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Old 12-27-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Manual Transmission Fluid question

I have looked underneath my can and can see the yellow mtf lt 1 label. I figured this to be the zf 5speed and went to purchase some redline d4 atf. I accidrntially got the lower viscosity d6. My question is has anyone done this and will it work? Note d4 is impossible to find in houston.
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:41 AM   #2
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I haven't done it, but I wouldn't use it either. Go to an O'Reilly and get some Pentosin MTF2 synthetic which should work just fine. It's basically what the dealer uses but at a reasonable cost. It's not worth it sometimes to go out of your way just to be able to use Redline.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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Go to walmart and buy the gallon of valvoline maxlife atf. Stuff is amazing.

Speaking of manual transmissions.. don't those use gear oil instead of atf?
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:42 AM   #4
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I've used Redline MTL for decades and have had zero issues. You live in a warm climate and MTL is a slightly heavier lube run D4ATF. I recommend MTL.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:49 PM   #5
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You could probably mix half what you got with half Redline MTL too.
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