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s20 tranny type of oil

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by BORICUAFLAVA2, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. BORICUAFLAVA2

    BORICUAFLAVA2 Junior Member

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    I have an 95 honda civic with an d15b vtec engine with a s20 tranny. this s20 tranny i bought for 300 in a junkyard because the old one was mess up when i bought the car. I install this transmission and bolted right on but ever since i put this tranny the car is weak as hell. all the gears are long as hell and i been reading the about this tranny and it belongs to this type of engine as well as the L3 both got the same gear ratio. the only thing that i think i might of did wrong is put 5w75 gear lube to this transmission. And just yesterday i was surfing the net and found out that this tranny oil is 10w30 but i think this is a typo. I just want to conferm that this is true so i could change this oil as soon as possible so i could get some speed in my civic.
     
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    92CHB Senior Member

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    Why not get tranny fluid from honda? Its not too expensive.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Read your owner's manual. Use either Honda MTF or non-synthetic 10e30 motor oil. L3 is a general code for a whole line of transmissions, not just one.
     
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    And you got a DX (d15 non vtec) transmission, that's why your car is slow.
     
  5. BORICUAFLAVA2

    BORICUAFLAVA2 Junior Member

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    thanks for the help guys.
     
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