Type 9 gearbox oil

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Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby nickkeyser » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:11 am

What's the best oil for an SS1's type 9, and how's easiest to get it in there? The fill / level check bung is pretty awkward to access in the tunnel.
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby CNHSS1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:47 am

Hole cutter in tunnel and then add rivnuts to attach a cover plate?

Can't remember what oils suitable sorry, but they're pretty picky, the wrong oil gives a bualky shift. Maybe ask BGH, Burtons or similar?
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby MadMax » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:48 am

Burton's recommend 75w90 semi synthetic. I'd use Shockproof oil for your application. Either invest in a gearbox oil pump (sometimes expensive) or do what I do; use a small squeezy bottle and a length of pipe to push it up into the gearbox. You will have to fill the bottle several times and your hands will be cramped up by the time the gearbox is full. :lol:
I've heard of some people drilling holes in the tub to access the oil plug, might not be a bad idea in a car like yours that's already stripped out. You could blank it with a blanking grommet once you're done?
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby peter freeman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:56 am

I bought a pump which fits on to a drill to fill the gearbox - I also use it to pump out and re-fill the diff as SS1's don't have a drain plug in the diff ( some can be drained by removing a cover bolt I believe ). The pump cost me 50p at the time from a market stall and is still going strong.
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby philhoward » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:57 am

Hole saw and a grommet - a plate and rivnuts if you're feeling posh :)
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby scimjim » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 am

I used Comma SX75W90 GL4 semi-synthetic.

And cut holes in the chassis and tub :-)
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby nickkeyser » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:18 am

Thanks chaps. I take it I can't fill it through the tail section by pouring it in the gearstick hole?
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby scimjim » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:32 am

Yes, if you jack the back up quite high. There is a lip where the sections join as the hole isn't at the bottom of the joint.
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby Roger Pennington » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:18 pm

Alternatively, if you've got one of these lying about:

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cut off the spray nozzle, bend the end to a convenient shape, put in the oil and pump up the pressure, insert in gearbox and open valve.....

(may help to warm the oil in cold weather)
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby reliant-reviver » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:19 pm

I have a metre or so length of stiff plastic pipe which i heated and bent a 90 degree into the end of. Slips into The neck of an oil bottle with the bottom cut out.
Post it down the side of the gearbox from the engine bay and hold it to the screen with the wiper and top up periodically as it drains in over about 10 minutes till tinkling out into a catch tray underneath.

Personally i hate lazy access holes. I think this is why i cannot form a fuller freindship with Jim King ;-p
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby tony.idle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:27 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Personally i hate lazy access holes. I think this is why i cannot form a fuller freindship with Jim King ;-p


..... and the bonnet isn't a lazy access hole? :D :D
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby scimjim » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:28 pm

Pah - only G97 has access holes. I use a killspray for the road cars :-)
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby reliant-reviver » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:49 pm

When you remember to full them that is haha!
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby GavinR » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:59 pm

nickkeyser wrote:Thanks chaps. I take it I can't fill it through the tail section by pouring it in the gearstick hole?

scimjim wrote:Yes, if you jack the back up quite high. There is a lip where the sections join as the hole isn't at the bottom of the joint.


You shouldn't be able to do this - there's an oil seal in the tail housing where the selector shaft passes through to stop gearbox oil getting back to the gear stick
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Re: Type 9 gearbox oil

Postby scimjim » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:20 pm

Ah - okay. My response was based on looking at a stripped box, obviously deficient a seal :oops:

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