What is the best gear oil to use in my '73 Beetle's Tranny?

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What is the best gear oil to use in my '73 Beetle's Tranny?

Post by Jim Ed » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:47 am

What is the best gear oil to use in my '73 Beetle's Tranny?

I have been using this product:
http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Amsoil-Syn ... lqt-ea.htm

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Re: What is the best gear oil to use in my '73 Beetle's Tranny?

Post by Marc » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:55 am

I haven't used the Amsoil personally but it's gotten good reviews from those who have. What are your local temperature extremes?

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Note that Redline no longer recommends their MT-90 for our transmissions.

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Re: What is the best gear oil to use in my '73 Beetle's Tranny?

Post by Jim Ed » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:38 pm

What are your local temperature extremes?
Anywhere from about 10 degrees F before wind chill in cold weather up to 120 degrees F in hot weather.

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Re: What is the best gear oil to use in my '73 Beetle's Tranny?

Post by Marc » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:47 pm

Jim Ed wrote:...Anywhere from about 10 degrees F before wind chill in cold weather up to 120 degrees F in hot weather.
I suspected as much. Makes the cost of synthetic gear lube easier to justify for you than for someone in a more temperate climate.

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