Re: 5W-30 Transfer/Gearbox oil


No it is not. 10w/30 engine oil is approximately the same specific viscosity as 75w/80.
Please do not post speculation as fact. It only serves to confuse. Please check your facts before posting in such a deffinite manner.
gas engine

Quality standards used above are those set by a trade body called the API. Viscosity standards are however expressed in terms of different scales for transmission and engine oils and these are governed by the SAE. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to check that these are the facts. For instance, and because their products appear to be held in high regard, this is a section copied from their web site:-
START MTL Manual Transmission Lubricant a 70W80 GL-4 gear oil (SAE 5W30/10W30 engine oil viscosity) designed for use in manual transmissions and transaxles. Provides excellent protection of gears and synchronizers and its balanced slipperiness provides a perfect coefficient of friction, allowing easier shifting.
END
Huw
--
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com ).
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
For

Sorry, forgot to mention the source, which is Redline Oil and the quoted text is from their gear oil section.
Huw
--
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com ).
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@cix.co.uk (Paul Cohen) wrote:

Thanks all.
Paul C.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.