Gear box oil.

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#1 Gear box oil.

Post by Pbirty » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:58 pm

Hello guys.
I'm looking for a bit of advice on changing my gearbox oil. I have looked into it a bit but getting varying answers on the best oil to put in there. It's a 1962 3.8 fhc with correct factory fit 4 speed moss box.
Thanks in advance Paul.

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#2 Re: Gear box oil.

Post by rswaffie » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:59 pm

Redline MTL.
Used it in my Healey 3000 moss box and now in my 63 FHC. Once warm, really helps the gear changes and makes it a nicer box to use.
Richard

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#3 Re: Gear box oil.

Post by Heuer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:16 am

:yeahthat:
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#4 Re: Gear box oil.

Post by lopena » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:06 pm

I recently switched to Redline MTL in my ‘64 OTS Moss gearbox and noticed a marked improvement in shifting.

Be forewarned, however, that if your gearbox has any leaks they are likely to get worse with MTL.

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#5 Re: Gear box oil.

Post by Philk » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:25 pm

lopena wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:06 pm
I recently switched to Redline MTL in my ‘64 OTS Moss gearbox and noticed a marked improvement in shifting.

Be forewarned, however, that if your gearbox has any leaks they are likely to get worse with MTL.

Alan
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I would reinforce this. For some strange reason, whilst Redline MTL has a higher viscosity (75/80) it is very, very thin when cold. As such, any seepage you would have from the seals with thicker gearbox oil will be exacerbated with MTL.
Phil
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#6 Re: Gear box oil.

Post by Heuer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:45 pm

It also takes a few hundred miles before you notice any benefits to shifting. Most people say the same but no one can come up with an explanation as to why :shrug:
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