[Healeys] trans oil

Tom Felts tomfelts at windstream.net
Sat Jun 12 06:45:33 MDT 2010

I was under the impression that it was the detergent in these oils (20/50, etc) that was the problem when used in the tranny---thus the recommendation for ND oils.  I still highly recommend the appropriate Redline oils.
---- Oudesluys <coudesluijs at chello.nl> wrote: 

There should be no problem using 20w50 engine oil. Several car 
manufacturers specify it for there gearbox and or O/D gearbox i.e. 
Sunbeam, Jensen Healey.
Changing oil on a regular basis in manual gearboxes is paramount as you 
will always have some swarf from the synchro's and the occasional 
grinding the gears in reverse.
I still do not understand the present practice in new cars never to 
change the gearbox oil, often there is not even a drain plug present.
Kees Oudesluijs

Mark LaPierre wrote:
> Is anyone running 20/50 engine oil in their tranys any more?   Any 
> noticeable, serious problems here if
> the oil is changed every 2 to 3 years?   Sorry to rehash, but there 
> has been a lot of hashen going on lately,
> so what the heck.  )
> Mark
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