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alfa duk

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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 09:02:49 PM »
 Cant say how the redline performed as the gearbox has some problems that no oil will fix.
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 08:40:15 PM »
eeeyaaoooouch !

Sounds like you need some liquid gold to fix it...
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2011, 12:24:27 PM »
After reading this thread I have just put the Redline Shockproof Lightweight into my 75 TS and have noticed a considerable improvement in the speed of the synchro even when cold. Fantastic and worth the bucks. I am going to do the same to the GTV once it is back on the road...
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2011, 05:57:05 PM »
 All you do is hand over the cash, get it fixed and hide the receipt. Thats racing
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2011, 06:37:45 PM »
Careful "Duk" your wife might be checking this thread!!!

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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2011, 08:59:00 PM »
Yeh, shes trying to work out whats wrong with the gearbox too!
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2011, 06:54:41 PM »
Well, If you tell her it's the big nut behind the steering wheel, then she will understand your gearbox woes.

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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2011, 07:09:35 PM »
Aren't the simplest solutions always the hardest find !! Well done John.  :D :D
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2011, 08:32:50 PM »
Mate, if we start talking about nuts and gearboxes, there will be total confusion!
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2011, 09:48:11 PM »
where can i get the red line oil ?
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2011, 10:35:39 PM »
I got myself a gallon of redline lightweight shockproof today at Bursons Shepparton. They were saying that they carry a very limited stock of redline products, but can get it in, although they had the lightweight on the shelf. They have a small number of customers that swear by it and won't use anything else despite the price. It was $159.70 for the Gallon.
If it will help with those second gear shifts as well as providing long lasting protecton without the regular changes of old diff oils, it will be worth it.

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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2011, 11:45:36 PM »
hi all
i to am going down the redline path, but price wise i got it a heap cheaper, ive got it $140 local and $95 plus freight interstate (syd) and $100 plus freight(melb) now the one im going for is the super lightweight the 75/90w i think it is, now the guys will go even cheaper if you buy in bulk, (for the freighted ones)
also is one gallon enough to fill it to a good level or should i buy an extra quart
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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2011, 09:19:14 AM »
I put Redline in my Alfetta in 2007. It was the Heavyweight grade and I changed over to the Lightweight in 2009. It is probably due for a change for this season

I've been told that the real problem is end float and only a total gearbox rebuild with new bits will sort this out.
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I suspect that after such a life that replacing things like selector forks and possibly bearings is on the cards. I have a couple of spare gearboxes with bits so that shouldn't pose a problem.

Only just noticed this - don't know much about gearboxes but I do know that on my alfetta the jumping out of 2nd and general sloppyness was fixed by just replacing the selector fork (actually by building it up with a bit of welding and grinding). Obviously if the whole box is sad its a good time to do more work than that - but if its otherwise good its not a big job to just do the fork.

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Re: Alfetta Transaxle gear box lube for racing and or club days.
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2011, 05:12:03 PM »
 Hey dehne, most guys run the lightweight and those that did use the superlight changed. I have always used the lightweight with good results as long as the box was good - refer previous post, It may save you some cash in the end. Doug
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