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Old 01-11-2019, 07:55 AM   #43
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venturall, Amsoil transmission oil has been great for me this winter. Just did a cold start around freezing yesterday and it was fine. You had asked in the second post.

Nice, glad it's working out for you! How many miles do you have on the fluid now?
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Nice, glad it's working out for you! How many miles do you have on the fluid now?
I forget exactly, but I think it's been about 6,000 miles. I'll double check when I can look it up in my log.
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@, Amsoil transmission oil has been great for me this winter. Just did a cold start around freezing yesterday and it was fine. You had asked in the second post.

I don't have my car this week, as it's at the body shop getting a new door and fender hung on it from getting sideswiped in traffic... I get to drive around a fabulously dull, yet perfectly competent Hyundai Elantra sedan...lol

However, I haven't really seen any improvement in cold shifting with the Amsoil now that it has a few miles on it. I'm going to dump it in the spring and try Redline. If that has similar results, then I'll just go back to the expensive Toyota fluid.
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I don't have my car this week, as it's at the body shop getting a new door and fender hung on it from getting sideswiped in traffic... I get to drive around a fabulously dull, yet perfectly competent Hyundai Elantra sedan...lol

However, I haven't really seen any improvement in cold shifting with the Amsoil now that it has a few miles on it. I'm going to dump it in the spring and try Redline. If that has similar results, then I'll just go back to the expensive Toyota fluid.
Sorry to hear about the car (unless I heard about it before and don't remember lol).

Hope the Redline works for you. Do you, or are you going to, have a review thread? I'd like to see how that compares back to back. It's interesting the we seem to be having different experiences with the same stuff lol.
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Hope the Redline works for you. Do you, or are you going to, have a review thread? I'd like to see how that compares back to back. It's interesting the we seem to be having different experiences with the same stuff lol.

Yeah, I'll probably either start a new thread, or post in an existing one dedicated to Redline, if I find one. I'll probably throw a quick update in this one too, since it's somewhat related. And yes, I do find it interesting as well...

As mentioned earlier, my natural tendancy is to short shift the car when the engine is cold, which gives poor shifting results with the cold transmission. There IS a noticable improvement in 1 - 2 cold shift quality if you rev the motor up a bit higher in 1st gear and hold it there just for a split second longer before shifting to 2nd. I'm assuming it promotes better oil circulation within the transmission...it just goes against my natural tendancy to be easy on the motor until it warms up a bit more...
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I'm assuming it promotes better oil circulation within the transmission...it just goes against my natural tendancy to be easy on the motor until it warms up a bit more...
You're not wrapping it up just winding up the syncros to the right speed so it slides in smoothly. That's usually just a couple hundred rpm's.
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