The Best cheap gear oil for manual trans on Sidekicks
Well i did a gear oil change the other day at a shop and my Sidekick was shifting rough after that. Don't know what gear oil he used so i made the guy change the gear oil out. I used the trusty Coastal 75-90w gear oil and its awesome. At 6.00 dollars a quart its the best your gonna find. My sidekick now shifts smooth and purrs again. Any one looken to change there manual transmission oil or rear end oil this stuff is the best. Theres stuff like royal purple and Lukas out there but thats 15.00 dollars a quart no need. It also a semi synthetic.
Last edited by jimbo droid; 12-15-2011 at 05:08 PM.
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