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Old 28-May-2006, 11:12 AM
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Which tranny fluid is best for my B20 LSD?

I would like to try something other than Honda. Money isn't a major cost.

I went to GM and the guy said they have 4 flavours of Syncromesh... which one?

Anyone stock Royal Purple in GTA - Scarborough?
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Old 28-May-2006, 11:16 PM
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Re: Which tranny fluid is best for my B20 LSD?

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I would like to try something other than Honda. Money isn't a major cost.

I went to GM and the guy said they have 4 flavours of Syncromesh... which one?

Anyone stock Royal Purple in GTA - Scarborough?
You have a pm.
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Old 29-May-2006, 11:08 AM
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instead of pmmming him... can u tell us what it is?

i am running some redline 10w30 full synthetic in my gsr LSD right now, but its only been for less than a week... ppl are saying i should go straight Honda MTF for it... what do u think?
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Old 30-May-2006, 12:02 AM
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(Note: I have revised this post after talking to our technical services department. I don't want to give you guys a bum steer. - Cam )

I often pm folks, so it doesn't look like I'm just trying to jump on every post about fluids. But you asked for it, so here's my recommendation.

This is what you need from Amsoil for ALL Honda manual transmissions THAT REQUIRE MTF... Replaces Honda Genuine MTF fluid.

AMSOIL Synthetic Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/mtf.aspx
Your Cost $91.80 per case of 12 quarts / Retail $119.40



DO NOT USE MTF IF YOUR TRANSMISSION TAKES MOTOR OIL.

Check the Online Application Guide for your vehicle here ...
http://www.amsoil.com/scripts/runisa...msoiloaf:index to see what is recommended for your vehicle.

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Old 30-May-2006, 01:48 AM
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BTW ... do a bit of "googling" for "amsoil mtf lsd" ... you'll find lots of Accura and Honda owners who just LOVE this stuff.

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Old 30-May-2006, 09:15 AM
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I use Kaaz cause I have Kaaz clutch type LSD. If I had gear type 1 way OEM LSD, I would have used either Honda, or other brand such as Motul, or AMSoil.
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Check my revised post above for the proper recommendations.

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Old 30-May-2006, 06:31 PM
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I say just stick with good ole Honda MTF. Never heard anyone having problems with it. I picked up 2 bottles of MTF for my car today.
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Old 30-May-2006, 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by Cam Stableford
(Note: I have revised this post after talking to our technical services department. I don't want to give you guys a bum steer. - Cam )

I often pm folks, so it doesn't look like I'm just trying to jump on every post about fluids. But you asked for it, so here's my recommendation.

This is what you need from Amsoil for ALL Honda manual transmissions THAT REQUIRE MTF... Replaces Honda Genuine MTF fluid.

AMSOIL Synthetic Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/mtf.aspx
Your Cost $91.80 per case of 12 quarts / Retail $119.40



DO NOT USE MTF IF YOUR TRANSMISSION TAKES MOTOR OIL.

Check the Online Application Guide for your vehicle here ...
http://www.amsoil.com/scripts/runisa...msoiloaf:index to see what is recommended for your vehicle.

Cheers

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hahaha, i was just poking at the whole fact that u just sent a pm when i was looking for similar information.

So, this is a direct "Replacement" to Honda MTF only applications?

Where can I pick some up in the mississauga area?
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Old 31-May-2006, 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by mikepasini


hahaha, i was just poking at the whole fact that u just sent a pm when i was looking for similar information.

So, this is a direct "Replacement" to Honda MTF only applications?

Where can I pick some up in the mississauga area?
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Yes, this is a direct replacement for Genuine Honda MTF. But also replaces many others. Take a look at the link in my post above (the link right above the picture) for more product information, and it tells you about all the specs.

All the details of how to order at Dealer Cost (Wholesale Price) are in the link below my signature. Take a look at Option #2 ... but, in a nutshell...

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The Amsoil Distribution Center is located right in Mississauga.

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Go to honda, get the right oem fluid.
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i've been always using OEM honda mtf... oem doesn't fool around, especially honda haha
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is that similar or the same to what dealers in japan would use for these LSD trannies?
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Old 02-Jun-2006, 09:35 AM
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Re: Which tranny fluid is best for my B20 LSD?

Originally posted by LDX
I would like to try something other than Honda. Money isn't a major cost.

I went to GM and the guy said they have 4 flavours of Syncromesh... which one?

Anyone stock Royal Purple in GTA - Scarborough?
... and here I thought LDX was looking for recommendations other than Honda OEM ...

Cheers

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Old 03-Jun-2006, 02:09 AM
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So, here's my thinking guys and gals....

If you are happy with what you are using, and that's what spins your spurs, then stay with it. Honda obviously makes quality products to begin with, and I wouldn't suspect that items like oil, would be any less than a quality "Honda" standard. Don't forget though, that Honda probably does not munufacture it's own MTF. It's made by an oil company. (Somebody feel free to correct me if they know otherwise.) Using words like "use only genuine honda ...." is just good marketing, and increases the overall profitability of the enterprize. It's not magic in a bottle. If everyone just used OEM stuff in, and on, their Civic, we'd all be driving stock Civics, and would have very little to discuss on this forum.

If you are looking for something different, then seriously consider the benefit of Amsoil MTF. Here's why ....

    You are getting a superior lubricant, giving you greater performance and protection advantages, at least a 60% longer service life, and all at a price that is as much as 20% below the retail price of the OEM product.

    What's not to like?

    This Data Bulletin gives greater detail.
    https://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulle...80_rev1_06.pdf

    Cheers

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