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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:41 am 
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I went shopping for oil for my T5 on the weekend and the recommended oil is 80W90 grade but searching this forum ATF with a friction modifier additive has been recommended.

What is the pros and cons of using either oil and what type are you using.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:51 am 
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hi
the ford manual says use atf dexron with additive for the 6 cyl
but they say use gear oil for the v8..
but realistically the 2 boxes are pretty much the same..

i use 80/90 gear oil in mine and the guys at gearbox express said they wont give warranty on a t5 that has atf fluid in it because the atf under high heat will burn the bearings!!
i dont know how accuate this is but thats what i was told..

but i still use gear oil and i havent had any problems in the last year or so ...
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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:41 pm 
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the stuff penrite recommends...

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:56 pm 
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im using atf fluid in my manual box, it works brilliantly!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:01 pm 
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i have light gear oil, 75w-85 i think.

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:19 pm 
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I have the Penrite gear oil 75 that in my XR6.
I haven't changed the oil in my XR8 gearbox yet so I guess it still using ATF but I'm not sure.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:05 pm 
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Use the recommended fluid - Dextron 2 + lubrizol

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:09 pm 
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I was Using dexron 3 with lubrizol 7906,

But just changed to Penrite Light gear oil SAE 75W-80

I think its great!

Had no noises before, have no noises now.... but i like the fact i know what visco's in it and prefer GEAR OIL!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:09 pm 
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Dextron 2 or 3?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:12 pm 
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always used penrite gear oil, the supra box loved it!

im just not a fan of the insanely thick engine oils. i mean.... 20/60 WTF?!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:53 pm 
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It seems to be a 50% split on ATF and light gear oil.
As there is no compelling reason not to go either way it looks like I can't go wrong with my oil choice.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:30 pm 
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Castrol Transmax Z (ATF)

Recommended by MalWood and they build and rebuild the boxes, generally in higher power cars, so it must be good :)
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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:26 pm 
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Well I use what the manufacturer recommends....there must be a reason they do so...

I use Castrol Transmax Z...it had gear oil in it when I bought it...when I changed to the ATF...changing gear was SOOOOOOOO much easier...
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the_scotsman wrote:
Well I use what the manufacturer recommends....there must be a reason they do so...

I use Castrol Transmax Z...it had gear oil in it when I bought it...when I changed to the ATF...changing gear was SOOOOOOOO much easier...
Does that need the friction modifier or use it straight?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:15 pm 
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I think it has all the additives in it.
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