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whixh ATF for older 4L60e? #4076141 04/22/16 02:11 AM
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I have a '98 GMC K1500 with 75k. Truck runs great, but the transmission fluid has probably never been changed in it. I plan on dropping the pan for a filter change and get some fresh fluid in the old 4l60e. Im also doing a deep pan upgrade that'll add 2 qts of capacity.

Which fluid should I go with on an older 4l60e with low miles?

I believe the original manual calls for Dex III (Dex Iv), but have heard maxlife is great stuff as well that should be compatible.


Thoughts?

Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076142 04/22/16 02:14 AM
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Maxlife. I use this for most vehicles at the farm that require whatever specs on the back.

Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076145 04/22/16 02:43 AM
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I do not think they made any internal changes for the III/VI switch. Maxlife is good stuff and cheap enough in gallons at WM - can be overpriced elsewhere.

Get a pan with a drain plug - some don't have it. Or weld in one.

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Maxlife Universal

Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076148 04/22/16 03:49 AM
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Maxlife good stuff.


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Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076162 04/22/16 05:07 AM
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Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076163 04/22/16 05:11 AM
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I am changing my older, low mileage 4T60E next week, I already got my DEX 6. If you plan on keeping it a long time, order an upgraded pan with a drain plug from Rock Auto.I'm not into universal fluids.


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Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076201 04/22/16 06:37 AM
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While I am a big believer in Dex VI I also know from experience that Maxlife is excellent stuff. Use it with confidence...

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Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076232 04/22/16 07:07 AM
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I have Dex VI in my 98 S-10 with the same AT and 70k. Granted I've changed it once or twice since new.

Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076246 04/22/16 07:32 AM
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Maxlife will serve you well.

Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076253 04/22/16 07:46 AM
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Maxlife it is!

The deep pan I'm installing has a plug on it as well.

Thanks guys!

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I have used dex/merc, dex 6, and maxlife in older 4l60e. I couldn't tell the difference. Any of these will serve you well.


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Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076285 04/22/16 08:33 AM
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I just use supertech dex 3 in my plow truck with 4r700.

Never any worries using it.

If the price is right, consider that an option as well.


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Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076296 04/22/16 08:57 AM
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Re: whixh ATF for older 4L60e? [Re: luca] #4076308 04/22/16 09:35 AM
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OT What deep pan are you getting? I always get one of those Derale deep pans with the cooling tubes. They have a drain plug and don't require an extended pick up.

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