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 Post subject: T5 oil recomendation
Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:28 pm 
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I just bought a reco'd T5 and have been told NOT to use Auto trans oil as recomended by the manufacturer, as this can cause the input shaft gears to burn out. Instead you should use valvoline duragear 75/85. Just thought this info could be useful for anyone doing an oil change in their T5.
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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:21 pm 
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I've heard Shockproof from Redline is the go.
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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:52 pm 
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HJThew wrote:
I've heard Shockproof from Redline is the go.



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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:10 pm 
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How much is this Redline black gold?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:35 am 
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Dextron is supposed to be only with lubrisol additive. Use that and youll have no problems.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:42 am 
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ford reccomend a mineral 75w-90 gear oil for T5's behind V8's, i'm using Mobil SHC 75w90 in my manual Sprint, no probs shifting when cold, it eliminated an annoying 4th/5th gear whine, and best of all..... $15.20 for 2L of the stuff..... cheaper than dex 3

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:32 am 
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When I tried 75w-90 gear oil in my T5 I couldn't change gears when cold and the syncro's were very noisey. After puttting in Castrol TransmaxZ AFT oil and lubizol I've had no problems. I've recommend TransmaxZ to alot of mates and they have never had any issues.
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:45 am 
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HJThew wrote:
I've heard Shockproof from Redline is the go.


Any particular weight?
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:05 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
How much is this Redline black gold?


Apparently just under $100 to fill a T5. A bit pricey but you'll find this gear oil in a few saloon cars.

TimXR6 wrote:
Any particular weight?


I've only heard recommendations of the brand and oil name (a little bit of early planning for a T5Z conversion). Investigate the data and specs yourself via the below link and make your own conclusion on wether the light or heavy weight oil suits your needs.

http://www.redlineoil.com.au/technical- ... tegoryID=3
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:11 am 
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i use fuchs 75w90, shifts nice but can be a little slow when its really cold. dextron is used for easier shifts when its cold ive heard but gives less protection :?
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:51 am 
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just been reading thru the technicians notes for when the EB's were released, and according to the notes, the specified oil for V8's was a 70w90 gear oil..... and the ED's owners manual specifies an 75w90..... go figure

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:25 pm 
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Best value for performance oil : Try Castrol Syntrans B. It was the gear oil specified for the XR6 Turbos, helps imporve the life of the box.

Best oil period:
Redline shockproof lightweight. But costs around $30/ litre.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:42 pm 
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I've heard Shockproof from Redline is the go.


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 Post subject: Re: T5 oil recomendation
Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 4:17 pm 
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Some prefer a full synthetic, either its Amsoil or Mobil 1. The popular one was Mobil 1 and I'd heard it took 10k before having another oil change.

Btw, how about cold air intakes? What can you recommend?
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 Post subject: Re: T5 oil recomendation
Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:04 pm 
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transmax z for me
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