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Tranny fluid?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by friz, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. friz

    friz Senior Member

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    Just finished b16 swap. Do the b-series use motor oil in the trannys like the d-series, and if so what weight.
     
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    Yeah, i think its 5w30, but you should use MTF unless you have an LSD, then you should use GM Synchromesh Friction Modified.
     
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    looks like I need the syncromesh.Does, auto zone have it? and what is the capacity
     
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    yes autozone has it. $5 a quart, my transmission used a full two quarts but my friend that has a b-series transmission said he used 2 and a half. check the helms manual to be sure.
     
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    Thanks guys. I went ahead and put motor oil in it tonight for the test drive. But I will get the right stuff tomorrow.
     
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    Its 2.5L and I recomend the stuff made by GM, thats what I used and you can get it an any gm dealer.
     
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    the GM, Texaco, and Pennzoil are the same from what ive read in other forums.
     
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    You don't need GM Syncromesh friction modified unless you have a Kaaz or some other clutch type LSD. If you have a regular helical diff Honda MTL is the stuff to use :D
     
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    maybe nowadays, but when some of these cars rolled off the showroom floor 10+ years ago, they had regular motor oil in them, then honda came out with the special transmission fluid.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm running motor oil now and will switch to Honda MTF when I get close to a dealership. I'm out in the sticks, may be a while.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it. I am running 10w30 in my tranny right now. I also have a Quaife LSD and you don't need anything special for it.
     
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