Jagnumpty

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I've read a few threads about this bit of marvelous (Yeah. Right) technology and I'm slightly relieved that, having probably only lost fluid, mine might come back to life with a dollop of the fresh stuff.

However, failing that, would it be seriously out of order to just disconnect the front prop shaft and run the car on rear wheel drive only for a while?

I know it's possible on a wide range of AWD drive cars, but I'm not sure if it's universally true. Any ideas, chums? Ta very glad.

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Frankly I haven't got a clue. BUT, I would check out the control mechanisms and gizmos to determine how the drive train is managed between the various corners. Worst case I could imagine though would be that the controllers may decide to divert all power to the front wheels only - embarrassing but not fatal I guess.

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So I've got it up in the air, but the only filler plug I can see (1/2" female square drive) seems too low to be a filler plug.

Is there anyone out there that can confirm or deny that there's another plug higher up the side of the box?

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Hi Jan,

Thought I'd have a look around but could not find anything specific to the XE, however, I did find the YouTube video below for the X Type. The TB arrangement may of course have been modified/enhanced since but I cannot imagine it would be all that different. Hope this helps.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwitqNCelq3YAhXiAsAKHfRMAAUQtwIIRTAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DNjRlXbReExE&usg=AOvVaw3OPRKp509xEugo9gxjgHDW

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Thanks, Cubist. It appears to be the one I thought, although a smaller indent than it seemed. At least I've got all the socket driver handle sizes from 1/4" to 1" to play with.

Fingers crossed for no overnight rain and a successful outcome to fresh oil.

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