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Re: 75w140 Durablend in tranny

To: "Trevor Boicey" <>
Subject: Re: 75w140 Durablend in tranny
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 17:45:53 -0600
Good point! But for the same reasons it doesn't get as many contaminants in
it, it lasts much longer, right? Therefore changes are required less
frequently. Bob Howard had a good idea of changing it again soon once I've
gotten any nasties churned up that may be there from the car sitting so

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor Boicey <>
To: Dan Ray <>
Cc: <>
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: 75w140 Durablend in tranny

>Dan Ray wrote:
>> FWIW My tranny oil looked almost new when I drained it and who knows how
>> long it's been in there. The car sat for 12 years!
>  Unfortunately, looking isn't a good test for gear oil. Frankly
>I don't know what is.
>  The problem is that we are used to oil getting blacker and less
>transparent as it gets old, but the blackness is actually
>combustion products that the oil detergent is holding in
>  Since nothing is burning in a transmission, it'll never go
>black, ever, no matter how old it gets. Oh well.
>Trevor Boicey, Ottawa, Canada.
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