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    Am going to change the oil in my gearbox to see if I can improve the gear change. it's a 1.9cdti with the F40 gearbox. Any recommendations on which oil to use? Some say only Vauxhall oil and some Castrol SMX-S gear oil.

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    vx oil is one of the cheapest options, it's only about a fiver a litre

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    Castrol in mine and it works a treat.

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    Castrol in mine too along with a tube of Molyslip. Silky smooth still after 200k miles.

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    ^^^^+1 for milyslip too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    ^^^^+1 for milyslip too.
    +2 although I used Molyslip instead, as milyslip was too girly for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    +2 although I used Molyslip instead, as milyslip was too girly for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    +2 although I used Molyslip instead, as milyslip was too girly for me.

    Milyslip is better it reaches the parts others can't

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    anyone fancy doing a gear oil change for me?? lol

    maybe an engine oil change too.........would love to learn how........

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    Engine oil changes are easy. I have not done a transmission oil change yet but would not think it would be that difficult.

    I am in north London, by the way. Where in Hertfordshire are you, roughly?

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