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Old 11-15-2004, 16:51   #1 (permalink)
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Question Diff and 5 speed questions...

Ok, 2 questions...

First, I want to change the oil in the 5 speed (98 EL XR6), whats the best oil to use?

Also How do I know if the diff oil needs changed? The level is ok.
It tends to make a small squeaking noise when turning a fairly sharp turn when the car has been warmed up, so I want to maybe change the oil if it might help.

Any input welcome!

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Re: Diff and 5 speed questions...

just use Shell Helix Limited Slip Diff oil...

depending on how hard it gets treated, but you could change it every 20,000k's or so...


did you also have a question regarding your 5 speed??? I noticed there was a mention in the subject.
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Re: Diff and 5 speed questions...

Doh!

I also meant to ask which is the best oil to use in the T5. From what I can find in the forums, Castrol Tranzmax is the way to go, even though its designed for autos.
I take it an el cheapo hand pump can be bought at Supercheap or something for adding the new oil?

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Re: Diff and 5 speed questions...

just use Dexron III...

i have it in mine, and i also have the shell LSD oil in my diff too...
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