Got a 1985 ma61 what gearbox oil do I need . I know it’s 75w/90 but semi or fully synthetic . Also best brand please
Amazon has it and get a slippery pete pump at the same time to make things easier.Ok thankyou for that info I’ll get that ordered
not meaning to threadjack, but here I go:Amazon has it and get a slippery pete pump at the same time to make things easier.
Apparently the MT90 doesn't glaze like other oils and is better for our cars. IDK but honestly my Supra would pop out of third occasional and after I put in the MT90 it never did (and the stuff I drained out didn't look all that bad.) Plus shifting seems a lot smoother. I'm sold on the stuff and wouldn't pay the extra if I wasn't.
Manual transmissions normally do not have a dipstick, they have a bolt in the side for level (and some automatics do too like my '11 4runner). For automatics, iirc, the supra had a dipstick and uses transmission fluid, not gear oil like the manual trans.
For the W-series transmissions (manual), you pull the drain plug, replace when drained, then on the driver's side of trans, find the refill plug and use the "slippery pete" hand pump, or one of several other ways to refill the trans until you see some of the fluid drip out of the same hole. If you have the shifter out of the trans, you can also refill it that way, again, watching for fluid to drip out of the side level hole.
And make sure NOT to purchase gear oil with a "friction modifier" additive! You will not be happy with the way it shifts, as it gums up the synchronizers and makes it very hard to get into gears. Don't ask me how I know this...