Redline Trans Fluid... MT90?

Old 09-20-2011, 05:48 PM
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Exclamation Redline Trans Fluid... MT90?

Hey peoples... I just got an S2000... 2002 with 100k miles and I wanna swap all of the fluids with top notch stuff to keep it happy. So.... I have 3 quarts of Redline Synthetic MT90 manual transmission/transaxle fluid laying around that I never used. Will it work and be any better than OEM fluid? I just don't want to waste my time or possibly hurt my transmission. This was recommended for my old Integra but I never got to put it in before I sold it...

Also, does the S2000 have a sealed system like my 2008 Honda Civic does? I was told if it's sealed I can't put aftermarket fluid in? ::: Confused :::

Thanks guys... I searched but didn't see anything specific...
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what weight is the fluid you have on hand?
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does the S2000 have a sealed system like my 2008 Honda Civic does?

lolz,
ain't never seen a tranny without some kind of vent, or a pumpkin, nor an engine.......
So, your civic was an automatic trans?


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The civic is a manual 5 speed.

The back of the bottle says, " MT90 meets gear oil viscosities SAE 75, 80W and 90, or motor oil viscosities, SAE 40 and 10W40 and provides gear protection which satisfies API categories GL-1, GL-3 and GL-4. It also says " This product is not designed for use in a rear wheel drive differential, which requires a GL-5 lubricant.

I've only worked on older imports so I'm doing my research before I start messing crap up. I want to do it right, or not at all.
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Use Honda MTF or GM syncromesh
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2 quarts , it takes less than that like 1.75
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:33 PM
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Honda MTF is going to be better than the MT90 then?
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Honda MTF is going to be better than the MT90 then?
yes.........the fluid you have on hand is too heavy.

honda mtf.

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:36 PM
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Good to know, thanks a lot.
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MTF is made for the Honda transmission. Why try something else to save a few bucks. It's recommended to use Honda coolant as well.
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Originally Posted by philiam View Post
MTF is made for the Honda transmission. Why try something else to save a few bucks. It's recommended to use Honda coolant as well.

Well I'm asking because it could possibly be superior due to it being a great product and being synthetic? This is why I asked. But if everyone says the Honda MTF is the best then I'll just go with that. It would be stupid of me to just throw it in without at least asking if the 25 dollars of fluid I have laying around might be good.
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