Manual Transmission Fluids (MTF or “gear oils”) are special lubricants which are used in manual transmissions, which are still the most popular type of transmission found in vehicles in the UK. Unlike automatic transmissions, manual transmission have to cope with the input forces from the driver during changing gear, and we’re all guilty of the occasional grind!
The quality of the Manual Transmission Fluid in your gearbox is fundamental to transmission function and longevity. Using the wrong oil in your gearbox can lead to selection problems, vibration, whining noises and sluggish function. Despite this, many garages put GL5 oils in all manual gearboxes regardless of the manufacturer’s specifications, mainly because that is all they stock, especially when buying in bulk. If you don’t trust the quality of the product your garage using, buy the correct product from RAVENOL and make sure your mechanic uses it.
RAVENOL’s high performance Manual Transmission Fluids have been specially designed for optimum power delivery and smooth transmission operation, allowing for quicker gear selection changes, quieter running and improved fuel consumption. Our products are used and recommended by leading transmission specialists such as Bristol Transmissions.
Is your manual gearbox seizing, jumping out of gear, rattling or making noises it never used to? Did you know that up to 90% of manual gearbox problems can be caused by incorrect or old fluid? Before you spend hundreds of pounds on a new gearbox, try changing the fluid to RAVENOL!
Trade Discounts available for bona-fide resellers and workshops - call us on 01686 650640 for details.
RAVENOL AWD-H Haldex Fluid is a special high-performance product engineered for use in Haldex's Allrad, Quattro and 4motion powertrains and is suitable for use with all-wheel drive powertrains with Haldex couplings in AUDI, BMW, VOLKSWAGEN, SEAT, SKODA, VAUXHALL, LANDROVER and VOLVO vehicles.
RAVENOL ATF Dexron II D Transmission Fluid is a blend of highly refined base oils and additive treatments to produce a high quality fluid for vehicles requiring a transmission fluid of this specification. Also suitable for some manual gearboxes and power steering systems.
RAVENOL ATF DEXRON III H Transmission Fluid is a universal automatic transmission fluid for all automatic transmissions, with and without controlled torque converter lockup clutch. Also suitable for some manual gearboxes and power steering systems.
RAVENOL DGL 75W-85 Transmission Fluid hasbeen developed to the meet increased loads of modern, high performance transmissions and is especially suited for applications requiring "limited slip" (LS) properties.
API GL-5 + LS (Limited Slip), MIL-L-2105D
AC Delco 10-4032
BMW 83 22 2 239 982
BMW 83 22 2 295 532,
BMW Hypoid Axle Oil G1
Chrysler ELSD Rear Axle
Fiat 9.55550 F426.E06
General Motors GM 92184900
Honda 08200-9014 for Crosstour 2010-2015, Pilot 2006-2015, Ridgeline 2006-2014
RAVENOL DTF-1 Transfer Fluid (TF-0870) is a fully synthetic gear lubricant for the latest generation of electronically controlled active transfer boxes which ensures the correct functioning of the transfer box and optimum power transmission even under the highest loads.
BMW 83220306816 for Transfer Case xDrive
ATC300, ATC350, ATC400, ATC450
ATF TF-0753, ATF TF-0870
Genesis (USA) 5.0 GDI AWD
Genesis (USA) G90 3.3 T-GDI
KIA (EU) 3.3 T-GDI AWD
KIA (EU) Stinger 2.2 CRDI
Land Rover IYK500010
MB 239.41 Torque-on-Demand (TOD) Transfer Case
Mopar 68049954AA for BorgWarner 44-40 Transfer Case
RAVENOL LS 75W-90 Transmission Fluid is a semi synthetic Limited Slip Differential oil especially suitable for Historic Motorsport applications. Can also be used in non-synchro (dog) and sequential gearboxes. Not suitable for synchromesh or overdrive boxes.
RAVENOL LS 90 Transmission Fluid Mineral is a mineral hypoid transmission oil formulated for use where Limited Slip capabilities are required and meets the extremely stringent requirements for many differential gears and locking differentials. Suitable for use in Historic Motorsport.
RAVENOL MZG 80W-90 Transmission Fluid is recommended for the lubrication of all manual transmissions, differential gears and steering transmissions in vehicles for which EP transmission oil of an SAE 80W-90 is required by the manufacturer.
RAVENOL PSA SAE 75W-80 Transmission Fluid is a high-quality, semi-synthetic multi-grade gear manual oil with special extreme pressure properties. It is made using a special solvent refined base oil and has a special additive formula for outstanding wear protection and lubrication properties.
RAVENOL SLS 75W-140 Transmission Fluid is a fully synthetic Limited Slip Differential oil especially suitable for highly stressed differentials and dog gear boxes. Ensures the best possible performance even in extreme conditions, making it ideal for motorsport, especially stage rally, applications.
RAVENOL STF Synchromesh Transmission Fluid is a fully synthetic transmission oil utilising special additives and inhibitors to ensure the trouble-free functioning of the transmission. It has been specially developed for manual transmissions and transfer cases from GM and Chrysler.
RAVENOL USVO® Racing Gear Oil is an extremely high performance, fully synthetic, 75w140 transmission oil developed using RAVENOL USVO® technology together with Drexler Motorsport GmbH, designed specifically for racing. It dramatically reduces problems caused by foaming at high temperatures.
RAVENOL VSG 75W-90 Transmission Fluid is a fully synthetic gear oil suitable for use in high performance and motorsport applications.
API GL-4, API GL-5
DAF LKW (for extended change interval)
Land Rover TYK500010
MAN 342 Typ S1
SCANIA STO 1:0
VW G052911 A2
ZF TE-ML 12B
ZF TEML 16F
ZF TE-ML 17B
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RAVENOL Manual Transmission Fluid specifications:
Lubrication, shear stability of the lubricant, reliable wear protection for transmission components and gaskets, antifoaming, temperature control, corrosion protection, load carrying capacity, prevention of pitting, dispersing power, insensitivity to seals, insensitivity to metals, miscibility with other lubricants.
Switching and synchronization behaviour.
Prevention of noise while idling and operation, low noise operation at high and low temperatures, speeds and loads.
A means of extending service intervals of increasing demands on the lubricants, the oils, i.e. consistent functionality over the duration of use, high thermal and oxidative stability for long applicability and optimal conditions for reducing friction energy losses.
Excellent cold start characteristics. Wear-free starting behaviour at low temperatures.