[Healeys] trans oil
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.
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. )
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