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Old 9th November 2008, 18:00   #1
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I am looking for 75W90 gear oil for a differential that I am looking to use in a build. But I am unable to find this grade of gear oil anywhere in Opera house. I would be grateful if anybody could guide me to any place where I would be able to pick up some.

GL-3/GL-4, either of the two would do. GL-5s are expensive and may not be suitable to my differential, I think. I am on a tight budget, and can make do with local oil brands also. Not looking for international brands only. All I am able to find are EP grade oils. Only looking for about 2 liters.

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Multigrade gear oil is available. I recently picked up Mobil brand Mobilube GX 80W-90 for Rs.170 per liter.

But you probably do not need multigrade living in Mumbai. Straight 90 weight gear oil should work just fine. The 75W is to ensure good flow at freezing temperatures.
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I use the 85W-140 GL5 EP from Chevron in my Scorpio Differential and Chevron SAE90 GL4 for the tranny.

The GL5 comes in 5 ltr cans and is not too expensive either. The MRP is Rs.700 for 5 ltrs. I think you can use that.

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I am looking for 75W90 gear oil for a differential that I am looking to use in a build. But I am unable to find this grade of gear oil anywhere in Opera house. I would be grateful if anybody could guide me to any place where I would be able to pick up some.

GL-3/GL-4, either of the two would do. GL-5s are expensive and may not be suitable to my differential, I think. I am on a tight budget, and can make do with local oil brands also. Not looking for international brands only. All I am able to find are EP grade oils. Only looking for about 2 liters.

Jeep/SUV owners, could you guys please help?
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I use the 85W-140 GL5 EP from Chevron in my Scorpio Differential and Chevron SAE90 GL4 for the tranny.

The GL5 comes in 5 ltr cans and is not too expensive either. The MRP is Rs.700 for 5 ltrs. I think you can use that.
Guruji,I do not think GL-4 and GL-5 are interchangeable.Correct me if I am wrong.If the specs say so (i.e. GL-4),better stick to those.
As far as GL-4 /75W-90 oils are concerned,one can go for Chevron EP 90/Mobil or the cheaper alternatives being HP XP 75-90 /Servo Gear HP 75W-90.I am not sure about Castrol Syntrax's price though
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I agree the diff nor the vehicle are ever going to see freezing temperatures. The vehicle isn't even going to see many kilometers. However the diff manufacturer recommends 75W90.

The gear profile in the LSD seems to be hypoid profile, so I was wondering why I would not be able to use a EP oil, eg. EP 90. In case of additives needed so that oil lubrication does not break down under high meshing pressures would be taken care of by GL-4/5 grade, right?

GL-5 damages certain differentials due to it's corrosive nature towards Phosphor and Bronze bushes. Not that my diff has any. What is the reason for manufacturer recommending 75W90 oil? This diff is for a specialised application, so I would see no need for it to withstand freezing operating temperatures.
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I wanted to change transmission oil in Zen (mpi) 2004.
I could find HP GL-4 EP 90 grade oil in local lubes shop.
Owner's manual recommend 75w-90 or 80w-90.

Can I use it in my car?
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As per my Alto Lxi manual, I need to change Transmission oil and Coolant at 20,000 km. What is meant by Transmission oil? (I thought only automatics have transmission oil). Does it mean that I need to change the gear oil instead?


Please suggest some good aftermarket Transmission oil and Coolant. I use "Mobil 1" engine oil - Do they have Transmission Oil and Coolant as well?
Please also suggest the grade of oil that is supposed to be used. I couldn't find the specs in the User Manual. (I would get the oil change done at the workshop, but I wouldn't want to trust their 'whole sale' oils).

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"Schaeffer's " have 75W90 gear oil in mumbai. PM for contact details.
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As per my Alto Lxi manual, I need to change Transmission oil and Coolant at 20,000 km. What is meant by Transmission oil? (I thought only automatics have transmission oil). Does it mean that I need to change the gear oil instead?
Mobil1 does have gear oil, but its best for you to use whatever the Maruti authorised service center offers you. Leave it up to them (just make sure the gear oil is changed though!).

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"Schaeffer's " have 75W90 gear oil in mumbai. PM for contact details.
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MAK SPIROL 75W-90 EP, you should easily find this at any BPCL petrol bunk.
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SCHAEFFER'S OILS

Mr. Stiner Martis, Andheri
9870081106

Superb oil, much better than any other oil currently available in India. Huge difference in my Palio and friend's Scorpio.
I can arrange for the demo session, if required.

Mention Team-Bhp when you call.
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I strongly suggest you to go for omega diff oil. its life long. It can take any temperature. humming in the diff will be reduced. Even oil leakage will be reduced. Bit expensive, around Rs1600/lt . if you are in Bangalore I can help you to get it.
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Hey guys, this requirement was a really long time ago. Since then, I went on to using a 90 weight oil for my diff. Though I didn't find 75W90 anywhere since.

@motionfreak: What is Schaffer's oils? Is it a brand? Can you give some more information about it?

@narendra: I have heard some great things about Omega oils! I didn't know they were available in India. If I am to believe how good they are, they are worth every bit they cost. Can you please pass on a contact or something for these oils? Thanks.
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@Ported, Please find more info on the link below.

Schaeffer Oil 3.0 | Industrial Lubricants | Diesel Fuel Additive | Synthetic Motor Oils

Have been using the fully synthetic engine oil for my Baleno with very good results.

Steiner can help you more.

One of a well known tuner is also using Schaeffer Engine Oil with great results.
Cannot publish the name without permission.

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Default re: Looking for 75W90 gear oil

I was planning to change the gear oil on my Wagon-R post 20K KM interval.

I went to Batra automobiles to purchase 75W90 GL-4 grade gear oil, but he introduced me to Bosch SAE XP 80W90 and gave good feedback about it. It was priced at 200/L and was available in only 1L packs.

Some pics:
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It complies with API GL-5 specification and MIL-L-2105D US military specification.

First I wasn't sure, but thought, what the heck, let's give it a try. I am yet to find a straight answer as to whether it was a wise decision to upgrade to GL-5 in cars where the manufacturers recommend GL-4. This article is a bit comforting but it would be great to hear from the horse's mouth, if any member here has tried or tested GL-5.

Bosch brand is reassuring. Performance wise I have driven about 10 KMs since oil change but couldn't find any appreciable difference in gear engagement/smoothness (It was pretty smooth even before oil change, and was same afterwards). Maybe its too early to experience a difference.

Oil color was a bit different from Engine oil and had a strong, funky odor (perhaps due to more sulfur content).
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