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jdm type-r tranny fluid?

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  1. Sko0terMan

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    hey i was wondering if anyone here knows what type of fluid the jdm type-r lsd tranny takes. I thought that it took normal gear oil but when i went to drain it it was dark red. I am a little stumped with what kind of fluid it takes. I think the trans is a s80
     
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    GM synchromesh Friction modified
     
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    Honda MTF for me... but that's just personal preference. I've heard nothing but good things about GM Synchromesh Friction Modified though.
     
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    what weight? would 75w-90 work?
     
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    just go to your local GM (General Motors) dealership and ask for 3 quarts of Synchromesh Friction Modified .. you'll only use 2.5 quarts though ..
     
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    i work at a ford dealer and we carry it but the weight we have is 75w-90. I didnt know if it was the same weight though
     
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    i just called the chevy dealer and they have different weights
     
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    They shouldn't... but Honda trannies use 10-30 motor oil. If you're that unsure, go to Honda and just get their MTF, works great...
     
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    i just didnd know if the stuff we have here at work will work
     
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    Just get some Honda MTF and call it a day :)
     
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    ok i guess thats what i will do. thanks for the help
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    I use 10w-30 motor oil in my D15B Vtec tranny.
     
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    my biggest thing was putting wrong oil in it and damaging the trans
     
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    well i went from the synchromesh to honda mtf in my GSR tranny it felt way stickier with teh honda mtf..
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    I don't know what type was in my old tranny but it was red. Then I used 10w-30 O'Reilly's oil for the d15b tranny and it doesn't feel nearly as salty as before it feels smooth now. Then again I don't even know what the old tranny went through before I bought it.
     
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    i suppose its all just preference
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    I swear by O'Reilly's 10w-30. Lol j/k I'm still not sure I mean it IS oreillys it was meant to be temporary but it feels really nice I'll probably stick with it.

    And when my dad asked me what I put in the tranny he freaked when I told him 10w-30 motor oil lmao. He's like "Are you crazy?! You'll blow the seals get some transmission fluid now!!" I was like no, that's what everyone puts in their Civic tranny and it feels fine. My shop teacher said that too, but after hearing him call it "E-tec" showing that he is obviously ignorant of Hondas I was like..."Nah I'm good."
     
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