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Diff. oil weight and '82 strut cross etc.

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Yo, what weight front diff. oil are you cold weather guys running in a 5 speed? Mine does not like to go into 5th or third for that mater until it warms up. May take 10 or 15 mins. Of course it was 5 degrees this morning. Next, the Monroe book lists the same strut from '83 to '87. The question is, are they different than the '82 strut. We are talking front, on a Brat. Any one know? Napa's book didn't even list a strut for '82. One more while we are at it. what is the size and length of the drivers motor mount to engine bolt? Thanks!:brow:

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OK. I'm sure the struts are the same at least through 84. So Just order a set for 84 brat. I had the same problem when I ordered mine and 84 worked for the parts guy. As for the transaxle oil. It doesn't sound like you know what is currently in there? Good time to drain and refill. I just use the factory recommend weight. Some have described good results with Redline sythetic gear lube.

 

Bill

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75w-90 Quaker State full synthetic

 

Hasn't gotten below 20 degrees yet, but so far it's made a tremendous improvement in shift smoothness, etc. And now it's not any harder to shift when it's cold outside.

 

Definitely worth the money.

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I believe there is 90 weight in it now. It came from a chump in San Diego, so if it is like the rest of the car, it could have anything in it. I do believe I will go with the 75-90 synth. There is a guy on the bay that has the struts, They are Monroe, and if '84 will work on an '82, then I am going to snag a pair. Now, does anyone know the length, size and pitch of a motor mount to motor bolt is?:bday:

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