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I splurge bought a cheap project car for a couple hundred bucks , no check engine light, motor sounded great, no grinding in all 5 gears, smooth as butter, passed smog tech was surprised how clean it was...
just a weird sound i've never really heard before coming from the engine bay, seems like an easy fix!
too good to be true right? well ..... I guess this project car is going to be a bigger project car than I bargained for
I am entirely new to FWD cars... RWD clutch system / transmission, easy DIY for me, had a similar sound in my mustang, changed the throwout bearing, input shaft bearing, clutch the whole deal, sound gone for less than 200
1998 VW Mk3 cabrio/golf/jetta 020 5 speed transmission:
clutch out, in neutral: terrible tight belt sound, whirring/ roaring, not necessarily grinding
clutch in: silent like the night, can barely hear the engine
after countless hours of forum searching I gave up my dreams for it to be just the throw out bearing...
pretty sure it's an input shaft bearing or something inside the gear box .
I changed the gear oil with synthetic fluid, very little metal shavings in the oil, but metal none the less:
no change in sound
I added the whole 1 syringe into the transmission fill and let it idle while I washed my other car.
First 5 minutes, car on jack stands, wheels in the air * going through all the gears: no change in sound
After washing my car and letting it idle (about 10-15 minutes) I come back to the garage:
the sound was significantly reduced by 70% I kid you not; I was extremely skeptical at first.
I'm pretty sure the sound reduction is the anti friction material helping whatever is rubbing not rub so much;
I hope the ceramic coating and metal repair could somehow mend whatever is loose in
This product gives me more confidence that it will last a bit longer until it finally blows.... DIY rebuild is more expensive than just bargain hunting a used one around town
who knows? i've only ran it for 25 minutes tops total. Maybe the longer I drive it the better it will get? I might just buy another 2 vials, one more for this car for good measure and one for the mustang
XADO Revitalizant EX120 for Automatic transmissions (Box Syringe 8 ml)
1 new from $65.44
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used in car with bad input shaft bearing or other
11 October 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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27 February 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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48 hours in my Ford F150. I had a bad shutter and shifting was getting worse. The shutter was happening at about 48 mph. Almost undetectable on first run after putting this in the transmission. Don't get me wrong, I still have to feather the throttle but it seems to be working. The box says to give it 950 miles but already impressive. I Will make it 5 stars if it holds up at 950!
genie in a syringe
15 November 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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this is not snake oil... i bought a 1996 honda civic ex and my manual transmission was loud and kept grinding gears(2nd and 3rd). i drained/filled it with honda MTF, thinking it was the wrong fluid that was in the transmission and the symptoms were still present. so i figured it give this a shot, $15 dollars was not going to hurt rather than paying 1200.00 for a transmission. Even if this is a temporary fix just to get around, i can push it back until i have the money to actually replace my transmission. Anyways, i bought one syringe and added it to my new fluid.. only 52 miles into driving it, everything went away. every gear shifted like butter. i was mind blown...i've added 900 miles to the car and the transmission runs even smoother.....I'm glad I tried this product...but just remember there are a lot of snake oils out there..for sure this isn't one.
Xado gear revitalize seem to help increase the life of your transmission. Used it before on boat lower end and snowmobile chain
12 May 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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I have used this product before in the blister pack on my snowmobiles chain cases and I had my track replaced on my 1996 Polaris Xlt touring sled and the shop which did it commented on the condition of the gears in the chain case and how the reverse gear looked like new despite the snowmobile having 7500 miles on it. I did this back in 2010 and now have about 9000 miles on my Sled. I use Amsoil interceptor and Amsoil chain case lube and Xado products to help maintain my vehicles. I used Xado for the first time back in 2007 when my wife told me our 1995 Dodge Stratus ES with the 2.5 liter V6 engine was making a rattling sound. I checked the oil and found nothing on the oil dip stick. I added oil and soon found that the factory oil pressure sender sprung a leak. I went over to Napa and got another oil sender and changed the oil with Amsoil synthetic and I noticed once the engine warmed up the oil light would flicker when idling. I went to a mechanic and he told me I most likely spun a con rod or main bearing with the engine being ran without oil. I told him I use Amsoil and he said that most likely prevented the engine from locking up. He suggested that I use Lucas which help some what on preventing the oil light from flickering constantly whIle idling. I stumbled across Xado on the internet a decided to give it a try and by the second tube out of the 3 blisters the oil light flicker was off for good. We drove the car for another 2 years after that before we sold it and the check oil light stayed off. I use both Amsoil synthetic oil and Xado engine treatment in all my cars and I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra with over 400,000 miles on the original never been rebuilt engine and transmission and I am not sure if its entirely the Amsoil or a combination of both Amsoil synthetic and Xado but the car still runs well and the transmission shifts very well and I use Amsoil ATF which I recently did a drain and fill on. I even put it in my Fiesta after changing the DCT gear lube as preventive maintenance. I seen about a 1 mpg increase in Fuel economy since changing the fluid and adding the 120+ gear Xado gear revitalize. I figured it is cheap insurance and I like the fuel economy of the 2012 Ford Fiesta SE so I will see if it helps to increase the cars longevity even with Ford's poorly rated DCT 6 speed automated manual transmission. I bought the car used in 2014 and loved the price $10,000 and fuel economy 40 mpg. I thought about buying a Prius but a similar used Prius was over 7000 dollars more expensive than the Fiesta for simular miles 24,000 on the odometer and model year. So far working out very well.