Gearbox Oil

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by SeanTheSheep, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. SeanTheSheep

    SeanTheSheep Paid Member

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    Hi chaps

    Im needing to buy some gearbox oil and was just wondering what the general consensus is?

    Thoughts and recommendations please

    Thanks
     

  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    ELF NFP was my go to choice on the Clio box
     
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  3. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    Red line MTL
     
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  4. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    another vote for NFP.
     
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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197 with boost
    this or Castrol Syntrans..brill stuff both
     
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  6. SeanTheSheep

    SeanTheSheep Paid Member

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    Thinking of going with Red line MTL

    But as it's bottle size is 1 US Quart (0.946 litre) a bottle will 2 bottles be enough for a swap out?
     
  7. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

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    Yeah it'll be fine mate.
     
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  8. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Wise choice...
     
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  9. J M W

    J M W Paid Member

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    I changed my gearbox oil to some MTL 6 weeks ago - 1,000 miles later and the gearbox is running smoother and better than ever!
     
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  10. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    I'm using Millers after being recommended by Opie Oils. No complaints so far, but early days. (Sub 500 miles). Does feel smoother, easier to engage gears, but could be placebo effect.
     
  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    What did you go for in the end?
     
  12. SeanTheSheep

    SeanTheSheep Paid Member

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    Decided to go with MTL mate nothing but good reveiws :smile:
     
  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    good choice..had this in mine before and was more than happy..
     
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  14. Sherlock101

    Sherlock101 Paid Member

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    What is the correct viscosity for the gearbox oil? 75w80?


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  15. link

    link Gold Member

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    Location:
    Hyrule
    Car:
    Clio 197 RB
    That's the one, I'm getting NFP put in my box today, been on same oil for 80k so I'll let you know the results... :thumb:

    FYI, now got silky smooth gear changes! :thumb:
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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  16. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

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    Car:
    Porsche + LY200
    Anyone notice any improvement in selecting 1st when cold?

    I changed mine out to NFP a few months ago and the gearchange is as slick as you like, but it hasn't solved the stiff box when the engines cold.
    5 minutes in and its syrupy smooth.

    Thinking brake fluid/ clutch bleed and replacement with fresh fluid during the service might help.
    Thats later this month
     

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