Not that I'm an expert, but I recently bought a newly rebuilt O/D trans from
my TR3B. The builder (Quantum Mechanics) sent along an instruction sheet
that said to only use "non-detergent straight 20W to straight 40W" in the
overdrive trans. I called him to see if he recommended the same for the Spit
(J type) and he said yes. He said that the 80-90W leads to too much wear on
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> Subject: SPIT OD
> I am working on a friends SPIT with OD. The owner wants to
> find out why it is nonfunctional... Once I get all the
> wiring straightened out I was planning on installing new OD
> filter and change the fluid. My question is.. in the TRIUMPH
> 1500 book.. it states the OD uses the same 80-90 gear oil as
> the gearbox .. I know from past experiences with Volvos and a
> Corvette too that the OD uses automatic trans fluid... what
> gives with this book info? Does the SPIT have lub
> communication between the OD and the gearbox?
> Thanks for your help.