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6spd manual trans fluid question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kieth, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    kieth

    kieth [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey i recently changed my front and rear diff and transfer case and tranny fluid to redline heavy shockproof gear oil and have had no problems. but after doing some reading im thinking to put the redline light weight shockproof in cause its apparently better for manual transmission synchros?, is the 6spd a synchromesh transmission or am i stupid and are all manual trannys synchromesh units?
     
  2. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    Maticuno

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    Most modern manual transmissions have synchros. Redline MT-90 is a popular choice for a manual transmission oil around here.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Read the owner's manual and look for a GL-4 or GL-5 spec for the transmission. I have heard that oil rated at Gl-5 and not GL-4 will eat the brass rings in the syncros. Then look and see what rating the redline has that you've got in there. If the ratings don't match, swap in out.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    I switched out my factory fill trans oil for Amsoil's MTG 75w90 and it actually improved my shifts, especially from 1st to 2nd. Only put in 1.9 to 2 quarts of oil and use new metal gaskets on the plugs.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2011 at 11:40 PM
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    X2. It does improve shifting. At least it did on mine. :cool:
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM
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    in my hanes manual it calls for 75w 90 gear oil gl4 or gl5 and the redline heavyshockproof gear oil meets and exceeds those requirements but the redline website shows it being not recommended for synchro manual transmissions, so its kinda confusing but im gonna put that mt-90 in asap
     
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