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Old 05-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Changed oem manual trans fluid

All I have to say is night and day difference I highly recommend switching to full synthetic 75w-90. I used Lucas and the trans feels like a completely different tranny. 1st to 2nd is like butter. Never gets hung up anymore.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Interesting...

Anyone else do this?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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I switched to GM Syncromesh, it was a huge improvement. Plus with GM fluids they cannot deny warranty, well maybe they can with my mods....


Chevrolet Performance Synchromesh transmission fluid is designed for GM manual transmissions and is the recommended lubricant for all Tremec brand manual transmissions. It has been formulated with a partially synthetic base for excellent lubrication properties and does not break down after time. Chevrolet Performance Synchromesh transmission fluid can withstand high temperatures as well as cool, low temperatures
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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Wow, this seems like a simple way to gain a little tranny upgrade!
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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I switched to GM Syncromesh, it was a huge improvement. Plus with GM fluids they cannot deny warranty, well maybe they can with my mods....


Chevrolet Performance Synchromesh transmission fluid is designed for GM manual transmissions and is the recommended lubricant for all Tremec brand manual transmissions. It has been formulated with a partially synthetic base for excellent lubrication properties and does not break down after time. Chevrolet Performance Synchromesh transmission fluid can withstand high temperatures as well as cool, low temperatures
I did the same as you and it's tons better!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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How many quarts? Is there a stock number for this?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:53 PM   #7
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I am very intersted in going this!! Whats everyone using for there tranny fliud? Is it tuff to do? I have never emptied a tranny
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:33 AM   #8
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Four quarts. Get 5 to be safe. Ask at the parts counter at your local dealer they should have it in stock. Very easy to do. Hardest part is jacking the car up. Pull the fill plug first then pull the drain plug. The drain plug is on the passenger side at the end of the tranny, fill plug is on driver side middle of tranny. Fill tranny till it starts spilling out and you are done. Get a pump for the fluid from an auto parts store.

I also did my rear diff which was pretty nasty and smelly, I would suggest to do both at the same time. Got the gear oil at the dealer as well, it was the heavy duty stuff. I will try and find the part numbers for you guys. Use GM fluid and there is no worries of voiding your warranty.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:46 AM   #9
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Four quarts. Get 5 to be safe. Ask at the parts counter at your local dealer they should have it in stock. Very easy to do. Hardest part is jacking the car up. Pull the fill plug first then pull the drain plug. The drain plug is on the passenger side at the end of the tranny, fill plug is on driver side middle of tranny. Fill tranny till it starts spilling out and you are done. Get a pump for the fluid from an auto parts store.

I also did my rear diff which was pretty nasty and smelly, I would suggest to do both at the same time. Got the gear oil at the dealer as well, it was the heavy duty stuff. I will try and find the part numbers for you guys. Use GM fluid and there is no worries of voiding your warranty.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:14 AM   #10
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only 2 quarts in a V6 car, the Aisen trans does not hold much

Manual Transmission Fluid


1.9 quarts
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:01 AM   #11
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only 2 quarts in a V6 car, the Aisen trans does not hold much

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1.9 quarts
What about slip addivtive?...
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Not additive in the transmission. Only the diff gets it
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #13
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What about slip addivtive?...
Not in the transmission. Only the diff gets it
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #14
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Not in the transmission. Only the diff gets it
And, it should be mentioned, ONLY the differential in a manual-shift car gets it. Auto V-6's don't have a limited slip rear end. Seems obvious, but you know how threads go.

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Wow, why did I think this for the diff
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Found my receipt with the part numbers on it.

This is what I used for my 2012 SS LS3 = manual 6 speed just to be safe lol
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #17
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Redline makes synthetic for both the rear locker and manual transmission. One quart for the rear, with the additive, 2 quarts for the tranny. Had mine done by dealer (what a ripoff) at 1000 miles. Going on 32k now, I will change them out at 40k again, this time not by the stealership.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #18
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yea i'm doing this once my car hits 30,000 miles
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Four quarts. Get 5 to be safe. Ask at the parts counter at your local dealer they should have it in stock. Very easy to do. Hardest part is jacking the car up. Pull the fill plug first then pull the drain plug. The drain plug is on the passenger side at the end of the tranny, fill plug is on driver side middle of tranny. Fill tranny till it starts spilling out and you are done. Get a pump for the fluid from an auto parts store.

I also did my rear diff which was pretty nasty and smelly, I would suggest to do both at the same time. Got the gear oil at the dealer as well, it was the heavy duty stuff. I will try and find the part numbers for you guys. Use GM fluid and there is no worries of voiding your warranty.
so we fill into the fill plug with the pump we pickup from the autostore until it comes out of the fill plug? and for the rear diff hoes that go?
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so we fill into the fill plug with the pump we pickup from the autostore until it comes out of the fill plug? and for the rear diff hoes that go?
Same, fill her till it starts spilling out. Pull the fill plug first just to be safe. If you can't get the fill plug out but pull the drain plug you may be calling a tow truck lol always take the fill plug out first. Don't forget the limited slip additive for the rear end.

Make sure the car is level when you are doing this so you don't overfill either one. And do it when it's warm, not hot just warm to let the lube flow out better.
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Drain warm, let it drain. 2 quarts tranny 1 for the diff. It should all fit.
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4 for a LS3 tranny possibly 4 1/4 and 1 1/4 for the diff.
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sounds good and the fill is pretty visible under the car? and im using the pump to pump the fluid into the tranny and rear diff .......because it cant be poured??
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Yes they are visible if you have the car lifted on jack stands or a lift. And yes pumped, no room to fill with the big bottle. The rear diff additive can be poured in since its a pretty small bottle but the big bottles need to be pumped.

Tranny drain plug is at the end of the tranny on passenger side, fill is on driver side middle of the tranny or so. Diff fill and drain plugs are on drivers side.
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The SS guys keep posting in here with WRONG info
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