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Amsoil MTG or Redline MTL mt 82

Discussion in 'The Greasy Spoon' started by Djstorm100, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    That's an ATF recommended use manual transmission, right?
     
  2. SVOGT302

    SVOGT302 Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Thanks...........
    I'll try a quart of MTG
     
  3. noldevin

    noldevin Active Member Established Member

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    Since I haven't seen it discussed here yet...
    I have been seeing a lot of people trying a mixture of the Amsoil Synchromesh MTF and 75w-90 API GL-4 MTG in the MT82 trans. The mix is 2 qts of MTF and .7 qts of the gear oil. This combo was and is recommended by Ben Calimer from his experience with rebuilding the MT82. Everyone who has tried it says it is a big improvement.
    I'm curious what Unleashed thinks about this mix, as so far all I've seen from Amsoil "experts" is "we do not recommend mixing fluids as we do not know what will happen"
    I just bought the combo and am willing to get a sample after a certain amount of time to check on the results.
     
  4. zr0z

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    Any updates about a month later?
     
  5. noldevin

    noldevin Active Member Established Member

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    Yes I've put about 1k miles on with this fluid, including an SCCA track night at Pocono Raceway. I would say that it is a noticeable improvement, but not a night and day difference.
    I have a 2014 model so I presume it had the latest "revision" of Ford fluid in it from the factory.
    The fluid swap was very easy on jack stands with a fluid transfer hand pump.
    There is still some nibble present on colder days, though it seems to take less time for the transmission to "warm up" and stop nibbling. Once warmed up, shifts seem to drop into gear smoother. The sides of the trans tunnel inside the car seem to be giving off less heat than I remember.
    This stuff isn't exactly cheap, so I won't be doing any samples until I am ready to change it again. However, I definitely recommend giving it a shot.
     
  6. Eddie Johnson

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  7. SVOGT302

    SVOGT302 Member Premium Member Established Member

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    No.... 2 qts MTF & .7 MTG (this)
     
  8. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I tried BG SyncroShift II and it was an improvement over the OEM Ford fluid!!:cool:

    I have Redline DCTF in it now and it's even better with no whine and little or no notchiness when cold!!;)

    If there is any it's in the very first 2-3 shift and ONLY for that first cold shift!!:D
     
  9. Eddie Johnson

    Eddie Johnson New Member Established Member

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    So put .7 MTG, and top off with the MTF? Or run straight MTF? It’s 20-50 degrees here this time of year.
     
  10. SVOGT302

    SVOGT302 Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Sounds like coosawjack had the ticket:

    I have Redline DCTF in it now and it's even better with no whine and little or no notchiness when cold!!;)
     
  11. Eddie Johnson

    Eddie Johnson New Member Established Member

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    Hmmm many choices! So, just the redline DCTF? No additives?
     
  12. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That's it.......Redline DCTF and roll!!;)

    I drove it yesterday and it actually seems better the colder it is......41* and no nibble!!:D
     
  13. SID297

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    I'm running Amsoil MTF and it is way better at operating temp. When below 40 degrees it will nibble on the first 2-3 if I shift too quickly. After about a 1/4 mile everything loosenes up and it's smooth sailing.
     
  14. SVOGT302

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    Does it get that cold in MB? Lol
    Jow about gear whine?
     
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