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Old 09-24-2015, 08:08 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

Hi guys, just bought a 2004 maxima SE 6speed manual and I want to change its gear oil/manual transmission fluid. The manual says gl4 75w85 is the one needed but I cant find any gl4 75w85 here in my area, all i can find is 75w90 or 80w90 and none of them is gl4 only, either gl5, gl4/gl5 or gl4/gl5/mt1 is specified(I know 75w140 is a bit harsh so I exclude that to my options although this one have gl4 only)

the question is can I use gl4/gl5 or gl4/gl5/mt1 gear oils with the weight of 75w90/80w90/85w90 for my transmission?(I know gl5 is not an option anymore)


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Old 09-24-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

Are you able to order from Amazon somehow !
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

I use Pennzoil Synth Gear Oil 75w-90 GL-4 on my ride , as we wrote in the chat box .

Glad that you started a thread , might help our fellow members .
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:40 PM   Thread Starter #4
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

i can though there are very limited seller that can ship the product to our country. My country is guam(one of the marianas islands)

yeah, as i really have a feeling that i should change my tranny fluid. I do have one more thread to make regarding the manual transmission stop leak but that one can wait until i get answers to this one.

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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

75w-90 GL-4 will be just find if you can only have it locally , it s what I use also .
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:27 PM   Thread Starter #6
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

GL4/GL5 gear oils have some rumors around the internet stating that its actually GL5 and to not use in a GL4 applications although there are few post saying that this case is only for those who are in the racingline thingy. Im not into that racing thingy, all I want is to make my max look good and to run well thats all. And addition to it, I called nissan and they told me that they are just using GL5s also in their services. Most, I mean all of the autoparts dealer were also saying that, that I can use gl5. Its really confusing and I just want to get some explanations here since I know this forum have a reputable owners and mechanics that can help out guys like me that is new to maximas.

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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

Ok , what s the manual tranny oil that you can get locally .
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:13 PM   Thread Starter #8
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

The oils that i found so so far are, napa 80-85w90 gl3-gl5, valvoline 75w90 gl4/gl5, mobil1 75w90 gl5 and royal purple 75w90 gl4/gl5 but in this royal purple's description says its safe for manual tranny with synchronizers, you think this one can do?
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

My choice would be RP s or Mobil s , both of them are great choices .
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

Maybe ill just go for rp since its gl4/gl5 while the mobil1 is gl5..
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Default Re: Can I use gl4/gl5 gear oils?

RP would have been my choice but I can t get it locally .
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