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Old 09-27-2004, 03:53 PM
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i'm doing a ex tranny install on my 98 hatch...and i purchased some pennzoil synchromesh manual transmission fluid...i was wondering if this is a good tranny fliud to use with this transmission
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from what i've researched here on ht, penzoil synchromesh is the same as using GM synchromesh. NOTE. it's not the same as GM Synchromesh FRICTION MODIFIED. i just changeed my tranny fluid with penzoil too and it works gewd
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Default Re: help on tranny fluid selection (Advan06)

If your not having a problem with the tranny, then why not just get Honda manual transmision fluid.....thas what i did
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what kind of motor do u have....the bottle said not to be used with all manual transmisions so i was curious if it would work on mine also
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It will work fine.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by B2FiNiTY &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It will work fine. </TD></TR></TABLE>

that's what i needed to know.....thanks for the fast responses
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Like Advan06 says the regular is not as good as the FM but it is still good and they both work very good in Honda transmissions. Try to take the regular back and trade it for the FM. It is most likely the best tranny oil out their for Honda's. I'm using the GM sychromesh FM since I couldn't find the cheaper Penzoil. Shifts like new. I have over 10K on mine.
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dont forget about gm syncromesh FULL SYNTHETIC.

GM Part # 12346190
Chrysler Part #4637579

Oct 1, 2002 - 23:46 - From: Doug
Title: Castrol TAF-X in the USA
Message: Here is the response to the inquiry I sent to Castrol USA about where to get Castrol TAF-X in the USA: "Castrol TAF-X 75W-90 GL-4 gear oil is made in the U.K. and sold only in Europe. However, the equivalent in the U.S. is Syntorq LT. Having said that, Syntorq LT SAE 75W-85, API GL -4 is a premium high performance, synthetic gear lubricant for synchronized manual transmissions. The all new "clean slate" approach enables Syntorq LT to provide consistent performance and durability under the most severe operating conditions due to its unique polymer free formula. It has been designed primarily as a problem solving gear lubricant for manual transmissions to provide reduced gearshift effort at low temperatures. Syntorq LT is available through General Motors (Part #12346190) and Chrysler (Part #4637579) dealerships. Please contact your local dealership."
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thanks for the extra info
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Nothing but GM or Pennzoil Synchromesh for me. Regardless if you have no problems now, it's always good to steer clear from them.
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yup i've been using the pennzoil sychromesh on 4 different trannies now......its made the shifting feel smoother
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yeah i put some cheap **** and my tranny started to grind slightly so i just changed it again and put some syncro mesh and now it shifts smooth
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had thrid gear grind

put in GM syncro mesh not FM
shifts perfect like new over 50 ks using it
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dahm...guess i picked some good stuff
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Damn, THis is a hard one..Should I go with the Sychromesh FM or the FULL synthetic Sychromesh????
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No...wait, I got this one, guys...HONDA TRANNY FLUID! It'll keep the tranny from grinding. No, don't argue, give me any what-if's or but, but's or ask any other questions for that matter ...just take your *** down to Honda and pay their price for it...you'll thank me later when your tranny is still shifting properly, and you havent' ruined your synchros.
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All pennzoil products . I recommend Redline MTL. . or go with Genuine Honda manual tranny fluid if your strapped for ca$h.
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I use Honda MTF in every car I do
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by H2nr &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I use Honda MTF in every car I do </TD></TR></TABLE>
^--I'm with this guy...he's the man.
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