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What transmission fluid do you use in a 60 Bugeye?

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HealeyBob1 Avatar
HealeyBob1 Bob Bishop
Littleton, USA   USA
I have Lucas synthetic 75W-90. Will it work OK?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-01-12 03:14 PM by HealeyBob1.

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
No. The trans in a Bugeye should have motor oil as lube, preferably 30W non-detergent. The transmissions in our cars were designed with yellow metal components that are not compatible with most gear oils. Use motor oil per the factory manuals. smiling smiley

Jim Gruber Avatar
Riverview, FL, USA   USA
A BMC tranny of course. Datsun 210 or Ford 5 speeds are different



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Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
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DJracer Dave James
Batavia, IL, USA   USA
I agree with Rick, use motor oil per the manual. And don't use synthetic. I tried it in my '59 Sprite race car and the tranny leaked like a sieve (which was not good for the clutch, among other issues). I switched back to conventional oil (as well as changed the seals) and everything was OK again.

David

TR-Bach Gregg Bach
Stephens City, VA, USA   USA
Non detergent 30 weight motor oil or 20/50 weight motor oil like VR1 is the ticket.


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HealeyBob1 Bob Bishop
Littleton, USA   USA
I put in 30 weight non detergent oil. Thanks

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