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Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 14:54:19 -0700
From: Tom Reed <>
Subject: So, what's in your transmission?

My Haynes manual claims that regular engine oil should be used in the transmission of my '85 900T, and that does seem to be what's in there. My mechanic verified that this is a Saab recommendation, but said that if the car were his, he'd put gear lube in it. Supposedly the only disadvantage is that it would be harder to shift when cold, and it's supposed to protect the transmission much better. My transmission, though, has very worn synchros, and I'm wondering if making it harder to shift when cold would be a good idea? So, what's in *your* transmission and why? Do you use oil? synthetic oil? gear lube? synthetic gear lube? Advantages? Disadvantages? Finally, I understand that AmsOil has a new super-duper-fancy-wancy gear lube out. Does anyone have experience with this particular product? I forget the exact name, but the dealer was telling me that a customer of his increased the mileage in his Geo Metro to something like 80+ miles/gallon with this stuff and the regular AmsOil in the engine (could that possibly be true?). Tom R. "It's too ridiculous!" cried Alice, losing all her patience this time. "You ought to have a wooden horse on wheels, that you ought!" --Lewis Carroll : Through The Looking Glass

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