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which gear oil instead of Shell 75W90 ?

Discussion in '360/430' started by masar, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. masar

    masar Formula 3

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    I want to change gear oil on my F1 360. Manual says Shell transaxle oil 75W90. But no chance to buy here smaller bottle than 20L barell. I need only 3,5L. Any advice for alternative oil? I can not get Redline, its not here available, so no solution for me. Found here that maybe Valvoline 75W90 GL5 will work?
     
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  3. RayJohns

    RayJohns F1 Veteran
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    Can't you get someone on ebay to ship it? I bought Redline 75W90 off ebay the other day and noticed there were quite a few people selling it.

    If you change the gear oil frequently enough, I suspect just about any half way decent 75W90 oil will be fine.

    Ray
     
  4. RossoCorsaItaly

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    You can get it shipped... if you really can't find anyone, ship it to me and I will ship it to you.
     
  5. flipdowt

    flipdowt Karting

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    if you can't get redline how about royal purple? a good speed shop can special order it for you.i felt the difference with rp in the gearbox,very smooth shifting. if not,ebay will ship it to you
     
  6. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    #5 tazandjan, Mar 31, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
    Valvoline 75W-90 fully synthetic GL5 works great in my 575M and will in your 360, as well. Brian Crall (Rifledriver) says to change it every year

    Taz
    Terry Phillips
     
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  8. dwe8922

    dwe8922 Formula Junior

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    I switched to the redline. Used the one w/o slip agent, then added two bottles of friction modifier. Car shifts better than w/ the shell. My mechanic also recomended the royal purple; but I don't remember which formula.
     
  9. Derek Trotter

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    Hi Petr, I am also looking to buy the same RedLine oil for my car. I have tracked down a supplier of RedLine products in the UK but they don't ship outside of the UK :(. Let me know what you require and I can ship it to you. Here is a link to their website although it doesn't actually list the 75W90 oil, only the auto transmission stuff!
     
  10. masar

    masar Formula 3

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    I need the oil till this Friday ....... :) No chance to wait for Redline to be shipped . I need some EU alternative. Royal Purple is not here as well. I am close to go for Valvoline.
     
  11. h00kem

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    Royal Purple GearMax 75W90...all of my cars seem to shift much better with RP in the case.
     
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  13. masar

    masar Formula 3

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    Royal Purple not available in CZ as well. We have Mobil, Castrol, Valvoline, Shell (only the 20L.....),Esso,Mogul,...... I will try GL5 Valvoline, will change it tomorrow.
     
  14. Derek Trotter

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    Let me know how you get on changing the oil Petr, it's something I have considered having a go at myself.
     
  15. Skidkid

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    I will send you the link to a thread as soon as I find it. I did a change as did several others here. Not too hard but for gear oil you will need to pull the bumper to clean the screens.
     
  16. Derek Trotter

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    #13 Derek Trotter, Apr 1, 2009
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    Thanks John. I've just had an email from Greg Calo with a pdf of the procedure, it's attached below if it can help others out too. Thanks again Greg :).
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  17. masar

    masar Formula 3

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    I will inform as soon as i finish. My bumper is already off since i was changing the transmission mount.
     

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