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New Gearbox Oil, New Leak

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Monday February 19, 2018 9:41 PM

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Member Comments on Journal Entry: New Gearbox Oil, New Leak   ↵
2018-02-25 12:11:53 # 48716
Comment by Tony M
Wes, your mechanic was vague, so I wonder if he is aware of the Yellow metal compatability problems with our cars and common modern gear oils?I suspect the leak is just an overfill. Tony.
2018-02-25 20:43:35 # 48727
Comment by Wes Gray
he is a good fellow, old school to a point, but doubt he worries the fine points, yellow metal and all, as I did not until finding this forum andthe knowledge offered by yourself and the otherlike minded people. I might just get machine warmed up good and ready and drain and go through the ordeal myself... it is not so bad. My clutch just failed, ...ha ha... after all recent discussion. I am resonably certain it is the master cylinder...the pedal just suddenly went soft...after I entered driveway...(wheew)... I'll know more in a few days..mmm mmm mmm...Many years ago... to "flush gearbox" I drained and then filled/added Berryman dilute the gearbox oil as best I could think...(sounds crazy, but did not actually drive the car...) then drained and refilled with proper oil...(this is like 35 years ago...) wondering to do the same to be sure ridding this mechanics oil before adding mine (Millers classic 80-90 GL4, (Moss)...I would have to be careful asking the mechanic about GL4/GL5 etc etc... he'd prob

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