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Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case #4809597
07/09/18 07:05 PM
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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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Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE] #4809613
07/09/18 07:18 PM
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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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Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE] #4809639
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No reason I can think of not to use the Maxlife in this situation.


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Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE] #4809709
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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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Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE] #4809721
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High quality (not that Maxlife isnt but its 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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Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: MaximaGuy] #4809726
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Originally Posted By: MaximaGuy
High quality (not that Maxlife isnt but its 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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Re: Maxlife vs Dex 6 for Silverado transfer case [Re: 04SE] #4809745
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Email Valvoline ensure Maxlife is recommended for this. If so just use up your Maxlife.


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