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    GM 5L40E seals

    G`day ,

    GM 5L40E filter stalk seals the part of the filter that fits into the trans body .

    The filter has what are called 2 red seals and 1 white spacer/seal .

    Every time i walk past the one in the shed i ponder the question , do the seals stack on top of each other or should there be a space between the 2 red seals ?

    The filter i walk past has the white at the bottom a red sitting on top of the white and the other red up near the top of the neck of the spout .

    The top red is fixed fast to its position and has not been moved when the filter was withdrawn .

    Both the red seals have grooves around their outside like some seals have on their inside .

    The bottom red seals groves are mostly still intact .

    The top red seals grooves are virtually gone and is almost a smooth surface . ( I presume from the filter moving about ) .

    I fitted the new filter with the seals all one on top of the other with no spaces .

    The car has only done about 6000 km since the filter swap and it`s not doing anything it shouldn`t that i`m aware of .

    For your information it drained just under 7 ltrs and it filled just under 7 ltrs .

    I bought 12 ltrs because i had read i should get 2 changes but i think that may have only been for an oil change and not with the filter as well .

    If you missed it my question is about the seals .
    Peter

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    Peter, I did find some pics on google see below. the 2 red rings are ontop of another the white plastic ring is up tube
    Cheers, Mario
    filter 2.jpg
    filter 3.jpg

    filter4.jpg

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    Thanks Mario ,

    as there`s no actual factory guide to the filter change , i thought it possible that the top seal may be super glued on or similar .

    When i think about it , it would be about the only way to fit the top seal high on the stalk .

    It would automatically want to slide down to the second red which will sit on the white .

    Once the filter is pushed home there is no way of knowing where the seals are but i would expect they would be low on the stalk and even if the filter was pulled down again a little way and pushed up again i can`t see how the top seal would be high .

    The top of the top red seal is a measured 5mm from the end of the stalk and as i typed earlier doesn`t move , the second red moves up and down easily on the stalk .

    Your 3rd pic is of a narrow sump the other 2 with the white are the deeper sump like the RR .

    Cheers
    Peter

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    Where did you source the filter from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PLR View Post
    Thanks Mario ,



    Your 3rd pic is of a narrow sump the other 2 with the white are the deeper sump like the RR .

    Cheers
    I googled
    GM 5L40E filter change and the pics showed were on BMWs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    I googled
    GM 5L40E filter change and the pics showed were on BMWs.
    G`day , yep that would be right the BMW cars have the narrow sump and the X5 has the same deeper sump as RR.

    With known things i check RR and BMW , like the brakes on pre update are BMW as far as i can work out .
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaybra View Post
    Where did you source the filter from?
    G`day , from the UK about $40 for a Bearmach .

    I bought other stuff at the time and payed $78 in air freight .

    It was november last year though .
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLR View Post
    G`day , from the UK about $40 for a Bearmach .

    I bought other stuff at the time and payed $78 in air freight .

    It was november last year though .
    We don't stock them due to pricing and lack of enquiries,
    Since they are a GM transmission you could probably pick them up cheap from Holden. Doing a google on GM5L40E filters I came across this, it lists a Holden part number
    Automatic Transmission Filter Kit Holden Commodore 5 Speed 5L40E WCTK100 RTK65 | eBay

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    G`day , as long as you check you could use it .

    The link shows the differences , though yours shows the holden with a white it will possibly have the shorter stay and lack other bits that the RR type use .

    I know JC says to use the holden one . I used the oil he suggested but not the filter .

    The middle one in the link is the RR one .

    http://www.newco-autoline.de/docs/IDS-GM-5L40E-OF.pdf

    The bottom link is a thread here .

    GM5L40E filter
    Peter

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