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Motul 75W90 Fully Synthetic I have found in this hot weather to be a bit shite. Stick heats up a lot and the selection goes very limp and not much resistance between gates.

 

Seems to be since I changed the oil at the end of last summer. Its fine when cold though, or in no so hot weather conditions.

 

Going to put in guinuine Toyota oil now for the V160/V161 box.

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Manual 6-speed V160/161 Gearbox

Stock = Toyota V160 oil (PART No. 08885-01306)

Capacity 1.8l's when dry

Toyota V160 Oil (comes in 1L cans - require 2 cans)

Alternative:

Esso Dextron D21065

Royal Purple SynchroMax

BMW oil called MTF-LT-1 or LT-2

Castrol Transmax Z - Feedback required from testers

Mobil ATF 220 - Feedback required from testers

I recommend you stick with stock but in recent times this has been hard to get hold of, so it's the Esso now...

Interval = 2 Years / 30,000miles depending on use/power levels

 

What about the Transmax Z, Royal Purple and BMW Oil any new Feedbacks about them? Looking to change the Gear Oil but the Stock oil would be 100Euros for 2Litres.... :innocent:

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Anyone know Markie? Just remembered this thread. I know it might not do much good to get it out now, as the damage may already be done, but better to have it out than it still in there doing damage.

 

Yes!

 

Will direct him back to this thread. But yeh, his car's a 6spd - not sure about what he did with the Motul though...

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Shit.. What damage? At the moment seems fine.

 

Toyota gear oil is 75W90 aint it?

 

First page mate, the 75W90 is for the 5spd.

 

You really need to get that stuff out of the box. You complained about it feeling strange, that is the reason why. You just need to hope it isn't a costly mistake.

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Right then boys.. Whats the view on the Silkolene SILKTRAN SYN 5 75W-90 Fully Synthetic Gear Oil.

 

Thinking that I use Silkolene for the engine and its not let me down, I would keep the faith; maybe they will sponser me to :)

 

If this stuff is tidy for the 6 speed, it also tidy for the LSD?

 

Cheers.

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75W90 is for the 5speed bud.

 

I really should get a parrot :D

 

Manual 6-speed V160/161 Gearbox

Stock = Toyota V160 oil (PART No. 08885-01306)

Capacity 1.8l's when dry

Toyota V160 Oil (comes in 1L cans - require 2 cans)

Alternative:

Esso Dextron D21065

Royal Purple SynchroMax

BMW oil called MTF-LT-1 or LT-2

Castrol Transmax Z - Feedback required from testers

Mobil ATF 220 - Feedback required from testers

I recommend you stick with stock but in recent times this has been hard to get hold of, so it's the Esso now...

Interval = 2 Years / 30,000miles depending on use/power levels

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So for the 6 speed we can only buy these gear oils? What spec are they? I thought the Toyota one was 75W90.

 

Confusing as spunk!

 

mate do not put manual gear oil in the gear box, listen to scot m only atf atf atf, automatic transmission fluid. dont get to worried about genuine v160 oil its over 15yrsold and well superseeded its only dextron 2 by esso mobil. i have used toyota type iv and now have mobil fully synthetic shc atf in and its perfect. toyota put castrol syntrax in the box horrible gear change, it clearly states on the box under the car atf only its on a sticker on the box.

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75w-90 and ATF are completely different viscosities, so aren't interchangeable.

 

I wouldn't recommend Royal Purple oils. We are on the same industrial estate as the UK RP supplier, but we wouldn't sell their oils for a couple of reasons. Firstly they are very overpriced and the second reason is that in the majority of their oils that we have had tested, there is a very high sulphur content. In high temp situations the sulphur compounds can break down to form acidic compounds, the last thing you want around the metals in your engine. So no, they aren't better than the ones I mentioned

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