towards the front of the transmission. Remove this plug with an 8mm Allen key then with the engine off pump the recommended fluid in until it starts to run out the hole, you may need to make sure the pump nozzle is raised so it’s not blocking the fluid from coming out.
Filling The Oil (Sumps with 2 Plugs)
On the bottom of the sump, there is a filler plug towards the back of the transmission. Remove the plug with a 17mm Allen key Then with the engine off pump the recommended fluid in until it starts to run out the hole, you may need to make sure the pump nozzle is pointing in the correct direction which will alloy the oil to enter the sump. If the oil deflector is in the correct position the nozzle should face the back of the transmission. Have a good look up there with a touch to get an idea and make sure you don’t damage the plastic deflector.
If you have a Diagnostic Scanner available it is recommended to plug in and monitor the engine Revs and Transmission Oil Temperature. Recommended Revs 750 while in Park. Recommended Temperature is 40°C for a final check. If no Scanner is available do not run longer than 15 minutes during the filling time. If the temperature rises over 50°C allow the transmission to cool before the final check.
Once the fluid starts to run out replace the filler plug loosely and then with the selector in Park start the vehicle’s engine. When the engine revs at idle or 750rpm (You may need to turn on Head Lights or Air Conditioning to raise RPM) remove the filler plug and continue filling until fluid starts to run out.
Once it’s running out for the second time you can replace the filler plug and with your foot hard on the brake pedal select Drive and Reverse at least 2 times make sure you allow the gears to engage. Now the transmission temp should be about 40°C and you can now remove the filler plug and perform the final oil level check. If you need to add more oil do so or allow excess oil to drain if over full.
When full there should be a small stream of oil if it stops streaming at the correct temperature add a bit more. If you remove the Pump Nozzle and it’s pouring out it’s over full allowing it enough time to drain.
With the correct Temperature, Engine RPM, and Oil Overflow Stream you can now replace the filler plug and tighten it to the recommended torque setting.
- Recommended Fluid – ZF-LifeGuard Fluid 6
- Recommended Checking Temperature – 40°C
- Recommended Checking RPM – 750rpm
- Drain Plug Tightening Torque – 8 Nm (Polyamide Oilpan)
- Filler Plug Tightening Torque – 35 Nm (Plug on side of Case)
- Drain Plug Tightening Torque – 12 Nm (Steel Oilpan)
- Filler Plug Tightening Torque – 80 Nm (17mm HEX Steel Oilpan)