I've been using Castrol HD30 non detergent in my '73 BGT
O/D/ tranny for the last eight years in my year round daily driver
without any problems or changes in operating conditions.
So from first hand knowledge, I'll second Don's comments
and John E.s comments/suggestions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Malling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Phil Bates" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: Overdrive transmission oil
> John Esposito at www.quamtumechanics.com recommends 30W non detergent oil
for OD transmissions. His
> recommendation does not apply to non OD transmissions. He claims detergent
oil will foam due to
> gears spinning. John has a excellent reputation for rebuilding British
transmissions. He is possibly
> the best in the Northeast. I would use Redline products for non OD
> Don Malling
> Phil Bates wrote:
> > About a week ago people wanted to discuss the issues with my overdrive.
> > At the time, I needed the car for my daily driver, and didn't have time
> > diagnose/correct the half working overdrive situation. Well, my other
> > daily driver is now back on the road, and I can work on the overdrive.
> > One of the topics that came up was the oil - so here's what I've
> > heard/done, and where I have questions -