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Well I just had my tranny rebuild and I'm getting my car back soon. I had a rebuild before and it had about 30,000 miles before it crapped out and here I am. I was wondering if anyone can suggest and transmission additives or oils that i can/should use to prolong the life of this one. Thank You.
 

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What are you paying for these rebuilds? Are these auto or manual?
 
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i'm paying about a grand for the rebuild. Its a 5 speed. I'm just looking for something like an additive or some recommended gear oil to use. I didn't push my tranny that much and it crapped out on the freeway so I'm trying to be extra cautious this time. Thanks for any help.
 
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my parents choice. I found a used one for 375 but they opted for a rebuild so i have no choice.
 

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Tell them that next time to consider buying a newer sentra transmission to put in there, like one from a late B14 because it'd be cheaper than a rebuild and probably a more reliable tranny for the money. I mean, they've already spent what the car is worth putting two trannies in it. Still not a bad thing considering what a newer car would cost. Anyway, to answer your question, no additive or fluid is going to extend the life of your tranny, nobody can make those kinds of claims or guarantees (see class action lawsuits against makers of Prolong, Zymol, and most every other additive manufacturer). I'd just make sure to keep the fluid topped off and if you notice it's consuming fluid, have it checked out. Either you've just had a run of bad luck with auto trannies, your driving is absuive to the tranny, or your mechanic can't rebuild a tranny to save his life. :)
 
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