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I have read a lot about the gear oil and tranny oil...
but I am still kind of lost...
I saw a lot of people are changing those tranny oil...
and decent people said never change the tranny oil...

I have a 2001 ZX3 5spd... with 95K on the clock!!
I want to know should I change my tranny oil or not...
if so what kind of oil should I use?
I am thinking about it because my Tranny sounds kind of noise...
and I do know if it is MTX-75 it is noise...
everytime when I try to acc. it sounds like ge.ge.gee.gee.
my roomate's dad said sounds like throwout bearing is weak...

is changing tranny oil going to help?
 

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Use whatever the dealer had in it, motorcraft oil i think? Its fine to change ur tranny oil in ur manual. Autos can have problems sometimes but dont ask me why.
 

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Use whatever the dealer had in it, motorcraft oil i think? Its fine to change ur tranny oil in ur manual. Autos can have problems sometimes but dont ask me why.
He is right.. but if u did have an auto you can change it as long as u do it every like 20k miles or so from when it's brand new. For some reason if it's been in it for 100k+ miles and u change it it looses something important from that old fluid.. idk
 

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Well I had been running Amsoil ATF in mine, changed to at roughly 50,000 miles, 139,000 now. I was starting to get a little buzz while coasting and I decided it's been in there long enough so I picked up some Royal Purple Syncromax. Saturday night was my first trial of the new fluid and I'm happy with it so far, granted it's only 1 day. My biggest trial will be winter here. The factory Ford fluid was a real PITA to shift in -30 weather and even 0 was an issue. The Amsoil was the same warm or freezing cold. Hopefully the RP will be the same.

The odd thing is I have never had the "gear rollover noise" or any other noises or problems with my trans like everyone else has had, and I am not nice to my car in the least. Hell, I'm still on my stock clutch. So I am going to say that my choice of fluid was a good one or that I have a fluke car that was made well (being it's a Ford we know that isn't really true).
 
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