Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by mcclintock89, Feb 7, 2013.
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I mean that ZF fluid was literally frozen. Pretty piss poor for a "lifetime fluid".
Amsoil for the win.
Embarrasing if you ask me. Amsoil it will likely be for me even though i doubt it would ever get cold enough to freeze my fluid considering it never sits for more than 8 hours in the winter time and coldest last winter was -17 and coldest ive seen is -33
So I have about 40,000 KM on my truck. I live in Ontario, we regularly get -20 C in the winter. Should I have the ZF fluid changed to something like this Amsoil ASAP? I've noticed long and sloppy shifts, hard shifts etc when my truck is very cold. Once it's hot it usually shifts great, though in a parking lot at low speeds it can sometimes jerk going from 1 to 2.
Any thoughts? Is it worth it to change the oil out at this point?
I just cant see paying those dollars for something that doesn't perform, Amsoil is an easy choice. I'd like to see him do a redline amsoil flow test.
I requested it in the comments of a video. He doesnt seem to do redline products at all. Never even mentions them. Perhaps because some are better? He was doing 0w20 cold flows and pennzoil platinum did much better than oe amsoil and xl amsoil but when he did the amsoil ss he switched viscosity to 0w40 pup vs 0w40 amsoil ss.
Mine has a slow 1-2 shift in cold if the atf temp is under 33f degrees. Coldest my atf got last winter was like 15f after work and i let it idle till the trans was 30 degrees since it was in high idle the whole time at around 1300 rpm id guess. Im going amsoil fuel efficient atf unless i find out more info on the motul atv lv
redline is clickish, seams to be well known when and where high performance oil is needed as a matter of fact, not some bull jive. Certain applications have tons of redline users, like hemi only because of hemi tick, Harley's, high reving engines as in tuned beemers, super cars, race cars, etc. Surely amsoil also has their clicks, plus everyday enthusiasts. Amsoil is more of an every day oil as that is how they marketed it. Redline surely has to be the worst marketer out there. I'm kinda surprised when 66 bought them they didn't invest in marketing, if they did they could absolutely crush the fakers and gimmick oils, amsoil clearly not being one of those, they have stayed with true quality. It is nice to see the result, but you really don't need to because the stat page already reveals the performance. Stat sheets don't lie, and you just proved it by finding that video.
If you are going to use a boutique oil, look at stat sheet. If not, just run a cheap synthetic and maybe dress it up with lubegard. No reason to pay premium money for a fake boutique, I will spare naming names but you can find them on the stat sheet. Cold flows and hths, noack there ya go.
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