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    Default MI16 BE1 with LSD Gearbox oil options

    Hi Froggers,

    My plans for this weekend are to re-fit the flywheel, new clutch and gearbox back on the 205.

    The gearbox is the BE1 from the MI16 plus its worth mentioning I have an AP Suretrac LSD fitted.

    What is the best option for gearbox oil that is available locally?

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    Castrol Syntrax is probably your best choice, from Repco, Supercheap etc. If you had more time, you could buy some Redline Light Shockproof from here:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Redline-L...item27b6077642

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    Ooooo, Eastwood is near me and I havent bought gearbox oil yet. Price is very similar to syntrax, how much better is it?
    Road car ok?

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    Google smurf blood. It's great for gear ATB type diffs but not for plate type diffs. Local RRP is probably 2x Syntrax. Buy your Mobil1 from Eastwood too.

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    I use either motul FF LSD oil or Nulon LSD oil, both have worked well for me (Nulon is alot cheaper)
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    The only thing to consider is if you use the redline and then change for some reason, it does not mix with other gearbox oils. So basically it is a gearbox rebuild / clean out if you no longer wish to use it.

    I personally use the syntrax .

    I pulled my gearbox apart after 8 plus years of competition use and it was as clean inside as when I built it with no wear.

    Others I have pulled apart with different oil were filthy and worn
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    I don't fancy not being able to change my mind if there's a problem so that's made the decision for me!

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    Thanks for all the help.

    When the gearbox oil was drained a few weeks ago, I was surprised at how fresh it looked. And it had been at least 4 years since the last change.

    Given the info in this thread, I will probably go with Castrol Syntrax.

    2 litres to fill, right?


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    yep, 2 litres
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    You may struggle to get 2L in unless you jack up the LH side of the car.


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    Fill it from the breather on top of the box. Take out the black plastic breather and pour it in.
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    Thanks. Looking forward to the weekend to get the 205 back on its boots.
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    how would you go about flushing out old gear oil? mine got contaminated with other gear oil, also blue in colour, hence the stuffup
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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    Syntrax seems to be selling like hotcakes. I've been to two auto stores near me and both sold out.

    Adrian, if I change my mind and want to go to redline, is there a problem? Will whatever you lubricated my box with to put it together be compatible with the fancy stuff?

    i will be calling around tomorrow but just in case...

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    You could also use the Mobil1 equivalent of Syntrax for approx $14/L.

    http://www.gllubricants.com/index.ph...obil-Pricelist

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    http://productsforyou.castrol.com.au...Plus-75W-90/66

    I see that Castrol have replaced the Syntrax with a 'new' version. Is this product still suitable with the suretrac LSD?
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