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Re: MTL is very thin also (archive)

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Posted by Jon on August 13, 2001 at 19:01:31:

In Reply to: MTL is very thin also posted by Pat Chiang on August 13, 2001 at 14:33:10:

I would definitely use some kind of gear oil. The kinds of forces that gear teeth experience are quite different from what most engine component experience. Gear oils are meant to hold up to these forces. I agree with Gordon L on the MT-90. It's heavier than MTL but it also still has the friction modifying components for the synchros.


I have Redline MTL in my tranny now and it shifts easier than before, but MTL is very thin also, much like ATF. My tranny makes more noise than before, so I'm switching to a thicker oil. I'll just wait until the car is warm before trying to shift fast.

I'm still looking for a thicker oil. I've heard of people running engine oil in the their manual transmissions 10-40w any thoughts? or experiences. I am going this route next, unless the board says it will ruin the transmission.


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