Oil For Reduction Gear
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:06 am
I ordered Red Line 58204 Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil. Will this oil be fine to use in the reduction gear on my 2012 Leaf?
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Even RedLine's "SuperLight" version of their racing ShockProof Gear Oil group has a kv100 twice that of a Nissan Matic S (Dexron VI). The SuperLight would work, with about a 2% or so loss in range though. Use the "Heavy" version and you'd get around a 5% loss in range, no kidding, very thick stuff. The other problem with using Racing gear oils is the longevity & corroson resistance, not something they cover in racing applications.