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#4809597 - 07/09/18 08:05 PM Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case
04SE Offline


Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 925
Loc: IL
I plan on changing the transfer case fluid on my 2014 Silverado this weekend. Spec is 2 quarts of Dex 6. I have a few gallons of Maxlife. Should I just spend the $10 and grab 2 quarts of SuperTech Dex 6 or possibly Valvoline Dex 6 or just pump 2 quarts of Maxlife in there?

Thanks.
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#4809613 - 07/09/18 08:18 PM Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
If you have to go out and buy fluid, buy the right fluid. If you have Maxlife sitting around, use it.
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#4809639 - 07/09/18 08:44 PM Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE]
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Registered: 11/20/06
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No reason I can think of not to use the Maxlife in this situation.
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#4809709 - 07/09/18 09:57 PM Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE]
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Registered: 11/28/17
Posts: 222
Loc: North of you Idaho
On the older models such as mine, 2002, been using Mobil 1 10w30 for 15 years. Many of us GM guys are using motor oil. Mike L of Lynwood transmissions strongly suggests synthetic motor oil due to evaporation.


I don't know if they updated and fixed the pump rub problem the older models have, you might check and see if they sell a kit "plate" to alleviate wear thru of the transfer case housing.


eta; its been fixed 2008. Does not apply to your T case.
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#4809721 - 07/09/18 10:13 PM Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE]
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Registered: 09/20/03
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High quality (not that Maxlife isnít but itís all over the place from a viscosity standpoint) ATF spewed for DexVI is readily available. Common sense dictates sticking with a DexVI spewed fluid like M1.
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#4809726 - 07/09/18 10:22 PM Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: MaximaGuy]
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Registered: 12/28/11
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Originally Posted By: MaximaGuy
High quality (not that Maxlife isnít but itís all over the place from a viscosity standpoint) ATF spewed for DexVI is readily available. Common sense dictates sticking with a DexVI spewed fluid like M1.


I kinda go with this. And I used Maxlife in a Nissan Matic type application for years (2010 Armada).
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#4809745 - 07/09/18 11:08 PM Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE]
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Registered: 07/15/05
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Email Valvoline ensure Maxlife is recommended for this. If so just use up your Maxlife.
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