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    I used Redline MTL. Works very well. Seems slightly smoother and is a little quieter than the stock fluid. Shift speed is about the same, perhaps a little faster on cool mornings. I didn't have any transmission issues on the stock fluid and don't have any now. Changed it out at 30K, stock fluid was medium/dark yellow, smelled ok, but I am glad I changed it.

    I would recommend this fluid and will use it again.



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    For those in a cold environment, does changing the trans fluid seem to make shifting with a cold engine easier? I find it hard to believe Mitsu wouldn't put synthetic in from the factory, but if you guys are seeing improvements from it...

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    It's slightly improved. My transmission is much better after 50k miles. Very precise and smooth.


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    That drain plug was removed from a 1994 era Toyota 4 runner 4x4 front differential
    2014 ES F5MBD aka 5MT. I am a full time Uber driver, if you want to drive for uber DO not sign up without my referral code for a bonus .

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    Just did this tonight at 60,258 miles. Thanks for the write-up, especially the part about measuring out the fluid. For those doing this in the future, it is easier than changing your oil.

    I used Redline MTL, as others here have, and noticed a bit smoother shifting.

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Size:  82.5 KBi just did my own today! Thanks a lot!! It does seem to shift smoother.



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