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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:09 pm 
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well pulled my manual out to redo the clutch the other day and well instead of having normal trans fluid it it, it had oil as in manaul transmision oil thickish. which is strang. talked to my mechanic he recons just put 75w 90 oil back in if it when i re fit it. since oil was alredy in it.

never had a prob with the trans befor so hope it wont matter to much,,

ne1 else ever had this befor?
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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 pm 
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WTF?????
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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:44 pm 
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yeh thats what i said when i pulled it out i was like holly s**t what the f u c k !!! thats not right. .
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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Non WC Boxes use Mineral Oils like 'manual gear oil 75w'

75w/90w wont kill a mildly worn T5.

Many people add friction modifiers to gearbox/diff oils.

Suggested T5 oils are:
ATF-Dexron2
Penrite Xtra-Lite
Redline Shockproof.
Castrol Transmax Z
Manual Gear oil 75/80
etc etc

and not in that order.

However WC T5's (EB2 and Up) Must use ATF OR Specific Use Fluids.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:07 pm 
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hmm should i just refill it with atf ?
bit hard to flush out ?

maybe run it with atf for a mth or so the drain and refill with fresh ? what u reon
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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:29 pm 
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might be noisy with ATF.

There's a drain plug and a Fill Plug on the drivers side.

Undo the lower one, remove the 1.7ish liters and replace with fresh cheap atf, take it for a spin, dump and replace the a premium fluid.

That should do it.

Fill it up till the fluid comes out the fill hole, Or if fussy, add 1.9liters.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:34 pm 
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just a theory, atf would be lighter then gear oil. so if you were to flush the gear oil out, i'd leave it to settle for a while after runing atf through for the first time. then the gear oil should come out of the box first, with the atf settling on top of it.

if the atf is wrong for your box, youll know straight away by how it sounds / feels. if so change it back straight away!

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:10 pm 
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if it was running gear oil before it was pulled out and had no problems i would put gear oil back in..
i did put trans fluid in after the last clutch change and the box became noisy.
so i went back to gear oil.
and im currently running penrite fully synthetic gear oil in mine and its all good.no noises.
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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:23 pm 
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Mine has always had atf in it, and i replaced with atf last time, but it is noisy. My box also does not shift the best.

Will manual gear oil of some sort help mine?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:31 pm 
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The gearbox is meant to have an additive as well as auto trans oil and if it is running gear oil it would be to quieten it down because its worn.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:24 pm 
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PIMP_LTD wrote:
Mine has always had atf in it, and i replaced with atf last time, but it is noisy. My box also does not shift the best.

Will manual gear oil of some sort help mine?


yes it would..

mine ran gear oil in when i got the ea it came from.
i then changed to trans fluid with the additive and it become noisy..
so i went back to gear oil and ive been running gear oil ever since and its still ok.
ive been using this box for 4 years now..
and yes its probably a bit worn with over 300.000kms on it and is still going strong...
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:46 pm 
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Redline stuff is the shibniz in them. Highly recommend it.

 

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