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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Evo Clutch Problems

A potential customer called re clutch problems he has suffered with his Evo. 6 Tommi Makinen Edition – he has had 2 or 3 clutches in his E6 TM car this year (reckons he drove his E4 harder and never had any problems). Clutch the car came with didn’t last long, then he had a twin plate clutch fitted, which didn’t last 500 miles (he wasn’t sure what make). Then he fitted an organic or standard clutch himself – not sure if E4~6 230mm or E7~9 240mm and he couldn’t remember what flywheel he fitted, but despite that being OK initially it has now started slipping after just 4 months!

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