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Manual Gearbox oil, recommendations?
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Hi. Getting driveshaft seal replaced tomorrow.
Just wanting to check on what is factory spec oil and are there any recommended makes/types.
Cheers.
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#2
I replaced my oil last June.  I used castrol.  75W90 GL5

You'll need 3.7ltrs of the stuff.
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(09 Mar 2016, 10:08)Rissy Wrote: I replaced my oil last June.  I used castrol.  75W90 GL5

You'll need 3.7ltrs of the stuff.

Just seen this post. The Renault box is pretty fussy about the oil. It used to specify Castrol TAF-X. This has since been replaced by Castrol Syntrans Transaxle. 

I changed mine and it made a massive improvement in shifting. Second gear used to be tricky but now is as smooth as silk. 

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(16 Mar 2016, 23:33)Nick H Wrote:
(09 Mar 2016, 10:08)Rissy Wrote: I replaced my oil last June.  I used castrol.  75W90 GL5

You'll need 3.7ltrs of the stuff.

Just seen this post. The Renault box is pretty fussy about the oil. It used to specify Castrol TAF-X. This has since been replaced by Castrol Syntrans Transaxle. 

I changed mine and it made a massive improvement in shifting. Second gear used to be tricky but now is as smooth as silk. 

Nick H

Castrol Syntrans Transaxle is GL4...
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#5
The owners manual calls for GL5.  That is what I based my decision on.


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Rissy
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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Old thread, but didn’t see a point in creating new one Smile

Anyway, based on what I’ve read here and t’interwebs, I’ve bought GL5 75w90. The brand is Comma......
Hopefully ok: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=...2787687354

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(21 May 2018, 21:01)TristanC Wrote: Old thread, but didn’t see a point in creating new one Smile

Anyway, based on what I’ve read here and t’interwebs, I’ve bought GL5 75w90. The brand is Comma......
Hopefully ok: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=...2787687354

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Yes I've got the same stuff. I haven't changed the oil yet though - on the to do list.
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I've used Comma stuff in the past. No complaints from me. Just keep filling the box until the stuff literally starts spilling out the fill hole on the side (about the 3.7ltr mark). Just in case this tip is useful and i'm not trying to teach your grandmother (i don't know people's knowledge or experience base), then ALWAYS make sure you can release the filler hole plug BEFORE undoing the drain hole plug!
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
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Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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Cheers,

Yes I read a few threads suggesting to undo the filler first. Glad I did, because knowing my luck I’d be one of the unlucky ones to cock it up! Lol

Thanks for the info.
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