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    Manual gearbox - fluid flush and replace

    Thinking I might drain and flush my gearbox (MT). Is it worth using a different brand of oil or should I just stick with Volvo/Ford stuff? On my Saab there's a couple of alternatives recommended as they suffer notchy shifts.
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    Volvo stuff is probably best but I have 75/90 in mine (from gsf) and it's been fine for a couple of years.

    There's even a member that's used JCB gearbox oil...
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    Volvo stuff is probably best but I have 75/90 in mine (from gsf) and it's been fine for a couple of years.

    There's even a member that's used JCB gearbox oil...
    And it's still going strong

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    1983 240 - M4.4 ECU with COP's, ostrich 2.0, B5234T5 engine, M90 gearbox, green injectors, 3.25 " MAF, 2.5" stainless exhaust, custom strut brace, 2" banded rear rims, brembo front calipers

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    If you want to upgrade (like I did) then give Redline 75/90 NS a try.

    When MRG changed mine a few years ago, within a few miles I could hear the difference!

    https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?product=58304

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    Cool. It's the Redline MTL that was recommended for the Saab as well. Shame the two cars take different grades as I could have probably got a slight discount buying a load in bulk.
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