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Old 06-02-2009   #16
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Re: Gear box oil

Oops... The service manual says 1,98 litres.
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Perfect, I only need to buy two then! Thanks Robot.
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Is MTL 70w80 suitable for the Barchetta gearbox?
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As I have no idea I'll just be referring to the service manual again, which says Tutela ZC 80S.
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Screw it, I'll just buy it. When hot it will be the same as 80W
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From the other 'boxes I've used a synthetic in, it usually makes the change sweeter - especially when cold.
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Good, that's exactly what I'm looking for, I've just bought some Redline MTL 70w80. I also need to adjust the clutch cable as there is a fair amount of slack.
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Got the MTL today and replaced the old with new. I after about a mile I noticed a BIG difference, much smoother, quicker changes. I am very pleased! I recommend it to anyone who is fed up with the 'notchy' box.

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Good to hear, I'm gonna bump it up on my To Do list then
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For £33 (two bottles including delivery) you can't go wrong. It makes driving so much more fun and it is ridiculously easy for such a difference!
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Re: Gear box oil

Have just changed the gearbox oil on my B, went for Castrol SMX-S which is a fully synthetic 75w85 oil. Cost £20 for 2 litres and it seems to have been well worth it. Change feels sweeter already

The car has just over 85,000 miles on it. The oil that came out looked 'orrible - although I don't think it's original as there are marks on the drain and filler plugs to suggest it's been changed before. Must have been a long, long time ago though!

With mentions of gearbox failure on here, I wonder if it's an often neglected service point....
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Re: Gear box oil

Rather than start another thread, today I've had the gear stick out - started as another job, but don't they all!

The rubber bush at the rear had thick, coagulated grease in that was more like Evo-Stik. The bearing in the pivot had also seized for the same reason. I've cleaned and washed both of these out and regreased, also tried to force a fingerful of grease into the front bush but have taken enough skin off my hands for today.

Haven't been out for a drive yet as it's Persistantly Raining up here, but with the clutch down it feels sweeter still!
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Well done mate, you deserve a pat on the back. I do too as I have also suffered from bleeding knuckles all day.
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Re: Gear box oil

It is almost 2liters SAE75W-80 (but also depends from the weather).
In general about 80.000 klm but if you fill the gearbox hard, i think its good time to change the gear valvoline
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HI,

New to Barchettas, but we used to use ATF in race Peugeots, never caused a problem and it's cheap like the budgie.

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