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Old 05-22-2009, 09:10 PM   #19
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this clearly states manual transmisison...
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:02 PM   #20
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this clearly states manual transmisison...
yeah and for some odd reason a few posts up someone was questioning this topic for their auto tranny. sorry for the mis-confusion
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:57 PM   #21
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UHHHH..... digging old thread up...same go's here!
Going to change to "Amsoil Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 API GL-4 (MTG)" after 7000 miles on the odometer. I have ground way too many gears from lack of pressing the clutch in all the way. I will feel better about getting the original gear lube out of the tranny.
I don't have a 24mm socket but the 15/16 I have fits well. The conversion is 24mm = 15.118/16 inch. Should I use my 15/16, or go buy a 24mm?
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:21 PM   #22
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I bet a good 24mm socket would be worth having. All my tools are with my Karts, leaving me with standard tools(and few of um), really like having metric around.

Doin the same with my car soon..., only 14k on it though. AX might be beating it up some though. Sooner the better I guess.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:41 PM   #23
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I was experiencing some grinding of gears especially 1st and 2nd. I decided to switch to synthetic.
Did you notice smoother shifting after the oil change?

edit: just noticed this was a necro'd thread. damn my luck.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:18 PM   #24
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I don't have a 24mm socket but the 15/16 I have fits well. The conversion is 24mm = 15.118/16 inch. Should I use my 15/16, or go buy a 24mm?
I used a 15/16" (6 point impact type) socket today when changing over to synthetic. It fit just fine.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:56 PM   #25
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I made the switch to Redline MT90 a month ago-big difference-I have not missed a shift since it's that smooth. MPG's seem to stay in the mid-to high 40's now rather than the lower 40's before. Very much worth the $24 for two quarts of the stuff. I tried Mobil 1 gear lube at first-but learned that is a GL-5 and although that's ok according to Toyota it was not prefered as GL-4 was-so I through $18 away on some mobile 1 by mistake. Very happy with the Redline MT90 in the Yaris.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:28 PM   #26
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What makes that oil purple? Purple dinosaurs? Food coloring?
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:42 PM   #27
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:43 PM   #28
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:01 PM   #29
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:25 AM   #30
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They said its purple because its the color of royalty. But they didnt say how they made it that way.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:36 PM   #31
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Royal Purple is average stuff at best. Read the technical reviews.
Redline MT-90 is top notch stuff. This is a 15 minute job at worst if you have the right tools. You will notice smoother shifting and that grinding while going into reverse will all but disappear. Its a no brainer especially if you drive 25k miles a year like I do.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:03 AM   #32
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:39 AM   #33
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:15 AM   #34
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Going to change to "Amsoil Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 API GL-4 (MTG)" after 7000 miles on the odometer. I have ground way too many gears from lack of pressing the clutch in all the way. I will feel better about getting the original gear lube out of the tranny.
I don't have a 24mm socket but the 15/16 I have fits well. The conversion is 24mm = 15.118/16 inch. Should I use my 15/16, or go buy a 24mm?
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I did the change to Amsoil.

A couple of tips tho:

I jacked up the drivers side of the car so that I could get to both plugs easier - but while I was draining, I let the car down off the jack, and then jacked it back up again to finish the job.

I did use my 15/16 socket with no problem.

Have the pan ready - I mean really ready - when I pulled out the filler plug, it came gushing out and missed my pan by a mile -- like all over the frame members, all over the jack, all over the driveway -- So be ready for it!

Have a helper on top with the fill funnel while you hold the fill tube in the fill hole -- you don't want to waste a precious drop of this expensive gear lube.

Don't over tighten the plugs. They're not that tight - 29 foot pounds.

Now I can't honestly tell any difference, but the cold weather hasn't come yet and I don't have but a couple of miles on it.
But at least I know it is changed out and I feel better about it.

My kid has been ribbing me about this switch from dino to synthetic. He said "you'll do anything to squeek one more mile per gallon, won't you!"

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Old 10-17-2009, 10:56 AM   #35
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:28 PM   #36
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I put in AMSOIL MTG (http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?code=MTGQT-EA). I only have 9500 miles on the car, but it made a difference. There is less resistance in the gearbox at all speeds, especially low speeds. I've heard it only gets better with time.

I had access to a lift, but the job was VERY simple. I could have done it without a lift easily. Get yourself a funnel with a long tube, two quarts of fluid, and a 15/16th wrench.

It's worth doing. I'll probably change the fluid again in 20,000 miles. Why not?
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