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Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:51 pm 
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just wondering what the best gearbox fluid would be the best to put in my t5 when it goes in my el this weekend?
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Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:11 pm 
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I use Castrol transmax Z. It's automatic transmission oil, but don't be put off, T5's are designed for it. Other people may use other oils.

You could use Dex3, but you need to add a friction modifier, otherwise it can be difficult to shift.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:16 pm 
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no worries cheers bud. so castrol transmax z and any addidtives or no?
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Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:20 pm 
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With the transmax, no you don't have to add anything to it.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:20 pm 
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i used this in mine http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LUCAS-OIL-MO ... 35cc86929a
with this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nulon-G70-Ge ... 3383e58dff
havent had any issues with it

 

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 Post subject: Re: gearbox oil?
Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:25 pm 
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I use the Penrite oil for T5.
No additive required, it's already in there.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:04 pm 
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for a GOOD T5, I tend to run auto trans fluid, for a worn/noisy T5 I run 50/50 LIGHT manual gearbox oil and CHAINSAW BAR LUBE, yes, you read right, CHAINSAW BAR LUBE, seems to quieten them down, make them shift better and make them last longer I swear by it, others may disagree though.

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 Post subject: Re: gearbox oil?
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:47 am 
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I run Dex III with VMX80....80/20 mix....gives the oil some guts when it's hot.....cold shifting isn't a problem.

 

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 Post subject: Re: gearbox oil?
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:06 am 
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I run either transmax z or penrite transgear 75/80 gear oil..
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Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:31 pm 
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For the 6 cylinder T5 they use ATF.
The V8 one uses gear oil.
My V8 ute had ATF in it when I got it. Something dodgy on the ute? Who would of thought.

 

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 Post subject: Re: gearbox oil?
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Where'd you get that info?
I've always known T5's to all use the same fluid.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Factory manual states v8 uses gear oil and 6 cyl uses auto trans fluid
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Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:06 pm 
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Which factory manual?
The EF manual doesn't state any difference for lubrication.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:13 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
Factory manual states v8 uses gear oil and 6 cyl uses auto trans fluid



silly/stupid question.....

why the differance??
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Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:32 pm 
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The best I can find is that some, not all, non-WC T5's used gear oil.
Something to do with the synchros whether they're brass or fiber lined.

 

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