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Old 02-16-2007, 05:57 AM   #1
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MTL redline?

alright, I picked up some of the above mentioned in the title (ford owner/part guy at local shop) Highly recommened this stuff over what I was going to buy syncromax for my getrag.

Now however, I am having 2nd thoughts as I want to go with what I was going to have in the first place. My question is does anyone have feedback on this transmission fluid?

The weight for it is 70W80 versus the honey that is 75W90 and syncromax is who knows what...

If anyone has a answer for me ASAP that would be great before I wrap my header as it's a fair amount of distance to the next shop for the correct fluid


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Redline MT-90 is 75w90.

To answer your question, the MTL is great stuff. I used in both the E30 M3s I had and it's in my B13 SE-R right now.
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The Getrag was not designed for a heavy weight gear oil like that.
The factory fill is bascially a fully synthetic ATF fluid...much lighter weight.
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Motorcraft Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid/Motorcraft MERCON V ATF.

I'd stick with the Royal Purple Synchromax, as that's specifically what it's meant for.
^^^Meaning, it's meant for manul transmissions that specify an ATF.
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The Getrag was not designed for a heavy weight gear oil like that.
The factory fill is bascially a fully synthetic ATF fluid...much lighter weight.
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Motorcraft Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid/Motorcraft MERCON V ATF.

I'd stick with the Royal Purple Synchromax, as that's specifically what it's meant for.
^^^Meaning, it's meant for manul transmissions that specify an ATF.
They are both the same Weight Oil, Mtl & synchromax. I have them both in the garage... I prefer Synchromax myself, But I run RP in everything I own + Drive.

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I would stick with the Syncromax if I were you. Just my 2 peso's.
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Yeah, the recommended weight when I changed my tranny fluid was Amsoil 0w40 european car formula, so I wouldn't use a thick lubricant either, our trannys can be finicky as it is
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cheers guys going to exchange it and never listen the parts guy again... Seriously, my gut was like hmmm... I don't think this is the correct stuff for my car however, he called the another dealer (not mine) and asked them.. so, that had me believe but, you know when your gut is going you better listen
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The Redline products are great. I think you will have better luck with the Redline D4 auto trans fluid. I personally have used this before and am thinking about switching from the Syncromax. The RP really hasn't impressed me the way I expected but you won't go wrong with either.
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wel, I've gone with the RP and if I don't like it I'll move over to redline DT4 .. cheers
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Syncromax is NOT that heavy weight gear oil, it atx fluid. Royal Purple makes a gear oil and its not called syncromax. If you put gear oil in your getrag, or any mtx that Ford has right now, you WILL burn it up. If you dont believe me , put gear oil in your trans, then save your money for a new trans.
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