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1992 TR512 transmission oil

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by dinos, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. dinos

    dinos Karting

    Jan 6, 2013
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    Hello to all.
    Its time to change my transmission oil !
    The manual writes " AGIP SP FE LS SAE 75W/90"

    Shell advices "Spirax S5 ATE 75W-90"
    Agip ( ENI ) I found 2 recommendations:
    "ENI ROTRA LSX 75W-90" or "ENI Rotra MP 80w-90"
    Any ideas which oil is better from the 3 above ?
     
  2. Steve Magnusson

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  3. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

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    my repair shop that i use put redline 75/90 ns and i additive i think was close to 10 qts
     
  4. dinos

    dinos Karting

    Jan 6, 2013
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    Thank you for your reply.
    I checked for Ravenol and for the TR512 they recommend RAVENOL LS 75W-90.
     
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    dinos Karting

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    Thank you for you
    Thank you for your reply.
    I will check if redline is available in my country !
     
  6. Steve Magnusson

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    #7 Steve Magnusson, Oct 9, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
    Yes, those LS specs seem OK (and does say good for transmissions), but more focused on the limited slip aspects rather than the transmission aspects. The data sheet on VSG seems a bit more expansive for the transmission issues and specifically mentions "better when cold". I haven't noticed any limited slip issues with the VSG, but please give a report back later if you try the LS. If I had some limited slip chatter noise when slow-speed turning with the VSG, the LS would be an option that I would consider.

    Not GL-5 so that's off my list for a TR/512TR (even though some pro F shops use it).
     
  7. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    if you want something that works MTL is way to go. maybe in texas you dont get the notchy second gear grind we get in the northeast cold
     
  8. Clyde Romero

    Clyde Romero Karting

    Sep 6, 2019
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    I have over 109k on my 512 TR original tranny
    I use the Mobil one 80-90
    Never had any issues what so ever
     

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