Gearbox oil for a Roadster?

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Leon.
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Gearbox oil for a Roadster?

Post by Leon. » Tue 29 Dec, 2009 23:49

Anyone know if it would be the same as a 3.0l, and what that takes? Grade and capacity?

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Post by Jonttt » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 00:48

Leon

Search (use the words "Gearbox AND oil" to narrow the search) will bring up quite a few posts about this such as


http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... earbox+oil

The gearboxes are marked as "filled for life" but the conscensous seems to be that changing improves the gearchange.

You could also ask Opie Oils for advice, they are members on here and post offers regularly and seem happy to advise :wink:
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Post by Gazza » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 10:58

Or you could :rtm:

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Post by Leon. » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 11:37

garythefish wrote:Or you could :rtm:

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You mean read the manual?

It's not in there :wink:

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Post by Leon. » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 11:45

Jonttt wrote:Leon

Search (use the words "Gearbox AND oil" to narrow the search) will bring up quite a few posts about this such as


http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... earbox+oil

The gearboxes are marked as "filled for life" but the conscensous seems to be that changing improves the gearchange.

You could also ask Opie Oils for advice, they are members on here and post offers regularly and seem happy to advise :wink:
Hi Jon,

I really wanted to know if anyone had any knowledge of the Alpina Roadster box and diff, but I appreciate your post.

I've felt the benefits of fresh box oil before and heard of the benefits on the Z so want to do it...

I've used Opie Oils before, and always buy the best stuff of them, trouble is, they don't always get the spec's right for the individual cars.

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Post by estocks » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 13:22

Alpinas use the same oil as the donor BMW. Since your's is probably the 5HP19 the oil would be the same as for that.
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Post by Leon. » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 13:37

estocks wrote:Alpinas use the same oil as the donor BMW. Since your's is probably the 5HP19 the oil would be the same as for that.
Actually, it's a 6 speed manual, not 5 speed auto...

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Post by estocks » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 14:02

Leon. wrote:
estocks wrote:Alpinas use the same oil as the donor BMW. Since your's is probably the 5HP19 the oil would be the same as for that.
Actually, it's a 6 speed manual, not 5 speed auto...
Have you tried searching the forum at the Alpina Register?
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Post by Leon. » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 14:54

estocks wrote:Have you tried searching the forum at the Alpina Register?
Indeed I have. It was suggested to be the same as the 3.0l, but no definitive answer.

Perhaps I should call Sytner...

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Post by pdwarren » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 19:22

BMW use various "lifetime" oils, designated as MTF-LT-1, MTF-LT-2, etc.

As far as I can tell, you can't buy these directly in the UK but may be able to persuade to dealer to sell you a couple of litres.

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Post by estocks » Thu 31 Dec, 2009 10:18

Leon. wrote:
estocks wrote:Have you tried searching the forum at the Alpina Register?
Indeed I have. It was suggested to be the same as the 3.0l, but no definitive answer.

Perhaps I should call Sytner...
I would strongly suspect your gearbox uses regular oil, since it is a standard gearbox. :wink:
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Post by Leon. » Thu 31 Dec, 2009 12:15

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