Does anyone run something other than the recommended Synchromesh in the Third Gen Z24 with the 5-speed?
i switched to royal purple syncromax this year. havent ran it yet so i cant comment either way, but i will when its done.
Penzoil FTW. Much cheaper than GM and Royal Purple for the same thing. GM actually sources theirs from Penzoil.
I've run Royal Purple Synchromax in my NVG - it quieted it down and has proven to be a smooth fluid in that trans.
I am running the "overfill" spec in my Getrag in Sickness - after being unable to find the B&M fluid I fell back on Royal Purple Synchromax and thus far the trans has been dead quiet and has shifted very well in all driving conditions. I am yet to see how it performs once the Canadian winter hits, though. I've heard the gearbox becomes hard to shift and notchy while the fluid is at sub-zero temps on the Getrag.
Slowly but surely may some day win this race...
I run B&M trickshift synthetic in my 03 Getrag.
I run regular ole' 5W30 in mine. With a 3400 on it.
i find it amusing that SHOoff has nothing better to do but follow me around & be an unhelpful dick in even cross-forum. - Jon Mick
I ran Walmart brand synthetic ATF, no issues whatsoever.
I run the syncro.
I've heard of people using ATF in them too.
in a pinch I would use any oil. it's better than nothing at all.