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DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO #4428358
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Need some help.
I am draining and filling sis chevy 2016 equinox.
The transmission is 6t45.

It has less than 20k miles but i would like to do yearly drain and fill on the atf after the honda accord experience smile

Q. I have access to valvoline full synthetic dexron vi at 5 bucks a quart. But the flash point is not as high as mobil semi syn. I think 200c v 220c for mobil 1. Then there is ac delco full syn. Dexron vi. So any advice on which you would use.

Q. Anyone drained a 6t45 cold like in the morning after sitting all night and measured how much came out. I plan on filling exactly the same amount as that came out and avoid messing with the check level hole on the side. Thanks GM for the dipstick absence.

Thanks


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Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: merconvvv] #4428360
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Supertech DVI. Cheap and licensed so yearly drains will be cheap, easy, and meet specs. I did this on a Yukon and it worked great.


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If fluid level is low to begin with, then how will you know if the fluid level is correct?


1992 Toyota Pickup--Formula Shell 10W-30--Fram PH3614
Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: merconvvv] #4428390
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I think my Malibu has the same trans. When i did mine i drained it cold and refilled with 4.5Q. I did use the check plug Just to make sure though. I used stp dexronV i got for $2.99 a Q.


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 173.5K STHM 0W20
Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: BigD1] #4428394
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Originally Posted By: BigD1
If fluid level is low to begin with, then how will you know if the fluid level is correct?


She bought it new. No leaks. If it is low then going by the book it will not be checked until the 45k service. But i also know what you are saying !!!


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Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: merconvvv] #4428398
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Well i might loosen up the check bolt a tad bit just to see one drop of her red blood. But i would like to avoid the dripping scenario where you judge the drip flow to tell how full or low it is !!!


1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: gabriel9766] #4428403
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Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
I think my Malibu has the same trans. When i did mine i drained it cold and refilled with 4.5Q. I did use the check plug Just to make sure though. I used stp dexronV i got for $2.99 a Q.


Thanks ya 4.5 quarts is what i was thinking too. I think it is over by 0.2 quarts smile

Hey does your 2.4 engine recommend 0w20? The equinox 2.4 specs 5w30.


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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: merconvvv] #4428407
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Sorry gabriel. I see you got 2.5 engine and not 2.4 like the equinox.


1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
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If you do it every year then used what ever is the cheapest that meets the Dex-VI spec. If you were going for every 50k or something then I would be more picky.

I have a CTS with the 6L50 trans and will be using Valvoline Maxlife in it. It has a little over 40k on it right now.


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I think the Valvoline FS D6 is a good choice @ $5 a quart.
I had the 6t45 in my Chevy Cruze (I think) and I did a D&R as you describe (draining it cold and measuring what came out)....it ran perfectly afterwards...(I also added LG red)....

PS: I agree that the trend toward sealed trannies is a step backward (and designed to make us go to the dealer for their $$$$ 'service') .....


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Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: merconvvv] #4428476
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Use a licensed Dexron VI during the warranty period. Maxlife is not licensed. But as already pointed out, there are plenty of affordable licensed Dexron VI options out there, such as Walmart Dexron VI.

If your transmission doesn't have a drain plug, get the Dorman pan that has one smile

Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: merconvvv] #4428480
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Our Cruze Dex VI looked like 10k motor oil at 40k - so now do at 20k OCI. 11 mm wrench and 4 quarts
(my ramps) - faster than oil change really ...
Used AC Delco, Transmax, and Maxlife so far ...

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i dont think supertech dex vi is 2.99 anymore?

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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: 4WD] #4428535
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
Our Cruze Dex VI looked like 10k motor oil at 40k - so now do at 20k OCI. 11 mm wrench and 4 quarts
(my ramps) - faster than oil change really ...
Used AC Delco, Transmax, and Maxlife so far ...


Was that on factory fill dex vi that it looked like used motor oil at 40k?


1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
Re: DEXRON VI. MOBIL V VALVOLINE V AC DELCO [Re: merconvvv] #4428541
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Yes - the FF was black - had I not been changing the oil (10 mm) would have thought I pulled the wrong plug wink

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