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Upgraded my ZF5 fluid

Ever since I completed my manual swap I have been researching which fluid will work best. I previously had just a basic ATF fluid in there. I have read a bunch of threads on different forums about the RED LINE MTL fluid which everyone had good things to say about. I have read that it reduces gear noise and is all around easier to shift... well today I figured I would give it a shot. After swapping fluids I took it for a test drive and I am amazed to say the least. It reduced the gear noise tremendously as well as making it easier to shift in and out of gear... especially when downshifting. I was also having a slight problem getting the truck into reverse gear. The MTL also helped out greatly with that problem. Just figured I would share incase anyone with a ZF5 has been looking for a better fluid rather than the basic ATF Heres a few pics of the bottles just so you know what to look for at the parts store.




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nice how much did they bang ya for that stuff though?

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$9.99 a qrt. Took just under 4 qrts. Parts guy says next time they re-stock it, it will be $12.99 a qrt. Guess the stuff is starting to take a price hike.

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wow that is alot of dough for some lube

389.14 HP 726.00 TQ
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4 in ex. to 5 in aussies
custom traction bars
TW chip 6 pos
IDM mod
SD IC
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casserly 2's
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910's
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ebpv gutted
pedestal gutted
gutted ccv elbow
clutch pedal fix

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