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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-22-04, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

hey,
ok bout a month ago now i had full service done on the car, i asked him especially to change gearbox and diff oil.

The car is:
89 Ea s-pack
5speed manual
MPFI 3.9L

after he changed the gearbox oil i have had some strange noises in my gearbox. like on the way home from the mechanic i noticed the noises,
i cant see me saving up the money to get the gearbox reconditioned anytime soon.
my thoughts are, that he has used a thinner gearbox oil, maybe designed for newer cars. i was thinking that maybe if i went down to autobarn or somewhere and got some gearbox oil designed for older cars, and that is a thick (heavy) oil that my gearbox will go back to being a silent thing again.

what oil do you other guys with t5's use? whats it worth? and where can i get it?


or am i totally off the ball and need a full recondition job done on my gearbox?

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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

the best oil i have found is a costrol oin can remmember what it was, it was a dextron III but it changes smooth as silk now


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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

yer i did a search seems to be either the:

castrol dextron III with that nulon g70 additive or somethin

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Castrol TransMax Z

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just the dextron III by itself?

any opinions on which to go for?

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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

I have also heard the Penrite Light gear oil is good to use

A member swears by it and his car is good for about 160rwkw

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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

yeh i used the dextron III ith the g70 but castrol have a special dextron III i cant remmember what it was called


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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

At the moment I'm just using straight Castrol Dexron 3. No problems, although it is a little noisy in neutral with the clutch pedal up...

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yeh i have the same prob i think its just the way they are, cos i just got mine rebuilt and it still does it, mabe it has to do woth the clutch


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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

I've got Transmax Z which is damn expensive and I haven't put in yet. Also putting in a Nulon manual transmission additive which I've heard good things about. I hope it improves the terrible shift quality a lot.

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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

I reckon I'm gonna change my clutch cable aswell, it's the original one out of the EA that they got the tranny from, and I'm hoping that that's the only reason why the stupid thing bucks violently all the time...

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Re: Gearbox Oil -T5(5-speed)

the reason yours is noisy in neutral with the clutch up is because your thrust bearing has dried up or has gona cactus for some reason, nothing to worry about, $10 part and $200 job (to get gearbox out and all), just wait till u need a new clutch and get it replaced aswell..

anyways back to me =P,, yer i think ill go and get me some of that dextron stuff sounds decent =-)


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