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Fluids Question

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ef9civicgen4, May 27, 2004.

  1. ef9civicgen4

    ef9civicgen4 Senior Member

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    i have a JDM S1 Cable Tranny, and...

    i'm in an arguement with my dad about what kind of (tranmission) fluid to use to use. i've been told i should use motor oil, something with either a high or low viscosity, i'm not sure which i was told. and my dad is saying its a grease.

    someone please clearify. PLEASE!!!
     
  2. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    haa haa... 50W motor oil... is what my dad used in his trannies when he was younger.
     
  3. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    use honda mtf, or GM syncromesh(name?). I used a synthetic 10w30, mobil one synpower, because I read a report on synthetic motor oils, and that one had the least amount of molybdenum that I could find locally. You don't want an oil with a high moly count because it makes your syncros slip. So just use the mtf from honda or gm and you should be fine. At least that is the conclusion I have come to on hondaswap. Someone agree with me. :D
     
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    Honda trannies are wierd. Your dad would be correct for all of the cars he grew up arround, but honda transmissions use 10w30 (a very light) oil for their lubrication, they are designed to use it and won't work with thicker viscosities well.
     
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