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S70 T5 Gearbox oil help!!

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Old Jul 9th, 2004, 21:40   #11
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If you really want to give maximum protection to an M56 manual gearbox then it is worth considering Red Line Lightweight Shockproof 75W140 gear oil at 13.47 plus VAT per US Quart (you need 2 quarts per box). I have been using this in my S70 T5 in the Toyo Modified Production Saloon Car Championship for the last three years and in the S60 T5 we a running in the Britcar Long Distance Series. Both cars are fitted with limited slip diffs., the S60 with a dog box which requires particular protection which only such a formulation can offer.

I keep the stuff in stock.

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Old Jul 10th, 2004, 20:42   #12
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For a gearbox that requires 'engine oil' that Red line oil would be way off spec, its much thicker. Or am I missing something?

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hi,
5/30 is the viscosity.i do not think it is just engine oil. i changed mine a year ago , changed it for the volvo stuff. yes it is expensive but it smelt like gearbox oil not engine oil.
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I've made the same comment in the past as I used the Volvo stuff but am reliably told that 5w 30 engine oil is ok.

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It is worth bearing in mind when economising on oil for these M56 gearboxes that Volvo do not sell any spare parts for them, so you are stuck with either replacing a knackered one with 'new for old' from a Volvo dealer at quite a price or the lottery of getting a used one from a breaker.

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