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#2343547 - 08/10/11 10:16 PM Re: Used Maxlife in a Hyundai XG350! [Re: Rand]
RPMster Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 137
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: Rand
The only fluid thats approved is SPIII

all other fluids are "exceeds spec" not approved for by the manufacturer.


Thanks for clarifying that crackmeup

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#2343556 - 08/10/11 10:30 PM Re: Used Maxlife in a Hyundai XG350! [Re: Spazdog]
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 137
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: Spazdog
We couldn't get Hyundai to honor the 10 year/100,000 mile warranty when the catalytic converter melted down on the 2001 XG300 earlier this year. (my mother-in-law makes very short trips very slowly...the XG only has about 45,000 miles)

I don't think using MaxLife ATF is going to change their minds and the warranty is surely expired by now.


The 10/100 Hyundai warranty only applies to engine, engine accessories, and transmission. Catalytic converters are covered by the Federal Emission Defect & Performance Warranty, which is good for 8 years or 80K miles - whichever comes first. But don't let me rain on the parade. Carry on.

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#2343688 - 08/11/11 07:08 AM Re: Used Maxlife in a Hyundai XG350! [Re: RPMster]
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Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 778
Loc: canada
I am using maxlife in a kia spectra , no comparison maxlife is better in everyway. I think most failures after a change are pre existing problems that were just waiting to happen. And using a non manufacture fluid is a easy way out for the car company . Its up to you to battle them over warranty issue's
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#2350885 - 08/19/11 12:16 AM Re: Used Maxlife in a Hyundai XG350! [Re: Rand]
semaj281 Offline


Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 359
Loc: Suwanee, GA
Originally Posted By: Rand
your post seems kinda combative Glum... hope you are having a Great day.
1)No. never changed my transmission fluid.
2)Yes
3)My memory is failing me on this one.. but SPIII and ATF +3 are both highly friction modified fluids more so than the original dexron 3/mercon.


Originally Posted By: glum
I wasn't being (intentionally) combative; I just wanted clarity on allusions to AT failure and warranty claim denials. I personally have not heard any specific (and believable) reports of MaxLife DEX/MERC causing lubrication-related AT failures or warranty denials. When you said "I wont mention any horror stories about clutch material melting etc." it seemed as if you had heard of MaxLife causing AT damage...


So can anyone else verify the fact that ATF +3/+4 is similar to SPIII?
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