Redline Gearbox Oil

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Redline Gearbox Oil

Postby DouglasH » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:40 am

Anyone know anywhere I can buy Redline oil :?: (apart from Donutz) have been asking in various car accessory shops in Glasgow, no luck yet. Was in a private run rally & performance tuning specialists garage and parts place the other day (somewhere in Ayrshire) asked for redline to replace my turret oil, the guy asked "what model" with such a puzzled look that I swear I could have said Sherman and he'd have believed me. :lol:
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Postby sbudge » Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:56 am

You can buy direct from Redline, if you go to www.redline.co.uk, can buy online or just call.

I'm about to put mine through 36K service so going to buy some, along with other bits and pieces :D
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Postby Phil » Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:43 am

Hello Muther, Hello Father, I'm just loving camp Grenada :!:

Ooooops, Wrong Sherman (Alan). :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Hardtrack » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:34 pm

Maybe he meant as in quantity Douglas..but knowing half the retards in autoshops :lol:
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Postby Si » Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:41 pm

Phil at Performance5 supplied me with mine. Price was good, but make sure you order enough .... I didn't and assumed a US quart was the same as one of our litres :oops:

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Postby Hardtrack » Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:28 am

Tut!....you should have read Mrs Beatons cookbooks then.....a quart of milk and 2 eggs :shock:
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:00 am

Cheers Si...may just go with the Donutz deal...
2 bottles of mtl or mt 90 +
1 bottle of 75w/90 Diff oil
?40.00 per pack.

Will have to check the uk/us quart thing with them too, as they seem to be getting their conversions mixed up.

www.redlineoil.co.uk
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Postby Phil » Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:19 am

It's a pity our cousins in the U.S. of A. have never managed to grasp metrication. :? Still we do have a special relationship with them. :shock: :lol:
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Postby DouglasH » Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:02 pm

Just ordered from Redline today (actually Delta Oils) spoke to Gavin who gave me some advice on why to use MT 90 as opposed to MTL 90..all to do with the age and mileage of the car.

2 bottles of MT 90 (Gearbox & Turret) and 1 bottle of 75w/90 (Diff) ?47.51 inc carriage.
Bit more expensive than Donutz but next day delivery.
Found out also that if you don't drain every last drop of old oil out the gearbox, the 2 bottles should be enough for turret too.(3.2 fl oz)

Just in case have ordered rubber boot from SFT.
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Postby sbudge » Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:53 pm

DouglasH

My MX5 is 2 1/2 years old with 22K on the clock, so whats the difference between using MT or MTL.

I have read the specification and was not sure which to use for the gearbox.
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Postby DouglasH » Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:43 pm

Sbudge...my car is six years old and with 33,000 miles, Gavin from Redline seemed to think MT 90 would be more suited to my cars age & mileage, other than that, apart from a higher flashpoint (MT) I can't see many differences in the info pack supplied with the oil. Just noticed it does say 'limited - slip transaxles may require the 75w/90 (MT) gear oil to prevent limited slip chatter.' goes on to say ' MTL can be used in most manual transmissions and transaxles for both street and racing use unless the manufacturer requires the additional protection of an SAE90' which is MT90. Looks like if you want the best then go for MT90.
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Postby mgrays » Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:04 pm

Demon Tweaks do Redline .. and a chance to buy some other toys to make the postage less painful.
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Postby kristoff » Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:59 pm

I have been reading that the gear change on early mk1's can be a little notchy, which certainly appears to be the case with my 1991 Roadster. In anyone's personal experience, will the use of synthetic gear oil resolve this quirk?

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Postby DouglasH » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:48 pm

Kristoff..I believe all Mx5s suffer from a notchy gear change at some point, mk-2 is known for its notchy change between 2nd and 3rd gear, you may find your Turret oil has either disappeared or resembles treackle. Hopefully I will have mine changed this weekend.
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