Re: [MH-list] Re: Ducato Gearbox on a cold morning

Simon Whitehead

On 3 Mar 2004, at 11:56, Mike wrote:

Oil thickens/stiffens with the cold - that will be the problem.
That's why in v cold countries (Finland/Alaska etc.) they have engine
pre-heaters which keep the lubricants flowing all the time.

Oil also stiffens as it gets older. Its something to do with the solvents evaporating in heat.
If the oil a old it might be a signal to replace it. I know that these days manufacturers tend to suggest that the gearbox oil never needs to be changed but it can't be a bad thing to do...

Simon Whitehead

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