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Turret Oil Replaement

Postby Gary Beale » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:34 pm

Hi all
I want to change the turret oil (shifter) do I use the same gearbox oil?
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby Lazza » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:46 pm

Use any oil you have spare. Gear oil, engine oil, olive oil... It doesn't mix with the gearbox oil and only has to lubricate the linkage, not meshing gears so there is no requirement for anything special.
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Postby nedski » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:06 pm

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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:44 pm

Lazza wrote:Use any oil you have spare. Gear oil, engine oil, olive oil... It doesn't mix with the gearbox oil and only has to lubricate the linkage, not meshing gears so there is no requirement for anything special.

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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby Gary Beale » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:03 am

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby renagade » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:03 pm

How do I get to my Turret to oil it. My gear stick is a little stiff. :think:
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:33 pm

Take the centre arm rest out, remove the upper gearshaft boot 4 x 10mm bolts lift it up and you will see the lower gearshaft boot held in place with 3 x 10mm bolts, remove those and lift the gear shaft out, but some oil in and fit everything back up, all this is under the case of your boots being in good condition and can be reused? check the boots first before doing this so you can order them in if needed.
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby andymaxwell » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:33 am

Good information here.

NOTE: If you have a 6-speed gear box you won't have the 'turret' to put the oil into. You'll just be pouring oil into your gearbox and wondering why 85cc of oil won't fill it up. DONT add an extra litre of oil like I did (although Mazda did say it wouldn't cause huge problems).
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby flea » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:09 pm

andymaxwell wrote:Good information here.

NOTE: If you have a 6-speed gear box you won't have the 'turret' to put the oil into. You'll just be pouring oil into your gearbox and wondering why 85cc of oil won't fill it up. DONT add an extra litre of oil like I did (although Mazda did say it wouldn't cause huge problems).

:laughing-rolling: sorry but good point :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:44 am

andymaxwell wrote:Good information here.

NOTE: If you have a 6-speed gear box you won't have the 'turret' to put the oil into. You'll just be pouring oil into your gearbox and wondering why 85cc of oil won't fill it up. DONT add an extra litre of oil like I did (although Mazda did say it wouldn't cause huge problems).


NOTE:-....it is not just the six speed.
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby andymaxwell » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:24 pm

Mazda Mender wrote:
andymaxwell wrote:Good information here.

NOTE: If you have a 6-speed gear box you won't have the 'turret' to put the oil into. You'll just be pouring oil into your gearbox and wondering why 85cc of oil won't fill it up. DONT add an extra litre of oil like I did (although Mazda did say it wouldn't cause huge problems).


NOTE:-....it is not just the six speed.
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Ah, interesting Mr Bond. :bow-yellow: Which other boxes are we talking here? :think:
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby 71notout » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:44 pm

I bought a turkey baster for £1 from Morrisons (other supermarkets are available) which made removal of the old oil and insertion of the new stuff much easier.

I also needed to fit the upper/lower boots and nylon ball on bottom of gearstick - I bought a refurbished kit from mx5parts.
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby storm » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:12 am

Mazda Mender wrote:Take the centre arm rest out, remove the upper gearshaft boot 4 x 10mm bolts lift it up and you will see the lower gearshaft boot held in place with 3 x 10mm bolts, remove those and lift the gear shaft out, but some oil in and fit everything back up, all this is under the case of your boots being in good condition and can be reused? check the boots first before doing this so you can order them in if needed.
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A rebuild kit and new boots should definitely be considered. Also if we choose to go by the book, we must use 75W90 GL-4 Gear Oil in the turret.

I took this opportunity to fit a short shifter, new boots & a rebuild kit from MOSS Europe.
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Re: Turret Oil Replaement

Postby drumtochty » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:21 pm

<Also if we choose to go by the book, we must use 75W90 GL-4 Gear Oil in the turret.>

Which book specificaly staets that.
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Postby storm » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:47 pm

drumtochty wrote:Which book specificaly staets that.


By that i meant we use leftover transmission oil (turret is technically a transmission component). Yes i know any lubricant could be used as there is almost no friction/wear here but GL4 (75W90) is thick and the viscosity is barely affected by temperature change, which means the gear selection always feels the same.
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