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    Posted: 05 Jun 2022 at 2:02pm
changing my manual gear oil (1.8 P12), just wondered if i can use dexron III as i has about 3 litres left from a previous car ?
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Hi David. Use proper gearbox oil.   Thumbs Up  

 

Your Dexron oil is for Automatics and I think it would not be suitable for your Manual gearbox.

Gear oil basics:
• Gear oil works to lubricate and prevent corrosion in a manual transmission.
• Because manual transmissions experience high friction during gear changes and clutch press-and-release, gear oil has additives of sulfur-bearing anti-wear compounds. This gives gear oil a distinctive, strong smell.
• Gear oil is also thicker than ATF because it serves mainly to lubricate the gearbox, transfer cases, and differentials.

Incorrectly using ATF in a manual transmission or gear oil in an automatic transmission can severely increase the wear and tear. ATF does not have the thick lubrication qualities needed in a manual gearbox, and gear oil does not contain all the additives needed to smoothly run an automatic transmission.

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thanks for that roy, will use the advised oil, but after 170k im not I should touch it ?

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You can never change your oil too much, be it Engine or Gearbox. Thumbs Up
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