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#1 biggels240z

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:02 PM

Hey guys just interested in what sort of oil others are running in their gearbox ive just changed to the late model 260 box and want to know any recomendations for oil ?
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:12 PM

if you have a manual us castrol VMX80 ( you will need to buy 2 1L bottles ) or if your using a auto use castrol TQ DIII. ive been using VXM80 for the past couple of years and have had no problems.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:35 PM

I use auto oil in all my cars - whether auto or manual, but no specific brand. Like engine oil, buy cheap and change frequently.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:34 PM

Hi Richard,
              I use Redline MT-90 gearoil in my 1976 260z gearbox. This oil has a GL-4 rating. Don't use an oil with a GL-5 rating as these have a higher content of extreme pressure (EP) modifiers such as MoS2 ( molydeum disulphide ) which corrode the copper alloy used to make the synchros. Use only the correct oils in Engine, gearbox and differential or you will shorten the life of the component.                                            And for anyone building a new motor or running in a new camshaft and rockers etc. Most oil manufacturers have stopped using zinc in their oils due to environmental reasons. Without the zinc additive more wear on a new component is evident. Lobes wearing off cams etc. Diesel oils so far still have the zinc additive. For running in motors with new cams I use Caltex Delo 400 (15w-40) . If it is just a re-ring and bearing job i use pennzoil running in oil. There is info on the net for anyone interested to check. Hope this helps. Regards David.

#5 biggels240z

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:48 PM

hey dave
Who stocks the redline MT-90 would Bursons have it because i havent seen it Repco

thanks for your advice!
cheers
Richard


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Posted 19 June 2008 - 12:06 AM

Hi Richard,
              I buy Redline products from Coventry's. I also use their engine assembly lube and their water wetter for the radiator. Check out their website. It's a good read. www.redlineoil.com. regards David.

#7 biggels240z

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:58 PM

Hey Dave thanks heap for the advice ill get the shit tomorrow thanks champ

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Richard

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:23 AM

I (normally) use the Redline 'Light' 'Shock' oil.
Suspended particles FTW!
It's awesome stuff.





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