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manual transmission fluid recommendations #5131785 06/11/19 08:30 PM
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I recently purchase a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon with a manual transmission an I want to change the fluid in it. The owners manual specifies 75w-90 and most of the oils I see are synchromesh. I've no idea what that is nor what it does for my transmission. What are your guys' suggestions for the oil to use?


03 Hyundai Tiburon:
Castrol Edge 0w40
Redline MT90
94 Mazda B4000
Supertech 5w30 Full Synthetic
Valvoline Dex/Merc
Re: manual transmission fluid recommendations [Re: HyundaiAbuser] #5131796 06/11/19 08:44 PM
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If I had a trans that specified 75W90 I would run Motorcraft XT-M5-QS to see why it is so legendary.


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Re: manual transmission fluid recommendations [Re: HyundaiAbuser] #5131826 06/11/19 09:33 PM
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I would run Redline or Motul if my tranny spec’d that grade.

My VW uses 75W so I’m using Ravenol with good results.


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Re: manual transmission fluid recommendations [Re: HyundaiAbuser] #5131827 06/11/19 09:33 PM
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Redline MT90. Synchromesh would be too thin and you'd destroy the bearings. Synchromesh is for manual trannies that spec atf.


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Re: manual transmission fluid recommendations [Re: HyundaiAbuser] #5131856 06/11/19 10:00 PM
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I had a tiburon with the famous 1-2 grind. Vavloline synchromesh made it like new. Still shifting perfect 2 years on it. I tried gl4 redline 75-90 and it was terrible in it. That synchromesh was the only thing that made it shift good. I had the 2.0 5 spd. Check out newtiburon forum tons of good info.


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The easiest to obtain 75w90 that you'd actually want to use in a manual transmission would be Liqui-Moly 20012. Napa carries it or can get it for you at a fair price. Part number LM20012

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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
The easiest to obtain 75w90 that you'd actually want to use in a manual transmission would be Liqui-Moly 20012. Napa carries it or can get it for you at a fair price. Part number LM20012



The problem is that Liqui-Moly states on their own site that this product is GL-4/5 that is not the correct fluid for a synchromesh transaxle.

Better off with a GL-4 only specification.

Re: manual transmission fluid recommendations [Re: HyundaiAbuser] #5132003 06/12/19 04:46 AM
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Re: manual transmission fluid recommendations [Re: HyundaiAbuser] #5132032 06/12/19 06:00 AM
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What are the exact specs mentioned in the manual ? GL4, GL5, etc ?

Last manual Hyundai I changed the gear oil called for GL4, I'd use Castrol Syntrans Multivehicle 75W90, but I'm sure there are some equivalent in the US.


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I used Redline MT (manual transmission) 75W-90 GL-4 in my manual trans & transfer case Toyota truck. Very pleased with the easy shifting on cold mornings. Give them a look.

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although costly Redline is prolly the best + i used MT90 with excellent results. its a 75-90 so check their site or call + talk to a real person-tech!!

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So should I or should I not use a synchromesh fluid? What does that even entail?


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Castrol Edge 0w40
Redline MT90
94 Mazda B4000
Supertech 5w30 Full Synthetic
Valvoline Dex/Merc
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Based on the Tiburon's age, you'll probably see different recommendations out there just based on what the current Hyundai spec is...which in my opinion isn't what I'd put in it. As others have said, I'd use something akin to Redline MT-90 or the equivalent 75w-90 Amsoil or similar product.

I believe Redline recommends 75w85 ( MT-85 ) which is what I have in my '13 Accent and Amsoil recommends a 75w-90 product. I'd defer to the 75w-90 just based on the original spec and would probably have a preference for Redline ( having used MT-90, MT-85, and MTF in years past ) . A good GL-4 specific fluid ( a relative rarity ) would probably suffice, but I think that makes it a choice between Amsoil, Redline, and a couple others.

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Ok im narrowing it down to the redline MT-90 or the Motorcraft XT-M5-QS. I did some reading on both and redline is consistently praised as a fantastic fluid but the Motorcraft appears to be some god-like oil that has no competition based on what people say about it. What do y'all think?


03 Hyundai Tiburon:
Castrol Edge 0w40
Redline MT90
94 Mazda B4000
Supertech 5w30 Full Synthetic
Valvoline Dex/Merc
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FWIW, I used to go to the trouble and expense of getting either Redline MT-90 or Amsoil Manual Transmission Fluid for my ECHO, but this last time I used Honda Manual Transmission Fluid instead. It was under $7 a quart at my local dealer and it has been working fine. I honestly cannot detect much of a difference between them.


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