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    F18 Gearbox - oil spec and capacity

    Hi,

    Would anyone be good enough to tell me what spec of oil I should fill my f18 gearbox with (top left reverse) and what the capacity is please?

    I have dextron 3 ATF available already, and when drained (for an engine change) the fluid that came out was red - so can I refill with the Dextron 3?

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    Anyone? Seem to be struggling to find this information, its not listed anywhere usual.

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    Anyone? Seem to be struggling to find this information, its not listed anywhere usual.

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    Avro.

    You obviously havent looked very hard!!!!!

    Its in the Haynes manual for starters, it's also in the how-to section of this site >>> http://www.astraownersclub.com/documents/technical/boxoil.pdf <<<

    Vauxhall state SAE 80 sepcification fluid is what you need and the part number is 90540998 for a 1 litre bottle

    Having said that, you may wish to shop around for a cheaper alternative. The last time I changed mine I used some Castrol Synthetic stuff. The next time im changiing it, I'll be using Royal Purple Synchromax - costs be about £10-15 on mates rates.

    Good luck HTH

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I had seen that note in the technical section actually, but as I'm not a millionaire, I'm not likely to buy my oil from the stealership! I'd mentioned SAE80 to the local factors, and they were a bit confused, so I guess I was looking for a more generic description.

    The Synchromax stuff is what I'll get then . Thanks again...

    Avro.

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