I am having a complete servicing done on my '16 Corolla S, which includes changing the manual transmission fluid. Is there a preference between Mobil-1 Synthetic Gear oil SAE 75W-90 and Lucas Synthetic 75w-90 trans and diff gear oil? These are two of the brands available at Autozone, they do not carry Ravenol unfortunately.
You don’t want gear oil in your manual transmission. Gear oil is for differentials. You can get Ravenol or other Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) from Amazon or from your dealer.
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Actually "Gear oil" is rather a generic term. Even Toyota's owner manual call it "manual transmission gear oil". So yes, just make sure it's gear oil for manual transmission, not just for differential.It did say transmission fluid and Gear oil but I will not buy it if it is incorrect.
Read the owners manual. It will tell you the spec that you're looking for. Post the spec if you can't match it to an available aftermarket fluid.
Owner manuals are also available online https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om-s/OM12J84U/pdf/OM12J84U.pdfI'm posting here because I can't access my owner's manual at the present time.
Went on Amazon and found 2 different types of Ravenol Manual Transmission fluid. One was MTF-2, which was a 75W-80 fluid and the other was MTF-3, which shows as a SAE 75W only. I believe that the correct one is the MTF-3, though I'm looking for confirmation. Thanks!
Yep, I just changed it too. I change my MT gear oil every 30-35k miles.Went on Amazon and found 2 different types of Ravenol Manual Transmission fluid. One was MTF-2, which was a 75W-80 fluid and the other was MTF-3, which shows as a SAE 75W only. I believe that the correct one is the MTF-3, though I'm looking for confirmation. Thanks!
Does the Ravenol bottle say GL4?
Use the OE fluid or Redline. Toyota is calling for a GL4.
Some of the synchromesh fluids are only GL2 or GL3 with an ATF-like additive package.. Kinda surprised that Ravenol left it without a GL rating. Additive package might be weak. I'd probably avoid it.
GM has a 75w GL4...Castrol BOT303