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As an addition to this thread - removing the front driveshaft is essential to getting the pan drop done. For uk guys go underneath the passenger side and soak the 4x T25 torq in WD40 overnight. Remove the bolts and pull the shaft backwards to remove and tick out of the way. THEN proceed to loosen the pan bolts and drain fluid slowly from one end.
You can drain an overfilled system via the trans cooler.
Pan drop, pan and magnet clean, VB bolts tightened to 14NM, fresh fluid and filter have solved the issues stated at start of thread.
Thanky you all the guys who helped me out throughout this SOS thread - your amazing