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Old 01-06-2006, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NV 4500 5speed lube

How important is it to run the Dodge NV 4500 gear lube. Their is a warning on the trans not to use anything other or Eminent trans failure will happen. At 20 dollars a quart trans fluid changes are pretty expensive. Is anybody using anything else?

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Old 01-06-2006, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You DO need to use it, or an equivalent lube. If you don't the syncros will die at an early age.


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Thank you very much. Thats definately good info. I will spend the xtra money on the OE lube.

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Old 01-08-2006, 09:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't forget that chevy also uses the 4500. I've found (at least locally) that the chevy dealer sells the oil cheaper. Around $14 a quart last I checked.

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I thought the chevys were ZF6's?

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I thought the chevys were ZF6's?

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The 6 speeds are. The 5 speeds are the NV4500
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I bought fluid for mine from a place called Standard Transmission (or something like that) in Texas, it was the cheapest I could find it. They buy it buy the drum, and ship it to you in a 1-gallon container.

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Old 01-09-2006, 08:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Amsoil makes a NV4500 approved lubricant.
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Fluid

Just changed mine. I bought it from the dealership for 15 a quart. Don't put anything else but what is required. The syncros will tear up.
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I bought some about a year ago at the local Chevy dealer for $20/qt. Your dealer may vary. I always ask the dealer parts counter jockey if they will discount the parts. Some will, some won't. This one didn't.
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It is very important to use the correct fluid on the 4500. The Product is called Castrol "Syntorq" . Dodge part #4874459 , GM part #12346190
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