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Is it okay to use gear oil instead of transmission fluid

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  • skip740 Aug 22, 2010

    i have a 5spd and it was told to use 75w90 i have 80w90 is that fine? is the weight correct and i'm i to use gear oil or not?

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No gear oil is to thick to get to the valves inside the trans to actually make the trans shift and doesnt have the proper density to push the gears along. If it is a stick shift then its supposed to be a gear oil of a specific weight. check your vehicle specs. in the owners manual.

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  • s13f42223j Aug 24, 2010

    yes use gear oil for a standard trans. i didnt know if it was an automatic or stick. since it is a stick, gear oil is what you want to use. everything i could find online says 80/90 so if thats what you got then your good. 75w will work but be careful not to go any lower. the lower the (w) weight of the gear oil the less your trans will be fully lubed. As the gears rotate inside the trans it will pick this gear oil up and reduce friction between the metal surfaces(gears). If you go lower in weight then the gear oil will be dropped off the gears before making it to the friction point. thats why the factory calls for 80/90. its thicker and will stay in place for the revolution of the gear to gear contact. ( with an automatic it works alot different, theres pressure on the fluid to make it work kinda like brakes do. thats why its so much thinner)

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