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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:06 pm 
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hey guys whats the best oil for me to use in my t5 its done 265000 kms so im not to sure i know heaps of people use dexron 3 but i have also heared with old boxes 75 gear oil is the best to use

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:33 pm 
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Redline shockproof light
Castrol Transmax Z
Penright Light Gear oil 75
Dexron 3

Thats the order I'd go for.

I put the Redline up top cos thats what most people will say,
However I've never used it, so my votes on the Castrol Transmax Z being the best.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:00 pm 
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redline is expensive as f**k aswell!. but mates 5 spd was f**k making weird as noises wacked that in. would think its a new box

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:11 pm 
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The manual simply states dexron auto trans fluid. Thats what i run, its cheap and FTW

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:15 pm 
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penrite syn 75..
its pricey but good....


auto fluid is auto fluid.......thats all its good for
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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:18 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
so my votes on the Castrol Transmax Z being the best.


yep i use that stuff, however, being a fully synthetic would it be recommended for a high km worn gearbox?
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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:48 pm 
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Transmax Z for me.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:17 pm 
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I use Redline Light Shock, and a bit of Microglide.

We use both in the race car gearbox and diff also, haven't had either self destruct since using these..

If its a hell worn box, use Heavy Shock, if its a new box you can opt for Ultra Light Shock.

Its worth the money.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:22 pm 
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i ended up getting the penrite manual gear oil 75 because the gearbox im using for the conversion has done 265000 ks so i though this stuff would be good to get the extra life out of it
it does say its for t5 gearboxes which use trans fluid

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:35 pm 
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Mal Wood will void your warranty if you don't use Castrol Transmax Z.. lol

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:00 pm 
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thay must rate that oil then

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Transmax Z.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:16 am 
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:50 am 
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Put another vote down for Transmax z, i wouldn't use anything else in a T5.

 

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