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Danno, if you are contemplating attempting to do this yourself then think again!
This is not a straight forward procedure. To totally drain and refill (including the torque converter) requires specialist knowledge and equipment.
The amount of ATF depends on the capability of the operative/equipment and how much is actually drained off.
Previous discussions on this topic are on the Forum Back Index file (via the Search function).
Try this link for starters:- Automatic transmission fluid replacement?

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No I certainly won’t be doin it that’s for sure. I can have my local mechanic do a gearbox oil change. He would drain and fill twice do get most of the old oil out. There is a company local that can come out with a specialised machine and drain the gearbox, torque converter and oil cooler for 250 quid. Seems a bit steep to me. PS do you know if mine is a 6T45 or 50
 

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Who ever does the ATF change, the wheels need to be off the ground so as to be able to shift through the gears with the engine running. (unlikely with the mobile mechanic). If it is done properly it will be 'costly' on the cost of ATF alone. That said, a new gearbox and work involved will be £5,000+. You do the maths!
I dont know when the change to 6T50 occurred. It might be stamped on the casing somewhere.
 

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Good offers on AUTODOC. I only ordered 4 litres of ATF but for this price I can always order more. I was speaking to my mechanic stated he would have it on axel stands etc. He’s done work on DSG gear boxes so think he knows what he’s doing. Car is running well now after new injector and fuel pressure regulator put in. Was cutting out while driving but so far no EML. Also said one of the injectors had the code sandpapered off so I’m thinking the last mechanic had just put any old injector in and hoped for the best.
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Make sure and drain the transmission when its cold otherwise it doesn't all drain out.

I see you bought a filter but you won't be able to fit that unless the transmission is removed and the casing split.
 

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Make sure and drain the transmission when its cold otherwise it doesn't all drain out.

I see you bought a filter but you won't be able to fit that unless the transmission is removed and the casing split.
There are other products which do this. It beggars belief in todays modern design technology why things like filters, electrical motor brushes, water supply filters etc, arent designed to be easily accessible without dismantling more or less to the point of destruction of the component. :(
 

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Thanks for reply. Do you know approx how many litres I will need
Have you checked the data in the back of your Owners Handbook?
For my 2012 model page 8-3 it states 8.765Litres for the 2.2 diesel I have no reason to believe that your 2013 model is any different.
If your mechanic is going to do a drain & flush then you'll need more than 4litres in my opinion even allowing for 'trapped' fluid.

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I had my 2.2D autom. oil changed by the local GM dealer. I think had some 120tkm on the clock at the time. They just changed what came out when opened the drain plug. It is easy to do annual services by yourself but everything else i had professionals to do. You wont change autom transmission oils more than maybe 100tkm intervals. Same with transfer box and rear end oils.
 

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I had my 2.2D autom. oil changed by the local GM dealer. I think had some 120tkm on the clock at the time. They just changed what came out when opened the drain plug. It is easy to do annual services by yourself but everything else i had professionals to do. You wont change autom transmission oils more than maybe 100tkm intervals. Same with transfer box and rear end oils.
Yea there is 114k on the clock now. I had to buy a new transfer case as last one cracked. The car is going great now so want to try and prevent any more mishaps. I will get the glow plugs changed at the same time doubt they have ever been changed and the mechanic did say one of them was flagging up on his computer but has not threw up a EML
 

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Danno, It is good to see you are not only repairing problems but acting proactively to avoid other issues in the future. The frustrating issue is getting parts.

Nordic, Good to see you continuing to contribute your previous Captiva ownership experiences even though (like me) you have since sold your vehicle.

Well done guys.
 
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You wont change autom transmission oils more than maybe 100tkm intervals. Same with transfer box and rear end oils.
Off topic: Time is also a big factor to keep in mind. For example, when a bought mine, it had only 67.000 km, but 12 years. When the rear diff was drained, around 300 ml of black sludge came out (minimum maintenance from the Italian ex-owner, just engine oil every 2 years and apparently one transfer box oil, but a strange yellow one). Personally, I believe that 5-7 years is more than enough for any lubricant on vehicles. Needles to say that in my case, all the fluids and belts from the car were changed before good use.
 
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