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post #1 of 22 Old 11-28-2011, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Amsoil Synchromesh VS GM Synchromesh

Anybody out there tried out the Amsoil Synchromesh? Any comments?? Or should I just go with the GM Synchromesh?

Also, did anybody try to use the k&n drop in air filter? How good is it?

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Ill comment on the K&N filter, i wouldn't suggest using it due to it not filtering as good as the original paper filter that Honda supplies, secondly there's a small chance that the filter may damage your MAF if your heavy handed with the oil while cleaning it.


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Thanks for the info. Still waiting on somebody to comment on the transmission fluids.
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I've had the k&n in for a few months now it picks up a lil more and I took my car to honda and let them change the tranny oil with the stuff they use 3rd feels better now. I've heard good stuff about the GM oil.

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Honda's newer manual transmission (green label) fluid is comparable to Amsoil Synchromesh and GM Synchromesh. You will be fine with any of the three. I switched to the Honda fluid in my 06 6+6 Coupe and it was a BIG improvement shifting to third.

With regards to your question about K&N drop-in filters, I have to agree with "bandigo's" reply. I have used K&N filters in the past (racing) and they do let noticeable amounts of dirt through them. Over oil them and they can mess up your MAF.

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If your interested, get one of the aftermarket intakes that have a paper filter, i use the Takeda intake for example =3

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Anybody out there tried out the Amsoil Synchromesh? . . .
I've used Amsoil for several decades. Excellent product. Works exactly as advertised. Unlike other synthetics that tend to lose their effectiveness over time (and none are bad, btw), Amsoil's "Synthetic Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid" is very durable. Moreover, if you live in an area of the country with extemes of cold weather, you will notice the difference among MTFs. Here again, Amsoil is (IMHO) far surperior initially and over time (meaning 30k miles or more).

Another poster mentioned Honda's MTF. The green label product, part # 08796-9031, is also a quality MTF. But it's not a synthetic, and there is a noticeable difference between Amsoil and Honda's MTF.
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Another poster mentioned Honda's MTF. The green label product, part # 08796-9031, is also a quality MTF. But it's not a synthetic, and there is a noticeable difference between Amsoil and Honda's MTF.
I haven't used Amsoil, but I have used both the updated Honda MTF and the GMSFM fluid. Based on my limited experience with both I would rate the GM fluid as superior to the Honda Fluid. In my case, I had the 3rd gear glitch which the Honda fluid improved for only a couple of months, where the GM fluid cured the problem for me. I changed to the GM fluid 10-07 and have had no issues since.

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I changed to the GM fluid 10-07 and have had no issues since.
With 42,000 miles on GMSFM: 3rd gear glitch has never returned. Not once. No complaints from this sailor.

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I haven't used Amsoil, but I have used both the updated Honda MTF and the GMSFM fluid. Based on my limited experience with both I would rate the GM fluid as superior to the Honda Fluid. In my case, I had the 3rd gear glitch which the Honda fluid improved for only a couple of months, where the GM fluid cured the problem for me. I changed to the GM fluid 10-07 and have had no issues since.
+1 to this. GMSFM is better in the respect that gear changes are slicker and less notchy than Honda MTF.

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I can't speak for the 6-6 Accord, but I ran Amsoil Snychromesh in my 8th gen Si ('06) and was very happy with it. A number of folks had issues with the Si's 6-speed (2-3 grind, 3rd pop out, etc.). IMO, it was more due to user error than a bad trans. I noticed the feel of the shifts were better when I went to the Amsoil. Anyway, the Si and RSX Type S guys were using both Amsoil and GM with good results, so I think that you'd fine with either. Honda later came out with their updated MTF, but at that point I was using Amsoil and I never looked back.

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Anybody out there tried out the Amsoil Synchromesh? Any comments?? Or should I just go with the GM Synchromesh?

Also, did anybody try to use the k&n drop in air filter? How good is it?

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I've only used Amsoil products for the last 15 years and found this site to contain a lot of opinions and lab testing on many different products. Search here for many opinions on oil issues.

there are different forums here discussing oil issues and new products.
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I'd like to order me some-o-dat GM Synchromesh fluid. How any quarts do I need 08?
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You need only 2 quarts. Is it available in autozone or oreilys? Or should I go to a dealership to get it?
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You need 2.3qts. Been running GMSFM for 25k, nothing but praise for it.


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