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Re: Filling Gearbox

To: "Paul Hunt" <>,
Subject: Re: Filling Gearbox
From: Barrie Robinson <>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 12:04:40 -0700
I while back I bought a Maserati Biturbo. Like a lot of cars the second 
gear was hard to engage when the gearbox was cold and this just not because 
it was new.  I complained and the dealer changed the oil to ATF - 
Apparently Porsche had the same problem and fixed it by using ATF.  Problem 
solved. After that I used it on my 1969 Maser Mistral and it worked a 
treat.   So, the question is, How about ATF in MG gearboxes.  I have a 
Rover  SD1 5-speed in my MGB GT V8 and I have used ATF in 
I in danger!!!!

At 07:45 AM 5/26/05, Paul Hunt wrote:
>A 79 should have the side filler/level hole accessed from under the car, it
>changed about the time the bumpers changed from chrome to rubber.  FWIW I
>find checking my CB easier with its built-in dipstick and filling it with a
>short length of clear hose pipe with a funnel in the top, then checking the
>level with a mirror and a torch/flashlight on my RB and using a bendy
>squeezy bottle from underneath to top up.  But then I've heard of someone
>using a long length of clear hose down through the engine compartment and
>into the filler hole on those.
>Whatever grade of oil is suitable for the engine depending on your local
>climatic conditions is correct for the gearbox, and 10W/40, 10W/50 and
>20W/50 are all indicated as suitable for temperate zones in the Workshop
>Manual.  15W/50 and 15W/40 are 'modern' grades and as they fit within the
>indicated range should also be suitable.
>----- Original Message -----
> > I need to drain/re-fill the gearbox on my 79 MGB. I have no idea if/when
> > was ever done before. From what I can see in the book the filler hole is
> > behind the radio console ...
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Barrie Robinson 

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