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 Posted: 06-03-2005 04:16 pm
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andrewo
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What is everyone using for transmission lube? The service manual appears to recommend motor oil, which seems a bit strange to me.

Thanks - Andrew

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 Posted: 06-03-2005 04:26 pm
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Brett Gibson JH5 20497
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Andrew I'm using 90 W in the 5-speed and have been for years with no problems.

Brett.

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 Posted: 06-03-2005 04:31 pm
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Oops - should have mentioned that it is a 4 speed. My mistake.

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 Posted: 06-03-2005 06:20 pm
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Jim Ketcham
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Andrew,

It is not uncommon to have engine oil specified for manual transmissions.  For the JH the 20-50 works well.  I believe many have tried variations and if I recall correctly all have pretty much returned to the 20-50 to get the best shift feel.

I am currently using 15W-50 synthetic in my transmissions.  I like the shift feel and considering that lack of availability of gears, hope the synthetic will help the gears live a nice long life. 

Jim

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