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Old 11-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Motul Gear oil 300 "75w-90" Manual Transmission / Differential Fluid?

i have redline 75w-90 in my Manual Transmission Differential gearbox but i want to switch it out because last time i check and did a little bit of drain all i saw was it was kind of watery so i just add more in. I have pentosin 75w-80 in my manual transmission, my local town doesn't carried pentosin 75w-90 so i have to special order it online if i want it. I don't want to put redline again into my differential gearbox, my local town carried redline, motul, mobile 1 and many other brand, so have anyone try "Motul" gear oil before? should i order pentosin 75w90 or try motul, here the link to motul gear oil

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Pentosin_G12/ES261741/

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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There is certainly nothing wrong with Motul, aside from the astronomical price. What is your aversion to Redline, out of curiousity?

FWIW, all of these "race" oils are overkill for a street car.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=lcoleman;14877059]There is certainly nothing wrong with Motul, aside from the astronomical price. What is your aversion to Redline, out of curiousity?

i put redline 75w-90 in and drove for about 3k miles, i drain the plug and the oil came out kind of gray and maybe kind of watery, i didn't bother to touch or feel it, when i put redline in my differential i think the oil color was yellow to orange, sometime it hard shifting to 1st, 2nd and 5th when changing gear sometime when the car is cold, so i just want to try something new to c if it help the problem, no dislike on redline or anything just wants to try other brand

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Motorcycle people seem to love motul. they also love redline, so go figure. As long as its spec, I wouldnt worry about it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:58 AM   #5
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i brought a bottle of amsoil SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic from a local japanese store for $20, kinda of expensive but i heard good things about it and will try it out :
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:32 AM   #6
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I ran Motul Gear 300 for about 15,000 miles in my open diff.

Redline at 27,000 miles of use showed less wear even though I had a new Quaife LSD installed with the redline fluid.
At almost twice the price, I will stay with Red Line.

See the Oil Analysis here:
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...93#Post1748579
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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Do you know that manual tranny oil and diff oil are two different products?
Use GL4 Redline MTL in the tranny and GL5 gear oil in the diff.
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