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Kaie
2011.01.10, 09:44 AM
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Motul in their trannys.

I was thinking about getting the Gear300 75w90 for my 020 tranny.

ducatipaso
2011.01.10, 11:43 AM
dunno about motul but I've had great success with royal purple.

Kaie
2011.01.11, 09:38 AM
Hmm.

I usually use OEM fluids. But i get the feeling VW doesnt really know WTF they are doing with gear lubes. I cant make sense of anything they do.

unimogken
2011.01.11, 09:41 AM
Give Rabbit 16V a PM to see what he uses.

unimogken
2011.01.11, 09:42 AM
Oh, and I love the smell of gear lube!

ducatipaso
2011.01.11, 15:53 PM
me too! lol.

Kaie
2011.01.11, 16:06 PM
I know the use Liqui-Moly/Lubro-Moly for oil. That brands gear oil is GL5 rated. My shiz is GL4.

There's a ton of talk about GL4/GL5. Most people say modern GL5 is safe for GL4 applications.

Porsche sent out a tech bulletin not the long ago saying GL5 now supersedes GL4 in all Porsche gear boxes/diffs ACCEPT the 944. Which was a VAG/Porsche colab.

That Motul is dual rated GL4/GL5.

Just to be safe i prefer to stay away from a single rated GL5 as the whole controversy is that its addpacks eat away at the syncros [brass and other yellows] over time.

But yeah. I would like to know what they are using there. I know Autovice uses Redline.

Rabbit 16v
2011.01.11, 20:05 PM
For normal applications FT uses Redline. Motul for race cars and there is another one that we are going to use on race cars that is made by Lubromoly. Cant remember what it is off the top of my head right now. Do NOT use GL5 in an 020.

the 944/924 trans is a VW trans. The other trannies with respect to the cool Porsches are Porsche specific. No, a Boxter is not a cool Porsche and it uses a B5 Passat trans..

Kaie
2011.01.11, 20:56 PM
Thanks for the info.. Ill just stick to MT90... i know a lot of people on the whoretex recommend synchromesh but its 100c Cst is so thin its unreal. I highly doubt it provides the protection a 75w90 does.

i suppose you guys dont sell the stuff do you? **** shipping costs.

Rabbit 16v
2011.01.11, 21:15 PM
We sell it and keep it in stock ;)

Helios
2011.01.14, 08:17 AM
Most people say modern GL5 is safe for GL4 applications.
Not so w/ the 020. I had to run GL5 once because that was all I could get my hands on that late at night. The transmission whined so bad you'd think it had straight cut gears. I was able to get some GL4 the next day and the whine went away.


Just to be safe i prefer to stay away from a single rated GL5 ....
:thumbup:

The dual rated Motul or Redline MT90 would be excellent options. I've been running MT90 religiously for the past 6 years.

Helios
2011.01.14, 08:20 AM
Thanks for the info.. Ill just stick to MT90... i know a lot of people on the whoretex recommend synchromesh but its 100c Cst is so thin its unreal. I highly doubt it provides the protection a 75w90 does.

i suppose you guys dont sell the stuff do you? **** shipping costs.

You may also try checking w/ your local indie shops. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them carried it, or could at least get it next day for you.