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VW Synthetic Oil (80w GL-4)Transaxle & Front Diff
or
Redline MT 90 (75w90 GL-4) or GL-4) in theTransaxle
Redline 75w90 (GL-5) in the Front Diffferential

Transaxle Capacity:

4.5 litres Total Capacity
4 litres on Refill = 4.205 US Quarts on Refill
(1/2 litre cannot be drained.)

Front Differential Capacity:

1.5 litres = 1.605 US Quarts

Warning

DO NOT use a GL-5 in the transaxleunless you are absolutely sure it has proper, non-corrosive additives, or it could cut the life of the internal "synchros" by half. The additives in GL-5 oils are corrosive to the synchros and other transaxle parts. Use a GL-4.
Hi Dean,

what oil should I use for

a) Engine (2.3l Andreno Boxster) - I guess the same as for the original 2.1l Boxster?
b) Gearbox (stock standard)
I'm not an expert on the boxer engines so someone else please answer there

I can supply gearbox oil at R650 for 5L and it is the correct stuff to use on a Syncro box and diff
Hi Dean

What oil is it that you supply?

Thanks
Ian
It comes from Erlemanns gearbox's
its what they used in the gearbox's when they were new off the production line
That sounds good enough. I don't know if I'm quite convinced by Redline oils.
Jakkalsman Wrote:Hi Dean,

what oil should I use for

a) Engine (2.3l Andreno Boxster) - I guess the same as for the original 2.1l Boxster?
b) Gearbox (stock standard)

Engine runs only on Shell Helix HX3
Thanks guys.

Dean, I will just check if I can get that gearbox oil here locally (PE/Uith). If not, I'll PM you.
Quote:Hi Dean,
what oil should I use for
a) Engine (2.3l Andreno Boxster) - I guess the same as for the original 2.1l Boxster?

Replied Eclipse "Engine runs only on Shell Helix HX3"

* Should I use a fully synthetic on my 2.6 I5 engine or what would you suggest ? Capacity 5L or ???
* Antifreeze mix as I have it must be 40/60, thus 7l a/f in 17.4l capacity.
* Spark plugs Champion N7YCX or something better at present ??

Thanks
Hi Guys,
VW always recommended a full synthetic oil on their boxer engines, so Shell Helix ultra is the only full synthetic or you can get Valvoline synthetic. This is only available in 1 litre containers and costs about R110.00 per. If you want the right stuff you gotta pay!
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