Hypoid gear oil

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by mvd00024, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. mvd00024

    mvd00024 Member

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    I have a 2011 heritage classic and need a 1000 mile check up. I wanted to know if it's OK to use Bel-Ray Gear Saver HYPOID Gear oil 85w/140 for the Traney or should I use V Twin 85w/140 is there a difference ????:D
     
  2. Hoople

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    Our tranny uses both spur and helical cut gears, not hypoid (a special type of helical gear) cut gear. A hypoid gear has a sliding effect when used (almost like a worm gear) and therefore requires special lube.
     
  3. cycleman11

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    If the dealer is doing the 1k check then I'd just follow with what they recommend. Less waranty issues that way.

    The tranny doesn't have any hypoid gears like a rear end so doesn't really need that type of oil.
     
  4. mvd00024

    mvd00024 Member

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    Thanks for your reply I will try to find V twin oil ::D