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manual transmisson fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by obeseclay, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    obeseclay

    obeseclay [OP] Member

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    im looking to change the transmission fluid on my 2001 5 speed tacoma v6. im looking for the best type of fluid to make the transmission and shifts smoother. any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  3. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    I use the redline and I like it but on cold start ups and such the transmission feels really weird, rough and hard but regardless since I live in AZ I really like it other than cold start ups
     
  4. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    afd23a

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    I use AMSoil severe gear 75w-90. Shifts pretty good, but on cold mornings it's still clunky similar to what 08pretaco describes. I've heard good things about the Redline MT-90 too but haven't ever used it.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    Glad that I am not the only one feeling the same thing regardless of the fluid used!
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Gyprat

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    Just got mine replaced with MT-90. Great improvement in shifting quality. Now I can shift it into 1 st without being scared to break the shift lever.
    It still feels notchy when shifting 1 to 2nd. I think they are poorly ingineered transmissions.

    Amazon dot Com sells the MT-90 oil for around $13 a quart with free shipping. You'll need to get 3 quarts.
     
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