[T3] Gearlube question

Don Robertson donrob at yachtsales.com
Wed Apr 25 05:11:59 PDT 2012

> > Yes, the combination GL 4/GL 5 is  troubling, like you pointed out.
> > About the only thing I saw that was GL 4 only  was synthetic GL. Now
> > I've heard good things about using it, but I don't know  which brand
> > is best.
>I don't know anything about this, but I suspect that synthetic GL-4
>would be AT LEAST as good as dino GL-4. I've only heard good things,
>too, but, like you, I don't have any first hand experience with any
>of it. I doubt if the brand makes any significant difference.

I ran the new GL 4/GL 5 oil in my 66 beetle for about 6-8 years with 
no long term adverse effects.  However the synchros did not work very 
well, I thought they were worn. Two years ago I put in GL4 synthetic 
and the improvement was immediate and dramatic. Shifting is much 
smoother as the synchros are now working properly.  It seems GL5 is 
too slippery for the synchros to work.

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