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Old 07-15-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Can I use Mobil 1 Synthetic 75W90 Gear Oil in my transmission?

I read the sticky http://forums.maxima.org/showthread.php?t=225766
First it says that i can USe the Mobil 1 Gear oil but on the bottle it says meets GL5 specifications? Does anyone know of an alternative i can use?
I need some GL4 gear oil asap.
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I read the sticky http://forums.maxima.org/showthread.php?t=225766
First it says that i can USe the Mobil 1 Gear oil but on the bottle it says meets GL5 specifications? Does anyone know of an alternative i can use?
I need some GL4 gear oil asap.
use redline or amsoil.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:35 AM   #4
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Don't bother with using syn***ic in the transaxle. Use a quality dino and replace it every 30K.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:40 AM   #5
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Read carefully. I'm on my third Max, all have been manuals. What you want is from Specialty Formulations and is called MTL-P I believe. It's by far the best I have tried.
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well i had Redline MT90 in there when i did my short shifter than my drivers side axle seal started to leaking so i needed to replace it but i could not get any Redline MT90 on such short notice. The best i could find locally was Mobil 1 75W90 Synthetic so what i am running now is 3 quarts of Redline Mt90 and 2 quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic. I should be getting My oder of redline oil this week so i will drain the whole thing and re fill it,
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I had MT90 in mine for a few months. IMHO, SF is VASTLY superior.
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Don't bother with using syn***ic in the transaxle. Use a quality dino and replace it every 30K.
in a MT, dino is better with Redline or Amsoil being the exceptions. I tried M1 oil in a 96 altima and it shifted like crap. Redline shifted like a dream though.
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AMSOIL recently introduced a new 75w-90 GL-4 lube specifically designed for use manual transaxles and other applications requiring the use of a GL-4 gear oil. See my post in the Group Deals section of the forum. I offer all AMSOIL products for dealer cost...cost for the new gear oil is $6.20/qt ($7.80 retail) plus your local sales tax and shipping from the nearest AMSOIL Product Center.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/mtg.aspx
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AMSOIL recently introduced a new 75w-90 GL-4 lube specifically designed for use manual transaxles and other applications requiring the use of a GL-4 gear oil. See my post in the Group Deals section of the forum. I offer all AMSOIL products for dealer cost...cost for the new gear oil is $6.20/qt ($7.80 retail) plus your local sales tax and shipping from the nearest AMSOIL Product Center.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/mtg.aspx

That's what I'm using on my tranny, purchased locally in Portland.

For God sake's, dont put anything labeled GL5 in your tranny....GL5 is made primarily for non-shifting gearboxes (ala transfer cases and differentials) and the additives in GL5 oil will over time soften (hence ruin) the soft metals in a transaxle -meaning, the brass/alloy synchros.

Nissan trannies require GL4 oil ONLY. Only only only. If you put the vaunted Mobil 1 GL5 liquid, yes, it will shift wonderfully -for a while, at least...
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I read the sticky http://forums.maxima.org/showthread.php?t=225766
First it says that i can USe the Mobil 1 Gear oil but on the bottle it says meets GL5 specifications? Does anyone know of an alternative i can use?
I need some GL4 gear oil asap.
Whatever you do, don't use Mobil 1 Synthetic gear oil. I tried it one both my 1993 and 2000 Maxima. The shifts were hard than usual until I switch back to GL-4 oil from NAPA. The Mobil 1 Syn causes the extra wear to the brass synchros in our gearbox.
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Whatever you do, don't use Mobil 1 Synthetic gear oil. I tried it one both my 1993 and 2000 Maxima. The shifts were hard than usual until I switch back to GL-4 oil from NAPA. The Mobil 1 Syn causes the extra wear to the brass synchros in our gearbox.
I 2nd this, it will shift like absolute crap. dino GL-4, redline mt-90, or amsoil only. Synthetic in general is too slippery and prevents adequte synchro performance.
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I use Amsoil's GL-4 75w90. I like it.
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I have Amsoil gl-4 75w90 in my MT right now and several of my friends have MT90 in their trannies. I recommend both. I am glad Amsoil finally brought back the fluid for our cars.
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