Results 1 to 17 of 17

Which tranny oil?

This is a discussion on Which tranny oil? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Getting a new clutch put in soon, and will have to replace the tranny oil. Any recommendations?...

  1. #1
    Member Shpoone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Northglenn, Colorado
    Age
    53
    Posts
    399

    Black/Gold....Now Sold...
    10th Anny. Firehawk #001

    Which tranny oil?

    Getting a new clutch put in soon, and will have to replace the tranny oil. Any recommendations?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Zboner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    cincinnati/northern ky
    Age
    31
    Posts
    9,045

    Black
    99 SS

    i used Lucas in mine.

  3. #3
    Silver SS in Germany
    Guest
    I used AMSOIL ATF. Shifts into gear alot easier.

  4. #4
    Senior Member MadSeason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Indiana
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,000
    1994 POS

    I second Amsoil, also lowers temps and has better protection

  5. #5
    We'll be back... GatorSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    THE SWAMP
    Posts
    1,446

    Light Pewter Metallic
    2000 Camaro SS M6

    At what mileage point did each of you change your transmission oil?

  6. #6
    Senior Member MadSeason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Indiana
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,000
    1994 POS

    35k when I got the car it had never been changed, it came out like it needed it. Dirty Red

  7. #7
    pet_monk
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver SS in Germany
    I used AMSOIL ATF. Shifts into gear alot easier.
    Did you ship your car with AMSOIL in it? If not how did you get it over here?

  8. #8
    Alcohol Injected PaganEgyptian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Knoxville,Tn
    Age
    41
    Posts
    139

    Black
    1999 Pontiac Firebird

    I use Pennzoil Multi-ATF or a Mercon V in my brass syncronized WorldClass
    T-5. Shifts much smoother at low temps. Its a synthetic blend.-Tim

  9. #9
    Silver SS in Germany
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by pet_monk
    Did you ship your car with AMSOIL in it? If not how did you get it over here?
    I had it in the tranny when I shipped it. I can get it sent over here too. Where do you work in K-town?

  10. #10
    Jesus died to save you! Killer_bluebird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    North Olmsted, OH
    Age
    43
    Posts
    508

    Navy Blue Metallic
    2000 Camaro Z28

    I'm about to change mine, I'm going to use Royal Purple's Syncromax Oil for Manual Transmisions. I'll let you know once I do, if there is any noticeable differences.
    2000 NBM Camaro Z28
    Mods:
    SLP Lid & K&N, AHR Headers + 3" catted Y and Mangaflow, !EGR, !AIR, BMR CM STB, ST Front 35mm and Hellwig Adj. Rear 22mm Swaybar, Adj. Rod/Rod PHB, Koni SA's, Ground Control Springs & Adj. Ride height, and HPTuners.

  11. #11
    pet_monk
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver SS in Germany
    I had it in the tranny when I shipped it. I can get it sent over here too. Where do you work in K-town?
    I work on Ramstein for the AF. I am trying to get some tranny fluid and rear end fluid. I would be interested in 4 qts of tranny and 2 qts of rear end fluid.. If you can get any Amsoil I will search a little and let you know what I want.

  12. #12
    pet_monk
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_bluebird
    I'm about to change mine, I'm going to use Royal Purple's Syncromax Oil for Manual Transmisions. I'll let you know once I do, if there is any noticeable differences.
    I just put Royal Purple ATF in and the tranny runs way better... dunno bout the Syncromax but the ATF is a direct Dex III replacement... so i ran with that and it is working excellent. But am looking to rebuild the tranny and will put Amsoil back in it.

  13. #13
    Prophecy
    Guest
    This may sound dumb to you but from what i hear, cheap tranny fluid runs alot better in the t56s

  14. #14
    Jesus died to save you! Killer_bluebird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    North Olmsted, OH
    Age
    43
    Posts
    508

    Navy Blue Metallic
    2000 Camaro Z28

    I forgot to post back here my impressions on the RP tranny oil. I put Royal Purple ATF in my wifes 00 Z28. The transmission now runs great. It is a lot smother when shifting from 1st to second or when you mash the gas and the transmission downshifts. I put Royal Purple Syncromax on my 02 WS6 6spd and the results are also good though not quite as drastic as the difference in my wifes car. Shifting is smooth and there is a bit less notchiness to the shifts. Overall I'm very happy and would recommend either of them.

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    maryland
    Age
    31
    Posts
    74

    red
    98 camaro z28 m6

    ams oil atf

  16. #16
    pet_monk
    Guest
    Dunno how anyone elsse feels, but the words cheap and my SS rarely make it in the same sentance. I would imagine that cheap Dex III would work, but why buy a performance car to rob performance from it by putting cheap anything into it. IMHO run the best you can afford. Then your baby will always love you back. I went from stock Dex III to RP ATF and was EXTREMELY happy with the performance. And at 40 dollars every couple yrs..... how can you afford not to do it.

  17. #17
    Alcohol Injected PaganEgyptian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Knoxville,Tn
    Age
    41
    Posts
    139

    Black
    1999 Pontiac Firebird

    --- edited post because another user found it racially offensive ----



    keliente
    Last edited by keliente; 03-05-2006 at 04:55 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-28-2008, 02:48 PM
  2. WTB LS1 with tranny
    By mantis in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-08-2007, 04:35 PM
  3. tranny overheating, need bigger tranny cooler?
    By djvaly in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-22-2007, 04:25 PM
  4. WTB A Tranny for LS1
    By 1BadblackLS1 in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-27-2006, 10:42 AM
  5. tranny
    By cobra12345 in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-18-2006, 07:16 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •