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Gearbox Oil Is Creamy

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hi guys, just changed the oil on my 205 gti 's gearbox and it was a cream colour and smelt very sweet. Its as though its mixed with water, any ideas would be great.

 

The car is a 1.6 gti f reg.

 

Been told to replace with a good engine oil!!!!! is this true?

 

One last thing, reverse is next to 1st gear, is this a be1 or a be3 gearbox. Getting very confused.

 

Regards

 

Paul

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Richie-Van-GTi

sweet smell is normal, possibly a bit of water contamination has occured, dont worry if your changing anyway. You can use 50% engine oil if you want but Ive always found using the correct gearbox oil that pug supplies or the total BV transmission fluid works best.

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jackherer
One last thing, reverse is next to 1st gear, is this a be1 or a be3 gearbox. Getting very confused.

 

BE1.

 

I would use proper gear oil if I were you, these gearboxes are pretty picky over the grade so I can't see engine oil working with the synchros at all.

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Miles

BV oil without fail, The synrco hub's are Alloy and without the right oil they fail pretty quick

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jim21070
BV oil without fail, The synrco hub's are Alloy and without the right oil they fail pretty quick

 

Yes, the right stuff makes a hell of a difference. Miles, what is "BV" oil precisely?

 

The grade you need is 75W/80 and is available from most motor factors. Comma say theirs is specialy formulated for "Certain Peugeot and Rover gearboxes that need this grade"

 

Whatever you do, don't put normal EP90 gear oil in the box. Apart from wrecking the synchros you'll never get it out of first gear on a cold morning :o

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jackherer

BV is the Total gear oil specifically for Peugeot/Citroens that you can get from dealers and GSF etc.

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