Evo Gear/LSD Oil Recommendations

Cusco  Gear Oil 80w-140We’re always getting asked which oils and how much to use in Evo’s.Our sister company X-treme UK, who are a high performance vehicle specialist based in the West Midlands, recommend the following:

Lubricant quantities as follows:

  • 5 and 6 speed gearboxes: approx 3 litres of oil (this feeds front diff. part of transfer box, as they are inter-connected)
  • Transfer box: approx 0.6 litres of oil (this oil is for the transfer gear CWP)
  • Rear diff: approx 1 litre of oil
  • AYC hydraulics and reservoir: approx 1.5 litres of oil

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Mitsubishi Evo AYC rear differentials

Car manufacturers are constantly improving and refining their cars and the parts that make them up. There can be some benefits for owners to fit the later parts to their earlier cars. Or sometimes this happens, when the earlier part fails and the easily available replacement is a later part, which may even be a used one from a car that is broken up for parts.

The AYC rear diffs on Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions 4~9 are a classic example of this. These parts do fail and often people make the later parts fit their earlier cars. Which is fine, until you decide to modify or repair the newly fitted assembly – as you may not be ordering the correct parts to match the components now fitted to your car. Continue reading Mitsubishi Evo AYC rear differentials

Mitsubishi Colt CZT Turbo Performance Parts

Mitsubishi Colt  CZT Turbo (Copyright © Flickr User 'i_am_lee_sam')Had a call from a young chap today, he’s got a Mitsubishi Colt CZT Turbo, which he thinks is a great car. He is keen to modify the car, but it’s one of those vehicles that is hard to find good special parts for. They’re popular in Japan, but only sold in small numbers in UK/EU. Plus there are some differences between JDM and EU versions (such as they don’t have 3 door versions in Japan – it’s a European thing! Also he was a little shocked by some of the prices for parts from Mitsubishi.

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