833 4speed gear oil

Engine, Trans & Driveline

  1. Ronald Weishaar

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    What is everyone using in their 4 speed trans?
     
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    I've heard you can use automatic transmission fluid.
     
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      Sta-lube gl4 85-90 in mine.
       
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      • PLMHEMI

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        GL-4

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        • challenger_73

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          Sta-lube gl4 85-90 in mine as well. NAPA carries it here in Florida. Wayne has it at Brewers Performance as well.
           
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          • tnfastback

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            You can buy Sta-lube at NAPA too.

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                  Motor oil does work nice.
                   
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                  • moparedtn

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                      Like many, stalube _ your Napa will have it
                       
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                      • kiwigtx

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                        Only in very cold climates. :thumbsup:
                         
                      • Ronald Weishaar

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                        Thank all, I was going to Napa today, just add Sta-Lube to my list
                         
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                        • moparedtn

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                          Great. Make sure it's GL-4, not GL-5.
                          Lots of stories online about adverse results with GL-5 and our transmissions...
                           
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                              Most of my 4-speed experience is with Muncie's and Toploaders and I've just recently acquired an 833 in a car - but I'm always amazed at reports of running motor oil in one of these old 4-speeds. It takes a lot of effort and care to re-seal one of those old transmissions to where it will hold in 85-90 gear oil. Motor oil in an old aluminum Muncie with a worn countershaft bore would probably be nearly dry of oil in a day or two. And my Toploader I've rebuilt/resealed a couple of times and it still has an occasional drip. I guess if you can get an 833 sealed up good and tight then go for it.

                              Another vote for GL4 Sta-Lube from NAPA.
                               
                            • toolmanmike

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                              Not a big Pennz fan but this stuff does work well.

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                              • Babyblue66

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                                Basic 80/90 from anywhere.
                                 
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                                  I had a little gear clash when cold from 1st to 2nd. Sta-Lube did nothing, but the Penzoil Synchomesh worked like a charm. Shifts like butter now.
                                   
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