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LukeDuke
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a few questions about our tranny.....
#1226149 - 04/27/06 03:09 PM

ok, i've been reading up and found that most people dont agree on what type of trans fluid to use, but i had a few questions hopefully some of you guys could answer.

1. what size tool, or socket or whatever is needed to take out both plugs on a 99 csvt?

2. is a friction modifier the best way to go with any fluid?

3. whats the best type of synthetic fluid to use?

thanx guys.....

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AliasJerk™
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226276 (Re: LukeDuke) 04/27/06 04:37 PM

Originally posted by LukeDuke:
ok, i've been reading up and found that most people dont agree on what type of trans fluid to use, but i had a few questions hopefully some of you guys could answer.

1. what size tool, or socket or whatever is needed to take out both plugs on a 99 csvt?

2. is a friction modifier the best way to go with any fluid?

3. whats the best type of synthetic fluid to use?

thanx guys.....




Royal Purple, hands down.

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CSVT.UA.SHO
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226436 (Re: LukeDuke) 04/27/06 07:33 PM

am I wrong for running Mobil 1 atf?

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AliasJerk™
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226448 (Re: CSVT.UA.SHO) 04/27/06 07:45 PM

Originally posted by CSVT.UA.SHO:
am I wrong for running Mobil 1 atf?




I dont think that creates any problems... A few people here use that and it seems to work fine... But I highly suggest you try out Royal Purple... HMS (Haynes Motorsports) uses it in their built MTX-75's and I rarely ever hear about those transmissions failing.

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98 Corolla LE 1.8L DOHC 1ZZFE
TEIN H.Tech Springs
Tokico HP series Struts
Short ram air intake
Tsudo Axel Back Exhaust

... if a jelly fish stung me.. would you pee on the wound?


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Y2KSVT
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226453 (Re: LukeDuke) 04/27/06 07:48 PM

Originally posted by LukeDuke:
1. what size tool, or socket or whatever is needed to take out both plugs on a 99 csvt?



Look in the FAQ. There are 2 different possibilities.

Originally posted by LukeDuke:
2. is a friction modifier the best way to go with any fluid?



Use whatever you want, it's your transmission. I just changed my fluid last weekend, and the Mercon + FM looked almost new after 3 years of hard use.

Originally posted by LukeDuke:
3. whats the best type of synthetic fluid to use?



You'll have varying answers. Most will say Ford Honey or Royal Purple Syncromax. I personally went with the RP Syncromax. No problems.

Mark


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rkneeshaw
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226468 (Re: LukeDuke) 04/27/06 07:58 PM

Don't use friction modifier for the love of god wtf good is that supposed to do in your MTX? Its for rear end differentials!

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LukeDuke
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226476 (Re: rkneeshaw) 04/27/06 08:07 PM

alright thanx for the info so far. thats mostly what i read so far. except i havent found the tools needed to take the plugs out yet. sounds like RP is highly favorable with most, where can i get that at and how much is it usually? thanx and any more info would help.....

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fastcougar
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226489 (Re: AliasJerk™) 04/27/06 08:24 PM

Originally posted by AliasJerk™:
I dont think that creates any problems... A few people here use that and it seems to work fine... But I highly suggest you try out Royal Purple... HMS (Haynes Motorsports) uses it in their built MTX-75's and I rarely ever hear about those transmissions failing.


Wrong ... HMS RECOMMENDS Ford "Honey" ... their transmissions ship dry.

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Edited by fastcougar (04/27/06 08:25 PM)

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AliasJerk™
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226531 (Re: fastcougar) 04/27/06 09:12 PM

Originally posted by fastcougar:
Originally posted by AliasJerk™:
I dont think that creates any problems... A few people here use that and it seems to work fine... But I highly suggest you try out Royal Purple... HMS (Haynes Motorsports) uses it in their built MTX-75's and I rarely ever hear about those transmissions failing.


Wrong ... HMS RECOMMENDS Ford "Honey" ... their transmissions ship dry.




Im confused, Rawburt told me they told him to use Royal purple... Unless thats what he told me he ordered, not what they suggested.

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98 Corolla LE 1.8L DOHC 1ZZFE
TEIN H.Tech Springs
Tokico HP series Struts
Short ram air intake
Tsudo Axel Back Exhaust

... if a jelly fish stung me.. would you pee on the wound?


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RogerB
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Re: a few questions about our tranny..... new
#1226534 (Re: AliasJerk™) 04/27/06 09:18 PM

Originally posted by AliasJerk™:
Originally posted by fastcougar:
Originally posted by AliasJerk™:
I dont think that creates any problems... A few people here use that and it seems to work fine... But I highly suggest you try out Royal Purple... HMS (Haynes Motorsports) uses it in their built MTX-75's and I rarely ever hear about those transmissions failing.


Wrong ... HMS RECOMMENDS Ford "Honey" ... their transmissions ship dry.




Im confused, Rawburt told me they told him to use Royal purple... Unless thats what he told me he ordered, not what they suggested.




Honey is a definite. RP Synchromax is a "maybe." Terry wouldn't use anything but the Honey in his own car, I suspect.

The Honey is Motorcraft XT-M5-QS manual transmission fluid. (Named after its color.) I think the cheapest is around $15/quart, and the RP about half that or less.



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