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#4806976 - 07/06/18 05:07 PM Atf maxlife vs dex 6
Dylan1303 Online   content


Registered: 10/14/15
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Loc: Washington
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.
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#4806985 - 07/06/18 05:17 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6350
Loc: USA
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?

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#4806986 - 07/06/18 05:17 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
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Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 943
Loc: Missouri
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.
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#4806990 - 07/06/18 05:22 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
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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.



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#4807006 - 07/06/18 05:35 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
Dylan1303 Online   content


Registered: 10/14/15
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Loc: Washington
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?
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#4807034 - 07/06/18 06:05 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
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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


Edited by MolaKule (07/06/18 06:06 PM)

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#4807041 - 07/06/18 06:08 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
Hammehead Offline


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No, just suitable.
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#4807104 - 07/06/18 08:05 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
Trav Offline


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As others have posted ST Dex VI, its a legit licensed product for warranty.
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#4807105 - 07/06/18 08:06 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 259
Loc: Georgia
They are both good options. I would personally use maxlife because I have used it in the past and liked it.
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#4807136 - 07/06/18 08:49 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
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Registered: 12/24/09
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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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#4807709 - 07/07/18 01:46 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
Dylan1303 Online   content


Registered: 10/14/15
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Ill be going with st dex 6 thanks guys
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#4807793 - 07/07/18 04:06 PM Re: Atf maxlife vs dex 6 [Re: Dylan1303]
TheLawnRanger Offline


Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 497
Loc: Mississippi
Castrol dex 6 is $5 a quart at AAP. Not that there's anything wrong with supertech.
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