Please name your brand of transmission fluid

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Postby CodingParadox » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:41 am

Yeah, James and I have blown 5 transfer cases between us over the last 2 years using non-recommended gear oil - GM synchomesh. We've both switched back to normal 80W-90 now. I'm using some synthetic stuff that came in a purple bottle but can't remember the name of right now.
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Postby greg » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:05 am

I use Castrol syntrax as was recommended for the GT4, and was developed primarily for it (When castrol was in to rallying GT4 grp A). :)
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Postby grip addict » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:10 am

I'm using some synthetic stuff that came in a purple bottle but can't remember the name of right now.



royal purple?

if you guys are blowing transfer cases using syncromesh (shh keep this on the DL we don't want to start sounding like dsm's :lol: ) what do you guys think about a blend between the syncromesh and the stock stuff? i'm going to be putting down about 270-300 awhp, and i'd like to keep it pretty reliable, but i've got the occasional gear grind, and first doesn't go in when i'm moving unless i revmatch. this might be a good solution...
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Postby CodingParadox » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:13 am

I don't know. Personally, I'm more than happy to have a less well shifting transmission and stop blowing em. I blew my first tranny on 12psi on a stock CT26, just going around a hard corner (I was on pacific raceway, through turn 2, a 60mph sweeping left-handed,) so I think doing anything rough with light tranny fluid is bad.

I'm also sick as hell of pulling my damn engine. :)
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Re: Please name your brand of transmission fluid

Postby Rallly » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:36 pm

Can't decide if I should use Pennzoil Syncromesh.. just wrote to Pennzoil and they said they don't recommend I use it in my 91 Alltrac..
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Re: Please name your brand of transmission fluid

Postby CSAlltrac » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:28 pm

Royal Purple is whats in mine with zero issues
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Re: Please name your brand of transmission fluid

Postby yyonline » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:02 pm

I got the official Toyota gear oil. Came in 1 liter tin cans with Japanese writing on them, so it must be good stuff, right? Well, it was certainly expensive stuff. It shifts better than what the previous owner had in there, which was supposedly a mix of Mobil1 gear oil and Synchromesh.
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Re: Please name your brand of transmission fluid

Postby 93celicaconv » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:10 pm

Old thread, but thought I would chime in. In my son's two ST185's, we run only Toyota Gear Oil Super, the special oil for hypoid & synchromesh composite transaxles, Toyota P/N 08885-02106. It is available, but costly (about $25/liter). But it is a an oil that isn't too slippery & corrosive to the synchro's, get has the characteristics of GL-5 hypoid gear oil to a large degree. Most oils favor one or the other - this one is a hybrid that fits the middle - which is what the ST185's originally came filled with.
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Re: Please name your brand of transmission fluid

Postby All-TracDreams » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:44 am

Same here, Toyota "Gear Oil Super" only!
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