February 18, 2019, 05:58:08 AM

Author Topic: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build  (Read 8859 times)

Offline wickedrx7

Re: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build
« Reply #90 on: February 12, 2019, 10:05:37 AM »
I hated mobile atf in the trans. It was terrible when cold and only moderately better once warmed up. I switched to Amsoil torque-drive and have been very happy with it.  It might work well for you but just a forewarning if you do notice more grinding on up and downshifts.

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Offline AV8rZ

Re: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build
« Reply #91 on: February 12, 2019, 10:40:44 AM »
I hated mobile atf in the trans. It was terrible when cold and only moderately better once warmed up. I switched to Amsoil torque-drive and have been very happy with it.  It might work well for you but just a forewarning if you do notice more grinding on up and downshifts.
Thanks for the heads up and feedback.  I did a lot of reading and there were so many different suggestions on this topic.  I ended up just calling Tremec and was told not to use anything but Mobil 1 ATF in the T56 Magnum directly from them.  I drove about 50-75 miles yesterday after all was completed and all seemed very normal, maybe even a slight improvement but we all know that we subconsciously believe everything is better with new lube, lol.  I will pay close attention in the future and if I experience anything negative Iíll report back for sure. 


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Offline wickedrx7

Re: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build
« Reply #92 on: February 12, 2019, 10:49:14 AM »
Mine is a rebuilt t-56 not a magnum so might not be apples to apples. And if thatís what they recommended, I would probably give it a try too.

1993 Touring, 2012 L99, T-56, Ronnin 8.8, Ohlins, Speedhut, Samberg and lots of custom parts
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Offline AV8rZ

Re: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build
« Reply #93 on: February 12, 2019, 11:09:29 AM »
Mine is a rebuilt t-56 not a magnum so might not be apples to apples. And if thatís what they recommended, I would probably give it a try too.
Noted.  I do know that Mobil 1 ATF is what was already in it and I had nothing but smooth shifting the entire time.  I only changed it mainly as a just because I was already doing differential too so why not.  I actually feel like the transmission shifts better than ever now that it has some mileage on it. 


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Offline MPbdy

Re: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2019, 04:20:55 PM »
I put redline D4 ATF in mine and the magnum is the best shifting trans I've ever used.  I had non-synthetic ATF in there for break-in.  Honestly I never noticed a break-in period, and I didn't notice any difference between the two fluids.

Offline Exidous

Re: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build
« Reply #95 on: February 14, 2019, 01:30:59 PM »
I've also an upgraded t-56. Redline D4 for normal temps. D6(little thinner) for cold weather.

I've tried just about every fluid out there and the D4 was the only one that was really nice. I still have one more to try. AC Delco Syncromesh.

Mobil 1 almost felt like the blocker rings didn't exist when cold.
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