Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)
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Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)

Part No. 3501 Warranty Details  
Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid is designed for certain manual transaxles and transmissions used by GM and Chrysler. Provides excellent oxidation stability, low-temperature performance and synchronizer performance.
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ATV:No
Container Type:Bottle
Conventional:Yes
Detergent or Non-Detergent:Detergent
Diesel Approved:No
High Mileage Formulation:No
Motorcycle:No
Race Only:No
Synthetic:No
Synthetic Blend:No
Viscosity Index:ASTM D-2270

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PennzoilSynchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (21)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Can withstand use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (8)
  • Upkeep (8)
  • Automotive repair shop (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (10), Mechanic (7), Casual driver (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Same stuff, less money

This is the same as the expensive GM Synchromesh at about half the price. Perfect for use in transaxles that have brass synchros (any make).

This is the same as the expensive GM Synchromesh at about half the price. Perfect for use in transaxles that have brass synchros (any make).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

so far so good

this product came up when entered my auto info (2002 MT WRX). I bought and changed out the fluid. after a few hundred miles all is shifting smooth. not sure if the...Read complete review

this product came up when entered my auto info (2002 MT WRX). I bought and changed out the fluid. after a few hundred miles all is shifting smooth. not sure if the oil should be more viscous.

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5.0

Great fluid for transmissions with brass synchros

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from New Mexico

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Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

Used in AX15 transmission, excellent improvement in shifting within a few days. Great product if you can't use GL5 fluids with your transmission.

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  • No
 
5.0

Works in NSG370

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from Lawrence,KS

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Meets Specs
  • Price

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      This works very well with my NSG370 6 speed transmission. It meets all of the requirements to work. No shifting issues after putting this in.

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      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It'S Trans fluid

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      from Wheatfield, NY

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      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      changed trans fluid, still having shift problems, changing clutch in v-dub , hope this solves my issues. can't really rate fluid yet, haven't driven car enough yet.

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      4.0

      Works

      By 

      from Killeen tx

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      Good stuff

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      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for!

      By 

      from Eugene, Oregon

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      It's a good thing I checked online because it turns out they don't keep this gearlube out on the showroom floor. I wouldn't have asked if I didn't see it.

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      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It is SUPER oil!

      By 

      from Pueblo CO

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      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      Works really well. Immediately noticed easier shifting at all temperatures. I read online that it was good to use in the Ranger/Explorer transmission instead of Mercon. This oil seems to dissipate heat much easier and lubricates the synchros like a super oil!

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Superior alternative to GL-4 in MT's

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      from Lindstrom, MN

      About Me Competent Diy Mechanic

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      Pros

      • Improves Shifting

      Cons

      • Best For Light Duty Use

      Best Uses

      • Trans With Grinding Shift

      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      All of the manual transmissions with brass synchros that I've used Pennzoil Synchromesh in have had an improvement in shifting vs standard GL-4 gear oils. One caveat to keep in mind is that since Synchromesh is likely a thinner oil than the GL-4 your transmission calls for so I'd only recommend it in vehicles that see light duty use.

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fixed '00 Jetta 02J Tranny (MT)

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      from LI, NY

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        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage

          Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

          Swapped out the "lifetime" synthetic 052 OEM fluid that was 12 years old with Redline MT. That worked OK but was very notchy in the cold and broke down within two years. Got VWs 070 fluid which was an improvement on the Redine that came out but as soon as the engine and tranny got hot the second gear synchro was not spooling up which meant the dreaded 2nd gear grind.

          Spoke with a VW tranny specialist who said to put in Redline Shock Proof. I did some research and Shock Proof got mixed reviews. This Pennzoil Synchromesh also got mixed reviews but some said it had fixed the VW 02J (manual) transmission 2nd gear grind. Well... after just a few miles there was a marked difference. A few hundred miles later and there's no sign of grinding. I'm ordering a couple of extra bottles just to make sure I have some on hand. Great stuff, doesn't thin out like the VW oil.

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good for Dodge Ram with Manual nv3500

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          from Atlanta, GA

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          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Took A While To Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

            I tried to find MOPAR Manual Transmission Lubricant locally and couldn't. I found it online for about 25 bucks a quart, so I declined. I realized this is compatible with Mopar 4874464, so decided to give it a shot.

            I did a full drain and fill with my mechanic and my old fluid was low and black. I filled it up with this and honestly the 1st couple of hundred miles it felt worse or just as bad as before. Hard to shift etc.

            About a 300 miles into it, starting acting like new. I honestly forgot about it and didn't notice how smooth the shifts were. I am not sure why it took 300 miles to see it work but I'm just glad it did.

            My mechanic was going to put regular ATF in my truck, but I'm glad I purchased this. It was very inexpensive and more importantly it eventually worked! Fixed my shifting problems.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME GL-4 fluid!

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Brass Syncro Saver
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                My 2005 Scion xB 5-speed, which I've owned since it was new, has been having more & more trouble shifting properly, to the point that double-clutching was needed to hit first gear when coming to a stop without grinding gears. At approximately 30,000 miles I bought (from Advance) & installed Royal Purple 75W90-which works great in my truck differentials, but not so much in the xB. The Pennzoil Syncromesh fluid is normally only recommended for GM vehicles-but in my xB it makes the syncros shift like BRAND NEW!! Hope it lasts!

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                • Q:

                  How many quarts for a manual transmission on a 2005 pontiac sunfire?
                  Asked on 11/22/2016 by Dan from Shamokin, PA 17872

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Dan, happy to assist you! You'll need a little over 2 quarts for your 2005 Pontiac Sunfire with manual transmission. However, when it comes to repair and maintenance it is always recommended referring to the vehicle owner's manual for the exact amount of transmission fluid to get better and safer results.

                    Answered on 11/23/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work as an upgrade fluid for a 1988 chevy camaro t5 world class transnational
                  Asked on 11/2/2016 by Tc from Somers point nj

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                    A:

                    Hi Tc, I'm happy to help you! For the 5-speed manual transmission of your 1988 Chevy Camaro, we recommend the Pennzoil Dex/Merc ATF instead of the Pennzoil Synchromesh Fluid. Pennzoil Synchromesh Fluid might be too thick for the tolerances of this manual transmission.

                    Answered on 11/4/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Hi, I have a 5 speed manual transmission NV4500 in a 95 chevy 3500 dually. The gm part # for fluid is 12346190 and mopar# is 4874459. Is this penzoil synchromesh compatible? What is the viscosity? Thanks.
                  Asked on 9/13/2016 by dave from mtn city, tn

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                    A:

                    I'm happy to help, Dave! For the GM part # 12346190, you'll need the Pennzoil Platinum Gear 75W-90 (GL-4) as an alternative, not the Pennzoil Synchromesh.

                    Answered on 9/28/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  will this product work in a 1998 s10 manual nv 1500 trans?
                  Asked on 9/11/2016 by bill

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                    A:

                    No, Bill! We do not recommend using Pennzoil Synchromesh for a 1998 Chevy S10 NV1500 transmission. It calls for a fluid like GM part number 12377916. This is close to Pennzoil Synchromesh, but not exactly, so for that reason we will not be able to recommend it here.

                    Answered on 9/13/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  I did a search on your site for manual transmission fluid for my 94 Ford Ranger and this came up. I bought 3 quarts of it at a local store and need to know if it is compatible with my Ranger as it is listed for GM and Chrysler products only. Help!
                  Asked on 6/28/2016 by Thunderbolt056 from Greeneville, TN

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                    A:

                    Hi Thunderbolt056, glad to assist you! This Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (Part No. 3501) is not specifically made for your vehicle. This fluid is specifically formulated for synchromesh transmissions used by General Motors requiring General Motors Part No. 12345349 (Specification No. 9985648) Synchromesh Transmission Fluid or Chrysler transmissions requiring Part No. 4874464 (Specification MS-9224). It is also recommended for use in General Motor transmissions requiring General Motors Part No. 12345577. The exact manual transmission fluid for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. I would suggest that you visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

                    Answered on 6/29/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work in a 2000 Saab 9-3 SE 5sp manual?
                  Asked on 6/25/2016 by Kave from United States

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                    A:

                    No, Kave, this Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (1 Quart) (Part No. 3501) is not compatible with your 2000 Saab 9-3 SE 5sp. The exact manual transmission transmission fluid for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. I would suggest that you visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

                    Answered on 6/27/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  This fluid was selected for my 2013 Accord. I am curious as to whether it is compatible with Honda's standard.
                  Asked on 6/10/2016 by Zachary from United States

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                    A:

                    Hi Zachary, I'm glad to assist you! This Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid - Part No. 3501 is not specifically made for your vehicle. This fluid is specifically formulated for synchromesh transmissions used by General Motors requiring General Motors Part No. 12345349 (Specification No. 9985648) Synchromesh Transmission Fluid or Chrysler transmissions requiring Part No. 4874464 (Specification MS-9224). It is also recommended for use in General Motor transmissions requiring General Motors Part No. 12345577. It is listed in the Pennzoil Lubrication Recommendation And Capacities Guide as "GLS." This is not intended for all GLS applications. You must verify the manufacturer's part number, indicated by a superscript number and found at the end of the vehicle application listing.

                    Answered on 6/11/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  How many quarts needed for 2006 Pontiac GTO with manuel 6 speed transmission and do I need friction modifiers?
                  Asked on 6/8/2016 by pillroller from Durham, NC

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Pillroller, glad to help you! You will need 4.6 quarts of manual transmission fluid for your 2006 Pontiac GTO. However, when it comes to repair and maintenance it is always recommended referring the vehicle owner's manual for the exact specifications to get better and safer results.

                    Answered on 6/10/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work in my 2003 Nissan fronter with a 5 speed tranny
                  Asked on 5/27/2016 by Michael from Gulfport

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Michael, I'm glad to assist you! This is not specifically made for your vehicle. This Fluid meets General Motors specification 9985648 for use where GM part numbers 12345349 or 12345577 are called out for use. Chrysler manual transmission fluid specification MS-9224 is also met. This high quality manual transmission fluid is formulated for good low temperature flow to maintain shift characteristics even after a cold night2. Corrosion protection is added to help protect your transmission.

                    Answered on 5/30/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work in my 2003 Nissan fronter with a 5 speed tranny
                  Asked on 5/27/2016 by Michael from Gulfport

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Michael, I'm glad to assist you! This is not specifically made for your vehicle. This Fluid meets General Motors specification 9985648 for use where GM part numbers 12345349 or 12345577 are called out for use. Chrysler manual transmission fluid specification MS-9224 is also met. This high quality manual transmission fluid is formulated for good low temperature flow to maintain shift characteristics even after a cold night. Corrosion protection is added to help protect your transmission.

                    Answered on 5/30/2016 by Solomon from AAP
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