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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:37 PM
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I am planning on changing the fluid in my R380. i ordered amsoil and I just opened the box to find amsoil manual synchromesh transmission fluid and ATF synthetic automatic transmission fluid... Are they inter-changeable? Or did they make a mistake with the order? Thanks for the help
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Old April 7th, 2012, 12:31 AM
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They are very different and not interchangeable. one is for manual transmissions and the other is for automatics. There are many posts on the best choice for RT380 MTF. This can be a finicky transmission and the right fluid is key - even the brand.

Redline is my choice.
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I've used reline and royal purple syncormax over the years and both work great. I'd stick with those.
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I put redline MTL in mine and I'm amazed at the improvement over whatever was in there before. My 2nd gear synchro is very weak but noticeably better after the redline. Wasn't cheap ... But used summit for fast delivery.
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Thanks i thought they werent interchangeable and wanted to confirm.
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which Redline MTL 85 0r 90? Thanks
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which Redline MTL 85 0r 90? Thanks
There is only one and it is 70W80. http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=45&pcid=7
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Thanks for all of the advice....bought 6 qt MTL from Amazon.
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Thanks for all of the advice....bought 6 qt MTL from Amazon.
6? You stocking up? Keep in mind this does NOT go in diffs or tcase. Just tranny.
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it take 2-3 qt?
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