Red Line MT-85, Full Synthetic Manual Transmission / Transfer Case Gear Oil: 75W-85 GL-4, 1qt

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$18.95
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Product Overview

Transfer Case:

Year  Model  Generation Total Capacity Factory Recommended Lubricants
2001-2006 Montero Gen3 3.0 qt Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-4 SAE 75W-85 or 75W-90
1992-2000 Montero Gen2/2.5 2.6 qt Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-4 SAE 75W-85 or 75W-90
1983-1991 Montero Gen1 2.3 qt Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-4 SAE 75W-85 or 80W
1992-2004 Montero Sport Gen1 & 2 2.5 qt Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-4 SAE 75W-85 or 75W-90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Transmission:

Year  Model  Generation Total Capacity Factory Recommended Lubricants
1992-1996 Montero Gen2 2.6 qt Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-4 SAE 75W-85 or 75W-90
1983-1991 Montero Gen1 2.6 qt Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-4 SAE 75W-85 or 80W
1992-2004 Montero Sport Gen1 & 2 2.6 qt Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-4 SAE 75W-85 or 75W-90

 

 

 

 

"Should I get MT-85 or MT-90?" 

In the Transfer Case - You can go with either MT-85 or MT-90, they're both in spec (other than Gen1, technically) and the differences between them are very minor in the transfer case. MT-85 may have a slight edge in MPGs and be a better fit for the daily driver/occasional offroader. Whereas MT-90 may be better for the purpose built offroad rig that spends a lot of time in 4 wheel drive because of the slightly greater protection it offers at higher temps. 

In Manual Transmissions - Red Line only recommends MT-85 for Mitsubishi manual transmissions because it results in smoother shifts.

MT-85

  • Safe for brass synchros, as it lacks the reactive sulfurs found in most GL-5 oils that cause damage
  • Offers quicker shifts, a perfect synchronizer coefficient of friction
  • Eliminates notchy shifting, even when cold
  • High performance gear protection and longer synchro life
  • Recommended for GL-1, GL-3 and GL-4 applications as well as where most special synchromesh fluids are specified
  • Satisfies the gear oil viscosity requirements of 85W, 75W85 and motor oil viscosities of SAE 30 and 5W30

Since most GL-5 gear oils for differentials are too slippery for manual transmissions, Red Line offers these products that ensure proper shifting while providing ultimate wear protection.

  • Appropriate coefficient of friction for most manual transmission synchronizers (other's synthetic gear oils are often too slippery for proper synchro engagement)
  • MT-LV, MTL, MT-85 & MT-90 are not for use in differentials with hypoid gears
  • Excellent gear and synchro protection, balanced slipperiness for easier shifting in cold climates
  • Excellent for high and low mileage transmissions
  • Compatible with petroleums and other synthetics
API Service Class GL-4
SAE Viscosity Grade (Gear Oil):  75W85
SAE Viscosity Grade (Motor Oil): 5W30
Vis @ 100°C, CSt:  12
Vis @ 40°C, CSt:  62
Viscosity Index:  198
Pour Point, °C:  -48
Pour Point, °F:  -54
Brookfield Viscosity, Poise:  160

NOTE - Red Line quart bottles have a narrow neck and will not work with traditional fluid hand pumps. We use this syringe style pump and it works great. 

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