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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by SolidDreamz, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. SolidDreamz

    SolidDreamz Senior Member

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    I've decided to change the gear oil in the tranny cuz i dont know when it was last changed and car has 60,000 miles on 00 gs-r i got 2mths ago.
    Shifting doesnt seem as smooth as should be, no grinds or what not but was wondering if i should just use factory recomended or something better? Thanks!
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    it's commonly agreed upon that honda MTF (manual transmission fluid) is the best for your tranny. you can pick it up at any dealer. off the top of my head i believe it takes 2.1 qts.
     
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    Which means you have to buy 3 quarts right? Soon ill be switching to that, just once i get it on the road and get some money (friday) ill switch over from 5w30, so it's definately 2.1 Quarts? I drained the trans once and put new 5w30 in it for the time being.
     
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    I put Redline MTF in my LS's tranny and it was like a whole new transmission, just my input

    EDIT: 5W30 is a motor oil, and to the best of my knowledge should be substantially too thin for your transmission. I know my Toyota's manual took 85Wsomethingorother when I changed out the fluids. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I would get that 5W30 out as soon as possible.
     
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    they say 5w30 oil is the closest to honda mtf as anything else and it's ok to run it, obviously honda mtf is better.
     
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    Good stuff... now I know, and knowing is half the battle.
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    i'm currently running 2 qts of stright 30 weight oil in my tranny. not sure if/when i'll switch to honda mtf :shrug2: .
     
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    I think chilton reccomends, if you cannot get honda mtf, that you use 10w30... I think....
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    thats what i was told
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    I really like GM syncomesh MTF with friction modifiers. Really good stuff. You can buy it at any GM dealer's parts counter, or you can use Penzoil Syncromesh MTF which is the same part number as the GM stuff (as penzoil makes it for GM) and can be picked up at any autozone for 5 a qt.
     
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    Honda MTF seems to be a very light oil, and it's only $3.85 at my local honda dealership.
     
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    Yea I'm using the Pennzoil one, it helped make shifting smoother on my 17yr 230000mile transmission :) Also, the Texaco is the same as the Pennzoil and GM from what ive read on the Oil forums.
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    can you use all gm syncromesh? I mean i put one bottle of syncromesh and the rest was valvoline gear oil.
     
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    Which is exactly why using 90 wt Redline is a bad idea......
     
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    yes you can. Remember though to get GM syncromesh WITH FRICTION MODIFIERS. I have been using that stuff for 20k miles or so with no problems.
     
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    thanks man
     
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