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Gear oil

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 4DRonDUBS, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. 4DRonDUBS

    4DRonDUBS Senior Member

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    I heard you were suposed to use 10-40 for gear oil in my civic trans, but the garage I go to put 80-90 synthetic gear oil in my transmission.Is That Good!!!
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    honda MTF
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Read your user manual. It specifies Honda MTF or 10w30 non-synthetic motor oil. Use the 10w30 if you can't get Honda brand MTF.
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    That heavy crap is gonna create so much parasitic power loss through your drivetrain. Drain it, and put new mtf in. You prolly shouldn't use synthetic, as it will mess with the operation of the syncros. Not that I am for certain on that last point, but most synthetic oils have molybdenum in high quanties, and I know it caused my CBR some problems with shifting gears. The syncros wouldn't grab right with that kind of oil.
     
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    ...unless you have an LSD, you want honda MTF. Steve @ hmotors told me to use 80w90 since I got his optional Kaaz LSD.
     
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