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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:11 pm 
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Hi. The T5 Gearbox in my EL XR8 Whines in 2nd and 3rd gear. It is a reco'd 6 cylinder box that I got only about 4 months ago. Is there an adative that I could use to stop / reduce this noise. I am using Valvoline Duragear oil, as it was recomended by the bloke I bought the box from.
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:16 pm 
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can you be sure it was reco'd?
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:23 pm 
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T5s are supposed to use auto trans fluid.
I would replace the oil with Castrol Transmax Z.
If you need an adative the recommended one is Penrite Lubrizol 7906. Comes in a 150ml bottle. You use the whole lot.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:33 pm 
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Blu Falc wrote:
can you be sure it was reco'd?


Well I bought it from a manual trans place in Sydney paid $1200 outright
for it and was assured it's a reco'd box. It is the 2nd box that I'd put in, as the first one whined and the prick I got it from finaly agreed to change it over. Now this one is even noisier than the first one. I don't realy want to deal with the arrogant f**k again unless i really have to.
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:36 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
T5s are supposed to use auto trans fluid.
I would replace the oil with Castrol Transmax Z.
If you need an adative the recommended one is Penrite Lubrizol 7906. Comes in a 150ml bottle. You use the whole lot.


I was told that if I used any oil other than the Valvoline Duragear my waranty would be void. Supposedly the Auto trans fluid is too thin and can
burn out the input shaft gear during high speed runs.
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:59 pm 
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It says in the T5 manual from the manufacturer to use ATF with an additive. But if they say it will void your warranty then use the stuff they said. Take it back to them and get them to sort the whine out.

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:45 am 
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DanXR8 wrote:
I was told that if I used any oil other than the Valvoline Duragear my waranty would be void. Supposedly the Auto trans fluid is too thin and can
burn out the input shaft gear during high speed runs.


I think you might be right on this, as this is what happened to my T5.
Although, I am still using Castrol Transmax Z.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:54 pm 
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you said it has warrenty, take it back get them to fix it.

 

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