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Old 10-28-2011, 08:32 PM
Tewlman Tewlman is offline
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Default Transmission Fluid Type

Ok I have looked through almost every post, Link and service manual. I must be going Blind. LOL. I have a 96, 2.5L, AX-15 (5-speed Manual) Transmission. I see how much it takes but I cannot see what type of fluid it takes. Any Help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:39 PM
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75w90. I'd go red-line or royal purple. You won't be disappointed. Yeah it's about $13 for red-line and $17 for royal purple a quart, but how often do you change your transmission fluid? 30k if your lucky right. Well worth the extra peace of mind in the long run IMO.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:41 PM
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IIRC the AX-15 uses 75w-90 GL-5 gear oil.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:43 AM
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put shell spirax 80w90 in mine. works pretty good
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