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Old 05-04-2009, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by soflarick View Post
I'm not recommending it, I'm saying that people have used it in their 5 and 6 speeds. The Amsoil tech informed me it can be used in our transmissions, but it will not shift as smoothly as the manual trans/transaxle lube or the regular synthetic gl5 75w90 lube. He said some people use it to provide more protection for the gears under high hp/high rpm circumstances, such as open track racing. I personally have not used it in either of my 5 or 6 speeds. I've used the manual trans/transaxle fluid and the gl5 lube.
I'd love to give you money for the transaxle fluid / gear oil but I've run out of time and have to get something locally. Sorry, but this transmission must go in on wednesday.
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Hustler, you realize that you already have the motul sitting next to your trans at your parents house, right? I picked up two quarts when I "purchased" the trans for you.
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Hustler, you realize that you already have the motul sitting next to your trans at your parents house, right? I picked up two quarts when I "purchased" the trans for you.
Right, and I'm not going to use it because its a GL-5 and I've already jacked the 3rd gear synchro on gl-5. I went through this **** on my VW too; I'd be a certified moron to do the same thing and expect different results.

GL-5 is specifically precluded from use with yellow metal synchros.
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Right, and I'm not going to use it because its a GL-5 and I've already jacked the 3rd gear synchro on gl-5. I went through this **** on my VW too; I'd be a certified moron to do the same thing and expect different results.

GL-5 is specifically precluded from use with yellow metal synchros.
And you're absolutely certain that it was the gear oil and not the notoriously shitty vw transmission?
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Edit, was slow on the reply. So don't use the Motul for now, and try a gl4 lube.

BTW, you'd probably see an Amsoil shipment within 2 days of ordering. They have warehouses across the US. Keeps shipping cost down as well.

IMHO, I wouldn't run Synchromesh in a transmission that sees track duty, it's too light. Another IMHO, if it was the lube, you would have experienced noticeably notchy shifting from the synchros not working properly.

Just got off the phone with Amsoil tech. Their GL4 and GL5 75w90 lubes are useable in a brass synchro transmission. Either one is going to perform well, and not to mix the GL4 and GL5 lubes.
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Rich, it's nice to see you on the forum. When are we finishing your car?
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That's a lot of new stuff on your car. I need to get out more. I swore I'd work on the car this past weekend. Spent it putting up hotwire to keep the dog from jumping the fence, trimming trees, etc etc. Wife's gone this week, so you should drop by.
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Originally Posted by soflarick View Post
That's a lot of new stuff on your car. I need to get out more. I swore I'd work on the car this past weekend. Spent it putting up hotwire to keep the dog from jumping the fence, trimming trees, etc etc. Wife's gone this week, so you should drop by.
Let me know man.
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I'd love to take a look at the new and improved car.

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FYI, nearest Amsoil warehouse to Houston is Dallas, you'd see a mail order most likely within 2 days.
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Originally Posted by soflarick View Post
I'd love to take a look at the new and improved car.

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FYI, nearest Amsoil warehouse to Houston is Dallas, you'd see a mail order most likely within 2 days.
Where is the warehouse in Dallas?
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Where is the warehouse in Dallas?
word. I could just order from soflarick and pick the stuff up at the warehouse on Wednesday when I get back to d-town.
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I am almost 100% sure you can pick up. I never had someone do a pick up, but I am almost positive that is an option in the shipping method menu. If you want something, I'll stick around where I am for a little bit.
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I found it: GOOGLE THAT SHEEIT!
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Originally Posted by soflarick View Post
I am almost 100% sure you can pick up. I never had someone do a pick up, but I am almost positive that is an option in the shipping method menu. If you want something, I'll stick around where I am for a little bit.
thanks for the offer, I'll let you know in a few days. Do you have a virgin analysis of the gl4 stuff I'm interested in?
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I'd have to call Amsoil tech to get the info, or maybe a little online searching. Bobistheoilguy probably has the info somewhere on its website.
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Originally Posted by soflarick View Post
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This thread came right on time
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I had been using Redline 75-90 with 2 oz. of GM #1052358 friction modifier but recently switched to my favorite Amsoil 75-90 with the same modifier added and its better. The Redline was clunky until warm then fairly smooth when hot. The Amsoil shifts better cold than the redline ever did when hot and once hot, it's nearly as slick as my S2000 shift feel.

Edit: This time I actually used the GL-5 gear. I have some GL-4 Amsoil 75-90 MTL I'll try on next change.
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just bought the amsoil MTX, bitches.

I didn't see your post emilio but made the purchase prior to it. Sounds like fate to me. xoxo
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Have you tried it without the friction modifier? Thanks for adding your tech to the discussion. I may try the friction modifier add-on if/when my car sees duty again.
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Originally Posted by soflarick View Post
Have you tried it without the friction modifier? Thanks for adding your tech to the discussion. I may try the friction modifier add-on if/when my car sees duty again.
Been using the GM additive for a while. Haven't tried straight 75-90 Amsoil in a trans ever.
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