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Can no gear oil damage gearbox – Insignia 2014

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Hi, if you drive a 2014 Insignia for 40 miles with no gear oil, could it cause damage to the gearbox, clutch and flywheel?

Also, can the mileage go out by the car being towed, or would it actually have to be driven for the mileage to go up?



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    The gearbox can absolutely be damaged without any oil in the gearbox.

    The clutch and flywheel are not in contact with the gearbox oil (only if automatic transmission with wet clutch). So it won’t be damaged without oil.

    If you are towing the car with the ignition off, the milage will not go up. It does most probably go up if you tow it with the ignition on (Depending on the model, not sure about just your model). If your tachometer goes up when towing, the mileage is going up.

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