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No damn one in toyota seems to know what v160 is!! The closest I came was this lady who showed me a catalogue, reading : -

1 Lt (Castle) gear oil for JZA80 ; part no 08885-01306

Can anyone confirm this to be v160 or what the hell is this??
 

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Call jeff watson at jay marks toyota, he has it in stock and ready to ship out, just like everything else there =)
 

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stock: Jay Marks Toyota (or Antwerpen Toyota here in Columbia, MD. Great Parts guy who actually cares about customers)
non-stock: MVP Motorsports

No need to EVER go anywhere else
 
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It is basically Dexron II. There are additional additive detergent/oxidation packages to it and is very high quality oil but you can use Dexron II reliably. That is what the trans was tested with. Dex II can be found at Nissan dealers (I forget what they call it) and Quakerstate sells it as "Import ATF" from distributors. Dexron III seems to swell alot and seems to foam easier in ATMs so I wouldn't use III only II. Personally I look at is either $90 for oil or $5,000 for a trans. Since I've never heard of a lubricant related failure using V160 so no need to change oils. The trans guy at Jay Marks will also tell you use V160 only.

I'm not B.S.ing either, this is direct from contacts I have at Getrag R&D North America and the engineering dept in Germany.
 
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some nz members use castrol VMX 5sp manual tranny oil for quite some time and have sworn there to be no side effects. I will not be taking this risk.........
 
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ianong said:
No damn one in toyota seems to know what v160 is!! The closest I came was this lady who showed me a catalogue, reading : -

1 Lt (Castle) gear oil for JZA80 ; part no 08885-01306

Can anyone confirm this to be v160 or what the hell is this??
Yes that is the correct part #. Oh and you will need 2Lt.
 

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Yes that is the correct part #. Oh and you will need 2Lt.
I didn't cross check the part #, but the description (Castle Gear Oil) leads me to believe that is the oil for the N/A Supra. The TT 6-speed has a Getrag transmission in it for which Toyota prescribes ONLY the Toyota V160 oil.

Andi
 

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I didn't cross check the part #, but the description (Castle Gear Oil) leads me to believe that is the oil for the N/A Supra. The TT 6-speed has a Getrag transmission in it for which Toyota prescribes ONLY the Toyota V160 oil.

Andi
Hey Andi

I have 2 bottles of V160 sitting right here with the part# attached to it. The Bottle itself reads: TOYOTA GEAR OIL V160 08885-01306. V160 is not listed in the manual. Hope that helps
 
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Hey Andi

I have 2 bottles of V160 sitting right here with the part# attached to it. The Bottle itself reads: TOYOTA GEAR OIL V160 08885-01306. V160 is not listed in the manual. Hope that helps
Hey Nivek,
Thanks a lot for the part # confirmation. It's cheaper here that what you guys pay for over there. $25.00 per litre before discount. Howzatt??
 
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V160 Response from Getrag Regarding Proper Fluid

Getrag has responded that only V160 fluid should be used due to the additives that result in the various seals maintaining constant characteristics.

Usage of other brands that contain additional additives or lack Getrag's required additives may result in seals swelling or degrading at different rates, resulting in leakage and internal failures.

The part number for V160 is listed in the Toyota Dealer's part catalog (it looks like a phone book). It is not listed in their computer parts system.

Please note my personal experience. I used other fluids and experienced leakage around the sensor threads and the shift linkage. After installing the Toyota fluid, all the leaks stopped within 7 days.

The V160 trans is F&%king expensive. $75 on fluid is cheap!
 

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Getrag has responded that only V160 fluid should be used due to the additives that result in the various seals maintaining constant characteristics.

Usage of other brands that contain additional additives or lack Getrag's required additives may result in seals swelling or degrading at different rates, resulting in leakage and internal failures.

The part number for V160 is listed in the Toyota Dealer's part catalog (it looks like a phone book). It is not listed in their computer parts system.

Please note my personal experience. I used other fluids and experienced leakage around the sensor threads and the shift linkage. After installing the Toyota fluid, all the leaks stopped within 7 days.

The V160 trans is F&%king expensive. $75 on fluid is cheap!
I agree...this is much more than an overpriced DexronII, it's a special formula made by Castrol, not Castle...I think they call it Castrol VS-1. (Toyota calls it V160) The 6-speed transmission is also designated as the"V160" as the 5-speed is a "W-58".The 5-speed (W-58) uses a 75w-90w GL4,5 fluid. The V160 is the recomended fluid to use in the 6-speeds which is stated in the factory manual. I have also come across several early 6-speeds with an orange decal that reads "ATF Fluid", this is incorrect. I don't know whether it came from the manufactuer or the dealer, but I pull them off.
 

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You guys mention contacting all these people to get the v160.
Can I get some contact info so that i can order some (name, number, etc).

I also had the same problem with the idiots at the dealer.
They said that they have never heard of anything like that, and told me to try Discount Auto Parts.
 
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pnty drpr said:
You guys mention contacting all these people to get the v160.
Can I get some contact info so that i can order some (name, number, etc).

I also had the same problem with the idiots at the dealer.
They said that they have never heard of anything like that, and told me to try Discount Auto Parts.
Call Jeff Watson at 1-800-327-2087
 
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V160 Ordering Info at Your Local Dealer

Give the Toyota parts guy the part number# 08885-01306 and have him call his parts warehouse with that number. They stock it at the warehouse.
 
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