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Old 10-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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NV3550 flush? Pan full of gold. Need input now.

So I bought the Jeep changed the transmission fluid. It had a lot of guns on the magnet. So I put Pennzoil synchromesh in it. Ran it for about 400 miles and dumped again. The drain pan looks like it has gold specs on the bottom of it after I emptied it. The magnet had just a little bit on it.

It shifts a little hard into 2nd 3rd, you have to let the RPM's drop or it will grind a little. The Pennzoil didn't help the shifting any.

Question is, I have three quarts of Redline MTL, should I do a flush with like kerosene or brake cleaner or just put the red line in it?

The kerosene and brake cleaner have me a little paranoid thinking that it might dry out the seals, but also that it might get all the leftover gunk out.

What do you guys think? Dump the redline or do the flush and hope the sales hold up, then the MTL.

Waiting on more knowledgeable peoples input before I proceed.

Thanks in advance guys for all the help!



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Sorry for the typos, posting from my phone

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Obviously didn't have guns on the magnet, because that would be awesome!
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I know they're different transmissions but could your gold be brass?
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I know they're different transmissions but could your gold be brass?
Damn phone...BRONZE? From your collars?
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When I changed mine, I thought I was on an episode of Gold Rush. I used Redline MTL, but didn't notice much difference. The only thing that seems to help is waiting just a bit longer between gears. When shifting, I give it a slight pause when coming out of gear and going into next gear. Sounds silly but it works. Cant wait to hear other responses, I'm curious as to their knowledgeable answers.
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Switch to royal purple.
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Yeah Gold Rush is definitely the feeling. Panning for gold is what it looks like. I can't tell if its brass from the synchronizer s or what. Looks like flakes and gold is the best way to describe it.

I know what you mean about the phone, this one makes me look like a damn retard.

Yeah I just hope I didn't waste my money on the red line MTL , when Pennzoil synchromesh just the same.

So any input on the kerosene or brake cleaner flush?
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As sensitive as they claim the collars are I'd be VERY careful use corrosive cleaners. I used Pennzoil synchromesh too, ran it for week to flush transmission then drained it again and put new Pennzoil back in it. Expensive flush yeah, but cheaper than rebuilding transmission.
Can't find Royal purple at any auto stores and not real satisfied with Pennzoil either.
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I'll let you know how the MTL performs sinister.
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I'll let you know how the MTL performs sinister.
Is appreciate that Zack!
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As sensitive as they claim the collars are I'd be VERY careful use corrosive cleaners. I used Pennzoil synchromesh too, ran it for week to flush transmission then drained it again and put new Pennzoil back in it. Expensive flush yeah, but cheaper than rebuilding transmission.
Can't find Royal purple at any auto stores and not real satisfied with Pennzoil either.
I got my RP at the local O'riley's for $17 a bottle, though I had a wholesale account. I think the retail is $19 a bottle.
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Redline mtl is 15.95 on amazon, free shipping and no tax (for now).

I read better things on it vs royal purple
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What are you guys paying for the Mopar fluid? I'd swear it has gold flake in it from the price I paid the other day for a couple litres!!
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So far just 20 miles on the redline mtl, very little difference. It does feel much better between the fingers than the little Pennzoil I had left.

Figure my synchronizers for 2 & 3 are just to shot , still very drivable, you just have to wait for their rpms to fall on 2 & 3.

I will update if it changes, but right now it still feels worth the extra $7 a quart over the Pennzoil.
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Redline mtl is 15.95 on amazon, free shipping and no tax (for now).

I read better things on it vs royal purple
That's where I got mine the other week, good deal I thought
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I just had my trans fluid changed. Used the Mopar, kinda spendy at $20 per quart..
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So after another 20 or so miles, the shifting got even better. I have to push it to get it to grind and don't have to let the rpms drop as much before I shift.

Everything feels smoother overall and a little quieter, so pleased with the purchase.
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Just ordered the MTL off Amazon. Got a gallon right away $65 & free shipping....we'll see how it works. Thanks Zak.
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Man you only needed 2.1 quarts!

Just don't set your expectations to high. It's kinda like polishing a terd. It makes it more tolerable, but it's still a terd of a tranny.

Mine probably would of been fine if the po knew what to put in it. I am up in miles, so I guess it's pretty good for the mileage.
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Man you only needed 2.1 quarts! Just don't set your expectations to high. It's kinda like polishing a terd. It makes it more tolerable, but it's still a terd of a tranny. Mine probably would of been fine if the po knew what to put in it. I am up in miles, so I guess it's pretty good for the mileage.
Lol, yeah I know. Easier to change next time if I just have it on hand...
Mine shifts alright but it just gets so damn hot! Thanks again for the tip!
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So the MTL showed up today and the the fluid drain and the MTL added. As I stated earlier my issue has been HEAT of the transmission. I'm hoping the MTL will help with the heat issue. Anyway, while under the Jeep and looking over it and it dawned on me that the exhaust runs right past the Transmission and that has to contribute to the heat. So I'm going to wrap the exhaust in HEADER TAPE to keep the heat away from the transmission. I'm going to give the MTL a few days to see if I notice a heat difference with the MTL then Sat am I'll wrap up the exhaust pipe. I'll let you know if I notice a difference with the MTL and after the Tape...
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I have a similar problem, feel a bump shifting between 2nd. and 3rd.
I used Penzoil for 3,000 miles then replaced with Mopar - so far (after 1,000 miles) not much difference. I think I am going to try Royal Purple or Red Line MTL
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That 'gold' is likely brass from your gear synchronizers which doesn't sound good at all to me. I'm not so sure that transmission isn't going to need to be opened up before too much longer.
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So I bought the Jeep changed the transmission fluid. It had a lot of guns on the magnet. So I put Pennzoil synchromesh in it. Ran it for about 400 miles and dumped again. The drain pan looks like it has gold specs on the bottom of it after I emptied it.
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Man if I had a transmission that produced guns and gold I'd call that a keeper.
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Man if I had a transmission that produced guns and gold I'd call that a keeper.
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The longer you drive it with "grinding" between shifts. The more exspensive a rebuild becomes. Grinding is the shift collar and gear grinding the nice sharp edges off the engagement teeth.
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The longer you drive it with "grinding" between shifts. The more exspensive a rebuild becomes. Grinding is the shift collar and gear grinding the nice sharp edges off the engagement teeth.
It don't grind if I baby it a bit.

I will probably just buy a rebuilt and use this as the core
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As far as using Redline MTL in the nv3550 it is working very well for my 2000 sport.I put the Penn product in and it starting scraping a little.After it continued doing it I flushed it with kero and put Redline MTL in it and could tell a difference immediately. I just couldn't ask for it to be any better to be a 13 year old tranny.Good luck!!!

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