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

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 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 21 reviews)

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

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  • Upkeep (8)
  • Automotive repair shop (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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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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(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

Level 2

Pros

  • Improves Shifting

Cons

  • Best For Light Duty Use

Best Uses

  • Trans With Grinding Shift

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

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.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fixed '00 Jetta 02J Tranny (MT)

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from LI, NY

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Level 3

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage

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

      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.

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      (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 (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!

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        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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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

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

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            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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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product - Great Price

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                from Westchester NY

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                    Best Uses

                    • 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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                    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best MT fluid,bar none.Universal product

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                    from PA

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                    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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                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      wait and see

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                      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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                        (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Manual trans w/Brass parts

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                        from Colorado

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                        • Reliable

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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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                          (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          For Z06 corvette

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                          from Columbus, MS

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                          • 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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                            • Q:

                              is this the same oil as the Chrysler 4874464? Is this oil for the 2004 Ram 2500 diesel NV5600 6 speed manual trans?
                              Asked on 4/4/2015 by gmoney

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                                A:

                                Hi Gmoney, The Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.) (Part No. 3501) meets Chrysler specification MS-9224 and suitable for use in Chrylser transaxles and transmissions requiring Part No. 4874464. This is an not an exact manual transmission fluid for your 2004 Ram 2500. The exact fluid for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. For more information on this fluid please visit this link. URL - http://www.pennzoil.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Synchromesh-Manual-Trans-Fluid.pdf

                                Answered on 4/6/2015 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 2004 Wrangler SE (2.4L) with a 5-speed, nv1500 I think. Is this a good transmission fluid for it? The shop manual says use Mopar of course.

                              Thanks!
                              Asked on 3/19/2015 by Skip from Houston, TX

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                                A:

                                I'm happy to help, Skip! This Pennzoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission Fluid (32 oz.) (Part No. 3501) should be good for your 2004 Wrangler SE. However, it is not the exact transmission fluid for your vehicle. I recommend Castrol Transmax +4 (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart) (Part No. 06810) it is the exact transmission oil fluid for your vehicle.

                                Answered on 3/19/2015 by Solomon
                            • Q:

                              can this be used with a vw golf 2.0l 5 speed?
                              Asked on 1/3/2015 by mk4_sugar_daddy

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi MK4 Sugar Daddy, this fluid is not compatible with your Volkswagen Golf 2.0L. To locate the exact manual transmission fluid, please provide us the year for your vehicle.

                                Answered on 1/5/2015 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              i have a 2001 dodge ram 2500 diesel pickup w/ 5-speed manual transmission.
                              will this work on my truck?
                              Asked on 11/23/2014 by Bismark from United States

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                I'm glad to help you! The 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel with 5-speed manual transmission is has the NV4500 transmission, which requires synthetic 75W-85 GL-4 fluid. Pennzoil Synchromesh will not be able to be used in this application. You may use 75W-90 GL-4 oil as an alternative.

                                Answered on 11/25/2014 by Solomon
                            • Q:

                              How many quarts does a 97 Isuzu Hombre with a 2.2 take in the manual transmission if it was dry
                              Asked on 11/9/2014 by Nathan

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                                A:

                                Hi Nathan, 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 11/11/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Can I use this in a 2002 Mazda b2300?
                              Asked on 10/2/2014 by Chris from Houston

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                                A:

                                Hi Chris, this fluid is not compatible with your 2002 Mazda B2300. The exact manual transmission fluid for your vehicle is currently unavailable online.

                                Answered on 10/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              will this work for a 2000 honda civic with a Gsr tranny? b18b1 engine
                              Asked on 9/3/2014 by Leo

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                I'm happy to help, Leo! Honda recommends the use of their manual transmission fluid Part No. 08798-9031 which may only be found through your local Honda dealer. Royal Purple has a cross reference to their HPS or XPR 5W-30 motor oil for the Honda Manual Transmission Fluid. Royal Purple's cross reference chart can be located here: http://www.royalpurpleconsumer.com/assets/2014_Royal_Purple_Transmission_Lubricant_Cross_Reference.pdf

                                Answered on 9/4/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                            • Q:

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

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                                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

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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

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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
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