Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 23:41:38 +0100
From: "Simon Turner" <thatnopsam.worldonline.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Manual Trans Oil


Have you got cylinders in your gearbox ? "Erik" <erikligdanopsameja.com> wrote in message news:8ev0tn$bjc$1nopsam1.deja.com... > Why the hell do you put 25,000+ miles on your oil before you change it. > You are lucky you did not crack your cylanders. I have a 900 Turbo SPG > and I periodically change my oil every 3,000 miles. Was your old oil > thick as tar when you removed it or what? > > In article <3911A5C6.3B5FB7C1nopsamhlink.net>, > Ken Washington <kenwashinopsamhlink.net> wrote: > > I don't know why some people like to make things so difficult and > > expensive. I used Castrol 10W30 in my 83 900T 5 spd, over 13 years and > > 251,000 miles and my 87 900S 16V 5 spd, two years and 146,932 miles. > > Both cars were unfortunately totalled out. The simple thing to do is > > once every 20,000 or 25,000 miles, drain the old oil and put in three > > quarts of fresh oil. I did that with my 83 900T and never had a > problem > > with the trans. The last 50,000 miles I was using 4 oz. of Militec-1 > > with the oil. The metallic sludge on the magnetic drain plug > > disappeared. The same thing held true in my 87 900S and both shifted > > very smoothly. I use it in my 87 9000S too. > > Ken Washington > > 87 9000S > > 87 900S > > 83 900T > > > > > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy.

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