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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 10:58 AM
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That would be a personal choice, I have had no issue's with the synchromax, if you go to the web site they have a tech support link, ask them. They have always gotten back to me really quickly.

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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 04:57 PM
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so RP syncromax 75w90?

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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 08:38 PM
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Jeb, I was going to go that route. After talking with Royal Purple tech support, I returned the Syncromax. RP says 10w40 is the best for our cars.
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Could the 10w40 be used for the transmission and diff?

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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 01:43 AM
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Thanks gmtech for the great explanation

For what it's worth I use Red Line for drivetrain:
--MT-90 75W90 GL-4 Gear Oil for Trans.

--75W90 GL-5 Gear Oil with a couple ounces of their Limited Slip Friction Modifier for diff.

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Use 10w40 in a manual trans ONLY! Use RP max gear 75w90 for the diff. ONLY.
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 02:27 PM
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excuse my ignorance but 10w40 motor oil? or is there a 10w40 transmission oil?

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Motor oil. (The XPR stuff.)
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post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 03:40 PM
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wow. on a different topic.... Maybe I dont need to change the fluid. But for some reason i push the clutch in all the way and it seems to not completly disengage all they way all the time. I thought chgnaing the xmission fluid would remedy this some what, maybe there are other issues. I assume the clutch pedal is not adjustable?

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You are correct. The clutch is hydraulic therefor it cannot be adjusted.
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Hi there!

The clutch and brakes share the same reservoir. Check to make sure you're not low on brake fluid. Beyond that, you may just need to flush/bleed the brake and clutch systems. If that doesn't help you may have more serious issues, but I'd check the brake/clutch fluid first.

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just got done using the mity vac and bleed the system. clutch still engages very close to the bottom. I have changed to a non sac

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just got done using the mity vac and bleed the system. clutch still engages very close to the bottom. I have changed to a non sac
SAC= Self-Adjusting Clutch? The self-adjusting feature is in the throw-out bearing. Did you somehow change to a non-self-adjusting throw-out bearing assembly?

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I changed the clutch and flywheel to a Spec non sac. There is no throw out bearing, its like a throwout bearing and slave cyl all in one.

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hmm I wonder what toyotas& the colloroado used in thier trans....I dont like redline, not a big rp fan, not a mobile fan either.I run penizoil syn75-90 gl5 in my bug transaxle.
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