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    Good morning,
    Please to know what is the ideal gear oil for my R8G gearbox, both grade & brand name.
    thanks,
    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosbosca View Post
    Good morning,
    Please to know what is the ideal gear oil for my R8G gearbox, both grade & brand name.
    thanks,
    Ross
    After quite a bit of drama & A.F. discussion, I've settled on Redline Lightweight Shockproof. Available from eBay sellers.

    cheers! Peter

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    I expect there will be at least 10 different answers, but I have been happy with the Redline Lightweight Shockproof as above, but did use Castrol VMX80 in the past with no adverse results, usually with a dose of Nulon G45? Gearbox additive.

    Oils are always controversial on a car or bike forum.

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    Like Peter and Alan, I'm using that Redline with good results. Their cars put rather more power through the transmissions than I do. My R8 is a non-G R1130....

    And, as Alan says, there will be many opinions......
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    I will give the Redline oil a chance after reading the discussions here

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    For what itís worth, I use Nulon Premium Mineral 80W-90 gearbox oil with Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabiliser.

    My Gordini gearbox has never been rebuilt and has a fair amount of miles in it, whines in 4th and 5th.

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    Iíve gone with the Redline Shockproof (smurf blood) as well. Couldnít go past it.

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