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Atf maxlife vs dex 6 #4806976
07/06/18 04:07 PM
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Dylan1303 Offline OP
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So i want to do a drain and fill on my equinox. Would you use maxlife or supertech dex6. Which one and why? Those are the 2 choices i have readily available. Would like to focus on just those 2 brands.


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
13 equinox 2.4 awd pp 5w30
Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4806985
07/06/18 04:17 PM
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If you're still under warranty, use the ST D6. You want something that is licensed Dexron VI during the warranty period. ST is licensed. Maxlife isn't smile

So my choice would be ST during the warranty, then Maxlife after it expires.

Does your transmission have a drain plug?

Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4806986
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Originally Posted By: Dylan1303
So i want to do a drain and fill on my equinox. Would you use maxlife or supertech dex6. Which one and why? Those are the 2 choices i have readily available. Would like to focus on just those 2 brands.
any one of them would work. I used AutoZones dex6 in my Malibu at 25k and she's still doing good. Hit 45k omw home from work today. 27% left on the OLM so next oil change she gets, trans drain and fill, cabin filter, air filter, and brake fluid flush along with the full synthetic oil change.


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: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4806990
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I think either would work just fine. However in this case if your application calls for Dex 6, ST is a GM licensed ATF and very reasonable at ~$5/qt. So I'd go with ST Dex 6 here.

This from someone using ML in both Toyota and Honda applications with many miles logged and good results, no issues.



Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4807006
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
If you're still under warranty, use the ST D6. You want something that is licensed Dexron VI during the warranty period. ST is licensed. Maxlife isn't smile

So my choice would be ST during the warranty, then Maxlife after it expires.

Does your transmission have a drain plug?

Out of warranty it has 107k as far as i know this will be its first trans service. Also on the back of maxlife it says it can be used for dex 2,3,6. Claiming it can be used doesnt count as a license?


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
13 equinox 2.4 awd pp 5w30
Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4807034
07/06/18 05:05 PM
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Quote:
Out of warranty it has 107k as far as i know this will be its first trans service.



Well, then get enough for at least three drains and refills.



ATF Technology

Last edited by MolaKule; 07/06/18 05:06 PM.

Why are oil filters placed over chassis rails and cross members?
Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4807041
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No, just suitable.


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Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4807104
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As others have posted ST Dex VI, its a legit licensed product for warranty.


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Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4807105
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They are both good options. I would personally use maxlife because I have used it in the past and liked it.


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto (Sold) 214k mi
2009 Scion tC Manual (Daily Driver) 165k mi
Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4807136
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I haven't had good luck with Maxlife. I only use Dex 6 in my GM products.


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'07 LaCrosse L26: QS HM 5w30/TG3387A

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Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4807709
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Dylan1303 Offline OP
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Ill be going with st dex 6 thanks guys


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
13 equinox 2.4 awd pp 5w30
Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303] #4807793
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Castrol dex 6 is $5 a quart at AAP. Not that there's anything wrong with supertech.


'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all

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