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RL250 Beamish Gearbox Fluid

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Can anyone advise the best gearbox oil/fluid for the RL250 Beamish?

I've seen modern 80W transmission oil recommended, as well as ATF.

If ATF, what specification, Dexron 3, or something more advanced?

Thanks in advance.

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I wouldn't use ATF as your clutch will probably already have a tendancy for the plates to stick together when left for more the a couple of weeks and using this oil willmake this worse.  I would go for a light gear oil

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I use Silkolene / Putoline Light Gear Oil (75w) they all seem to work the same.

If you buy Putoline in 4L cans you can get it for £38 posted!

It doesn't matter what you use the plates always seem to stick when its cold!

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I always used what the Beamish recommended 20/50W mulitgrade, it is cheap to buy so you can change it regularly.  ATF is way to thin, your gearbox won't like it or be lubricated properly!

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Thanks for the pointers, guys.

I've gone with Comma Classic 20w50 as that's what the manufacturer recommends and others have used with success.

As stated, at under £20 for 5l, it's cheap enough to change regularly.

 

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