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RP Synchromesh

Swapped in my Barton Hybrid 3 yesterday and should have done a fluid change while the car was on jack stands. My question is does the Royal Purple synchromesh need any type of additive?

EDIT I see alot of trashing about the RP so maybe not that brand but just curious about additives


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I put RP SyncroMax in my 15 and it made a very noticeable improvement in the shift quality. Not sure why you would think you need an additive, I have never seen anyone mention adding one.

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I put RP SyncroMax in my 15 and it made a very noticeable improvement in the shift quality. Not sure why you would think you need an additive, I have never seen anyone mention adding one.

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^^^do a search on the subject and you will see "why I would think that" ALOT of info out there... In fact Ford makes and additive for the MT82.. There are some guys here who really know their stuff and wanted to hear the consensus.

The internet is a blessing and a curse... Alot of info out there but there is also ALOT of info out there

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^^^do a search on the subject and you will see "why I would think that" ALOT of info out there... In fact Ford makes and additive for the MT82.. There are some guys here who really know their stuff and wanted to hear the consensus.

The internet is a blessing and a curse... Alot of info out there but there is also ALOT of info out there
That additive was for the 11-12 models, the transmissions tended to make noise so Ford added a thicker fluid. Folks complained about it being hard to shift into gear in cold weather so the additive was a band aid. The 13-14 models featured coatings on the gears which allowed Ford to put in Dual Clutch Transmission fluid.

I would stick with just the RP fluid, if it becomes an issue then just switch out to another fluid like Red Line or B&G Syncro shift II (That is what I am running).

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That additive was for the 11-12 models, the transmissions tended to make noise so Ford added a thicker fluid. Folks complained about it being hard to shift into gear in cold weather so the additive was a band aid. The 13-14 models featured coatings on the gears which allowed Ford to put in Dual Clutch Transmission fluid.

I would stick with just the RP fluid, if it becomes an issue then just switch out to another fluid like Red Line or B&G Syncro shift II (That is what I am running).
Yep read good things about the Redline and BG..... Decisions, decisions...

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Yep read good things about the Redline and BG..... Decisions, decisions...

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Go with BG no question. Every thread I read with it being used people love it. If you have less than 100k on the unit, run BG, and are willing to do it every 30k (at a dealer) you will also get the BG lifetime warranty on MT82 (anything the fluid touches fails $1500 towards repair or Ben Calimer built unit - about 75% of the cost).

Aside from that don't personally think I'd put anything RP in anything I own after all I have read from others.
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Go with BG no question. Every thread I read with it being used people love it. If you have less than 100k on the unit, run BG, and are willing to do it every 30k (at a dealer) you will also get the BG lifetime warranty on MT82 (anything the fluid touches fails $1500 towards repair or Ben Calimer built unit).

Aside from that don't personally think I'd put anything RP in anything I own after all I have read from others.
That's what I'm reading too... Shocking because RP was the nectar from the Gods 10yrs ago.... Oh how the times change....

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I tried BG, Redline MTL, and Fords DCTF with XL-18. The Ford was the best of these but still left a lot to be desired in the 1-2 cold/cool temp shift. Then I switched to the relatively new Redline DCTF. Far and away the best for my 2011GT.

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