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Old 10-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mechman600 View Post
I am going to run ATF in the transaxle. The manual specifies ATF only for ultra low temperature climates, but considering this motor will not have much power, I'm not worried. The thin ATF should help with reducing driveline friction a tiny bit.
You might not have massive amounts of power, but you will have fairly decent torque. 450A on a 6.5" motor is going to give you around 70 ft/lbs which is about 70% of what the stock engine had. I'd recommend going with what the mfg recommends. You aren't going to loose much by staying with a thicker oil.
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