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Lubegard Red opinions? #5433765 05/19/20 10:58 PM
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Wondering if the claims about the fluid running "cooler" with this additive are fact or fiction? I added a bottle a 2 years ago with my last fluid change in my Subaru.

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My old Infiniti would sometimes hard shift when hot. I didn't measure the temps but a bottle of LG red fixed the issue 98%. I became a believer after that.


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Re: Lubegard Red opinions? [Re: Jarpin] #5433776 05/19/20 11:40 PM
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You'd have to have checked it before and after for yourself. If you use a quality modern ATF, there's not really any need for additives, Only reason I see to add anything is if the tranny is already screwed and you're trying to buy a little more time or maybe you went to the Ford dealer and they no longer have FNR5 fluid and they put Merc V in your Mazda designed transmission because Ford says it's OK now, and now it acts funny so you tip in a little lubegard platinum to make it more like Mazda M5 fluid.

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Funny you asked. I looked at LG Red today and decided to pass. I change the ATF fairly often and I decided against it. As for the few posts on her saying Valvoline Maxlife ATF runs hotter than DEXRON VI. I'm not seeing it.


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Re: Lubegard Red opinions? [Re: Jarpin] #5433806 05/20/20 12:52 AM
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Almost ALL tranny shops I have visited had Lubegard products on their shelves

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Re: Lubegard Red opinions? [Re: Jarpin] #5433810 05/20/20 01:22 AM
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It seems to have helped my high mileage E4OD shift more consistently. I would get some occasional 2-3 flairs and two bottles of Lubegard Red seemed to mostly cleared that up. If it gets me a year or two farther down the road, it's worth it.

I can't say anything about it running cooler, though, as I do not have a transmission temperature gauge on it.

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I'm running the platinum in a ZF 6 speed with a tune in it. Feels good, nice changes, holds onto gears longer. Probably running at least 30f cooler, I run a temp guage on it, dont see it get above 170f with normal driving. Will take it to the track this year and see how hot it gets. Sorry I dont know how to write fahrenheit but I converted it from Celcius.

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It has some esters that may help clean the valve body, a clean valve body may give cleaner and crisper shifting which reduces slippage and as a result may lower fluid temps.
It is not an 11oz bottle of some magic fluid that has the ability to absorb heat.


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Re: Lubegard Red opinions? [Re: Jarpin] #5433835 05/20/20 02:48 AM
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Yea im pretty sure everyone knows what it is. I thought esters were magic...

Re: Lubegard Red opinions? [Re: Jarpin] #5433860 05/20/20 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarpin
Wondering if the claims about the fluid running "cooler" with this additive are fact or fiction? I added a bottle a 2 years ago with my last fluid change in my Subaru.

Myself, I would never add anything to the transmission unless I was dealing with a specific issue. Any slight decrease in fluid temperature from the Lubeguard isn't going to amount to much.


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Re: Lubegard Red opinions? [Re: Jarpin] #5433872 05/20/20 06:20 AM
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I’ve used it in three trannys so far, and haven’t had any issues. Noticed a slight smoother/crisper shift, but other than that, I can’t say about temp. I have no gauge. It’s actually good stuff though.


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Originally Posted by GMguy84
Almost ALL tranny shops I have visited had Lubegard products on their shelves

I run in ALL my cars and I scoop up when they have a deal on them thumbsup

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Same here...
I've ran it in every A/T I've owned for the last several years and I've never had an issue.
It is recommended by a lot a transmission rebuilders.
I generally don't believe in 'additives' of any sort.... but LG Red is one that I do.


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Re: Lubegard Red opinions? [Re: Jarpin] #5433994 05/20/20 09:35 AM
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Pretty much the same here, have used it a lot as long as I was able to get at the tranny fluid from the top. Last several vehicles not so lucky, I hate these sealed transmissions.


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I put it in my 2019 Tacoma and it made a big difference. No shutter and really crisp shifting now.


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LubeGuard is good stuff use with confidence


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