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What Type Of Fluid Or Oil Does A Standard Transmission Use???

Here Is Another Question For All You Folks That Know A Little Bit About Standard Transmissions... I Just Installed A New Clutch On My 92 Chevy 1500 P/u. When I Dropped The Transmission, The Fluid Leaked Out. My Question Is, What Type Of Fluid Or Oil Does It Take? If Anybody Knows What I Can Use In This Transmission Please Reply... Thank You

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Here Is Another Question For All You Folks That Know A Little Bit About Standard Transmissions... I Just Installed A New Clutch On My 92 Chevy 1500 P/u. When I Dropped The Transmission, The Fluid Leaked Out. My Question Is, What Type Of Fluid Or Oil Does It Take? If Anybody Knows What I Can Use In This Transmission Please Reply... Thank You
I believe it's just ATF fluid. That's what my 96 Chev. takes anyways.
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In the old Muncie days we used GO-90, I always put in some slick in it as well.

S10 Racer...this is a manual trans, you put ATF in your manual trans?
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Some do and some don't. Not too hard to figure out if it leaked out.
ATF is red, 80-90- isn't.

Best thing to do is check the owners manual for fluid specs for your vehicle year. If you don't have an owners manual, automotive part's stores web sites will have the info you need.
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In the old Muncie days we used GO-90, I always put in some slick in it as well.

S10 Racer...this is a manual trans, you put ATF in your manual trans?
Most modern manual transmissions and all (I believe) manual transaxles use ATF.

Always double check before using any oil. ATF in a box needing 90-weight will be noisy and in short order fry the transmission because it is too thin to effectively lube the gears. 90-weight in a box needing ATF will IMMEDIATELY weld the gears to the shafts because the lube is too thick to get where it needs to go to lube the gears.
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Here Is Another Question For All You Folks That Know A Little Bit About Standard Transmissions... I Just Installed A New Clutch On My 92 Chevy 1500 P/u. When I Dropped The Transmission, The Fluid Leaked Out. My Question Is, What Type Of Fluid Or Oil Does It Take? If Anybody Knows What I Can Use In This Transmission Please Reply... Thank You
this trans will take a synthetic syncromesh type trans fluid. on the passenger side of the case on or near the fill plug it should tell you what type of fluid and the gm part #. if not there, i will post back on my lunch and will get the part # for you from alldata.
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In the old Muncie days we used GO-90, I always put in some slick in it as well.

S10 Racer...this is a manual trans, you put ATF in your manual trans?
Yes, that's what mine calls for in my 96 Chev. 5 speed. I also had a 93 mustang GT 5 speed that called for the same. But in this case, he does need to verify with a stealership or a someone that knows for sure.
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I Really Thank All Of You That Responded To My Transmission Fluid Or Oil Problem I Had. It Really Helps Me Out... Thank You All
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ok, heres what i found on alldata, if it has a MUNCIE 5LM60 (HM-290) 4 & 5 Speed or a New Venture Gear 3500 (5LM60), it will take Synchro-Mesh Trans Fluid T2850.
if it has a New Venture Gear 4500, or New Venture Gear 4500 5 speed, it will take Castrol Syntorq GL-4.
as mentioned above, quite a few of the manual trans with aluminum casings will take ATF, where as the older cast iron manual trans will take 80-90 gear oil.
alot of todays cars are pretty much using synthetics, so if it doesnt say what its supposed to take in your owners manual or on the trans itsself, then id go to the dealer or a competent trans shop so they can properly advise you on the correct fluid for the application you are dealing with.
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