Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.)
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Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.)

Part No. 3501 Warranty  
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 Size:1 qt
Container Type:Bottle
Conventional:Yes
Detergent or Non-Detergent:Detergent
Diesel Approved:No
High Mileage:No
Motorcycle:No
Race Only:No
Synthetic Blend:No
Synthetic:No
Viscosity Index:ASTM D-2270

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PennzoilSynchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.)
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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

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    • Upkeep (8)
    • Home garage (7)
    • Automotive repair shop (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (9), Mechanic (6), 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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    4.0

    Good for Dodge Ram with Manual nv3500

    By Big V

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Took A While To Work

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

      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.

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      5.0

      AWESOME GL-4 fluid!

      By meb727

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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      Level 3

      Pros

      • Brass Syncro Saver
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

          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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          5.0

          Smooth as a baby's.....well you know

          By beau geste

          from Tennessee

          Pros

          • Amazing Improvement
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

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              Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

              Initially serviced 6 spd manual transmission with another brand. Transmission shifted poorly after servicing. Changed to Pennzoil Synchromesh and the difference is incredible. Smoother, quieter, works as advertised.

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              5.0

              Great Product - Great Price

              By Rudes

              from Westchester NY

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Home Garage

                  Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

                  I purchased a 2004 Mach 1 Mustang. It has a five speed and I noticed that the shifting was not that smooth. I decided to change the transmission fluid and had read that the transmission manufacture recommended Synchromesh. The change made a nice difference in the way the transmission shifts, no grinding, nice and smooth.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best MT fluid,bar none.Universal product

                  By Audi Junkie

                  from PA

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Garage

                    Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

                    GL-4 is for MT and GL-5 is for diffs. "Quality" is the same, but GL-5 has friction modifiers that would disallow syncro engagement in an MT, which need to grab in order to spool up.

                    Don't worry about brass and copper parts, the MT-1 spec ok's that use. Harmful activated sulphur additives are a thing of the long past.

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                    4.0

                    wait and see

                    By Diesel Truck

                    from Strawberry Point, IA

                    About Me Casual Driver

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Automotive Repair Shop
                      • Upkeep

                      Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

                      Trying this product waiting to see what it looks like when we change the oil the next time

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                      (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Manual trans w/Brass parts

                      By Shadetreeguy

                      from Colorado

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                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

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                        • Upkeep

                        Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

                        I use this product in my 94 Sentra, developed a leak and I replaced half shafts, so I've probably added a complete bottle and half. The manufacture said use GL for brass/yellow parts, and this is only one I found left on market. I would suggest to anyone needing for older model cars with brass trans parts. My Sentra has 300,000 miles, and this works great, no problems at all shifting, so I would highly recommend.

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                        (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        For Z06 corvette

                        By Jessewh

                        from Columbus, MS

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

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                          • Home Garage
                          • Upkeep

                          Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

                          This is recommended for the T-56 transmission on my z06 corvette. I used the fluid and the transmsissions shifts smooth again. I had over 80,000 miles on the car and the person I got the car from said they changed the fluid. Which the fluid had not been changed. Very nice to be able to get what is needed at a local store!

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                          (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I am happy with this product

                          By Ryan

                          from Asheville, NC

                          About Me Auto Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 2

                          Pros

                          • Does What I Expected
                          • Shifts Are Smoother

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Automotive Repair Shop
                          • Home Garage

                          Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

                          I used this oil for my 2005 Civic Si. Car had 143,000 miles before the change and shifts were notchy and sometimes difficult to get into second gear - Car has NEVER been abused or raced. After replacing the original oil, I saw a noticable improvement in 2nd gear shifts, and smoother engagements in all the other gears.

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                          (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best Manual transmission fluid

                          By JGShooter

                          from Eufaula

                          About Me Mechanic

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                          Pros

                          • For Manual Transmission

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Automotive Repair Shop
                            • Upkeep

                            Comments about Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.):

                            Old manuals need to stay away from newer fluids Gear oil because of the chemistry. They are not good for synic gears. GL5 can harm them. This fluid is made to protect them.

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                            • Q:

                              how many quarts would i need for a 1990 chevrolet 1500 5 speed
                              Asked on 8/10/2014 by randy from berea ky

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Randy, when it comes to repair and maintenance, it is always recommended to refer the vehicle owner's manual to get the exact details for safe and better results.

                                Answered on 8/18/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Is this what I use (and how much of it do I need), for a manual transmission 5 speed, 1998 Chevy Cavalier? Thank You!
                              Asked on 7/15/2014 by Suzy Homemaker from Mid Michigan

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi Suzy Homemaker, your 1998 Chevy Cavalier should require 2 quarts of manual transmission fluid for total refill. However, when it comes to repair and maintenance it is always recommended to refer the vehicle owner's manual for the exact details.

                                Answered on 7/16/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              i have a 97 eclipse that calls for mv-t350, will this work?
                              Asked on 6/12/2014 by rodney

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                I'm happy to help, Rodney! Your transmission is an NV-T350, The specification that your transmission fluid may need to meet is Texaco FM MTX. From the information I was able to gather this transmission was used in Chrysler vehicles as well as F5MC1. I found from other owners of this vehicle that ATF+4 transmission fluid is the proper fluid type to use in your 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Both Advance Auto Parts Part No. A104 and Castrol Transmax ATF+4 Part No. 06810 are listed as exact fits for your vehicle.

                                Answered on 6/13/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 1995 Jeep Wrangler. Will this work in it?
                              Asked on 6/7/2014 by uebehunterz

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Glad to assist, uebehunterz! No, Pennzoil synchromesh fluid is not the correct product for this application. The manual transmission in the 1995 Jeep Wrangler takes 75W-90 GL-5 gear oil. Currently, the exact gear oil for your vehicle is unavailable online. I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance store and one of our parts pros will be glad to assist you with an alternate availability.

                                Answered on 6/9/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I am looking for a 75W90 synchromesh gl4 rating transmission fluid for my 1996 VW Cabrio. Is this the stuff? I can't find the rating anywhere.
                              Asked on 4/14/2014 by jenc from tacoma,wa

                              2 answers

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                                A:

                                Hi Jenc, You may have to go to the dealer for this synthetic manual transmission fluid as it may not be licensed for aftermarket.

                                Answered on 4/15/2014 by Wil from AAP
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                                I'm happy to help, Jenc! According to the specifications I have for your 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio, your transmission requires synthetic 75W-90 GL-4 or equivalent. This Pennzoil Synchromesh manual transmission fluid is not synthetic. Royal Purple Part No. 01300 is synthetic and although it is a GL-5, Royal Purple states that their formulation does not harm yellow metals. For more information, please check http://www.royalpurpleconsumer.com/products/max-gear/

                                Answered on 4/15/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler with a manual transmission. Will the Pennzoil be a better fluid for my transmission?

                              Thanks.
                              Asked on 2/9/2014 by Will from Spring City, PA

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi Will, good question! This manual transmission fluid is designed for certain manual transaxles and manual transmissions used by General Motors or Chrysler. The compatible manual transmission fluid for your 2003 Jeep Wrangler is currently unavailable online. I would suggest you to visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability for this part.

                                Answered on 2/11/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Will this work in a 1997 ACURA CL manual transmission?
                              Acura says use Honda MTF.

                              Thanks!
                              Asked on 1/23/2014 by Bruce from Denver,CO

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi Bruce, this is a manual transmission fluid designed for certain manual transaxles and manual transmissions used by General Motors or Chrysler. Synchromesh manual transmission fluid will satisfactorily lubricate General Motors or Chrysler manual transaxles and transmissions from -40 C to +150 C.

                                Answered on 1/23/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              How much Gear oil does my 2001 Nissan Xterra 4x2, manual trans take when its bone dry
                              Asked on 1/20/2014 by David from United States

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi David, glad to assist you! You would need 4-1/4 pt of manual transmission gear oil for Nissan Xterra 4x2 with KA24DE engine and 5-7/8 pt for VG33E engine.

                                Answered on 1/21/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              How many quarts do I Need for a 1993 gmc Sonoma 5 speed?
                              Asked on 1/17/2014 by Ed from Rock Hill,SC

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi Ed, glad to assist you! You would need 2.9 quarts of transmission fluid for your GMC Sonoma.

                                Answered on 1/20/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              how many quarts of this do i need to pour into my 1.6 sohc honda civic?
                              Asked on 1/15/2014 by EKBoy from Barrow

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi EKBoy, glad to assist you! You would need 3.5 quarts of transmission fluid for your Honda Civic 1.6L.

                                Answered on 1/17/2014 by Vincent from AAP
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