Date: 31 Mar 2000 15:52:15 GMT
From: saab85900nopsamcom (Saab85900)
Subject: Re: transmission fluid or oil in gearbox?


>I had some work done to my 87 900T and they put some kind of reddish >fluid in the gearbox. I thought this oil was supposed to be engine oil, >and they said it was OK, some special oil for the gearbox to make it >shift better. What the mechanic told you is mostly likely correct--there are some fluids made for manual transmissions which are better than the stock stuff and can be dyed red. It is most unlikely that they put ATF in there. Probably something like RedLine MTL or BG Synchroshift. You might want to check back and find out exactly what was put in there, but I wouldn't panic. Dick in Falls Church Using and selling AMSOIL (First in Synthetics) over 22 years

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