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« on: 15 July, 2009, 04:38:29 PM »

Has anyone got any opinions or guidance on the best type of Gearbox Oil for a 1967 Flavia 1800?

I've found this Millers oil that sounds like it would do the job!?

Classic Gear Oil 80w90 - GL4

DESCRIPTION:
* EP Transmission oil to APIGL4 for classic transmissions
* High quality solvent refined mineral base stocks with performance additives.
http://www.millersoils.net/1_Millers_frame_CLASSIC.htm

And now a dumb question... it looks like there is a filler plug on the O/S side of the gearbox, I assume that topping up until this overflows (on level gound) will equate to the correct Max oil level... yeah?
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« Reply #1 on: 15 July, 2009, 05:21:08 PM »

If my memory serves me correctly there is a dipstick on the top nearside of both Flavia and Fulvia gearboxes.
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« Reply #2 on: 15 July, 2009, 05:27:06 PM »

Certainly on fulvia,

 just behind the bell housing with graduated levels marked on it.

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« Reply #3 on: 15 July, 2009, 08:47:38 PM »

For my Fulvia five-speed box I have used the Fiat/Selenia synthetic oil that they specify for all the modern Fiat Alfa boxes. Itís marked TUTELA ZC75/80 - I had to pay £7.48 (trade) + VAT a litre a year ago at my local Fiat agent. It pours like water! I doubt you will find better. I am sure this would be good for a Flavia too.

PS. I was confused at first by the gearbox dipstick, the head of which looks like a black plastic cotton-reel!

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« Reply #4 on: 16 July, 2009, 10:00:14 AM »

Thanks for all the tips!

Its so hard to see anything on a Flavia Gearbox and I am quite literally "fumbling in the dark" as I learn my way around the car.

I haven't been able to find any references to the oil capacity of the Gearbox / Diff. Does a standard 5 litre can cover it, or is it like my Thema V6 which always manages to just exceed every standard volume of packaging for automotive consumables!?  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: 16 July, 2009, 11:04:18 AM »

Thanks for all the tips!

Its so hard to see anything on a Flavia Gearbox and I am quite literally "fumbling in the dark" as I learn my way around the car.

I haven't been able to find any references to the oil capacity of the Gearbox / Diff. Does a standard 5 litre can cover it, or is it like my Thema V6 which always manages to just exceed every standard volume of packaging for automotive consumables!?  Tongue

Hi Mike,Just remembered I'd got this, hope it helps
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* Flavia Lube Chart Reduced 1.pdf (112.38 KB - downloaded 110 times.)

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