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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Hey guy's what manual transmission fluid do you recommend for an EF XR8, I've had a hunt around on the forums but can someone tell me the grade I should be using?

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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:35 pm 
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I've heard Castrol transmax z is good. I use aft Dex 3 but that's for a xr6 t5 . I think v8 uses gear oil not atf.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF XR8 Manual Transmission Fluid
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:37 pm 
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I wouldnt use penrite either . I used the oil recommended by penrite in the book and it f**k my t5 started grinding in 4th and 5th. Replaced it with dex 3 with additive and it went a bit quiet

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF XR8 Manual Transmission Fluid
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:33 am 
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I'm using the Penrite stuff, have been for a few years now.
I can't fault it. I never noticed a difference from strait Dex3 to the Penrite stuff.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:25 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
I've heard Castrol transmax z is good. I use aft Dex 3 but that's for a xr6 t5 . I think v8 uses gear oil not atf.


Cheers mate, I got told by a mechanic to use dex 3 today, went out and bought it, I was expecting it to be thicker? Has anyone got an xr8 manual that knows from experience? Don't really want to stuff my gearbox :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: EF XR8 Manual Transmission Fluid
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:46 am 
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Dex is that thin, it's normal.
There's an additive that Ford recommend. Lubrizol I think it's called.
I ran my T5 without the additive for about 2 years (60,000km) with no issues, but now the Penrite stuff has it built in.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:04 am 
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MAD wrote:
Dex is that thin, it's normal.
There's an additive that Ford recommend. Lubrizol I think it's called.
I ran my T5 without the additive for about 2 years (60,000km) with no issues, but now the Penrite stuff has it built in.


What penrite oil did you use ? I used the sin gear oil. Forget the weight . It says it replaces dex 3 atf.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF XR8 Manual Transmission Fluid
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:11 am 
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Manual Gear Oil 70.
http://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/m ... ear_oil_70
It says in it's description it is suitable for gearboxes where auto fluid is specified.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Mine was different to that .

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:35 pm 
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This is the one I have , maybe the label is green . All I know is that it has sin on it



http://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/m ... ear_oil_80

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Looking at the Penrite website, it seems none of the Sin Gear are suitable for the T5.
That's probably why you're having issues.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:51 pm 
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That's what the guy at autobarn suggested . Hence why I never take the oil they suggest . I research what's good / compatible and buy it myself .

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Use the castrol tansmax. The guides in shops will suggest a gear oil like the Penrite, but that will do horrible nasty things to your internals. Tremec suggest on their website to use an ATF (I remember that when I put the T5 in the AU).

Mal Wood will only recomend the transmax z, I have heard it can void his warranties if you use anything else.

 

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