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I'm installing a new transmission in about a week or so and was wondering which was the best fluid is best. Its a manual. I was thinking either Honda fluid or Redline Synthetic. What do ya guys think?
 

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Can't go wrong with RedLine. I use their engine oil, and have been more than satisfied with it.

Sure their tranny fluid isn't cheap, but it's not something that's changed as often as engine oil, so I say it's worth the extra $$$.
 

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ya

mobil 1 and redline are the only engine oils i trust, go with the red line it is worth the money and like that other guy sed your not changing it as often as engine oil, the honda oil will also do just fine.

good luck.:)
 

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TheMan5952 said:
Honda MTF is probally about the same price as the redline. I know Honda's ATF is $4.00/qt
Hell, I wish Redline MTF was that cheap in my city. Here, it's the same price as a liter of Redline Oil; 15 bux a bottle.
 

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for your tranny honda mtf is really good. or if you really want to fork out the extra cash redline, but those are really the only 2 i'd ever use. honda mtf is still really good.
 

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i've been using honda MTF and i've never had any problems
 

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Redline MTF is 7.95 from Summit Racing. I guess I'll go with that. Anybody happen ot know how much I need? I can't find my Helm's manual.
 

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TheTimanator said:
Redline MTF is 7.95 from Summit Racing. I guess I'll go with that. Anybody happen ot know how much I need? I can't find my Helm's manual.
Take it from someone that REALLY uses it...
You'll need two quarts to fill your tranny. I use Red Line MTL in the winter and Red Line MT-90 in the summer. Either one will work okay year-around. MT-90 will take a couple of miles to warm up in the winter, and MTL will feel a little thin in the summer; that's all...

For those of you that are thinking about changing your tranny fluid, but don't know how...
 

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pushVTEC said:
honda mtf is really good... honda mtf is still really good...
Look, Honda oil sucks! I've ridden Honda M/C for years. I still own three of them. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, uses Honda oil in their M/C's. I run Castrol GTX 20W50 dino juice in my 4-stroke Honda and Bel-Ray MC-1 [@ 50:1] in my 2-strokes.

Honda tells you to run motor oil in their 2-stroke M/C trannies too. Nobody does. That is, nobody smart. Smart ppl run Dexron ATF in Honda M/C trannies. This "use Honda oil only" mentality exists in Honda automotive circles only!!!

Rice-boy logic: DUH! Honda knows what they're doing. Honda makes good engines and trannies. Honda recommends that you use their factory juices. Therefore, Honda oil is the best. OMG!!! What a bunch of morons...

While there are other API GL-4 syn gearbox lubes out there that will work okay in your Honda, like Neo 75W-90 HD; Red Line MTL and MT-90 are the generally regarded as the best choice for Honda CiViC's.

Honda MTF, which nobody knows what it is [gear oil? motor oil? pig fat?], sells for $3.25/qt. Red Line gear lubes sell for $7.95/qt.

Based on the accepted fact that, "You get what you pay for," which would you guess is REALLY, REALLY good???
 

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HEy

Hey what about AMSOil 10W30 Synthetic Oil for the Transmission.
That’s what one of my local speed shops recommended for me.

It has to be better then what is in there now. I haven't changed it since I got the car. I've only added some Pennzoil 10W30 to get me by while I found something to replace it with.
So hopefully I'm doing my tranny some good with the AMS.
It should like it anyways since I haven't changed it yet and have racked up the miles on what ever is in it now.
Well I'm headed outside to change my Transmission Fluid with the AMS.
 

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Ahhh

Ok ok,

Well just got finished changing my oil, and changing the fluid in my manual transmission. I drained everything out and added AMSoil 10W30. I hope my tranny will like it.
Seems good so far. Everything seems allot smoother.

Just thought I would update you guys.
 

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amsoil synthetic is surprisingly great. . . sucks that it's so hard to find here in indiana... down in florida it was the only thing they had. . .
 

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What about using the super thick gear oil that they sell at autozone.. I think it's Valvoline and it's synthetic. The viscosity is in the high 100's...How will that work out? Better than redline?
 

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RunninSOHC said:
What about using the super thick gear oil that they sell at autozone.. I think it's Valvoline and it's synthetic. The viscosity is in the high 100's...How will that work out? Better than redline?
Stay away from any gear oil there not meant for our cars. Use Amsoil 10w-40 or B&G Syncroshift. They both work better than Honda MTF.
 
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