On 2005-03-25 email@example.com said:
>Steve Bigelow wrote:
>> >> Might be Exxon Mobil. This stuff may be it:
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6ox6n
>> > Unless it comes in a lighter grade, then this product is not a
>>likely > candidate as putting 80w-90 in a Honda manual tranny
>will kill it. >
>> That's sounds a lot like you don't understand gear oil weight
>For what it's worth, I have 10 years of professional experience as
>an ASE certified tech. Six of those years were spent working in an
>independent Honda shop, where among other things, I rebuilt engines
>and manual transmissions. I have personally rebuilt Honda
>transmissions that had been ruined due to the fact that they had
>the heavy 80w-90 gear oil in it. If I remember correctly, one of
>them had the differential fail. This was not a typical failure and
>it was attributed to the wrong oil installed in the transmission.
>This was over 9 years ago and I don't recall whether or not Honda
>MTF was available at that time. The owner of the shop has a degree
>in mechanical engineering. Under his guidance, and Honda's
>recommendations at that time, the shop used 10w-40 oil for manual
>transmissions. I believe that they are now using a synthetic gear
>oil though I don't recall the specifics right now.
Original spec for my '85 Civic transmission oil was 1-W-30 motor oil.
As a long-time motorcycle mechanic, I hadn't much liked motor oil in
transmissions, have been using motorcycle trans. oil (Bel Ray),
currently at 282.000 mi. and going strong. I would expect Spectro's
gear oil to work well also - I just prefer Bel Ray in my bikes, so
that's what the car got.
near Mountainair, (mid) New Mexico, USA
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