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what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:10 AM
I asked around and everyone says you can only get it from the dealer@!#$.(not a typo)

I have a 2200 5-Speed.

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Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:46 AM
i get mine A/C delco syncromesh from Bensons Autoparts xtra $10per Litre
you only need 2 so don't be cheap, respect the tranny or it will puke.
i am not saying that if you put other fluid in it will, and i have heard numerous storys of them running fine. but for the cost you the right stuff
Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Thursday, January 31, 2008 1:56 PM
i have royal purple synchromax in it and i love it shifts easier (even when it's really cold) and the normal getrag noise is gone


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Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:47 PM
hmm never tried the royal purple. maybe i'll give that a go tomorrow
Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:10 PM
you can get it at autozone. pennzoil makes it. synchromesh is your only option for the isuzu tranny, the getrag uses atf.



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Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Friday, February 01, 2008 11:20 AM
is Autozone the only place to get it?
I went to Advanced, Walmart and a few local shops and everyone says they stopped making it, and the dealer was the only place that I could get it.

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Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Friday, February 01, 2008 12:54 PM
you arent looking hard enough or asking for the right thing...but if you cant find it buy it from gm? why is this so hard? im not trying to be rude but your just trying to buy fluid...i could mail some to you lol
Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Friday, February 01, 2008 2:13 PM
just went got 2 litres of royal purple synchromax $28( i know not the greatest price) and ordered 2 SKF Output Shaft Seals $18


advanced autopart
part#: 01512
ask if they can order it...napa also stocks it
Royal Purple Synchromax



Auto zone
part#: 3501
pennzoil synchromesh fluid

Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Friday, February 01, 2008 2:21 PM
hmm the links didnt work...

advanced autopart
part#: 01512
Royal Purple Synchromax
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?MfrCode=ROP&MfrPartNumber=01512&CategoryCode=2129
ask if they can order it...napa also stocks it



Auto zone
part#: 3501
pennzoil synchromesh fluid
http://www.autozone.com/R,NONAPP20030/store,2278/shopping/accessoryProductDetail.htm
Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Saturday, February 02, 2008 2:53 AM
Josh Watson wrote:

I asked around and everyone says you can only get it from the dealer@!#$.(not a typo)

I have a 2200 5-Speed.


I see you have a 98. You can get the penzoil syncromesh as well but not all autozone stores carry it.

One think I found out back in the day. A 91 2.2 Cav uses the same transmission as the 95-99 2.2/2200 Cav. In 91 it says to use 5w30 motor oil. In 95+ it says to use GM syncromesh. I have no idea if this is related to GM's ongoing ploy to overcharge you for normal @!#$, or if it has something to do that GM used cheaper less quality parts in the 95+ transmissions.

But i'm using 5w30 on my tranny. Even with the 3400 on it. Anyone can say it's stupid if they want, but I haven't had any tranny problems so far. And when I do, I doubt it'll be because of not having the proper oil in it.

I went with 5w30 because of 1) Availability and 2) Price and 3) It was apparently ok to use before they had GM syncromesh





Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Saturday, February 02, 2008 11:30 AM
once i got a little syncromesh on my fingers, and it didnt even feel like oil. its really hard to describe, but its not normal, that for sure.



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Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Saturday, February 02, 2008 4:55 PM
its not. 91-99 2.2 use syncromesh .

thats what it calls for, so use it. unless you think you can out think what GM has tested.

syncromesh has been around sense 89.

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Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008 8:48 AM
When I asked at a GM dealer near me, I was told GM fluid is about $15 per quart. I've used Royal Purple ($10/quart) and Pennzoil ($7/quart), and found the Pennzoil to work better than the RP (!). I haven't used the GM stuff because of the cost.
BTW, this is in a '99 Z24 with the isuzu transmission.
Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Sunday, February 10, 2008 8:28 PM
its the Pensoil Syncromesh, just ask for it buy name, if they tell you they quite making it, leave. i just got in 5 cases of the stuff today.





Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Sunday, February 10, 2008 8:46 PM
also Alldata says you can Dexron ATF, since thats what its comes with from the factory that makes sense



Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Monday, February 11, 2008 7:01 AM
Cinny wrote:

also Alldata says you can Dexron ATF, since thats what its comes with from the factory that makes sense


The isuzu tranny does not come with ATF, it comes with syncromesh. The getrag tranny's 00+ 5 speeds come with ATF from the factory.



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Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:24 PM
does any one else are runing 5w30 ? thats what the manual indicates
Re: what kind of fluid for manual transmission?
Friday, May 27, 2016 5:38 PM
It's not motor oil!



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