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Old May 1, 2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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2006 Evolution IX MR Transmission Fluid Change

Anybody have any pictures of where to add and drain the transmission fluid, and what is possibly the best brand to use ? I was told the BG Synchro Shift II Transmission Fluid was really good for the 2006 Evo IX MR 6-Speed, but i could be wrong?
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kreionic is the BG Synchro Shift II Transmission Fluid not recommended for the 2006 evolution IX mr? or do you think the Evolution MR Dia Queen Super Multi Gear Oil is just a better quality oil, and is the Dia Queen what they put in there from factory? Because i'm looking for smoother shifting. thanks for the quick repost !

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Honestly man I use motul and I have a grs so I really cant answer that. From the reading I have done. MR owners really prefer the super diaqueen
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bg is not a good idea for the six speed
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i use a mopar fluid that is repackaged castrol syntorq LT sold at the dodge dealers for the NV4500 deisel tranny. it's available at any dodge dealer for around $15/quart. it's an exact equivilent 75-85 GL-4 that is full synthetic and designed for high heat trannies. it shifts smooth even when cold, better than stock fluid.

as far as fill/drain holes, look at the tranny and there are 2 plugs that are 10mm hex bolts. the high one is fill, low one is drain. can't miss em.
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Well i put the BG II in there and it only took 2.3 Quarts on the six speed. works great ? maybe there is something better ? who know ?
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Anybody have any pictures of where to add and drain the transmission fluid, and what is possibly the best brand to use ? I was told the BG Synchro Shift II Transmission Fluid was really good for the 2006 Evo IX MR 6-Speed, but i could be wrong?


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Well i put the BG II in there and it only took 2.3 Quarts on the six speed. works great ? maybe there is something better ? who know ?
most of the people who had 4th gear failures on the 6-speed were running the BG. the manual states EXACT EQUIVILENT 74-85 GL-4 for the 6-speed, and i haven't seen exact equivilent stated elsewhere for many cars, so i would definitely heed the advice. that's why i use that mopar(repackaged castrol)fluid that is an exact equivilent, but full synthetic. it's worked great for me and i've been running it for around 35K miles.
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Which is the brand to use for replacment? i read it somewhere that mits one is what should be used rather aftermarket brands. Anyone?
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Which is the brand to use for replacment? i read it somewhere that mits one is what should be used rather aftermarket brands. Anyone?
the factory fill is the mitsu diqueen super multi gear, 75-85, GL-4. if you're going aftermarket, just remember to use an EXACT equivilent like it states in the owner's manual.
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I have been using shyncromesh and love it. It fix my shifting issues. Some people says that the fluid is too thin but it made wonders on my MR transmission.

My second choice would be Royal purple.

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on royal purple website they said they dont have anything for mitsu trannys.

i bought 3 qts and had to return them.

im gonna go with either stock fluids or the redline mt-90
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im gonna go with either stock fluids or the redline mt-90
don't waste you money on the redline. it doesn't work well with the 6-speed.
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I was offered an option at a local shop to put BG Syncromesh II in my trannt, but I decieded to stick with stock. Apparently it's too thin for the 6 speed trannies due to the more amounts of moving parts inside the tranny. It's also on evolutionmr.net, this fluid acts like a mask and makes everything seems smooth while shifting but its really doing more harm than good. mainly because the fluid is too thin to handle the heat produced by these moving parts and also fail to lube the gears properly.

Theres not much out there that is as good as the stock Dia Queen. Also BG syncromesh doesnt last too long. stock can last up to 30k if driven like a grandma, but if you drive it hard it'll last up to 15k but I would change it out a lot sooner. I think BG syncromesh needs to be changed every 5 to 7k if you drive hard.
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