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Hello,

I am new to this forum and to my 2000 accent. It has 78Kms on it and I'm looking to change the manual tranny fluid as I'm sure the previous owner never changed it. So I did alot of research and reading. Most people recommend the redline mt-90 but after reading some more and especially on other car forums alot of people using the GL-4 fluild are using this syncromesh fluid.

It's marketed under a few different companies names (penzoil, GM, etc..) but seems to be all the same stuff. So I'm wondering if anybody has run this stuff in a Hyundai manual tranny and how it has re-acted. Especially in an accent :)

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i wanted to use some of the GM syncromesh stuff as it has had rave revews on hondatech.com but unfortunateley i couldnt find any here locally in australia. I ended up settling for the motul synthetic stuff
 

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That's why I'm wondering about it. Just about every other import forum with manual tranny's are raving about this stuff. They say it's the best. I'm just wondering how it works in an accent tranny or any Hyundai tranny for that matter.

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I wasn't able to find any thing that stated it was compliant with Hyundai's specification:

http://www.pennzoil-quakerstate.com/Tech/Pdsheet/QuakerState/Gear&Transmission/pdf/SynchromeshFluid.PDF
SYNCHROMESH FLUID
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
QUAKER STATE® SYNCHROMESH FLUID is a synchromesh transmission fluid designed for certain manual transaxles and manual transmissions used by General Motors or Chrysler.

http://jlccc.homeip.net/tdr/texaco/texaco1874mtx.pdf

More info on why:
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmcguffey/amsoil/lubebsk7.htm

I wouldn't do it... just because we hear of anecdotal accounts of how great it works in other trannys from other manufacturers, it doesn't mean it will have a better performance. I also doubt that anyone knows what the long term effects are.
 

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Don't do what I did and spend close to $30 on gear oil thinking GL-5 is better than GL-4:dead:. Only to research after the fact and realize that GL-5 will reduce the life of the syncros by half and then pay another $60 to replace the oil with the correct stuff.

Just put in what ever oil the manual calls for.

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Thanks everyone for the reply's. That is exactly the kind of input I was looking for. Now with this train of thought in mind, does anyone here have some long term information on the Redline MT-90 fluid? Every post I read says the stuff is great right after putting it in but what about after a couple of months? or years?

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I've had a mix of Redline MT-90 and MTL in my car's tranny for more than two years now and it's very nice stuff. It improved the shifting feel slightly, and it made the tranny way quieter, which was an unexpected plus.
It's not cheap, but it works well.
 

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Thanks everyone for the reply's. That is exactly the kind of input I was looking for. Now with this train of thought in mind, does anyone here have some long term information on the Redline MT-90 fluid? Every post I read says the stuff is great right after putting it in but what about after a couple of months? or years?

TIA
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I'm almost a year now and no issues.

The website has all the information you need:
http://www.redlineoil.com/
 
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