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RE: Best way to change tranny & axle oil?

To: "'A. B. Bonds'" <>
Subject: RE: Best way to change tranny & axle oil?
From: "Jason F. Dutt" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 00:37:35 -0500
Wait a minute...

        The Haynes manual (which I HAVE read <g>), says to use the 90W gear =
lube in the tranny, as did Jay Rittenour, the owner of The MG Centre, a =
specialist shop near here. =20
        My point is, I have no desire to play around with different oils/lubes, 
I just want what is tried and true, and proven to work well.  This can =
be difficult to find out, as different sources (people, books) say =
different things.  The only consistent recommendation I've found on =
anything is to use Castrol GTX 20w50 in the motor.  Everything else is =
fishy.  I finally discovered that the (faintly) general consensus was to =
use Castrol GTLMA DOT 4 for the hydraulics. =20
        I appreciate the help from all of you, and this is not meant to be a =
flame, or start another tirade.  You folks have to understand that some =
of us don't know any better on some things, and it's hard to tell =
sometimes who's word to trust...



From:   A. B. Bonds[]
Sent:   Monday, December 02, 1996 6:15 PM
Subject:        RE: Best way to change tranny & axle oil?

In <>, Jason F. Dutt wrote:
>I'm glad you said this! Is this true for the axle as well? I was told=20
>regular 90w gear oil is appropriate for both these applications.
>Should I use the same Castrol GTX 20w50 that I use in the motor in

------>  Not a Flame  <-------

Listen carefully, guy and gals.  About 75% of the questions flying
around in the last few weeks especially have centered on fundamental
issues like "What kind of oil should I use".

These are answered in the most authoritative way in either the
owner's manual or the shop manual.


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