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    Question Gearbox Oil Change

    How often should the gearbox oil be changed? I have always wondered

    And what is recommended? Cheers

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    can this be done? i was told you couldnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSVXR View Post
    can this be done? i was told you couldnt
    Can indeed be changed.
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    The gearbox oil is classified as a non serviceable item so it not changed on the service schedule.

    It does not stop you doing it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worky View Post
    Can indeed be changed.
    Any recommendations on oil?

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    Royal Purple or Amsoil are the only oils I use for both gearbox and engines.

    Changed over after I lost an expensive race engine to a reputable oil brand years ago.

    Neither have ever failed me and the race engines (as well as daily drivers) have never looked on rebuilding or performed better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman View Post
    Royal Purple or Amsoil are the only oils I use for both gearbox and engines.

    Changed over after I lost an expensive race engine to a reputable oil brand years ago.

    Neither have ever failed me and the race engines (as well as daily drivers) have never looked on rebuilding or performed better.

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    its funny you said that gman, someone mention this oil to me a few weeks ago and how good it was. Where do you actually get this from though? which shops
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    Quote Originally Posted by gman View Post
    Royal Purple or Amsoil are the only oils I use for both gearbox and engines.

    Changed over after I lost an expensive race engine to a reputable oil brand years ago.

    Neither have ever failed me and the race engines (as well as daily drivers) have never looked on rebuilding or performed better.

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    Sorry guys, been away with work.

    As i live in Australia where I buy it from prob wouldn't help you much.

    What you're looking for is a 75W90 gearbox oil from either RP or Amsoil.

    The RP is Syncromax, the Amsoil is the Severe Gear oil.

    See if there are any UK distributers or if worse comes to worse get it from US eBay (which is where I used to have to get mine from).

    Also the RP and Amsoil engine oils are, IMHO, the best out there as well.

    RP XPR or Amsoil Dominator series oils are the way to go.

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