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Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. #4546174
10/17/17 11:50 AM
10/17/17 11:50 AM
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Southern NY
MoneyJohn Offline OP
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Southern NY
Hello folks,

After reading Lubegard over and over here and also making a couple of threads about it, last weekend, I added Lubegard to my 2006 Sentra ATF. The goal was to get rid of the jerk that I get during 1st to second shift. This seems to be a standard problem with Nissan transmissions but many suggested benefit using Lubegard.

Since addition, I have driven less than 50 miles of city traffic but I feel it more pronounced (instead of disappearing). It was better with just plain Matic Type D ATF.

My question is how long did it take for you to notice the benefit? This car rarely goes on the highway because of the small dents that I noticed on the wheels (one tiny yet noticeable dent on each wheel on the internal side of the wheel. The car shakes beyond 60mph) and I don't want to spend money getting new rims just yet.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium w/ EyeSight
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition
Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4546199
10/17/17 12:20 PM
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My Escape with the notoriously unreliable CD4E at high mileage wasn't shifting right, I added Lubegard red and it's perfect now. I don't mean better, I mean perfect. I mean, I don't have a brand new car of the same type of comparison but I feel it will last me a while longer now. Very impressive. As far as how soon I noticed, it only took the less than five miles home from the auto parts store to feel "better"... the next day when I went on the highway my primary problem with the transmission, lurching between gears at consistent highway speeds, was gone.


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~94K Miles: Royal Purple 5W-30 + Wix 51348
2008 Ford Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~167K Miles: AMSOIL SS 0W-30 + Wix 51372
1995 Chevy Silverado 5.7 ~277K Miles: Delo 10W-30 + ACDelco PF52
Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4546206
10/17/17 12:24 PM
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I added it to mine (2003 Envoy 4.2L) about a month ago to help ease a rough 1st to 2nd shift when the vehicle is cold. It hasn't really helped in a few hundred miles. But hasn't made things worse, either. I don't want to change the fluid (it is still pretty red), but am thinking I might need to put in synthetic for it to go away.

Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4546256
10/17/17 01:28 PM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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Did you add the whole bottle?
If you only did a drain & fill with new ATF plus LG and only added the 1 oz of LG per qt of ATF(Recommended), this may not be enough as the tranny holds, hmmmmm, 9+ qts.

Just sayin'!

Last edited by Char Baby; 10/17/17 01:30 PM.

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Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4546274
10/17/17 01:54 PM
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Roswell GA
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I have used LG Red in my 1991 Ranger. It had the "reverse bang" they were sometimes known for. I had changed to Mobil 1 ATF thinking that would help. No noticeable difference.

I added a bottle of LGR and within maybe 150 miles it was a lot better. Many eons ago, Trav had corresponded with them and they replied one could safely double the dose. So I did grin

Within maybe 50 miles, it was a bunch better. It was surprising, given the good quality of Mobil 1.

LGR is the real deal. A double dose won't hurt anything. If the trans is on it's way out, it won't hasten anything and may buy you a few more miles.

As others have said, if you haven't changed to synthetic ATF, it would be a good idea.

HTH.

Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4546278
10/17/17 01:59 PM
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Depends on how much you added. I noticed a difference in an old equinox in about 500 miles but it can vary/no change. Depends ultimately on what the issue is.


2017 Chevy Traverse - 28k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF63
2014 Chevy Equinox - 22k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
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Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: Bgallagher] #4546330
10/17/17 03:00 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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2002 Volvo V70
A TCM reload improved my shifting
LG red (at the 1 oz. per qt. system capacity) smoothed it out even more.
It hurt to trust but I believe now.

Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4546543
10/17/17 07:10 PM
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How old it the trans oil?


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Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: Kira] #4546830
10/18/17 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
2002 Volvo V70
A TCM reload improved my shifting
LG red (at the 1 oz. per qt. system capacity) smoothed it out even more.
It hurt to trust but I believe now.


LOL It can be a bitter pill for some, I'm not saying you. But admitting it is a big step in the right direction. It is a great product, and highly respected.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: demarpaint] #4546978
10/18/17 09:10 AM
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Texas
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Many automatic transmission repair/rebuild facilities swear by Lubegard and add it to every vehicle's transmission that they rebuild as a standard practice.

Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4551569
10/23/17 12:27 AM
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Yeah this may be a day late, dollar short, but I too have an 06 sentra with a 2.5l in it. I changed out the fluid in the trans to Max Life and that jerk or whatever from first to second is pretty much gone now.

Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4567312
11/07/17 11:56 PM
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my older f150 has the shuttermatic AODE/4R70 it was down right annoying and a fluid flush didn't help what so ever i used castrol mercon 5.
a local friend told me about lubegard and i promptly added to bottles of the black friction modifier and the it quit shuttering around 100 miles after adding.
that was two years ago and it still doesn't shutter! im a firm believer in it.


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1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
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Re: Lubegard - How long did it take for you to notice. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4567378
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Drain or replace what you can and replace tranny filter and add Lubegard. Its agreat product but wont fix negligence. It might work better if you drive around for a oci and drain, refill ATF and add another bottle. Many report that works too.


15' Civic 1.8 i-vtec 221,000 mi 0w20 Redline/Redline CVT/Archoil9100/TEIN/Eibach/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust/87 E0 fuel/Yokohama
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