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I get the feeling he doesn't like fram!
you'd like this thread monk
Care to start a new thread with your previous oil analysis scans? I'd be interested to see your results with various brands. Did you use the same brand of filter with all of the changes, or?
___________________________________Formula for a happy K series transmission: Fresh Honda MTF at 15k miles, or every other oil change. Its not hard to change, and the fluid is about $6/qt
Amsoil may reduce "notchyness" but so does a fresh fill of Honda MTF.
I've got a good theory that the Amsoil will not protect the bearings in your transmission as well as the Honda MTF.
I ran amsoil exclusively for about 60k miles (honda mtf -> amsoil->amsoil) at about 20k intervals. Tranmission got progressively louder over time. Rebuilt at 80k and EVERY bearing in the transmission was toast. Done. On the verge of falling apart. There was abnormally high amounts of metal "sludge" in the case. No other parts (synchros, gears) showed abnormal wear. My theory and the mechanics theory was that the amsoil can not protect as well as Honda MTF.
Caveat Emptor, Amsoil may not be your best bet.
TLDR: Fresh MTF feels good because its fresh MTF, regardless of brand. Stick with Honda because it is formulated to protect our finicky transmissions.
OP: you can't over fill your transmission, it will spill out of the fill bolt. Full is to the top of the fill bolt.
________________________THANK YOU Bruce!
I have been extremely curious to see a Blackstone on Amsoil in the new Si transmissions. I really didn't want to do it myself because I did not want to jeopardize the investment I had made into transmission overhaul.
Every time I have changed to Honda MTF it has come out either clear or slightly amber. When I had used Amsoil back in the day, I had the same outcome as you, it came out VERY thin and dark.
I am still hypothesizing that the Si transmission does not like Amsoil.
To have a somewhat fair comparison, I will dump my current fill of Honda MTF at 4000 miles and send it to Blackstone. My car is an '08, but it should be a somewhat fair comparison of the two MTF's
Try Redline gear oil for the transmission.... Running it for almost 100k miles and no issues and my blackstone analysis has been spot on clean except for once.....but my input shaft bearing was toast at 138,000 miles...
Here is my Amsoil MTF Analysis. Only 4000 miles were on this fluid... but already "critical" (that means bad) levels of aluminum. This is compelling evidence that Amsoil's MTF is not well designed for the limited slip.Hey Mikey, Can't thank you enough for posting your MTF concerns. I still haven't heard back from Oil Analyzers on the sample I sent them. But as I said, they are somewhat tied to Amsoil. If my sample was bad, as I believe it was, there are serious implications for Amsoil. That's why I saved part of my sample for Blackstone... not knowing if Amsoil would come clean.
But thanks again.... you saved my transmission from a premature death. I owe ya!