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 Post subject: T5 gear oil
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:34 pm 
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what is everyone running in their T5?
I know Ford recommend ATF but after getting a quote on oil change and asking what they use he mentioned 75 grade gear oil, is it wise to go against whats in the manual? Car is a BF XR6 if that makes any difference.
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 Post subject: Re: T5 gear oil
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:48 pm 
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I run ATF in my T5.
I would stick with what is specified.
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 Post subject: Re: T5 gear oil
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:12 pm 
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I run Castrol Transmax Z ATF in mine. Seems to do the job, and for the price, it should.

 

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 Post subject: Re: T5 gear oil
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:13 pm 
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i have used penrite sin 75 fully synthetic gear oil in my ea t5..it was fine..
and im now running castrol transmax z synthetic auto fluid in the ef t5 im using now..
both seamed to work fine...
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 Post subject: Re: T5 gear oil
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Depending on the condition of the box, and being in a BA/BF, using a 75W- light gear oil, will make it hard to change gears when cold.

 

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 Post subject: Re: T5 gear oil
Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Thanks fellas, looks like i'll stick with ATF then.
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 Post subject: Re: T5 gear oil
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:47 am 
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deanxr wrote:
Thanks fellas, looks like i'll stick with ATF then.


Just change it more often than what the service schedule says.....like every 20,000km...or if you give it a bit, every 15,000km......ATF is cheap compared to replacing g'boxes....yes?

 

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