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Old 05-22-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default 97 SL1 Manual Tranny Fluid

Before I get a rant I have used the search. I feel like all the threads I've read are old and since fluids are constantly being replaced I need to know what the standard is people are using now a days. Options would be nice...as in what's the best people have used and what is perfectly fine to use to get by...if there are options...thank you in advance.

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Old 05-22-2018, 09:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: 97 SL1 Manual Tranny Fluid

I used Castrol Transmax Dex/Merc


No complaints so far. 7K miles on the '99, 700 on the '98.

Edit: the 0W20 is for my wife's Mazda. We run Castrol 5W30.

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Old 05-22-2018, 10:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: 97 SL1 Manual Tranny Fluid

Any Dexron III fluid will work,

Not Dexron VI, too slippry...

NAPA has it for $3.89 a quart.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NO_75200

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Old 05-23-2018, 11:36 AM   #4
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Fluid capacity for the Manual Transmission is: 2.6 quarts

http://www.differentracing.com/tech_...apacities.html

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Thanx fpr the help guys appreciated

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Default Re: 97 SL1 Manual Tranny Fluid

The switch to torque drive from Amsoil, eliminated a howling sound I used to get between shifting in the lower gears.
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I'll prolly go with what's cheapest for now because I'm planning a DOHC swap soon. I'm not sure if I'll put the MP2 in or not. This is my DD so the longer gears are just fine for now..

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