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re: Gearbox oil

To: Barry Archer <>
Subject: re: Gearbox oil
From: David Councill <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1996 11:58:25 -0700
At 11:04 AM 1/7/96 -0600, you wrote:
>  First, my apologies.  I showed my age. :-(  It is, of course, the
>Indianapolis Colts that play here in KC this afternoon.
>  Secondly, are there any hints for ease of changing gearbox and overdrive
>oil?  I plan on getting a pair of ramps to raise the front of the car.  The
>manuals make it look straightforward, but I'm getting the impression that
>ain't always so.  I'm probably worrying too much, but I really have never
>even changed oil before...
>   Thanks,
>       Barry

It should be pretty straight forward. Two drain plugs to remove. Refilling
the oil will require a tube of sorts to access the filler hole in the car
behind the radio assembly. I used to do it all the time when my transmission

Personally I prefer 20-50 in both engine and transmission (usually Castrol).
However, during the winter months I use 10-40 in the engine for those days
when the temperature falls below zero (F that is - here in Montana it is
almost always below zero on the centigrade scale from November through

Meanwhile my car has been garaged for the past week - 5" of snow and
temperatures well below zero at night. But warm weather is on the way so
hopefully the BGT will hit the road again by Tuesday!

David Councill                                                       

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