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Oil for 6spd man gearbox???

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by KBone, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. KBone

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    Hi guys, I want to change my gearbox oil (VYSS S1) but I'm not sure what oil it takes. There is no gregorys manual out for the VY yet so I asked at holden and they said Dextron III :eek: which is Auto/pwr steer fluid and didn't seem right to me. Any ideas? Also, how much oil does it take?
    Thanks heaps,
    Shaun.
     
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    Marks-VY I love cars

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    They are referring to auto transmission fluid, which is correct. Power steering runs on auto tranny fluid.

    There is an aftermarket "Ellery" manual out that can be bought through book shops and I bought one via Ebay. It has more typo's than it should although it does include all specifications for fluids etc. Very handy for that purpose.
     
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    Thanks buddy. When I looked at the guy from holden funny he showed me their service booklet and it said dextron III for the 6spd manual! I know it sounds ridiculus but it was there in black and white. Maybe It's just Ferntree Gully Holden :D
     
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    Dextron III is what they recommend but you can also use a synthetic auto fluid that i used (castrol) and it did make the shifts a bit smoother. Mine holds 4 litres (vz ss) but vy should be the same. Hope this helps.
     
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    They even use it in the 5 speeds... 1 of our old apprentices learnt this when he assumed the easy **** 75/90 went in lol
     
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    Marks-VY I love cars

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    And the results

    OK, Straight from the workshop manual;

    T56 6 speed manual
    Dexron III
    3.9 litres capacity

    M35 Getrag 260 5 speed manual (V6)
    80w gear oil
    1.2 litres capacity

    M34 Getrag 290 5 speed manual (V8)
    80w gear oil
    1.8 litres capacity

    4L60-E 4 sp auto
    Dexron III
    V6 refill 4.8 litres (7.9 total capacity)
    V8 refill 5 litres (10.6 litres cap)

    Funny how the 6sp manual and auto take the same fluid - I would never have guessed!
     
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    use castrol transmax Z, worked well for me.
     
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    BeNoS PROUDLY ON THE PUSHY

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    i no the vx model getrag v6 gearboxs use the dextron 3 as well it sounds weird but its what goes in em
     
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    Alot of manual gearboxes use other than gear oil.All Hondas run engine oil,Mazda,Ford,Kia transaxles use DexronIII.
     
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    You would of thought he would notice when he dropped the old oil.Gear oil has that very distinctive smell.
     

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