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    hello guys i changed the gearbox oil today as i had 5 litres of castrol racing gear oil sittin unopened in the garage, so drained out the cherry red oil and put in 2.4 litres of the castrol oil, i then let the car warm up a bit and took it a drive and it has made it quite notchy from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd, would the oil be too heavy or would i be better just putting in some more oil. i drove about 10 miles and at no point did the notchy thing go away.

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    the oil would be wrong .......! how old is it ? .....drop it out and put the proper stuff in .....before you damage it ....

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    the oil is new just fresh out of the 1 litre tubs. went and got some new oil there now and think i'll change it in the morning just in case. i think that the castrol gear oil is too heavy, i suppose it did say that it was to be used on cars with limited slip diffs.

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    What grade is the oil? If you're using Castrol, it should be their SMX-S stuff, 75W-85.

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    ok i got looked at one of the cartons and its castrol b373 FOR RACE USE ONLY stamped on the bottom, i should've known better

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    Ohhhhh i would'nt move it again until you've dropped that oil out lol.

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    For race use only? Just drive everywhere really fast and you'll be fine. Put a sign in your front windscreen that says "If this car goes below 80mph the gearbox will explode". Just watch out for Keanu Reeves trying to jump on board though...

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    ok so i dropped the oil out this morning and put in some gear oil i bought at the local petrol station which says its suits all modern gearboxes, granville stuff. the gearbox is a lot better but instead of having a little notch going from 1st to 2nd when cold its now 2nd to 3rd, funny thing is the harder you drive it the smoother the gear change, i think there is still probably some castrol gear oil still stuck in there. i put in about 2.8 litres of the new stuff.

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    i would advise you to go to vx and buy the correct oil and swop it back to that !

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