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 Posted: 03-22-2011 06:56 pm
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Anton
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Hi all,

I need you advice:

  • What type/brand oil and how many litres should I use for the engine of my JH MKI, 4 speed? 

  • What type/brand oil and how may litres should I use for the gear box? (EP or HP?) 
 

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 Posted: 03-23-2011 05:31 am
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SpeedyMitch
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Anton wrote: What type/brand oil and how many litres should I use for the engine of my JH MKI, 4 speed? 



I'm happy with Red Line 10-40wt. Prior to this I used Valvoline VR-1 20-50wt.

http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=1530&forum_id=10

Lots of good info in this thread:

http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=1148&forum_id=2

The Workshop manual says 5L in the engine.

For the transmission I use 2L Valvoline VR-1.

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 Posted: 05-13-2011 12:08 am
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I just replaced the rear tranny seal re-filled with synthetic Red Line MTL. I took her out for a 20 mile jaunt to see if there was a noticeable difference. It seems to shift a little smoother and has a little less gear whine while driving. Certainly no issues to report.

To reduce the pain involved with refilling I drilled a 2" hole across from the fill plug. A metal plate now covers the hole and a finish plate is in the works to cover the hole in the carpet.

Kurt

 

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 Posted: 05-15-2011 02:07 pm
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I used 75W-90 semi-synthetic GL4/5 oil from the closest auto supply to replace the oil in the gearbox. Immediately smoother, and almost all the gearbox whine gone. Filled as per workshop manual instructions.

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