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B400 - gear box oil - modern equivalent

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Old 27-05-19, 08:12 AM
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Default B400 - gear box oil - modern equivalent

Yesterday the first ride over a distance with 100 miles happend. The weather was not hot but at the end there was a stop an go situation during several minutes. After that is was nearly impossible to shift the gears. After a break of oner hour the car returns to normal behavior. I don't know what kind of gear box oil is filled in.

What kind of oil is a good recommendation for my situation?
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Old 27-05-19, 12:05 PM
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Bela ,
Do you know the history of this gearbox .
Was the gear lever and top of case changed at one time . What lever is fitted?
What is the gear box number stamped on the right hand side of the case?

I had a similar problem with a gearbox that had a remote shift top fitted to
a long lever box . On the bench it changed perfectly but after use when the box reached operating temperature I had trouble moving the gear lever .
The three piece gear case during manufacture has the three selector rod holes either line bored or reamed to give a perfect fit for the selector rods.
Changing the top will mean that they are unlikely to be in alignment .

A change of grade of oil will not fix the problem .
For non overdrive boxes I use a 10W/30 mineral oil (SAE30 was recommended originally) .
I have used a thicker oil 20W/60 in the past and found the syncros slow until the box and oil warmed to operating temperature.
I'm not sure of the recommended oil for your overdrive. Get advice from the person you bought the overdrive from .

Geoff
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Old 27-05-19, 08:22 PM
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Bela ,
Do you know the history of this gearbox .
No

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Was the gear lever and top of case changed at one time . What lever is fitted?
Yes - a remote is fitted. I don't know if the top of the case must have been altered therefore. I don't know the source.

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What is the gear box number stamped on the right hand side of the case?
At the moment the car is not in an place where it can be lifted.
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