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RE: over drive oil

To: "'Phil Bates'" <>, <>
Subject: RE: over drive oil
From: "William Schooler" <>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 14:15:21 -0400
...and for a bit further clarification, can you specify which MGB manual
calls for non-detergent oil for gearboxes?  And for what model years, if

Bill Schooler

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Phil Bates
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 12:33 PM
To: Paul Hunt
Subject: Re: over drive oil

Just for additional clarification, my understanding is that it's important
the oil be non-detergent for overdrive transmissions.  I don't know why, and
I don't know if it's true - I just know that's what experienced people and
manuals say.

Phil Bates

> Just for clarification, the gearbox and the OD *share* the same oil. 
> Filling, level checking and topping-up is done at the gearbox, but 
> whatever you put in the gearbox circulates round the OD as well.  As 
> Hans says the recommended gearbox/OD oil is the same as for your 
> engine, which depends on
> local climatic conditions.
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Overdrive oil should be the very same as engine oil as your gearbox 
>> oil.

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