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Posted By: ledslinger

post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/11 01:53 PM

2OO1 Accord 2 quarts Honda MTF. Last month 12 quarts of TES 295 Delvac flushed in 2OO3 Silverado with 25K miles on the odometer.
Posted By: bullwinkle

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/11 02:41 PM

2005 Scion xB, 2 quarts of 75W90 Royal Purple Max Gear in the transaxle, 37K on the odo.
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/11 08:35 PM

Car in sig, 4 quarts of Red Line D4 in the T56, ~128,500 on the counter.

I might drain 2 qts. and add/mix in 2 qts. of RL MTL for the summer/early fall, or dump it all and go full MTL if I feel insane enough. wink
Posted By: TenSecondZ2

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/11 09:17 PM

2 quarts of M1 75W90 in diff.

Pan drop, clean, complete flush with 12 quarts of M1 ATF (older multi-vehicle formula) 2005 G35 100K

Looked like original fluid so I did 2 partial drains over the past 2 months with SuperTech ATF+4 and added 6 ounces of Auto-RX prior to complete flush. Magnets and Pan were surprisingly clean for 104K on original fluid.

Initial observations are that the vehicle shifts no differently with 65% ATF+4 and original fluid vs. 100% New M1 ATF.
Posted By: mechtech2

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/11 09:24 PM

Redline MT 85 from Amsoil.
ZX2 2003
Posted By: tnt31

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/11 09:36 PM

2L of VW G60 in a 2001 Beetle 5 speed
Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/11 10:10 PM

1999 Dodge Stratus, 4 Quarts Valvoline ATF+4, + two 10.5 ounce bottles of LubeGard ATF RB.
Posted By: sciphi

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/19/11 01:02 AM

Buick: 12 quarts of Valvoline Maxlife ATF 22k miles ago, 1 bottle Lubegard Red Bottle 1k miles ago.

Honda: 3 quarts Valvoline Maxlife ATF 10k miles ago.
Posted By: Fitz98

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/22/11 07:06 AM

Merc/Dex Max Life and filter tomorrow. Offline flush.
145k Miles
Previous was Mercon at 90K

98 Expedition 4x4, 4R100 Transmission
Posted By: m37charlie

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/22/11 07:49 AM

14L of Delvac Synthetic Trans Fluid 50 in my Unimog.

Charlie
Posted By: Boss302fan

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/22/11 01:01 PM

My sons 2003 Monte Carlo(Jeff Gordon Ed)with 53K miles, 3 weeks ago, I sucked out close to 6 quarts and replaced with Maxlife ATF. May do a filter change this summer.
Posted By: JeremyInMT

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/22/11 07:06 PM

Drained my '97 Civic's manual trans and put in 2 qts Redline MTL. That was two days ago. The shifting is still improving!
Posted By: JDD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/11 05:29 AM

96 Yukon w/4L60E-- Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc
98 Ford Contour w/CD4E--Motorcraft Mercon V
05 Toyota Sienna--Toyota Type IV
Posted By: maersk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/11 04:04 PM

Liqui Moly Hypoid-Getriebel Total DriveLine 75w90 semisynthetic, 2 litres - full capacity, and some MoS2 Getriebeoil paste.
Posted By: Cause4Alarm

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/11 06:53 PM

currently building the 4l60e i blew up in the tahoe. it's going to use the valvoline dex vi i have stashed
Posted By: Oregoonian

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/26/11 01:04 AM

03' Ford Focus (2.3L Duratec) / 95K +

Complete flush...using Motorcraft Mercon V...about 35,000 miles ago. Still shifting beautifully.

Plan on doing an ATF change shortly... and adding a Magnefine filter. Unsure if I'll use Amzoil or Mobil 1 ATF (synthetic).
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/26/11 02:06 AM

I "need" some pics of the Unimog.
Posted By: crinkles

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/26/11 04:55 AM

amsoil 40% replacement for my tranny and diff... rest is T-IV
Posted By: S_Walmer

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/26/11 05:39 AM

I changed my ATF in the hyundai about 2 weeks ago with amsoil.The fluid looked kinda red/brown I did a drain and refill about 4 qt, trans shifts smoother now. Did 3 drain refills about 2 1/2 years 25kmi ago with amsoil also. Fluid started looking a little dirty most likely the amsoil cleaned out some of the leftover crud or SP III from 2 years ago. Might install a magnefine in a couple months.
Posted By: cos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/26/11 06:18 AM

'06 Ford Fusion with manual transaxle:
Amsoil: one qt of MTF and two qts of MTG
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/31/11 12:19 PM

since this is a brake forum also, i replaced the brake pads on a 2006 tahoe front and rear with napa adaptives. tranny fluid change is coming next oil change!
Posted By: EricF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/31/11 04:59 PM

99 Ford Ranger
5qts Castrol Dex3, 1bottle Lubegard Green (dex3 to merc V modifier)

93 Ranger 4.0 5spd -- 3qts Genuine Motorcraft Mercon, 3oz ATP Synthetic protectant

92 Taurus 3.8L 5qts Shell Dexron/mercon 1bottle Lubegard Red (lifesaver!)

02 Altima, 4cyl, 4qts Castrol Multi-Import fluid.

Next: 06 Saturn Relay, Dex 6 (probably valvoline) and 1 bottle Lubegard Red.
Posted By: Donald

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/31/11 11:26 PM

Suburban and Jeep GC, both with Amsoil ATF and a Magnefine filter on the Jeep, and it will go on the Suburban soon.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/02/11 12:31 AM

Have been doing Drain/fills on the Corolla since around 30K. Did 3 drain/fills w/ Schaeffer's ATF and didn't like the shifting.

More recently:

-6.6qts Maxlife(2 drain/fills).
-8oz. of Lubegard Red.

I will soon drop the pan and replace the ATF filter.
Posted By: pavelow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/02/11 12:14 PM

04 Jetta 01M trans.....3 liters VW ATF and VW filter.
97 Jeep TJ 32RH trans.....4.5qts Valvoline ATF+4 and NAPA filter.
Posted By: FordSVTGuy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/02/11 01:58 PM

Hyundai Entourage, 59,000 miles just completed ATF drain and refill with filter change. Took 5qts of SP III ATF.
Posted By: WishIhadatruck

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/02/11 03:47 PM

500 miles ago I dropped the pan and replaced the filter in my Grand Prix. I do it every 30k miles.

AC Delco Filter
8 qts of Valvoline Dex VI
Posted By: SuperDave456

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/02/11 10:48 PM

1998 Ford F-150 4.0 v6
7 quarts total, mix of Supertech Merc V, Mobil 1 multi vehicle, and Valvoline Maxlife with B&M in line transmission filter. 1 bottle of Lubegard Red.
Also did the rear diff. Used Amsoil Severe Gear 75w140 as in the manual.
107,000 miles and still running


2004 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan
7 quarts Valvoline Maxlife and 1 bottle Lubegard Red
Also has Magnefine Filter
168,000 miles and still running

2001 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan
5 quarts Valvoline Maxlife and 1 bottle Lubegard Red
Also has Magnefine filter
(this was along with a full tune up)
140,000 and still going

I dropped the pan and did filter changes on all of them along with placing some high temp neodymium magnets in the pan to increase magnetic capabilities along with the magnefine filters.
Posted By: wn1998

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/03/11 12:01 AM

Drain and fill on the Versa (4-speed Automatic) with 4-quarts of Mobil 1 Syn ATF. The drain plug is so convenient! Why don't all cars have an ATF drain plug?
Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/03/11 02:37 AM

Originally Posted By: wn1998
Drain and fill on the Versa (4-speed Automatic) with 4-quarts of Mobil 1 Syn ATF. The drain plug is so convenient! Why don't all cars have an ATF drain plug?


In the year 3,000.
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/04/11 11:06 PM

Festiva -
Pulled the drain plug - replaced with 2qts Mercon-1/2 quart MMO- 5 oz of Lubegard Red and a dash of Mercon V.

Aspire -
Pulled out 1 1/4ish quart - replaced with 1 qt. MMO and 5 oz of Lubegard Red
Posted By: Ben99GT

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/05/11 09:29 PM

Most recent to least...

2003 Mach 1 - ~33,000 miles
4R70 (new BC Auto trans install)
-11 quarts Red Line D4
It only took 11 b/c the radiator was bypassed in favor of a 40,000 lb Tru-Cool cooler (big stall).

2001 Ford F150 - ~150,000 miles
4R70
-~6 quarts Red Line D4 (pan drop & filter change)
About 1,000 miles later,
-9 quarts Red Line D4 via fluid exchange

2002 Ford F250 SD PSD 4x4 - ~90,000 miles
-2 quarts Red Line D4 (transfer case, first change)

2005 Ford F150 - ~80,000 miles
4R75
-~7 quarts Motorcraft Mercon V (pan drop and filter change)
-2 quarts Motorcraft Mercon V (transfer case)

2005 Ford Freestyle - 60,000 miles
CVT
- ~7 quarts Motorcraft CVT fluid (pan drop, pan filter and HP filter change)

1999 Ford Mustang GT - ~110,000 miles
ProMotion T45
-3 quarts Red Line D4
Posted By: Da Game

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/11 10:29 AM

1997 Infiniti Q45 with 79000 miles. Last week drained 6-1/2qts out. The ATF was the original ATF in it. I pulled the plug let drain for a few hours, turn ignition to on position (with the plug out)shifted thru the gears, let drain for 3hr more. I refilled with Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF.
Posted By: disturban

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/11 10:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Cause4Alarm
currently building the 4l60e i blew up in the tahoe. it's going to use the valvoline dex vi i have stashed
Good stuff there...I used the same last year, replaced in pan filter, flushed all DexIII out and replaced with DexVI as well I added the B&M drain plug, in line filter and cooler, I am also running a 4l60e and it shifts great now, I plan on changing inline filter and do a pan drain and fill every 30k.
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/29/11 11:08 PM

Today I did the first transfer case change on my 2003 Silverado with a manual transfer case at a little over 25K miles. I used TES 295 Delvac. Very little wear metal in the drain pan, so it looks like it is wearing well.
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/29/11 11:47 PM

just did a drain and fill on a 2006 allison 4000

36 quarts of merc/dex III

changed both internal filters
Posted By: SLCraig

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/11 12:44 AM

Just did a fluid swap last night on my '11 Civic.
Drained the factory fill with just about 1500KM.
Added almost 2 quarts Amsoil MTF.
Shifts even better than with the factory fill. I love Amsoil for manual trans!!
Posted By: moto94536

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/11 01:56 AM

2006 Toyota Camry V6.
Drain and Refill with Toyota ATF T-IV. Almost 4 qt.
Posted By: cos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/11 06:51 AM

'02 Ford Escape
Drain 'n fill (auto trans) with 4 qts of Maxlife Dex/Merc.
Posted By: Sierra048

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/11 12:48 PM

I just did a PMF on the wife's 2005 Xterra. Used Mobil 1 full syn Universal ATF. I hesitated for a while before I did the flush with Mobil 1 due to all the horror stories about using only Nissan specific ATF or suffering horrible consequences. May I say "[censored]' to that fallacy. The Xterra shifts smoother now than when it was new. My wife, someone who couldn't pop the hood and point out the engine, even commented on how much better it shifted. That's enough for me. YMMV. Blessings to all.
Posted By: Barkleymut

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/11 03:44 PM

2 weeks ago, purchased a used 2004 Saturn Ion 5spd and it was a little tough getting it into 1st gear. Drained MTF and replaced with 2 qts Amsoil ATF. Shifts a lot better now and will keep the MT fine until I retire the car.
Posted By: mattd

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/11 06:46 PM

07 V6 accord A/T

6 quarts Redline D4, 3 quarts Redline Type F.
Posted By: glum

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/11 10:54 PM

2008 Hyundai Sonata

Replaced Hyundai OEM SP-III swill with Valvoline MaxLife DEX/MERC, and I could swear I heard my car whisper "thank you..." when I was done.
Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/02/11 03:20 AM

92 Civic M/T
2 Quarts AMSOIL Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid(5w-30)
Posted By: DaHen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/04/11 04:44 PM

2006 Altima with a grand total of 20,500 miles on it:

After 13 months and 10,146 miles, drained and replaced 7 quarts of Nissan Matic-D along with the Magnefine in-line filter.

Added 8oz of Red Lubegard.
Posted By: Rodeoguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/05/11 02:02 PM

2004 Toyota Corolla Manual Transmission
First change, 66000 miles
Super Tech Semi-Syn 75w-90
The factory fill looked and smelled good upon draining.
Posted By: JTK

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/05/11 11:40 PM

I did a drain/fill with Valvoline Maxlife ATF in my Mom's 2008 Pontiac Vibe with 32Kmi. Easier than an engine oil change on that car.
Posted By: ARB1977

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/11 06:48 PM

Tacoma with Amsoil Universal. Realized I could use the same Atf in the Jetta maybe next time.
Posted By: k24a4

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/11 07:10 PM

2004 Honda Accord 5-manual, 2 qts Honda MTF, "new" formula.

1993 Mazda Miata, Redline MT-90 in tranny, Redline 75W90 in differential.
Posted By: xxch4osxx

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/11 08:33 PM

Changed the ATF and filter in the girlfriend's Grand Prix. Used 8 quarts of Amsoil ATF and used an OEM replacement filter. Girlfriend says it shifts much more smoother now. Fluid was original as far as I know and the car had 214,000kms at the time of change. Will do another fluid and filter change sometime this summer.
Posted By: ItsMeHank

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/11 11:06 PM

2005 Acura TL with 118k -- 3x3 flush with Redline Racing ATF (Type F)
Posted By: Climb14er

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/11 11:50 PM

Redline 75W-90 in Toyota 4Runner 2007 Sport 4 x 4: front and rear diffs and transfer case.

This stuff is unbelievably SUPER SLICK!

Use 20W-50 V-Twin in my Harley, including the Shockproof for the Tranny, MTL for the Primary and will use the 20W-50 in the motor.
Posted By: lewdwig

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/11/11 04:55 PM

Drain and fill of daughter's 2001 Subaru Forester AT, 5 qts Amsoil ATF, replaced filter (I bought this with ~174k on it and no maintenance history - the old tranny filter was a NAPA, so it had been changed at least once).
Posted By: Ridds

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/12/11 04:57 AM

2008 Ford F-150 5.4L XLT 4X4
Fluid changed at 96,000km
Petro-Canada Duradrive MV Synthetic ATF

Duradrive MV Synthetic ATF is approved for Ford Mercon V (M5080701)
Posted By: huffmuds9320

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/15/11 03:21 PM

2002 VW Jetta 2.0L, 01M 4 speed transmission
Changed the fluid and filter, used 3 liters of Pentosin ATF-1.
This fluid is supposedly sealed and never needs servicing. It was odd that there is a drain plug and only 4 bolts to remove to drop the pan.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/15/11 06:50 PM

2010 Ford Fusion 2.5;

-7.4qts Mercon LV
-8oz. Lubegard red

~26,900 miles.
Posted By: electrolover

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/11 12:06 AM

2004 f150 (changed at 130k)
fluid and filter change
5qts valvoline merc V
1 qt lucas transmission fix

2004 explorer (changed at 90k)
atf flush at dealer
motorcraft mercon V
Posted By: Towncivilian

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/11 01:22 AM

2001.5 Pathfinder, 122,632 miles
Drain & fill on April 25th, 2011
4 quarts of Valvoline MaxLife

I pulled through the local dealer because I was having difficulty reading the transmission dipstick. Turns out I was a quart low (I had only put about 3.2qt in previously), and definitely felt it during shifting. Shifts great now, and I know the correct amount of fluid for drain & fills.
Posted By: double vanos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/11 04:04 AM

2002 BMW 330ci
5 speed manual trans flush with Redline MTL; do this every 30k.
Posted By: 4Kings

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/11 01:01 PM

03 Silverado 2500HD, 110K

Pan drop, Wix filter, 6qts Pennzoil ATF
Posted By: D Hill

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/11 08:33 PM

'98 F150 SuperCab 4x2, 4.6. 109K miles. Did two pan drop and filter changes after I purchased the truck this fall. Today I did a trans flush using the Snap-On T-stat and 15 quarts of Amsoil multi vehicle synthetic. Will repeat in 30K miles.
Posted By: Paulson

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/17/11 01:35 PM

Dropped pan and changed filter on 94 intrepid w/254K on it... not sure if the filter had ever been changed on it (didn't say made in china on it and looked very "original")

Put in 5 quarts of ATF+4 (need one more quart to add about 1/4 into it to get it up to where it needs to be.)

Also dropped the pan and changed the filter on a 96 chevy blazer w/213K (don't think the filter had ever been changed on this one either.)

Put in 5 quarts of Dexron VI.
Posted By: SteveSRT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/17/11 02:23 PM

2005 Silverado with 4L65E. Dropped pan, changed filter, 5 quarts Castrol Dex VI. I do fluid exchange when new at 30k miles, this was at 72k miles.

Sweet shifting gearbox. Some of the best trans programming of any vehicle I have ever driven.
Posted By: Scorch

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/18/11 04:00 PM

2004 Dodge Stratus 2.7L V6
4 Speed 41TE Auto Trans

114,000 Miles on original ATF/Filter sick

Dropped pan, pulled filter, only a tiny bit of fuzz on the magnet no metal shards/flakes.

Took about an hour to clean up the 1/2" thick Mopar ATF RTV Sealant on the pan and trans mating surface. Installed the new Mopar OEM filter, ran a nice 1/4" bead around the pan, slapped her up there, torqued it down by feel.

Filled with 5 qts Mopar ATF+4
1500 miles later shes never shifted so smooth. No leaks, no problems!
Posted By: deeter16317

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/19/11 11:52 AM

Truck in my signature...250k. 6.5 Quarts of Red Line MTL, old fill had roughly 28k miles. Also installed a fill hose to eliminate filling the trans while laying on the ground.
Posted By: SteveSRT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/11 05:47 PM

2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8, 6.1 liter with NAG1 5 speed slushbox. 60k miles. Fluid exchange done at 30k miles.

Took 5.3 quarts of Castrol ATF+4 and a filter. Oddly the gasket was nicer in the kit I bought so I used it.

Smooth and happy. This car has over 50 passes at the strip, many days of road course track events and tons of aggressive driving. Can't say anything bad about it.

Far and away the most trouble free 180 mph car you ever owned!
Posted By: SteveSRT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/11 05:49 PM





Posted By: DSteven

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/11 11:49 PM

2005 Dodge Stratus. 206,000 miles. Original engine & trans. Trans solonoid pack replaced, so full service with MaxLife ATF with 1 bottle of Lubeguard Red.

It continues to work great! The mechanic tested the CVI index (?) and said it is within limits and working great. The fluid has been flushed every 30,000 with ATF+4, and the last two flushes with Maxlife.
Posted By: DSteven

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/11 11:55 PM

And. 2008 Mercury Milan. 50000 miles. 6spd asian warner trans. Maxlife ATF.

The trans works much better with this ATF than the garbage Ford premium ATF/Toyota T-IV/Mobil3309 ATF. The trans also may be hard on ATF, as it becomes dirty and brown quickly. Perhaps the Maxlife is cleaning. It hadn't been serviced until now. When it stays red, a bottle of Lubeguard Red will be added.
Posted By: johnachak

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/11 02:18 AM

Today I had the dealer do my Ford Freestyle CVT and High Pressure filter kit. I had to convince them there was a filter. When I printed out the service manual instructions for the fluid change, H.P.filter and o rings change and how to check the level with the temp. Monitor, they were convinced. They kept the instructions... Anyway, three hundred bucks later.... i'm a happy camper.
37,800 miles but some of it was with a car top carrier and 6 passengers.
Posted By: BGK

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/11 02:53 AM

What kind of labor is involved in servicing that transmission?
Posted By: Stu_Rock

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/26/11 04:50 AM

1984 Peugeot 505 with a BA10/5 transmission.
2 1/3 quarts of Red Line MT-90.

I don't know what the stuff that came out was. It looked clean but it was definitely the wrong viscosity--85W140 maybe.

It works much better now.
Posted By: WMSmotorhead

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/26/11 05:12 AM

2001 Focus... 125K miles. Hastings filter kit and Advance AP house brand mercon... also a protectant additive that I like..

Yeah.. I like an additive... makes it shift smoother.
Posted By: deeter16317

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/07/11 03:31 PM

09 Forester, 30k

Drained about 4.5 quarts of the factory fill, refilled with about 4.5 quarts of Subaru (Indemitsu) ATF-HP. There is no serviceable filter on this Subaru trans.
Posted By: Greggy_D

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/10/11 09:19 PM

2007 Mazda 3i MT
73,700 miles
3 qts Amsoil MTG
Posted By: HTSS_TR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/10/11 10:01 PM

2004 Honda S2000 34,xxx miles
Honda MTF and M1 75W90 in differential.
Posted By: Letter_K

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/27/11 02:10 PM

2007 Honda Accord 68,150 miles
Honda DW-1, 2 drain and refills + changed the inline filter.
Posted By: FZ1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/27/11 10:14 PM

4 quart D&F 02 Accord V6 115,000 miles. DW-1.
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/11 10:01 PM

4 quarts of the Amsoil MTF fluid. So far, so GOOD. thumbsup
(I have to change my sig. wink )
Posted By: cancov

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/11 10:14 PM

2002 Nissan Maxima,113,XXX, WIX 58602 Transmission Filter, Flushed system with (4) quarts of SuperTech Dexron III/Mercon, Final fill with (9) quarts of Amsoil Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid

This weekend...

1986 Mazda B-2000, 212,XXX, (3) quarts of Amsoil Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90, GL-4 Rated; (2) quarts of Amsoil Synthetic 80W-90 Gear Lube, GL-5 Rated

Why put syntheitc in a 25 year old truck? In the next coming weeks, I will be recieving a company car and my truck will be doing some sitting up.
Posted By: wymi516

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/11 11:26 PM

2007 Hyundai Sonata I4
54k miles
4.75 quarts of Castrol Import Vehicle ATF

Second drain and fill, first one was at 30k, same ATF.
Posted By: MaximaGuy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/11 01:37 AM

Originally Posted By: cancov
2002 Nissan Maxima,113,XXX, WIX 58602 Transmission Filter, Flushed system with (4) quarts of SuperTech Dexron III/Mercon, Final fill with (9) quarts of Amsoil Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid


Nissan trannies are quite bullet proof if you take care with drain/fills. I got 200K of my maxima with drains/fills/flushes with regular Dexron type ATF.

Amsoil is an overkill but the tranny will last a long time (if unabused, clean the speed sensor with regular ATF xchanges).
Posted By: cancov

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/11 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By: MaximaGuy
Originally Posted By: cancov
2002 Nissan Maxima,113,XXX, WIX 58602 Transmission Filter, Flushed system with (4) quarts of SuperTech Dexron III/Mercon, Final fill with (9) quarts of Amsoil Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid


Nissan trannies are quite bullet proof if you take care with drain/fills. I got 200K of my maxima with drains/fills/flushes with regular Dexron type ATF.

Amsoil is an overkill but the tranny will last a long time (if unabused, clean the speed sensor with regular ATF xchanges).


Thanks for the advise. Amsoil may be overkill in any application, but at $8.50 a quart and rated for the Nissan Matic-D, I didn't feel to bad about it. Plus, in my area, DexronIII/Mercon was hard to come by in a known brand. I didn't trust the Walmart SuperTech in it for an extended amount of time and I could only find Valvoline, non-synthetic for $5.89 per quart.

Also, it had been neglected. I would not doubt if it was the factory fill from 2002 with 113,XXX miles on it was still in it. No problems though. I do agree that Nissan did pretty good with the Maxima. I felt sorry for the car and wanted to treat her to some high quality lube.
Posted By: NateDN10

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/11 04:56 PM

Drained 4 quarts of brownish-looking ATF from the SIL's 2002 Rav4; put in 4 quarts of MaxLife Dex/Merc. Not a full flush, but better than nothing.
Posted By: MonumentOiler

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/08/11 06:05 AM

Just added a 2007 OEM Honda trans fluid cooler and a Magnafine to my 2006 Honda Odyssey. Also added the Power steering cooler so I am ready to tow.

Took out about 7 quarts of old Z1 ATF and replaced with new DW-1. One drain and fill and then pumped out 4 quarts through the coolant line while running through the gears. . The old Z1 was the factory fill and had a blueish tint when drained.

Posted By: cancov

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/16/11 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: cancov
2002 Nissan Maxima,113,XXX, WIX 58602 Transmission Filter, Flushed system with (4) quarts of SuperTech Dexron III/Mercon, Final fill with (9) quarts of Amsoil Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid

This weekend...

1986 Mazda B-2000, 212,XXX, (3) quarts of Amsoil Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90, GL-4 Rated; (2) quarts of Amsoil Synthetic 80W-90 Gear Lube, GL-5 Rated

Why put syntheitc in a 25 year old truck? In the next coming weeks, I will be recieving a company car and my truck will be doing some sitting up.


After the change, I could tell a big difference in the first shift to 1st gear. Very smooth into 1 and 2, 3 and 4 were never really notchy and 5th feels slightly better.
Posted By: Sedin26

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/15/11 03:43 AM

1993 Toyota Tercel - 3 Speed Auto - 277960KM

Drained Trans and Differential (both with Drain Plug) and replaced with Castrol Domestic MV AFT. Old fluid still looked good - slightly darker than new stuff.

Was last serviced 2 years ago at Transmission shop and replenished with unknown fluid - whatever they used in bulk.

Virtually no metal shavings in transmission or differential. Transmission drained about 2.5L and 1.5L from differential.

Cost including fluid and drain plug gaskets (from dealer) was $19.00. Given the ease of doing this without having to drop the pan, I think I'll continue on a yearly basis.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/17/11 10:34 AM

Hello, Second sump drain within 400 miles in our "new to us" 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero w/56,625 miles (90,600 km). ~4 quarts of Toyota TYPE T-IV (a 3309 fluid) each time. Fluid looks so much better now. Perhaps a third drain come the next oil change. Kira
Posted By: OVERKILL

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/17/11 02:56 PM

2x drain and fills on an '01 Odyssey with Mobil Semi-synthetic Z1-compatible ATF.
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/17/11 04:41 PM

Replaced the clutch in my daughter's 1999 Accord 4 cyl at 135K miles since it had a narrow friction point. The lining wasn't thin, but I think it was hard from overheating. Flywheel looked good, and I just sanded it a bit. The tranny got 2 quarts of Honda MTF. The new clutch worked great with much less pedal effort.
Posted By: swedespeed

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/18/11 08:50 PM

'01 Volvo S60 T5, 123,7xx mi, AW55-50SN. 9 qts total (drain/flush/flush/fill) Motorcraft XT-8-QAW.
Posted By: 229

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/23/11 06:58 PM

'06 Silverado HD Allison 1000
Eight quarts TranSynd and spin-on filter
Posted By: stephen9666

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/24/11 02:07 PM

Manual trans fluid for my 2007 Hyundai. It took 2 quarts.

I bought the OE fluid from the dealer for $15/quart. That's more than other OE fluid I've purchased, but this was full synthetic. On the back of the bottle is said it was made for Hyundai by SK lubricants in Korea.

http://sklubricants.com/kor/main/main.html
Posted By: copperlocks1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/25/11 02:27 AM

Manual trans fluid on my e34M5;1qt redline MT90 + 1qt 75w140NS
Posted By: AlienBug

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/02/11 12:50 AM

1998 Saturn SL1. Wix filter and 5 qts Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc
Posted By: honda1371

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/03/11 04:35 AM

I swapped the oem Honda MTF for Redline MT-90 Synthetic in my 5 speed. The difference is quite noticable by "butt dyno". It's like a hot knife goin' through butter. Highly recommended!
Posted By: 67lemans

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/06/11 03:16 PM

77 IH Scout TF 727. 4Qts Super Tec Dex/Merc 4Qts Coastal Dex/Merc, 1.5 Qts Autozone Dex/Merc.
Posted By: yaris0128

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/09/11 01:49 AM

Just a few minutes ago I changed my yaris transmission fluid from its factory fill after 42,784 miles to Castrol Syntec 75w90. Noticeable difference in shifting but not much to have been worth while but I was craving a fluid change of some sort.
Posted By: Torrid

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/09/11 05:14 AM

2004 GTO 12qt flush with Kendall Classic ATF. First change that it has had. Mileage 51k.
Posted By: Virtuoso

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/09/11 07:56 PM

99 Malibu 2.4L

2qts CarQuest Dex/Merc; 2.5qts Quaker State Dex/Merc
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/11/11 03:21 PM

Did the pan drop and filter change.

Out: M1 ATF

In: M1 ATF

4 1/2 Qts

40K on the last fluid change
Posted By: huffmuds9320

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/14/11 12:42 AM

2001 BMW 325i with ZF 5HP-19 automatic transmission. 100,000 miles and first time to change fluid/filter. Used ~6.5 quarts of Redline D4 atf.

The old fluid was very dark but didn't smell burnt, in fact there was not much of that atf aroma like new atf. The pan magnets had a bit of sludge like stuff otherwise no visible metal shavings.

Its not my car I just helped my friend change the fluid and filter. I have not driven the car before and after the fluid/filter change so I can't say much about the transmission performance before/after. He tells me that it shifts into reverse much faster almost instantly rather than a slightly delay. Shifting is much tighter meaning its smoother. Before it hesitates a bit in between shifts.
Posted By: double vanos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/16/11 02:28 AM

Redline MTL in my 2002 BMW 330ci 5 speed manual box....
Posted By: Astro14

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/11 05:27 PM

1990 Toyota 4 Runner, 223,500, Pan drop, cooler line flush, 12 Qts Maxlife Dex/Merc + 1 pint Lubeguard Red. New internal Toyota filter (screen) and added remote filter mount with M1 102 spin-on.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/11 07:15 PM

1970 Chrysler Newport 46k miles- 5 1/2 qts Coastal Dex III old stock.
Posted By: moto94536

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/19/11 02:45 AM

2006 Toyota Camry V6 232,000 miles.
Drain/Refill 3.7 qt. Toyota T-IV
Posted By: stenerson

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/19/11 03:00 AM

2004 dodge ram 1500. 127K miles. Dropped pan changed the 2 filters and refilled.
Then opened return cooler line and got the rest out. Castrol atf-4 12 quarts.
Posted By: moss

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/19/11 08:26 PM

1997 MB E320. 213,000 miles. Drain 4L from pan, 3.5L from torque converter, change filter. Refill with 8L of Redline D4. Smooth shifts as 15 years ago.
Posted By: gogozy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/11 02:36 PM

2009 MDX ~25,000km, filled transmission with almost 2.7q of Redline D4. and 2.5q of Amsoil ATF for rear differentials last night. after driving 15KM, the fluid was about 1cm below the low line, so add 0.3 and that bring total replacement fluid to 3q; reading on dipstick is good now.
11,000km of usage both the AT and rear differential magnets has a very thin layer of fine black particles, and colour of fluid looks good (both looks much much better than last year). this is the vihacle's first drain and fill after cooler line flush with D4 last year around 14,000km.
Posted By: meep

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/11 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: gogozy
2009 MDX ~25,000km, filled transmission with almost 2.7q of Redline D4. and 2.5q of Amsoil ATF for rear differentials last night. after driving 15KM, the fluid was about 1cm below the low line, so add 0.3 and that bring total replacement fluid to 3q; reading on dipstick is good now.
11,000km of usage both the AT and rear differential magnets has a very thin layer of fine black particles, and colour of fluid looks good (both looks much much better than last year). this is the vihacle's first drain and fill after cooler line flush with D4 last year around 14,000km.


I thought the rear diff specifically needed VTM fluid for the clutch packs to behave properly?

M
Posted By: meep

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/11 04:16 PM

2003 town and country, 84,000 miles, new to us.

Pan drop and filter change (the 3rd party filter from china was a pain to fit). castrol atf +4.

Then a 4qt extract/fill a week later. castrol ATF +4.

Then magnefine (atp JX-160) in the return line.

I want to see if we can get a few years out of this AT.

Mikey
Posted By: gogozy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/22/11 02:13 AM

i believe VTM4, and SH-AWD spec different fluid. prior to 2010, all rear differentials on the SH-AWD units were calling for ATF-Z1. this is the case in RL, RDX, and MDX. after ATF-DW1 came out in 2010, Acura spec DPSF, or Honda DP2 for real differential fluid. i am happily to stick with Amsoil or Redline, because DP2 cost much much more at where i live. grin
Posted By: Mark_Walk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/22/11 07:05 PM

2010 Mazda 6 -- 35,000 miles
Drain and fill 3.5qts of Mazda M-V fluid.
(not to be confused with Mercon-V...completely different and not compatible with each other. M-V stands for Mazda Type: 5)
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/19/11 11:44 PM

02 Focus 93k
Pulled the bottom hose and flushed out 5.5 quarts total.
Put 5 quarts back of Castrol V back in, need to go get another quart. By far the easiest underneath but the dipstick is pain. Also did a PS flush.
Posted By: wymi516

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/20/11 12:18 AM

Where do you guys buy your Redline D4 from and how much per quart?
Thanks.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/20/11 02:08 AM

07 Focus with 89K

Old: M1 ATF with 35K FCI.

New: M1 ATF
Posted By: iExcel

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/20/11 02:24 AM

2005 Pontiac Grand AM SE w/ 3.4L V6

@ 50k miles

Out: FF
In: Quaker State Multi-vehicle ATF Dexron III

Changed twice and the mixture should be about 80% new and 20% old.
Posted By: xtell

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/20/11 03:55 AM

2001 Chevy Cavalier, 4 speed auto transmission, 70,000+ miles.
old: Pennzoil Dexron 3
new: drop pan, replace filter, cooler line fluid flush with Super Tech Dexron-VI.

Trans shifts smoother and is quieter. Better early morning cold temperature shifting.
Posted By: 3311

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/26/11 03:20 AM

Just did a flush on wife's Mazda 3 with 5qts of Super tech dexron vi(had it on hand) and 5 quarts of VML dex/Merc. I also installed a Magnefine. It's amazing how much [censored] in the fluid this little 4 auto speed makes.
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/26/11 04:17 AM

1961 GMC Suburban granny low 4 speed

dumped then GL5, the owner manual calls for "straight mineral gear oil"

I might run Bel Ray 80W Gear Saver
Posted By: MCompact

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/26/11 05:35 PM

2007 Mazdaspeed 3 92,000 miles
Out: 3 Quarts Motorcraft XT-M5-QS
In : 3 Quarts Motorcraft XT-M5-QS
Posted By: 04SE

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/27/11 01:45 PM

2010 Kia Optima LX (2.4 G4KC / Hyundai Theta II) 38,500 Miles
Out: OEM Kia SPIII
In: OEM Kia SPIII

Kia/Hyundai is nice enough to put a drain plug on the bottom of my transmission. I did two 4.5 quart drain and fills. Shift quality improved instantly. I plan on doing a 4.5 quart drain and fill every year.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/28/11 03:47 AM

1997 Honda Civic, brother's car;

Put in 3qts of Maxlife and 5oz. Lubegard Red. This thing only drains 1.75qts per drain. I'll have to do a few more.

156,100 miles.
Posted By: Greg L

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/28/11 06:17 PM

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

Replaced tranny fluid with Valvoline Maxlife (Dexron/Mercon).

159,400 miles.


Would HIGHLY recommend this fluid for older trannies that spec Dexron. Shifts very smooth & quiet. And fluid was inexpensive at my local AutoZone.


GL
Posted By: clutchless

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/30/11 09:32 PM

1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4, 134,000 miles. Removed the Magnefine filter and flushed and filled with 9 quarts Castrol Mercon V and a couple quarts of Mobil 1. I had had Mobil 1 in it since I bought it used in 2000 with 50,000 miles. This was the 3rd flush but at this age I was not going to spend that much for ATF as I may not keep it more than a few years longer and do not drive it that much. It still runs great with an additional trans cooler in line along with the Magnefine. Also changed the transfer case fluid (have to use Dex/Merc III in this old vehicle, it had old Mobil 1 but there is little synthetic Dex/Merc III compatible except Redline and I did not want to hunt it down or spend the money at this point. I also turkey basted the power steering which is full of Mobil 1 and topped up the differentials, again Mobil 1 in rear but conventional in front as it leaks and needs topping every 6 months.
Posted By: SXE10

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 01:01 AM

Toyota Altezza RS200-Z - J160 6MT

Out: I can only assume OE fill
In: Redline MT-90 75w90 GL4 (the best oil for this trans hands down)
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 03:29 AM

2011 Toyota Prius, 15100 miles.

Out: Factory Fill
In: 3.5qt of Toyota ATF-WS.

Yes, a drain and refill removes all of the old fluid.
Posted By: Truckedup

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 12:12 PM

1999 Jeep Cherokee 5 speed,135,000 miles.My wife was [censored] the tranny is hard to shift when cold.Drain out what is likely a 75-90 mineral oil,in goes Redline MT (75/90).Instant improvement.I also have a 5 speed Cherokee and changed to Redline a year ago with the same results.This same basic tranny is used by Toyota rear drive stuff.
Of course other brands of GL-4 oil might do the same........
Posted By: Hokiefyd

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 12:50 PM

2005 Acura MDX; 75,000 miles. Have done three rounds now of drain 3 quarts and fill with 3 quarts of new DW-1. Shifting improved significantly with the first drain, softened more than I like on the second drain, and firmed back up on the third drain, which was this past weekend. Transmission holds 9 quarts, so I've gotten about half of it out now. I will continue to drain/fill 3 quarts at every 5,000 mile OCI until I'm comfortable that most of the old fluid is out, then will move to a drain/fill every 15,000 miles, to coincide with changing the rear VTM-4 fluid.
Posted By: SL2

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 02:11 PM

91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L V6 3 speed w/OD 129,367K miles as of today...
From 89K miles. Had to drop pan everytime..

89K miles FEB11, Drain and fill, + filter and gasket. 6 qts Maxlife + lubred.


98K miles, APRIL11 D&F +F&G 6 qts Maxlife. + lubred

98K miles APRIL11(YES twice! had to drop the pan 6 miles later to FIX a lose filter.. It would drop out of gear, and SLIP like mad inbetween shifts.) Had to drain out lubred and new maxlife.. i was upset lol.. replaced with 3QTs castrol DEX, 3 qts castrol HM..

112K miles JULY11 Drain and fill, + filter and gasket.. 6 QTS castrol forgot to put magnet back in pan.....

122K miles, SEPT11 Drain and fill + filter and gasket, again 6 qts castrol.. Still forgot to put in magnet..

129K miles, NOV11 Drain and fill + filter and gasket. 6 qts maxlife, and it has NEVER shifted better.. The change was night and day from the castrol.. Even though i change the fluid about every 3 months, this last change has the MOST noticeable improvement.. It shifts so smooth, the gears slide in to the next without much clutch slippage, but yet, its not giving you whip lash.. oh, and yes, lost that magnet... ill pick up a new one, and hopefully not forget to install it.. LOL.

Cant agree more. Maxlife seems to be a very good fluid, and with the Advanced codes, you can pick it up for CHEAPER then going to walmart for 5$/QT castrol

Its changed so often because its driven in lost NY, country roads, mountains, engine braking, WOT to triple digits, shifting often from 1-3, even in and out of OD.. Its the last thing the tranny needs is extended drains...
Originally Posted By: Greg L
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

Replaced tranny fluid with Valvoline Maxlife (Dexron/Mercon).

159,400 miles.


Would HIGHLY recommend this fluid for older trannies that spec Dexron. Shifts very smooth & quiet. And fluid was inexpensive at my local AutoZone.


GL
Posted By: surfstar

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 04:04 PM

2005 ~84k miles 2.2L MTX Saturn Vue

Out: factory fill
In: 2qts Redline D4

Didn't really notice a change for better or worse with shifting. Still notchy into first at stops.
Posted By: Greg L

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 11:00 PM

I would also have to agree with SXE10 and Truckedup above.

Had put in the same Redline MT90 (75w90) fluid in my manual SM465 Muncie tranny earlier this year & shifts like butter. Absolutely smooth...especially on that tranny that is 43 years old.


GL
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/01/11 11:09 PM

Drain & Fill auto trans on wife's '97 Camry 161,326 miles - Amsoil ATF.

Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/11 04:23 AM

Originally Posted By: tpitcher
Drain & Fill auto trans on wife's '97 Camry 161,326 miles - Amsoil ATF.


You didn't forget the front diff, right? I think this one has a separate unit.
Posted By: Sedin26

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/11 05:43 AM

1988 Chevy S-10 Pickup with 5-speed manual

Drained old, unknown ATF and re-filled with a mix of Castrol Multi-Vehicle ATF and Quaker State Dex 3 equivalent. (whatever I had left in a couple of old bottles)

Fluid likely worth more than the rest of the vehicle.
Posted By: XJay

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/11 10:00 AM

1997 Acura Integra 151K. 3 quarts DW1.
Posted By: XJay

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/11 10:02 AM

1992 Jeep Cherokee 200K. 4 quarts Valvoline Dex VI.
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/11 10:42 AM

Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: tpitcher
Drain & Fill auto trans on wife's '97 Camry 161,326 miles - Amsoil ATF.


You didn't forget the front diff, right? I think this one has a separate unit.


Right! Didn't do that one, I think her BIL did it a couple years ago.

Hey, how much does that one take as I may do it this weekend...??

Thanks!
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/11 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: tpitcher
Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: tpitcher
Drain & Fill auto trans on wife's '97 Camry 161,326 miles - Amsoil ATF.


You didn't forget the front diff, right? I think this one has a separate unit.


Right! Didn't do that one, I think her BIL did it a couple years ago.

Hey, how much does that one take as I may do it this weekend...??

Thanks!


I found it on Amsoil's site. 3.4 Pints.

http://www.amsoil.com/mygarage/ProductRecommendations.aspx?FromIndex=1&url2=1997+TOYOTA+CAMRY+X
Posted By: Truckedup

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/07/11 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg L
I would also have to agree with SXE10 and Truckedup above.

Had put in the same Redline MT90 (75w90) fluid in my manual SM465 Muncie tranny earlier this year & shifts like butter. Absolutely smooth...especially on that tranny that is 43 years old.


GL

Greg,I did have good results with the Mineral GL4 oil,,forget the brand name, in my 50 Chevy PU SM 420.
Posted By: BritGerCarLuvr

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/08/11 04:56 AM

BMW Z4 Sport 5 peed
Getag B+ Gearbox

Drain & Fill with Pentosin MTF 2 which is a fully synthetic gear oil with all purpose performance for manual transmissions formulated with modern EP-additives, high shear stable VI improvers and premium synthetic oils. Pentosin MTF 2 improves
synchronization characteristics and was lowered to SAE
75W-80 for better fuel economy.


BMW Ref 83 22 0 309 031 & API GF-4
Posted By: SIXSPEED

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/10/11 06:55 AM

2004 Honda Odyssey

4 x drain and fill with Honda DW-1 ATF to better dilute the old Z1 ATF. Replaced Transmission Filter concurrent with the first D&F. Tranny shifts much smoother now ... noticeable upon first D&F.
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/10/11 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Truckedup
Originally Posted By: Greg L
I would also have to agree with SXE10 and Truckedup above.

Had put in the same Redline MT90 (75w90) fluid in my manual SM465 Muncie tranny earlier this year & shifts like butter. Absolutely smooth...especially on that tranny that is 43 years old.


GL



Greg,I did have good results with the Mineral GL4 oil,,forget the brand name, in my 50 Chevy PU SM 420.


I recently changed the lube in my 1961 SM420 and did a search for moden lube recommendations for it. Some use 50W engine oil. I found this site that has a bunch of drivetrain info mostly for jeeps, and for each transmission discussed in the knowledge section, there is a lube recommendation. It says 50W engine oil gives faster shifting if the vehicle won't be used in high temp conditions.

http://www.novak-adapt.com/index.htm
Posted By: SteveSRT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/10/11 04:37 PM

Just did a "roadside flush" on one of my Savana vans. Blew out a cooler connection and pumped all the fluid out on the road!

Nice guy called me in traffic, told me there was red all over the place. I was walking distance from the parts place, bought two clamps and a piece of 3/8 hose and fixed it on the spot.

5 quarts of Dex VI by Castrol.
Posted By: AzFireGuy79

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/11/11 12:54 AM

6 Gallons TranSynd flushed through the old Allison! Shift's are so precise, it's amazing! DEXRON VI has no place in an allison! Also replaced Allison spin-on and cleaned magnet.
Posted By: Scott88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/12/11 01:21 AM

'94 Mustang, 180K miles, T5 manual.

In: 2.75 quarts Havoline Dex/Merc.

Out: 2.75 quarts Valvoline Dex/Merc.

~13K miles on fluid. Still shifts very smooth.
Posted By: MCompact

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/15/11 06:44 PM

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 109,712 miles
AX-15 Five-Speed Manual
Out- Mopar 75W-90 GL3
In- Mobil 1 10W-30
Posted By: AITG

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/15/11 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: AzFireGuy79
6 Gallons TranSynd flushed through the old Allison! Shift's are so precise, it's amazing! DEXRON VI has no place in an allison! Also replaced Allison spin-on and cleaned magnet.


I love the way Allisons shift when everything's working right. The only indication it's shifted is the change in r.p.m.

BTW: Running Mobil 1 ATF in a Dmax/1000 combo - works GREAT.
Did filter and fluid drain at 38685 miles.
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/16/11 12:28 AM

Originally Posted By: AzFireGuy79
6 Gallons TranSynd flushed through the old Allison! Shift's are so precise, it's amazing! DEXRON VI has no place in an allison! Also replaced Allison spin-on and cleaned magnet.


Is Dex 6 even spec'd for an Allison??
Posted By: AITG

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/16/11 02:04 AM

Originally Posted By: dailydriver
Originally Posted By: AzFireGuy79
6 Gallons TranSynd flushed through the old Allison! Shift's are so precise, it's amazing! DEXRON VI has no place in an allison! Also replaced Allison spin-on and cleaned magnet.


Is Dex 6 even spec'd for an Allison??


There's a lot of info on this subject.
Short answer: below a certain serial number, there is a compatibility problem with seals and Dex VI. Newer s/n are no problem.
The best setup is Transynd.
Posted By: SteveSRT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/16/11 07:05 PM

Originally Posted By: dailydriver
Originally Posted By: AzFireGuy79
6 Gallons TranSynd flushed through the old Allison! Shift's are so precise, it's amazing! DEXRON VI has no place in an allison! Also replaced Allison spin-on and cleaned magnet.


Is Dex 6 even spec'd for an Allison??


It's in my 09. No problems at all.
Posted By: AzFireGuy79

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/17/11 02:39 PM

I never stated it would cause problems. TranSynd (any certified TES-295 fluid)is the only fluid Allison recommends in their transmissions. Call them and see what they say about DEXRON VI. TranSynd is much better suited to heavy use than Dex VI. The only reason allison allowed it to be recommended was because GM owned them for several years. If you go to durmax forums and look for Mr TranSynd(he was on GM's ATF board for years and recommends TranSynd as well) you will be able to read about the formulation of TranSynd(joint venture between Castrol and Allison) and how things went after GM aquired Allison.

TranSynd and Dexron VI have similar friction characteristics, but vary greatly in viscosity. I'd rather not use a fluid that's just OK. No long term studies have been conducted with allisons using DEXRON VI. TranSynd has a million miles or more of UOA's and OTR testing to back up it's use. Its in fact the only fluyid we use on our fire trucks and rescues. Many of these vehicles have fairly high mileage with zero failures. UOA's look stellar even with 100k on the fluid.
Posted By: pavelow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/17/11 04:05 PM

Just did the Jeep TJ a month ago....4 quarts of Valvoline ATF+4, a Champ Labs filter and Mopar plastic trans pan gasket.
Posted By: 1_high_bald_guy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/20/11 06:43 AM

2005 tahoe 95k

old - penzoil atf

new - amsoil low viscocity
Posted By: Brettm1388

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/20/11 09:46 PM

1992 BMW 525I
Drain and fill with Valvoline MaxLife ATF

2002 Chevy Silverado
Flushed with Transynd
Posted By: Subarutech

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/21/11 10:41 PM

2003 Mitsubishi Evolution 5spd manual
Redline MT90
Posted By: Deltona_Dave

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/21/11 10:47 PM

5 qts MaxLife with filter change. 98 Mustang v-6 4R70W trans. Lubegard red added too.
Posted By: wirelessF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/29/11 05:18 AM

2001 Toyota Tundra V8 A340E (AW 30-40LE) automatic

6qts Valvoline Dexron VI and pan drop w/ filter change.
Posted By: chevrofreak

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/29/11 09:29 AM

2006 Mercury Mariner hybrid. Changed trans fluid with 5.3 quarts of Valvoline Maxlife ATF, rear differential with 36oz~ Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-90 and changed out the power transfer unit fluid with 12oz Valvoline Professional Series 75w-140 synthetic (I got it very cheap, going to change it often) because they're notorious for having a lot of metal debris, which mine did. There was about 1/4" of metal shavings stuck to the fill plug magnet.

Neither the transmission nor the PTU use a filter.
Posted By: LckydevL

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/29/11 11:04 PM

2001 Silverado 4.8 - 150k

Out- Don't remember, but a pan drop and filter change was done at 75k

In - Pan drop, filter and fluid exchange. Used about 4 gallons of Valvoline Maxlife

ETA: Also added a bottle of Lubeguard Red to the mix.

Posted By: ArrestMeRedZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/02/12 07:54 PM

1996 Toyota RAV 4 - 155k on factory fill

In - 4 quarts of Amsoil GL-4 Synthetic Transaxle and Gear Lube, 75W-90.

Shifts like butter.
Posted By: orcar

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/02/12 09:58 PM

2000 GMC Safari All-wheel drive with 164,000. Dropped pan, changed filter, added 4qts, then took off return line to transmission and flushed remaining fluid out. Took another 8qts to get clean cherry red fluid. Used NAPA Dex III.
Posted By: cancov

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/08/12 05:14 AM

2011 Toyota Corolla, 10,255 miles on factory fill.

Pan drop and cooler line disconnect. Replaced with manual specified Toyota WS. No change in shift.
Posted By: wirelessF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/10/12 08:41 AM

1991 Nissan Sentra 1.6L, 217,000mi, atf drain/refill every 15k miles. Every time I pull the dipstick to check the level, theres some black crud and when I would do drain/refills, the fluid would look red-brownish. Time to do a pan drop.

First pan drop in it's life, cleaned tons off crud of the magnets, installed a new filter, pan gasket, refilled with Dexron VI.

Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/10/12 09:23 AM

Last month with clutch replacement(note sig):

OUT: Amsoil MTF 5w-30 Synchromesh

IN: Honda Genuine Type-II MTF(5w-20?)



Def likin' the Amsoil a little better at this point. Waiting till clutch is broken in, by the spring will switch back to Amsoil.
Posted By: cancov

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/10/12 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: ltslimjim
Last month with clutch replacement(note sig):

OUT: Amsoil MTF 5w-30 Synchromesh

IN: Honda Genuine Type-II MTF(5w-20?)



Def likin' the Amsoil a little better at this point. Waiting till clutch is broken in, by the spring will switch back to Amsoil.


I assume you had the dealer replace the clutch with it having Honda Genuine Type-II MTF in it now over the Amsoil. Did you tell them that you would see them in another 250,000?
Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/10/12 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By: cancov
Originally Posted By: ltslimjim
Last month with clutch replacement(note sig):

OUT: Amsoil MTF 5w-30 Synchromesh

IN: Honda Genuine Type-II MTF(5w-20?)



Def likin' the Amsoil a little better at this point. Waiting till clutch is broken in, by the spring will switch back to Amsoil.


I assume you had the dealer replace the clutch with it having Honda Genuine Type-II MTF in it now over the Amsoil. Did you tell them that you would see them in another 250,000?


Lol, nah it was a local shop I use now. It was either Honda Genuine Type-II MTF or motor oil. I forgot to order more Amsoil MTF ahead of time, so chose the Honda Genuine. Not a bad product or anything, just prefer the Amsoil now is all.

Dealer probably would've been much more expensive. For this job I paid about $565 total parts/labor(I purchased my own clutch kit).
Posted By: DrDusty86

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/12/12 03:09 AM

Royal purple Max ATF with pan drop and filter change once a year..
99' Zx2 Slushbox
Posted By: DutchBrad

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/13/12 02:00 AM

1996 Chevy Astro 4L60E - dropped pan, replaced filter, refilled approx 5 quarts of Supertech Dex III, pulled cooler line and flushed approx 8 quarts of fluid through, total amount of fluid used between refill and flush was 14-15 quarts. Old fluid was 10 years old, 50k miles. Pan was very clean. Not much material in there. I also replaced the rear end fluid with 75W90 at the same time. 105k on the van at this service.
Posted By: johnsmellsalot

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/18/12 03:11 PM

1999 Buick Century 175,000 miles, Valvoline Dex/Merc Maxlife
Posted By: 97f150

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/20/12 04:09 PM

Double post. Mod please remove this one.
Posted By: 97f150

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/20/12 04:10 PM

2005 Ford F150 109,000 miles
Pan drop and filter change with 14 quarts of AAP Mercon V flushed through.
Posted By: i812

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/23/12 07:29 PM

2008 Camry with 47,293 miles. Approx 16 quarts flushed

Out - Toyota WS

BG quick clean

In - BG syntheic ATF, BG ATC+
Posted By: Lakersguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/24/12 06:38 PM

07 Mark LT Dropped pan and cleaned, new filter. Added 5 qts of Mercon 5. Drove to Ford and had whole system exchanged. Added 13 oz of redline red. Good to go!
Posted By: Brunoh

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/25/12 04:44 AM

'06 Subaru Legacy Wagon 4EAT 108,000 miles
Two drain and fill's, approx. 3.5 quarts each change.
Valvoline, MaxLife Dex/Merc $15.99 Gallon at AutoZone
Posted By: crinkles

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/25/12 11:43 PM

21 January 2012, DIY
Total km 113,382, ATF km ca. 23,500
2004 Camry, U241E transmission
Drained 3.6 L of mix 60-40 of Toyota T-IV and Amsoil ATF
In went 3.6 L of Toyota T-IV
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/01/12 12:26 AM

2000 Saturn SL2 with 38,294 miles.

Out: Original Dex III. Old fluid was very red, almost like new! The donut magnet only had a little black paste on it, no biggie.

In: 5 quarts Amsoil ATF with "Spin-on" smile NAPA Gold filter.

Posted By: samson1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/01/12 03:59 AM

2005 Chevy Colorado w/104K Changed yesterday MTF Fluid to Redline MT 90. Shifts great today, though hearing a little whine in 5th at 65 mph. Had 10w40 ST motor oil in for 800 miles prior and it shifted fine too. Used that as a quik flush. Previously had Pennzoil Syncromesh in for approx. 40K miles. and that shifted great too.
Posted By: 97f150

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/01/12 10:57 PM

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd, 45RFE auto., 168,000 miles

Out:
Valvoline ATF+4
Wix flat and spin on cooler filter

In:
Castrol ATF+4
Filter King flat and spin on cooler filter
Posted By: budrow79

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/21/12 12:46 AM

1999 F150 4R70W Changed fluid and filter. Dropped pan and replaced with (5 Quarts of) Valvoline Mercon V.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/21/12 01:12 AM

'07 Fusion AW-F21 6 speed auto. Toyota T-IV fluid and 10oz of Lubegard Red.
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/22/12 01:03 AM

Red Line MTL, mixed 50/50 with Red Line D4.

VERY smooth shifts with NO grinding, even on 145K mile synchros/blocker rings!!
Posted By: Dupree

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/22/12 05:43 AM

did a full changeout in 1994 Subaru Legacy wagon 4EAT maxlife ATF with some lubegard red to top it off......
Posted By: GMZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/25/12 01:50 PM

07 4Runner V8 4x4 53,XXX mi

Drain and fill x2 (a week apart) with WS.
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/25/12 08:00 PM

2000 Saturn SL2 "Creampuff" smile

History: 39,580 miles. 38.5k on original trans fluid, drained & filled with Amsoil ATF & new NAPA Gold spin-on.

Today: Drained above & filled with Amsoil ATF + 1 bottle LUBEGARD RED. thumbsup
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/26/12 12:21 AM

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 6sp manual
From: OEM
To: 2 quarts of Redline Lightweight Shockproof
21900 miles

Much better than OE
Posted By: 92saturnsl2

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/26/12 04:49 PM

2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, w/ 151k of hard miles. I try to change the transmission fluid every 35k or so, though this last one was run for 50k. Transmission works great, never been rebuilt or had any major work done.

Dropped pan, replaced filter. Took 8 quarts to refill, I estimate there's about 4 quarts sitting in places like the torque converter that doesn't drain.

Used Wix filter and Citgo Full Synthetic Dexron VI.
Posted By: CErnst

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/26/12 09:36 PM

First tranny change for the Outlander, I took it to the dealership where they said they have a new way of draining and filling the tranny. So I let them do it. I was ready for my next change and called them up, but this time I had the service manual in my hand. They said that all they do is drain the pan, then refill. I asked them why they didn't do it like the service manual says, "That's just how we do it." was their reply!

Disconnect cooler line. Put transmission in N and run engine until fluid stops coming out. Pull the plug, drain the pan, put plug back in. Refill tranny & run until fluid comes out rosy pink. Connect your hoses. Re-fill your tranny to correct level.

Burns my rear that Mitusbishi specs DiaQueen ATF-J2 for this transmission and no one makes an equivalent. I have some left over, may send in a VOA just to see what it looks like.
Posted By: firegugg

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/27/12 02:59 PM

2007 Nissan Titan. Bought the truck and the tranny fluid was a little burnt and has brown black in it that left on my fingers from the stick. It was mostly red so i still felt good about it. Nissan now recommends Matic S fluid so that set me back 120 bucks for 12 quarts. Drained the pan which got me about 5Q, then tapped into the transmission cooler return line for the other 6.5Q. It was messy but the truck shifts much better and 1,000 miles later the fluid is bright red and sweet so I feel I flushed all the bad stuff out.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/07/12 11:39 PM

'77 Buick Riviera 93K: refilled with 1 gallon of Shell Dexron III and 1/2qt Valvoline Max-Life. Used real DexIII from early 2000's.
Posted By: bigblumer

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/07/12 11:44 PM

07 Kia Opinta
Out: 4.5 Quarts Kia SP-III
In: 4.5 Quarts Valvoline Max-Life
Posted By: ron917

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/12 12:53 AM

2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4EAT 75,271 miles.
Drained pan and re-filled 3.75 quarts of Subaru ATF-HP.
I do a drain and fill every 15K miles.
Posted By: Miller88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/12 01:17 AM

00 Chrokee AW4

Last oil change (4500 / 5500 miles ... not sure), drained and filled the transmission pan (about 4 quarts) with walmart DexIII compatible.

1000 miles late, I was sitting at a stoplight on a hill (luckily the hill I live on and above my driveway), the line to the transmision cooler blew off and pumped the transmission dry ... while I was sitting there. Refilled with another gallon jug after coasting down the hill to my driveway.

It's kind of funny sitting at a stoplight and seeing oil running down the hill and trying to figure out what it is ... until you realize that it's your vehicle and your transmission just pumped itself dry.
Posted By: GMZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/12 12:32 PM

Im about to do the final drain/fill in my series, bringing it to 12 new qts added over the last couple months.

2007 4 Runner 4x4 V8
54,XXX mi
3qts WS
Posted By: BigBuck

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/11/12 10:29 PM

Car in the signature.

Out with the brown sp3, cleaned sludge off magnetic drain plug.

In went Castrol Transmax High Mileage with some Lubeguard red.
Posted By: brelandt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/12 03:25 PM

04 Tacoma A340E on FF 107K. filter changed. Flushed with machine we have at my shop.
Filled with 3 quartz of T-IV, 3 quartz of Maxlife and the rest with classic ATF. Bottle of Lubegaurd black.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/12 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: brelandt
04 Tacoma A340E on FF 107K. filter changed. Flushed with machine we have at my shop.
Filled with 3 quartz of T-IV, 3 quartz of Maxlife and the rest with classic ATF. Bottle of Lubegaurd black.
Judas Priest, just toss in whatever then huh?
Posted By: brelandt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/12 05:04 AM

nope, well researched. all the fluids are T-IV compatible along with the lubeguard black to add the anti friction. Took weeks of reading.
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/12 12:39 PM

not even mentioning the fact that the a340e was speced for merc/dex III. i think he will be fine. mike
Posted By: max45

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change - 04/17/12 04:29 PM

2000 honda civic lx,5 speed: 2l of motyl gear 10w-40 ,259k on odometer
Posted By: DaHen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/29/12 09:14 PM

On a 2006 Altima with a total of 29,609 miles:

After 12 months and 9,114 miles, drained and replaced 4 quarts of Royal Purple's Max ATF and 1 1/2 quarts of Nissan's Type-D.

Threw in 5oz of Lubegard Red.

Changed the Magnefine filter.
Posted By: -SyN-

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/12 09:57 PM

08 F150 4R75E 170k miles... Transmission fluid never been changed... Dropped Pan--> Pan was spotless.. Magnet had magnetic sludge attached to it... Did a complete flush and poured in Amsoil ATF and added a Magnefine filter in the return line from cooler...

It's amazing the difference in operation in which just fresh fluid makes...

From this day forward will change out Magnefine Filter every 20K miles and Flush every 40K miles...
Posted By: ethangsmith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/12 11:55 PM

1986 Mercury Capri with a C3 automatic and 221,000 miles. I would suck 2 quarts out and replace it with 2 quarts of Advance Auto store brand Dex/Merc fluid. After doing 12 quarts this way, the shifts are wonderful, smooth, and solid. The fluid that was in it was old Dex/Merc II fluid from about 12 years ago! It was still clean, but dark in color and not very clear anymore. Gotta love old automatics!
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/12 08:15 PM


Wife's 1997 Toyota Camry LE with 169,300 miles.

Out: Drain of Amsoil ATF.

In: Amsol ATF + a bottle of LubeGard Red. thumbsup

Shifts like a dream.

Posted By: sciphi

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/12 10:07 PM

My 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, 19,200 miles, manual transmission.

The factory fill came out and Amsoil Synchromesh (MTF) went in. The transmission shifts smoother now, especially on hurried gear changes such as dropping a few gears to pass.
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/12 12:11 AM

Originally Posted By: sciphi
My 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, 19,200 miles, manual transmission.

The factory fill came out and Amsoil Synchromesh (MTF) went in. The transmission shifts smoother now, especially on hurried gear changes such as dropping a few gears to pass.


Nice!
Posted By: dubie2003

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/12 12:59 AM

4qts of MaxLife in an 07 Frontier with the 5A thus a D/F.
Posted By: Winterpeg

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/12/12 05:55 PM

10 Qts. Petro Canada Dex VI (complete system flush) and
new filter at 92,000 kM. Manual says for my driving style
I don't have to change fluid,i say b.s.
Shop charged $129.99,its cheap insurance,i'll do it in another 90,000 km.Trans shifts great.
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/15/12 04:04 AM

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT with 66,870 miles.

Drained 3.5 quarts old fluid. This fluid was very dark. My family purchased the vehicle Certified Pre-Owned with 37,000 miles on it from Honda in 2005. I assumed the fluid was changed out at 30k miles (to follow the owner's manual). Judging by the condition of the fluid and the amount of metal filing-sludge on the drain bolt magnet I wouldn't be surprised if this was the factory fill.

Filled with 3.5 quarts of Honda CVT fluid. Drove 20 miles mixed city/highway, then drained 3.5 quarts again. Fluid looked much clearer and transmission was quite a bit smoother. There used to be a shudder when accelerating from a stop and sometimes accelerating from under 30 MPH. The shudder is significantly diminished after this drain and fill.

Filled with another 3.5 quarts of Honda CVT fluid. Shudder/vibration is nearly gone. I'll probably do one more drain and fill in another few hundred miles.

Total cost was $48.16
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/22/12 11:00 PM

04 Escape 116k

3.5 quarts out.. 3 quarts Castrol Mercon V and a whole bottle of Lubeguard Red back in.
Posted By: blakegeo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/27/12 12:53 AM

2004 Lincoln Town Car. 71148 miles, 8 qts Mercon V. R/R pan replace filter clean pan and magnet.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/27/12 10:01 PM

2003 Toyota Corolla; 97,000 miles.

-3.2qts Maxlife ATF
-6oz. Lubegard Red

Just a drain/fill. This is the 6th one the car's had. The fluid looks great when drained and the car shifts great! I will finally drop the pan and clean it on the next one.
Posted By: JMHC

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/29/12 02:26 PM

3 quart drain and fill on a 2009 RAV4 2.5 with Toyota WS.
Posted By: mshu7

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/12 12:08 AM

Complete trans flush via cooler lines. Also installed Hayden trans cooler.

Miles on trans oil: 30k
Miles on truck: 120k

Out: Valvoline Maxlife ATF
In: Valvoline Maxlife ATF & 20 oz. of Lubegard Red
Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/12 07:10 AM

Oh, forgot to mention...

OUT: Honda Genuine Type-II MTF (5k miles post clutch change)
IN: Amsoil Sychromesh MTF

92 Civic hatch...beautiful improvement.
Posted By: Miller88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/12 04:29 PM

Friend's 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe - sucked out 3 quarts of ... black stuff and put in 3 quarts of ST SPIII compatible.

Friend's 2000 Jeep Cherokee AW4 - Flushed 2 gallons through (until we were sure we got all of the [censored] out of the torque converter, dropped the pan and replaced the filter.
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/12/12 03:22 AM

98 BMW 328is. This is a GM transmission that specs Dex 3. It was rebuilt at 84k miles. Ever since the rebuild it had a slight vibration in second gear under mid-hard throttle.

The car currently has 113,840 miles, so the fluid had about 30k miles on it. It came out a little dark, but still red and didn't smell burnt.

I did a drain and fill of Valvoline Maxlife ATF (approximately 4qts was required). The vibration is gone and the shifts seem smoother. I'm guessing the trans shop didn't do the proper fill procedure leaving the transmission a quart low. cry
Posted By: MuzzleFlash40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/12/12 09:59 PM

The wifes 2004 Grand Marquis

70,072 miles
Motorcraft Trans filter & Castrol Mercon V fluid

I like this fluid, car shfts smooth.
Posted By: civicist

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/12/12 10:42 PM

factory fill to shell helix ultra 5w40
shell helix ultra 5w40 to ELF NFJ 75w80

Very satisfied with ELF mtf. Much better cold shifting and easy fast throws.
Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/13/12 07:57 AM

A while back now...:

1995 Nissan Maxima w/ 220k miles(1 owner car yay)

OUT: Unknown

IN: 1 gallon of Valvoline MaxLife ATF, filter change and further fluid conversion to follow
Posted By: racin4ds

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/16/12 11:41 AM

2001 VW Cabrio w/ 156000 miles

Out- Unknown, black, stinkin [censored] that didn't even look like ATF

In- 1 gallon Valvoline Maxlife with new filter!
Posted By: Nightmare

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/20/12 07:05 PM

6 quarts Amsoil ATF , drained via a Mityvac. Previously drained/added Mobil 1 ATF 6 quarts 8 months ago.

05 Taurus , 67,000 miles.
Posted By: cvx5832

Redline D4 ATF - 07/21/12 12:17 AM

2003 BMW 325Ci with ZF 5HP19, 90k miles

Out : Redline D4 ATF with ~37k miles. Fluid came out red, much like when it came in.
In : Redline D4 ATF, ~6.5 quarts. New filter and cleaned out the pan magnets.

It feels smoother, but that could all be in my head.
Posted By: BR549

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/21/12 02:04 AM

2005 Camry, drain and fill 4 qts Maxlife Dex-Merc

2006 Altima, drain and fill 6 qts Maxlife Dex-Merc
Posted By: Azeem

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/21/12 07:16 AM

95 F150 with very high mileage ,I took the gamble


out:unknown but still looked not bad

in: Certified"Sam's club brand" Mercon ,12 QTs

Still no difference in the shift quality for me but I feel better

that it has new fluid running
Posted By: wirelessF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/21/12 08:21 AM

New to me 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L

Drained 2.5qts of possibly original fluid

Refilled with Wolfs Head ATF and LG Red.

Planning to do a filter change and flush later.
Posted By: SOHCman

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/24/12 03:48 PM

97 F250, Mazda 5 speed manual.
Out: 4 quarts dark but still red ATF.
In: 4 quarts Amsoil ATF

Would this application benefit from lubeguard red like an auto does? My syncros have probably seen better days and some whine during gear engagement.
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/07/12 01:31 AM

Another drain and fill in my 98 328is Auto using Valvoline Maxlife ATF after about 830 miles since the first drain and fill. About 31k miles on this rebuilt trans and it seems to be running strong.
Posted By: blacklamb

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/07/12 06:19 AM

20120806 (today)

Front Diff- Schaeffers 75w90 3 quarts
Rear Diff- Schaeffers 75w90 4 quarts
Transmission (g-56)- Schaeffers ATF 7 quarts
Transfer Case- Schaeffers ATF 3 Quarts

Also Greased everything

The ALL ATF is going to get replaced with Schaeffers Superlube in the next few weeks I just got to find it.
Posted By: lubin it up

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/09/12 02:14 PM

Duradrive MV. This is my second time using this product currently have 251,000 miles on original 4T65E.
Posted By: Bgallagher

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/09/12 02:29 PM

05 Malibu

Full flush with Suepertech DEX VI and a bottle of lubeguard

05 Equinox

Drain and fill a month ago with Maxlife. Going to do another drain and fill with maxlife. Going to do a third and final this fall, this time adding a bottle of LGR.
Posted By: johnsmellsalot

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/10/12 02:27 AM

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Valvoline ATF+4 and a WIX filter
Posted By: ANGELRAMOS

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/12 12:31 AM

2004 Pt Cruiser 137k

Out: Unknown fluid unknown mileage

In: Peak Multivehicle ATF and new filter also installed new transmisson pan with drain plug will be draining now every 5k when engine oil is done and refilled
Posted By: N7Quarian

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/12 03:48 AM

Out: Castrol semi synthetic Dextron.

In: Valvoline Maxlife full synthetic.
Posted By: 95busa

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/12 09:35 AM

2004 mercury grand Marquis. 43k miles Castrol. Mercon V, ford filter, b&m transmission pan. Out- factory fill
Posted By: cutter

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/12 03:07 PM

00 celica gts

Out: ???? Dark brown something. Maybe 80w-90 dino gear oil?

In: 1 qt Redline Lightweight Shockproof, 1.4 qt Redline Superlight Shockproof


Difference? On a cold start this morning, I experienced NO stiffness, mush, or notchy shift action compared to what was in it before. On a 50 degree morning, it felt like the tranny was at operating temperatures.
Posted By: Burny

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/19/12 11:07 PM

02 Lexus GS300

Full flush using radiator coolant line. 12 qts Toyota T-IV. Rear diffy drained mobile 1 Syn 75-90 and filled with same. Also did brake fluid and plugs today.
Posted By: sprocketser

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/12 09:52 AM

05 Nissan SER Altima , 3 drop & fills .

Out Nissan Matic K
In Royal Purple Max ATF
Posted By: hsd

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/12 01:09 PM

2000 Accord 4 cyl with 150k on car, 30k since last dran, fill and filter install. Drained 3qts, flushed 1 more thru the cooling line and refilled with Maxlife. Also changed the Magenfine ATF filter. Opened up filter and it looked clean. Some build up on the filter magnet, about the same amount as the drain plug magnet.
Posted By: addyguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/26/12 11:37 PM

Had a 4-quart drain-and-fill done as a part of other work on my Tribute today at my work (CT). Added Motomaster 'multi-vehicle' ATF added. Tranny shifts much better now.
Posted By: AdamL

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/06/12 11:42 PM

2010 outback, factory fill out as part of 30-month service, replaced 4.75 quarts, drain and fill, with beck arnley atf hp. Went great, will probably do another drain and fill at next oil change.
Posted By: SkaT

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/08/12 06:44 AM

1996 Honda Civic DX; 102,400 mi; 1 June 2012.
Drain 2.9 qt and refill with Redline D4.

1998 Honda Civic LX; 106,400 mi; 1 June 2012.
Drain 2.9 qt and refill with Redline D4.

Both cars now have a mix of mostly Redline D4 and some Honda ATF after two drain and refills. The 1996 (subjectively) shifts a little smoother.
Posted By: NateDN10

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/08/12 12:40 PM

2005 Cobalt manual transmission - Filled with Pennzoil Synchromesh. So far, feels the same as the Dexron III ATF that was in there previously.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/12 09:25 PM

1988 Cadillac brougham- 200R4 trans.
Out- unknown
In- ST Dex/Merc
Posted By: buster

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/12 11:01 PM

07 MZD 3 is now using MaxLife ATF
Posted By: SkaT

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/31/12 09:52 PM

2002 Toyota Rav4 2WD; 131,000 mi; 26 Oct 2012.
Did a drain (about 3.5 qt) and fill of original (?) ATF with Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc ATF. Will follow up with at least 2 more drain and fills over the next two months, and then once annually from here on out.
Posted By: SkaT

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/31/12 09:55 PM

2004 Toyota Corolla LE; 140,000 mi; 27 Oct 2012.
Did a drain (about 3.3 qt) and fill with Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc ATF. Will follow up with at least 2 more drain and fills over the next two months, and then once annually from here on out.
Posted By: GC4lunch

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/12 12:30 AM

2004 Mazda 6S wagon, 9.7 quarts total capacity including torque converter and integral fluid cooler, 85,000 miles. Three drain-and-fills (~3.5 qts each) on respectively October 1, October 15, and October 29, with about 200 driving miles in each of the two intervals between operations. Topped off with Red Line D4 the first two times, and with LubeGard red (10 oz.) and remainder Red Line D4 the third time.
Posted By: ChrisD46

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/12 11:26 AM

2010 Hyundai Elantra ATF drain & fill using Hyundai SPIII ATF which drained close to 3.5 qrts. . The ATF drain plug was a 17mm for reference...
Posted By: Bottom_Feeder

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/06/12 09:03 PM

2002 Toyota Corolla w/4-speed auto

Out: factory fill
In: Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc ATF
Result: shifts great, sounds better, glad I did it

2001 Subaru Impreza w/5-speed manual

Out: factory fill
In: Valvoline High Performance dino
Result: grinds worse than factory stuff, wish I never bothered
Posted By: squareznboxez

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/06/12 10:39 PM

'98 Nissan Skyline R34 25GT (naturally aspirated) 4sp AT

Out: Unknown: prior to my ownership

In: Redline Hi-Temp ATF

Mileage on previous fill: 4000kms (fluids we supposedly changed during the car's compliance when first imported - I did a fluid and filer overhaul when i picked it up)

Impression: no noticable difference, operation was smooth and seamless through gears - thinking of moving to Amsoil on my next fill @ 30,000km/20,000mi OCI


'04 Subaru Forester SG9 XT (turbo) 5MT

Out: Unknown: prior to my ownership

In: NEO Platinum 75w-90HD

Mileage on previous fill: 30,000km / 20,000mi

Impression: noticeably smoother when gearbox was at operating temperature - will try Amsoil for my next fill
Posted By: aquariuscsm

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/07/12 03:45 AM

Amsoil MTG a few years ago and never looked back.
Posted By: V1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/08/12 03:33 PM

2004 Mazda 6, 5-speed MT
Redline MT-90

I've been using MT-90 for almost the entire life of the vehicle. About 140k on the clock now. This last fill got about 4yrs/50k miles on it. When I got the UOA results, the TAN came back acidic, but wear numbers were excellent.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/11/12 04:04 PM

Drained the trans pan and refilled with 3 qts.

Out: M1 ATF

In: M1 ATF
Posted By: supercity

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/23/12 04:17 AM

1995 Fiat Coupe 16VT

Out: Fuchs Titan Gear GL-4 75w90
In: Penrite SIN Manual Trans GL-4 75w85
Posted By: Darren270

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/23/12 05:05 AM

1997 Dodge Ram 1500. 46RE Automatic Trans.

Out: ATF+4 (Unknown brand. Shop fill after rebuild.)

In: Valvoline ATF+4
Posted By: MuzzleFlash40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/23/12 12:13 PM

2006 Mercury Grand Marquis

Out - Maxlife

In - Castrol Mercon V

72,757
Posted By: Saumil

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/27/12 06:56 AM

2006 Mits Lancer 2.0

Out: valvoline ATF+4 (45,000 miles)

In: valvoline max life
@
72,000
Posted By: KrisZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/27/12 12:25 PM

2003 Ford Focus ZX5 manual gearbox.
Out original manual transmission oil, most likely Motorcraft Synthetic Gear oil with about 84k miles.

In, Motorcraft synthetic manual transmission oil.
Posted By: nthach

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/28/12 12:39 AM

1991 Lexus LS400 -
Out - Valvoline MaxLife
In - Castrol Import MV
Posted By: JPP

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/12 01:30 AM

2002 Silverado 1500 4WD

Rear Diff. Mobil1 75W90 (I have the drain plug!)
Transfer Case Maxlife ATF (what a PITA to fill)
Front Diff. Valvoline Durablend 80W90

I am GTG for a few years now! LOL
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/03/12 02:21 AM

Just got done doing a fluid/filter change on the mother in law's 2001 Explorer with 175K on the factory fill.

Suprisingly, the fluid was relatively clean and the inside of the pan was far cleaner than I expected. The magnet only had a tiny amount of metal stuck to it. Refill was with Maxlife Dex/Merc.

Did the transfer case too, which was also the factory fill. That stuff came out about as black as drain oil from a diesel. Maxlife Dex/Merc went in here too.
Posted By: chevys10

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/08/12 12:28 AM

2008 Odyssey 45,000 miles

Z-1 out

DW-1 in

3x drain and fill. Last 3x drain and fill at 25,000 miles. Z-1 coming out looked fine. Small amount of fine metal sludge on magnetic drain plug. Haven't noticed any shifting difference.
Posted By: Klutch9

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/08/12 02:03 PM

2011 Fusion 23,500 miles:

Out: 6 quarts of Mercon LV and a little LGR

In: 4 quarts of Redline D6, 1 quart of Maxlife ATF

I think the trans was a little overfull initially, which is why 1 less quart went in than came out.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/09/12 12:34 PM

1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6 5 speed 136,450 miles
OUT: ? Probably not FF. The drain/refill plugs were burred
IN: Advanced Auto branded synthetic 75W-90 gear lube
NOTE: Greatly improved sound according to the vehicle's owner
Posted By: Nightmare

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/12 08:10 PM

Fluid still looks good , but--

5qts drained, via a Mityvac 7400

In- 5qts. Redline D4 ATF

I do a 5qt drain & fill about every 5000 miles...= roughly twice a year.
Posted By: JPP

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/12 09:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Nightmare
Fluid still looks good , but--

5qts drained, via a Mityvac 7400

In- 5qts. Redline D4 ATF

I do a 5qt drain & fill about every 5000 miles...= roughly twice a year.


Nightmare....... two questions. First is how do you like the Mityvac 7400? I would like one but have heard stories of leaks happening around the pump handle. I'm also looking at the 7201. Second... twice a year ATF drain and fill? Might that be overkill? Just wondering if once every year would be more than plenty.
Posted By: brave sir robin

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/12 10:32 PM

1968 Buick Electra. 157k miles on the original ST400 transmission.
11 qts total Dexron VI using home fluid exchange method.

The pan had about 3/16" of gunk at the bottom and the fluid was dark but not stinky. On cold morning the transmission had an almost powerglidelike whine on startup but since new fluid and filter the sound is gone.
Posted By: Nightmare

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/25/12 02:09 PM



Nightmare....... two questions. First is how do you like the Mityvac 7400? I would like one but have heard stories of leaks happening around the pump handle. I'm also looking at the 7201. Second... twice a year ATF drain and fill? Might that be overkill? Just wondering if once every year would be more than plenty. [/quote]

I use synthetic oil, and ATF. I haven't experienced any air leaks, or if there is one , it sure hasn't affected the suction. You will hear/feel air when you first start pumping, then when the vacuum process takes place, you just sit back. Works better on the atf drain vs the oil, but that could be the design of my car.

Is it overkill for the average person to do a drain & fill every 5000 miles? Maybe so. I have a 2005 Ford Taurus, 70,000 miles. Most all of my miles are city driven , short trips.
Taurus's weak point are the tranny, however if you keep clean fluid, then 150k-200k is not out of the question.

Twice a year i do a drain, but this last time I noticed the fluid was still cherry red. Will probably back off to once a year. I used reg Mercon V until I had a clean tranny, then the last 3 times I have used Mobil1, Amsoil, and this time Redline.

The 7400 model has given me zero problems in the 2 years i have had it, and we are talking about 7 oil changes and 6 tranny drain & fills.
Posted By: JPP

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/25/12 05:50 PM

Thanks for the info!
I am still trying to decide which one to get.
Two of my four vehicles don't have tranny drain plugs
and the mityvacs looks so easy to use. Have you ever tried
to suck the coolant out of the radiator with that thing?
Thanks,

JP
Posted By: Nightmare

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/26/12 07:36 AM

Originally Posted By: JPP
Thanks for the info!
I am still trying to decide which one to get.
Two of my four vehicles don't have tranny drain plugs
and the mityvacs looks so easy to use. Have you ever tried
to suck the coolant out of the radiator with that thing?
Thanks,

JP



I have used it to suck out the power steering fluid, took about 20 seconds. I have not used it on my radiator, basically because of my design of the radiator, plus I have a iron block, so I had it flushed & filled @ the dealer.

Also i have never taken my mityvac apart, as some do. I have never even cleaned it. I turn it upside down and drain it the best I can. Also when it gets cold, around 40degrees, my vac is stored in the house, along with the hoses. I just put the hoses in a large trash bag, and the vac is stored in the original box.

I am guessing that people who have problems may let their vac get cold/freezing temps, or when they take it apart, the torque of the screws could be off, etc.- when putting it back together. And I have used nothing but synthetic fluids, and no problems with seals.
Posted By: blakegeo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/26/12 03:16 PM

2004 Lincoln Town car--71,148 miles. Removed and cleaned pan and magnet. Replaced filter and 8 qts of Mercon V. No drain plug on torque converter. There was one on my '97.
Posted By: ClutchDisc

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/13 03:59 AM

2001 Chevy S-10 2.2L 5-speed manual 78,600 miles, 3 quarts Redline MTL.
Posted By: TallPaul

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/13 04:41 AM

2001 Ford Ranger 2.3L 5 speed manual: Changed out the factory fill and installed Redline MTL around 66,000 miles.
Posted By: zerosoma

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/02/13 02:29 AM

I guess I never posted in this thread.

My Hyundai got a partial change with Valvoline Max Life ATF around September. Shifts really nice now and I'm glad I did it.
Posted By: gathermewool

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/05/13 02:04 AM

17k miles: Motul Gear 300

57k miles: Redline 75W90 NS

I only changed it yesterday, but the cold-shifting crunchiness seems to have been mostly taken care of. Only time will tell if any gains are to be had.

FWIW, there wasn't much of a change in shifting between the factory fill and the extremely expensive Motul.
Posted By: zmelli

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/06/13 02:32 AM

91 Accord 5-Speed 53000 Miles 2 Qts Honda (IDEMITSU) MTF. The shifting was starting to feel knotchy in the cold. Smoothed it right up. I change the MTF every 3rd oil change.
Posted By: JPP

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/07/13 08:52 PM

2004 Trailblazer. 131,000 miles.

Mityvac out 3 1/2 qts. Replaced with Maxlife ATF.
Drove several miles and spent some time going into reverse as well.

Repeated the above process.

JP
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/08/13 03:39 AM

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
2.2 ecotec and 5 speed manual transmission
100,000 Miles

Out: factory fill???? Dark and old looking.
In: Valvoline Maxlife ATF

So far shifts great!
Posted By: demarpaint

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/08/13 05:02 AM

2000 Buick Century, pan drop filter change, refill with MaxLife. Drive, extract via fill tube, refill, repeat 3 times. Exchange a total of 3 gallons, refilling with ML. Add LG Red and I'm GTG.
Posted By: ABerns

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/13/13 04:45 PM

2011 Chevy Traverse, drain and fill at 41k miles. Old fluid was a little darker, but not bad (not that color is an indicator). Replaced with Valvoline Dex VI.
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/17/13 02:52 AM

2002 Subaru WRX Wagon 4-speed auto @ 150,874 miles

I did a drain and fill (about 4 quarts) with Maxlife ATF.

The fluid came out dark red (but not black). I had done a drain and fill at about 125,000 miles with a new spin-on filter (I wish more transmissions had this!)

At around 90k miles it had a complete flush.

I will have about 500-1,000 miles put on the car, then I will do another drain and fill with a new filter.

I took a sample to send to Blackstone for a UOA
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/19/13 07:08 PM

2007 Fusion AWD-Aisin Warner F21 6 speed trans
drained just over 3.5qts of T-IV and refilled with Valvoline MaxLife ATF. Old stuff was brown, new stuff bright red. Last drained and filled just under 12K ago with T-IV and LGR.
Posted By: JPP

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/20/13 03:05 AM

2002 Silverado 1500 4x4 91,800 miles

Mityvac out 4 qts

Refilled with Valvoline DEXRON III/Mercon

JP
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/13 12:11 AM

2006 GM Express 3500 van 4.8L Dropped and cleaned the pan, cleaned the magnet and replaced filter. This was the filthiest pan and fluid I have ever seen. Added Supertech ATF. This is the first pan drop I have ever done where no fluid came out when removing the pan. Level indicator calls for DEXIII and showing overfilled after only 6L. Wrong indicator installed? Shifting ok...so far.
Posted By: Loobed

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/13 03:40 AM



Dropped pan and changed filter. 5.5 quarts of Castrol Dex 6

102,*** miles
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/13 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: GSCJR
This is the first pan drop I have ever done where no fluid came out when removing the pan. Level indicator calls for DEXIII and showing overfilled after only 6L. Wrong indicator installed? Shifting ok...so far.
shocked2
Posted By: e40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/22/13 05:18 AM

2005 Sienna 160k miles, unknown miles on ATF.

Extracted 4 quarts with Pella extractor, then poured in 4 new quarts. Ran van with hose from return line to bucket to eject 3 quarts at a time and refill pan, until I ran 12 quarts through the system. (12 out, 12 in)

I used Mystik Syn Blend ATF from Farm and Fleet, $4.29/qt.

http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/620...ml#.UP4itieEt8E
Posted By: HM12460

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/23/13 09:03 PM

Ford Motorcraft in my 2004 F-150.
Posted By: LineArrayNut

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/24/13 08:15 PM

'94 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2L (318 CID) Limited 4WD transfer case. RedLine D4 - it's what I had, used all the other ATF in my S10 that eats trans fluid. Was concerned about leakage, seemed to be ok ~1.5qt out ~1.5 qt in. SeaSense pump made it a breeze.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/30/13 11:22 PM

97 Malibu 2.4L - Approx. 6.5L of Formula Shell ATF
Posted By: Hyde244

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/01/13 02:17 AM

Dropped the pan and swapped the filter.

2007 Ford Focus 4 Speed Automatic
63,000 miles

Out - OEM Motorcraft Mercon V | 7 Quarts
In - Castrol Mercon V | 7 Quarts
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/01/13 05:28 AM

Did a drain/fill on the '03 Corolla yesterday.

-3.25qts Amsoil ATF.

Car is at 115K miles, still has original filter. Although I've heard this filter is more of a mesh material. Plan on 2 more drain/fills with Amsoil and dropping the pan/changing the filter on the last drain/fill.
Posted By: Geauxtiger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/01/13 03:40 PM

2006 Honda Odyssey
204,000 mi
Original transmission !!

Previous fill: Honda Z1 (van was at dealer for a brake recall, so I let them do the transmission drop/fill while they had it)
New fill: Maxlife ATF; 3 drop/fills over a few week period; added 1 can of lubeguard red on last fill.

After ~20kmi on the Z1 fill, tranny began getting the well documented shudder in the 30-40mph ballpark under very light throttle. After first drop/fill with maxlife, there was a ~90% reduction in shudder episodes. By the time I did the 3rd drop/fill and added the lubeguard red, I am guessing 98% cure of the shudder. When/if the van needs to go back to dealer for another issue, I will inquire about getting the re-flash that moves shift points up by 200rpm or so to supposedly eliminate the shudders.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/24/13 08:46 PM

2006 Montego with AW-F21 6 speed
120,438 miles.
Drained factory T-IV(3.6 qts) and filled with MaxLife ATF.
Posted By: cbenjes

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/25/13 11:17 AM

2011 VW GTI 6sp with 50K miles. 2.5L of Redline MTL. All my MT vehicles (Wrangler, New Beetle and GTI) now run MTL and all shift very smoothly.
Posted By: Trav

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/25/13 12:11 PM

Did a line off on a Subaru 4 EAT with Amsoil ATF and OEM filter/screen.
I ran 10 qts (a 2.5 gallon jug) though it. Tranny had no issues but a positive difference is noticeable.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/02/13 05:32 PM

Did the 2nd of 3 drain/fills on the Corolla with Amsoil ATF. Will do the 3rd next weekend. Trans is shifting very well.
Posted By: Oldasco

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/03/13 10:32 PM

Same thing here. Did the 2nd of 3 drain/fills on a 2005 Kia Sedona van with about 150,000 miles. 4 1/2 quarts dropped at a time. Plan on doing 3rd and last next weekend. Super easy job...first time fluid was ever changed in the vehicle. Using Eneos ATF Type SP @ $4.29/qt. from NAPA.
Posted By: Alaskanmont

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/04/13 01:20 AM

2009 Mazda 3 Auto (4 Speed) 40,500 miles

Drain & fill with Mazda M-V(5) Transmission Fluid
Posted By: Sunnyinhollister

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/04/13 11:05 PM

On my 2010 F150 I dropped the pan, replaced it with one from Performance Automatic which has a drain plug, an extra three quarts capacity, and it comes with a dip stick. Put in 6.5 quarts of Mercon LV.

On the new to me 1998 Jeep Wrangler with 120k on the clock, drained the old oil and put in Redline MT90. Transfer case got some new ATF+4 and changed the PS fluid differential fluids
Posted By: ArtDart

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/04/13 01:36 AM

09 Hyundai Accent 46k
Drain/Fill
2 qts Eneos SP ATF
10 oz Lubegard Red
.
Also, Drain/Fill PSF
12oz Hyundai PSF-4 + 4oz Lubegard PSF protectant
Posted By: m37charlie

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/04/13 01:52 AM

Originally Posted By: ledslinger
I "need" some pics of the Unimog.
My Unimog

Charlie
Posted By: LotI

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/05/13 11:35 AM

2005 MINI Cooper S(R53) Aisin GA6F21WA automatic 7600 miles.

~4 qts Red Line D4 ATF by draining pan and torque converter.
Factory T-IV/3309 fluid was bright red and very clean at almost 8 years old.
Posted By: Brybo86

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/07/13 05:19 AM

2008 Accord EXL sedan 2.4l Auto
Got car at 32k
Drained and filled x2 with Amsoil ATF
then at 60000 I drained the ATF x1 and filled with Amsoil ATF.
Currently has 71k
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/07/13 07:52 PM

2007 Ford F-150 5.4; brother's truck:

-4.5qts Supertech Mercon V(only did pan drop/fill)
-12 oz LG Red

Truck has 86,XXX miles, this was the first time trans has been touched.
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/13 08:56 AM

137,497 miles - complete change with Mercon V at the dealer.

This is the 5th full fluid change the truck has had, original filter, pan has never been off.
Posted By: badtlc

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/13 02:00 PM

Redline MTL now in the Skyactiv 3.
Posted By: davebarnum

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/13 02:15 PM

1998 Honda Prelude w/"SportShift"
146k

drained about .5 qt of something. It was nice and black.
filled w/3 qts of Honda DW-1. (AT fluid)

...not my car...
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/13 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By: davebarnum
1998 Honda Prelude w/"SportShift"
146k

drained about .5 qt of something. It was nice and black.
filled w/3 qts of Honda DW-1. (AT fluid)

...not my car...
you drained a half quart and refilled with 3???
Posted By: MinamiKotaro

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/13 07:20 PM

2001 Saturn SL1 sedan, 150k and change

Out: 6 qts factory fill, factory spin-on filter

In: 6qts AAP DexIII/M (made by WPP), AC Delco spin-on filter
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/13 11:21 PM

2011 Prius. 59k.

Out: Toyota ATF-WS, 28k miles
In: Toyota ATF-WS.

This "transaxle" takes just under 4 qt for a complete fluid service.
Posted By: kwijibo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/14/13 01:54 PM

2004 Explorer flushed by dealer at 30,000 and 60,000. Transmission died at 68,000. Rebuilt by local trans shop and filled with after market fluid. Flushed by another trans shop at 92,000, filled with Amsoil and shifts smoother then before.
Posted By: Redpatches

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/15/13 04:39 PM

2007 Honda Odyssey Touring w/80,000 miles. Did a 3X Drain and fill with a drive cycle in between. Used only Honda ATF DW-1 (3 Quarts per change).Bought the car as Certified Used Honda, but could not tell if any ATF change had ever been done. 1st change was very dark but was nice and clear by number 3
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/17/13 09:13 PM

jeep liberty with the 42rle

still under warranty with no drain plug or dipstick.
suctioned out 3 quarts and replaced with atf+4. i then used a homemade dipstick to check the fluid after i replaced 3 quarts. mike
Posted By: bigblumer

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/21/13 07:32 PM

Transmission pan drain and fill in the Kia Optima.

Out: 4.5qts Kia SpIII
In: 4.5 qts of Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle in

So far, there has been no difference in the way it shifts, which is a good thing. The transmission has been shifting perfectly, and I didn't want anything to change that. So far, so good.
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/27/13 10:25 PM

2009 Ford Fusion 3.0L V6
29,500 miles
Drained 7k mile Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle and installed the correct Mobil ATF 3309. Did 4 drains, 3 quarts each. The transmission operates much better than it did on the Castrol.
Posted By: Pablo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/13 01:37 PM

OUT: 4 qts from 2006 Honda Ody AT with 90%+ Amsoil ATF. 120K on fluid since starting the the drain and fills at 5000 miles, about every other oil change or in between, but last drain and fill was over a year ago. Fuild was nearly as clear deep red as it went in. Interestingly Amsoil ATF does not stink as bad used as it does new. (I find this odd)
IN: 4 qts of Amsoil ATF (by now there is just a little original ATF in there)
Posted By: moss

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/13 06:46 PM

1997 MB E320. Almost 231,000 miles. Drain 3.5L from pan and 3.5L from torque converter, change filter. Refill with 7L of Redline D4. No change in shifting, still smooth as brand new.
Posted By: charlesb2003

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/13 12:05 AM

2001 Honda Civic LX automatic, drain and fill plus added Hayden stacked plate transmission cooler (similar to B&M) and Magnefine inline filter.

Out: 4 quarts of dark red unknown fluid that was in there when I bought the car used with a rebuilt transmission last May and a bottle of Lubegard Red.

In: 3 quarts of Valvoline MaxLife and one quart of Mobil 1 ATF.

I couldn't be happier! Shifts are much more positive but not at all harsh, and I can feel the torque converter locking up like it should.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/13 01:41 AM

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer (Brother's car):

-4.25qts Maxlife ATF
-8oz. LG Red

191,800 miles. Trans fluid was in ok shape, but trans exhibits a 2-3 harsh shift/slip. Poor maintenance history.
Posted By: LazyPrizm

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/02/13 12:16 AM

2002 Chevrolet Prizm, 160619 Miles
38,000 miles on previous fill

+4qts Proline Dexron III ATF (Pep Boys brand)

Pan dropped, magnets cleaned and filter replaced. Everything was still shiny inside -- the only part of the car that still looks new!
Posted By: Thermo1223

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/02/13 03:26 PM

3rd Drain & fill on the VW

Used Maxlife the first 2 times, gave the Valvoline Import a try this time. Added a bottle of Lubeguard red as well. Shifting better & better everytime. I can't imagine there is much old fluid left. I finally think the trq convertor clutch isn't shuddering anymore.

Also did a drain & fill on the Forester with Subaru ATF-HP, thought it might improve shifting a bit. Can't really tell but hey new fluid is better!

3qts. Valvoline + Lubeguard Red on the VW

4qts. Subaru ATF-HP on the Forester
Posted By: addyguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/09/13 05:14 PM

2003 Mazda Tribute V-6 w/CD4E:

3.5 quarts ST Mercon, and 11oz (350ml) Gunk Trans Seal (got it on clearance...figured couldn't hurt)
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/12/13 06:19 PM

2008 CRV, 127k

Third AT service (prev serviced at 35k and 114k)

3.3 qt of Genuine Honda ATF DW-1 and a new crush washer.
Posted By: tommygunn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/12/13 07:34 PM

1998 Honda Civic automatic B4RA

Mag 1 Synthetic Low-Viscosity ATF (equivalent to DW1)
Posted By: exploreco

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/19/13 03:04 AM

2007 Honda Pilot

Drain and Fill 69,670 miles. About 30,000 since last changed. Out Honda Z1 in Honda DW1.
Posted By: Highline9

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/19/13 04:56 AM

out
jeep napa atf4 hyundai amsoil universal

in
supertech tractor fluid both
Posted By: SOHCman

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/13 02:33 PM

97 F250 ZF5

Out: pennzoil synchromesh.

In: Redline MT-90
Posted By: StevieBoy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/13 07:45 PM

Filter & 5qts fluid replaced with NAPA brand @ 38k mi.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/02/13 01:21 AM

2003 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T

SuperTech ATF and Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc

60/40 brew
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/08/13 01:09 AM

2006 Ford Focus 2.0L

SuperTech ATF 3.5L
Premium Guard filter
Posted By: ARB1977

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/08/13 02:04 PM

30K since my last change of DW1 and also changed the filter. Slightly over filled, oh well.
Posted By: pocketchange

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/08/13 03:12 PM

Greetings All,

Recently serviced my A8, F150 & Ram w/Eaton FSO6406A.

A8.. AmsOil Syntec ALLISON Spec ATF and a qt of Kz33
F150.. AmsOil Syntec ALLISON Spec ATF and a qt of Kz33
Didn't flush... only drain and change the filter (OEM)
Eaton FSO6406A.. AmsOil 50 gear lube and a qt of Kz33

Kz33.. used in everything (engine & diff) for twenty years
including the T400 in my 76mm Turbo S2 V6 Buick Regal
(if I can afford C16).
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/08/13 07:07 PM

Out; Red Line D4, In; 4 quarts of Red Line MTL.
Posted By: Jordan_FX4

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/09/13 02:24 AM

2004 Ford F-150 4R75W transmission.
5 qt. pan drop.

Out: Amsoil Universal ATF

In: Royal Purple Max ATF
Posted By: babyivan

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/10/13 06:00 PM

Filter/pan drop done last Friday I replaced the lost fluid with Castrol dex/merc.

Good news is, the mechanic tells me that it's been done before on my car. The PO told me he never did it; I guess the PPO must've done a service at one time.

Fluid looked good, no metal in the pan!
Posted By: OVERKILL

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/10/13 08:11 PM

Transmission and differential fluid change in the M5.

Transmission:
Out: OEM BMW transmission lube
In: Pentosin MTF-2 75w-80 transmission oil

Differential:
Out: OEM BMW differential fluid
In: AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-140 synthetic gear lube
Posted By: demarpaint

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/10/13 08:18 PM

Accumulator kit installation in 2000 Buick Century. Maxlife ATF and LG red.
Posted By: MuzzleFlash40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/15/13 12:08 PM

The Wifes 2004 Mercury. Pan drop with a Napa filter and Castrol Mercon V fluid.
Posted By: WiskyBadger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/20/13 02:21 AM

2006 Silverado pan drop napa filter and Valvoline Dex 6
Posted By: Stelth

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/04/13 10:23 PM

Out: unknown brownish-looking glop
In: Wolf's Head Universal Synthetic, Lubegard Red

'91 Toyota 4Runner. Changed thru drain plug, filter is semi-permanent.
Posted By: R2d2

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/04/13 10:53 PM

Drain an fill Accord in sig, Honda DW-1 3.8 quarts.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/13 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Stelth
Changed thru drain plug, filter is semi-permanent.
how did you force new fluid up the drain plug?
Posted By: Stelth

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/13 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: dwcopple
Originally Posted By: Stelth
Changed thru drain plug, filter is semi-permanent.
how did you force new fluid up the drain plug?


Ha. Guess I asked for that. To clarify, I drained the fluid by removing the drain plug, and refilled thru the dipstick tube.
Posted By: PhillyJoe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/13 03:36 PM

Changed the AT fluid in daughter's '03 Civic yesterday. Boy it that an easy DIY project. All you need is a 3/8" ratchet and a drain pan. ( A youtube video shows how easy).
Took out 3 qts. dark brown fluid, replaced with 3 qts. DW-1. First drain and fill with 84,500 miles. I'm so ashamed. I'll do another D&F in about 1,000 miles to try and catch up.
Posted By: Bgallagher

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/13 05:46 PM

05 Malibu -
Out: ST D/M
In: ST D/M and a new filter.

Supertech's AT fluid works like a charm for the vehicle. Smooth and crisp shifts
Posted By: Bottom_Feeder

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/13 06:24 PM

2001 Subaru Impreza RS, transaxle and rear diff

Out: The Valvoline High Performance dino I put in last fall

In: What I should have used, Subaru Extra-S

No more 1st gear synchro issues now.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/13 12:38 AM

1988 Cadillac Brougham- 307 4bbl w/ 200R4 119.6k miles

Replaced the 2 qts in pan with 2 new qts of ST D/M
Posted By: TechnoLoGs

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/13 01:07 AM

1995 Ford Taurus GL, 3.0L Vulcan V6, AX4N Trans

184,039: Added 1qt. Royal Purple Max ATF
~183,000: Exchanged 1 gallon of the old via siphon with 1 gallon Supertech D3/M, $11.97 gallon jug.

Added LGR and Seafoam Trans-Tune as well.
Posted By: Brule

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/18/13 07:14 PM

2010 Nissan Frontier 4.0 V6 - 5spAT - 69K

Drain and Fill Only
3+ quarts Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc Synthetic

[MaxLife claims it's Nissan Matic S compatible...I hope.]

Will be doing a simple drain and fill @ 80K and 90K...if I still own truck by then.
Posted By: Thermo1223

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/18/13 09:59 PM

Dad's 2000 Grand Caravan 138k miles

Out: I assume circa 2000 ATF+3
In: 4 qts. ATF+4 & new filter

Grey clutch goop looked like mortar mix.
Posted By: SXE10

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/18/13 11:49 PM

'99 Toyota Altezza RS200 6MT

Out: Redline MT-90 75w-90 (@30K mi)

In: TRD/Motul Gear Competition 75w-140

Doing a bit of an experiment with this one to get some feedback for the lads at Motul NZ. So far it's proving to be surprisingly drivable when cold. On the sub 10C/50F mornings its a bit stiff for the first few miles, but when its hot its amazingly smooth. Motul makes some quality products thats for sure.

Posted By: Stelth

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/19/13 04:37 PM

2001 GMC Savana 1500 work van 4l60e
Out: ugly glop
In: Wolf's Head Universal Synthetic and Lucas Transmission stuff, new filter
Posted By: exploreco

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/20/13 02:01 PM

2004 Toyota Camry

Drain and Fill

Out Toyota T4

In Toyota T4

33,991 miles since last service. Toyota dealer has always done a flush. I am going to start doing a drain and fill about every 15k to 30k. I think that should be a good interval. Fluid isn't dirty or burnt.
Posted By: LargeCarManX2

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/20/13 02:29 PM

2006 Chevy Uplander 3.5 with Auto Transmission.

Every 50K Valvoline Dex VI. Next OC in 2K @ 150K
Posted By: imsrywsntlstning

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/28/13 03:54 PM

Drain and fill-2006 Nissan Pathfinder 80,000 mi

Out with 4.1qts of FF (Nissan matic J I assume,pretty dark)

In with Matic S.

Very noticeable difference. The change from Park-Reverse-Neutral-Drive is nearly undetectable.
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/28/13 07:56 PM

Dropped the pan on the 05 3500 Chevy Chassis with 6.0L/4L80E combo 27k. What a royal pain thankfully the last time since I put in a drain plug. Reused the factory gasket.

Out I'm guessing Factory Fill

In - Valvoline Maxlife 7.5+ quarts.. not sure if it's full yet. The book list 7.7 quarts. It's on a slight incline hoping that's what it is.
Posted By: gregoron

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/29/13 08:48 AM

Drained out VW 060 for Redline MT-90. I was experiencing notchy and crunching 1st gear when hot with the OEM MTF for my 2000 VW Jetta hence I went with the thicker 75W90 of the RL.
Posted By: ikarus1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/31/13 02:52 PM

2003 Toyota Tacoma reg. cab 5spd manual 4x4. 99,000 miles

Changed out what I believe was the factory fluid for Redline Racing Oil's Shockproof lightweight. Specs call for 75w90 GL4.
I was experiencing notchy shifts. Also changed out the transfer case which specs 75w90. This stuff is awesome in gear cases.

No more notchiness and I expect I'll change it in 50K miles.

Also had a pint left over so I dumped it into left-over partial gallon of cheap supertech 80W90 syn blend and pumped that into both axles. Synthetics/synblend for less than $75 4WD service.
Posted By: JohnnyO

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/01/13 11:46 PM

Just had a rebuilt 5 speed put in my son's Mustang. Gave the shop Redline D4 to put in it. Seems smooth enough.
Posted By: cutter

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/04/13 01:31 AM

My mom's 1993 Camry 5sfe auto. Used a hydro-turf fluid extractor and pulled 3 quarts out, 4.4 qt is the capacity, so a decent amount. Fluid was grayish, faintly red/purple, has never been changed in 160k of its life. Added in 3qts of valvoline maxlife dex/merc.
Posted By: BMWTurboDzl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/08/13 04:30 PM

50k miles on a ZF 6hp.

Completed an oil change per ZF recommendation using LifeGuard 6 ATF, new pan / filter and mechtronics sleeve).

Hope it helps come resale.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/22/13 11:59 AM

Do transfer cases count?
Drain & Fill '97 f-150 transfer case
49,800 original miles (yes, 3,110 per year)
2 qt. Feels better than with 16 year old FF.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/22/13 12:26 PM

Hello, Forgot to tell you....Dex/Merc in T. case as well as transmission.

The 1997 Ford owner's manual still used the word MERCON transmission fluid. K.
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/24/13 08:52 PM

2000 Saturn SC2 "Red Hot" 5-Speed

Out: Whatever the previous owner had in.

In: Amsoil ATF

Shifts nice...



Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/20/13 09:13 PM

2012 Honda Civic 10K miles:

Did a drain/fill with Amsoil Low-Viscosity ATF. Magnet had quite a bit of break in material, fluid looked decent though.

Shifting doesn't seem much different, maybe a touch smoother with the Amsoil.
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/20/13 11:16 PM

Just drained out some Redline Lightweight Shockproof from my Hyundai genesis Coupe 6 sp mt. Put in 2.2L Redline MTL.

That Shockproof is the stickiest lube I've seen for manuals. I filled with the MTL and drove for 400 miles, drained it and you could hardly tell any red MTL was in it. The Shockproof is aqua colored. It was thinner but still greenish.
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/13 12:23 AM

drain and fill 3 1/8 quarts from a 2003 sierra 4l60e.
filled with supertech dex III.
i will (in the future) change the filter when i clean the fluid up!
Posted By: pocketchange

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/13 04:31 PM

99' Audi Quattro D2/A8 4.2L V8 (133K/Annual Service)
Engine.. AmsOil 10W-30 w/1 Qt. Kz33 (PAO/PTFE Lubricant Enhancer)
ZF Transmission in same.. AmsOil TorqueDrive w/1 Qt. Kz33 (PAO/PTFE LE)
Dropped trans pan for check, clean as a pin FWIW.
Differentials.. AmsOil Gear Lube

No issues over the last 2 years I have been owner of this A8.

The only reason i did not use NEO was their less than positive customer relations and attitude (Stinks/IMO).

Posted By: andyd

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/22/13 10:12 PM

Completely drained the Mercon out of the M5OD in the Rat in '12, less than 3k ago. Added a pint when I changed the oil last month. It is an old Ford, if things didn't leak, they would be empty. laugh
Posted By: Olive1465

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/24/13 02:22 PM

2000 Silverado 5.3 Z71 157000
Out: Whatever previous owner had in it
In: Supertech Dex/Mec
Results: The shift quality is a little better. I don't think the previous owner ever changed it. I wondering if i should run it for a couple thousand miles then change it again and maybe switch to maxlife
Posted By: addyguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/24/13 05:13 PM

2003 Mazda Tribute V-6 w/CD4E.

Drained out about 4 quarts, and replaced with 3.6 quarts of Brad Penn 'IIIH' Dex/Merc fluid;, and .4 quart (350ml) bottle of Gunk Trans-medic.

Fluid was in good shape, but seemed to be a fair amount of gunk on the magnetic plug. Just trying to nurse this one along for another year or so...we'll see!
Posted By: PhillyJoe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/24/13 05:20 PM

2002 Pontiac Grand Am 2.2 ecotec, 90,036 miles, daughter's car.

Trans fluid & filter last changed at dealer at 60,000 when it was in for something else.

First time dropping the pan after watching the YT videos. There were 10 8mm bolts, gasket was in great shape, (don't know if dealer changed that or not) 7 3/4 qts came out, 7 3/4 qts. Maxlife syn. merc/dex back in. This is one of those no dipstick engines so I just replaced what came out.
I was surprised that the old fluid looked almost as dark as used motor oil.
Posted By: artificialist

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/13 01:21 AM

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart with ~30,000 miles.
OUT: Factory fill and factory oil filter. They call it Dia-Queen SSTF-1
IN: Ravenol fully synthetic DCTF and a new OEM oil filter. I got the fluid from Blauparts and the filter on eBay.

The car doesn't drive any differently, but I feel good having done the service. One thing that really annoyed me is that this car has no dipstick, instead it has 2 fill plugs that are buried under the airbox, and require the removal of:
The airbox
One vacuum switching valve
The connector and cable to the MAF
The hose from the BOV back into the intake
and the bracket that holds the shift cable in place.

Seems like they were so focused on the basic Lancer models, that they didn't take the time to think of the high performance ones.
Posted By: yesthatsteve

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/13 01:41 AM

Cooler line exchange on the Odyssey at 240k on Sunday.

OUT: Maxlife & Lubegard Red
IN: Maxlife & Lugegard Platinum

After a few days, my wife prefers the shift feel of the LG Platinum.
Posted By: BrandonVA

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/13 03:22 PM

2002 escape 4x4 - 150k

out mercon- in AMSOIL


night and day difference. now it will shift into overdrive on the freeway...
Posted By: jhMalibu

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/13 05:16 PM

First drain through drain bolt. No pan drop/filter change. 2012 Mazda 2 Auto. 8100 miles on fluid.

Out: 2.5 qts of factory fill (Mazda MV)
In: 2.5 qts of Valv Import Multi Vehicle Full Syn.

I'll be [censored] if anyone tells me that MV is a good fluid.

Pics:


Posted By: PhillyJoe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/13 05:19 PM

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 110,650 miles.

Out: GM fluid when it was serviced at the dealer at 65,000 miles. (Car was getting a trans solenoid replaced under warranty.)

Checked the level warm, flat service, fluid was at the high side of the hash mark.

Put car on ramps,dropped pan, 20 bolts, drained 6 quarts out, pretty dark in color. Pan was pretty clean, some debris on magnet. Cleaned gasket, reused.

In: 6 quarts Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc synthetic. (Bought 8 since manual said drain and fill was 7.4 qts.

Took car for a drive , back in driveway, checked level warm, top of hash marks, went in to see end of football game.
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/16/13 03:13 AM


2002 Dodge Dakota 4x4 3.9 V6 42RE

Out: Castrol ATF+4, unknown trans filter from Advanceauto parts, Motorcraft FL1A spin on filter.

In: Supertech ATF+4, Wixfilter kit and Wix 51515 spin on filter.
Posted By: Anduril

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/16/13 03:22 AM

1999 Cavalier 3-speed (183k)
Out: Supertech Dex/Merc
In: Supertech Dex/Merc

Welded in a drain plug so this process will be a lot less messy next time
Posted By: AP9

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/20/13 01:12 AM

2000 Ford Explorer V6 4WD (5R55E auto)

Out: Roughly 2:1 mix of whatever Meineke put in when they flushed it; and Mag-1 full synthetic ATF
In: Castrol Transmax Mercon V + Magnefine inline filter
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/20/13 03:33 AM

2002 Ford Crown Vic PI 159k 4R70W
Out: Unknown.
In: 1st time: 9.5qts Kendall Mercon V + Magnefine
2nd time: 3.5qts Recovered fluid, 2.5qts Kendall, 3.5qts Castrol Transmax Mercon V.

Screwed up the JMod the first time around so I bought another 6qts of fluid, recovered what I could from the cooler line and redid it.
Posted By: pavelow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/20/13 10:22 AM

2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS 77K miles. 4L70E trans.

5qts of Castrol Dexron VI and a GM filter.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/26/13 06:10 PM

05 Honda Pilot - Formula Shell ATF
03 Volkswagen Jetta - Formula Shell ATF/Multi-vehicle ATF
Posted By: Boss302fan

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/27/13 05:05 PM

Maxlife ATF. Sucked out 6 quarts out of the Jaguar XJS and replaced with Maxlife. In a few weeks I'll do it again and maybe then add some Lubegard Red.
Posted By: 74DartSport

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/04/13 04:50 AM

04 Sebring GTC convertible, 170,460 miles, Mopar ATF +4 into NVG T850.
Posted By: max45

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/06/13 08:49 AM

honda civic 2000 lx 5-speed 296k miles. mtf 2 liters motul motyl-gear 10w-40 semi-synth
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/16/13 05:13 PM

2006 Montego
109197 miles
just under 4 qts drain and fill with MaxLife ATF
Posted By: buffalobob

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/19/13 04:13 AM

2010 ram 1500, 58k
545RFE
Napa filters,
7 qts valvoline atf4
Posted By: exploreco

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/22/13 05:51 PM

2007 Honda Pilot

Drain and Fill 4 qts of Honda DW1 77,371. 9,780 since last drain and fill. End of season after towing.
Posted By: cutter

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/22/13 07:00 PM

98 Chevy "geo" Tracker

Mobil 1 75w-90 front and rear differentials
Pennzoil Synchromesh in transmission and transfer case.
Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/23/13 07:15 PM

06 Cadillac Escalade EXT

tranny: Supertech Dex VI
transfer case: Valv Maxlife full Syn Dex III compatible
front & rear diff: Valvoline 75W90 full syn
Posted By: SevenBizzos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/23/13 07:34 PM

2006 Accord V6

Drained exactly 3 quarts of ATF. Refilled with Amsoil. D&F one of three.
Posted By: Olas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/23/13 07:43 PM

Out - Redline MT90

In - Millers 75w90 GL4 Nano
Posted By: laserred96gt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/23/13 10:46 PM

2004 E 150. 25K on fluid.
Out: Napa Mercon V
In: Valvoline Mercon V
Posted By: mclasser

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/23/13 11:21 PM

02 Accord D&F w/ Honda DW-1.
02 I35 D&F w/ Nissan Matic-D + 9 oz Lube Guard Red.
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/13 01:50 AM

1991 c-1500 nv3500 trans

Out: penz. syncromesch
In: same
Posted By: SF0059

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/13 04:21 AM

2000 Audi A6 ZF 5-speed auto.

Out: FF (To my knowledge)

In: 5.5 qts VAG G 052 162 A2, bottle of Lubegard Platinum, Meyle filter
Posted By: Sam_Julier

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/13 02:30 PM

V70
Out: Dealer supplied BG flush 50,000 mile OCI
In: Mobil 3309, 13 quarts
Method: IPD drain and fill
Will change to 25k OCI
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/27/13 02:52 AM

2002 Ranger 3.0, 5R44E automatic

In: Castrol Mercon V (4 quarts), Lubegard Platinum, Motorcraft Filter
Out: bulk Mercon V (last flush at Ford dealer) with Lubegard Platinum in it, original filter with 148K miles on it

Previously the truck had transmission flushes with either bulk Mercon V or BG full synthetic at 25-30K mile intervals. The pan had never been off before this filter change. The filter itself really didn't look nasty, and the pan was very clean with no layer of gray film like on most trans pans at that mileage. What little material there was had all been caught on the magnet. I am very happy with how the trans appears to be wearing.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/30/13 04:06 AM

2007 Ford Focus

Out: M1 ATF

In: M1 ATF
Posted By: sonofbumperbolt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/30/13 05:19 AM

1993 Ford Explorer 78,000 miles
in: Supertech DexIII/Merc
out: Unknown
Full exchange via cooling line
Posted By: kjbock

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/15/14 02:26 PM

2012 Honda Odyssey, 30,600 miles

Out: Honda DW-1

In: Honda DW-1

Single drain and fill. Fluid that came out was pretty dark, so I plan on doing at least one more drain and fill in the next 2-3,000 miles. Tranny shifts much better now.
Posted By: clintonhutson

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/16/14 03:13 PM

98 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4: 300,000 miles

In: SuperTech ATF+4
Out: Whatever transmission shop used.

Changed this one at about 5,000 miles on the fluid. Had the transmission & transfer case both rebuilt with better internals.

Will change at 20,000 mile intervals as I do tow occasionally, and with 35's, I do it for the added piece of mind.

Oh and I also have an inline filter kit as well. http://www.cumminsperformanceparts.com/bdintrfikit1.html

I change that filter every oil change. It takes a Motorcraft FL1A. So between the filter and a quart of ATF to top it off...it's cheap insurance for a transmission that has to work EXTREMELY hard in my case.
Posted By: ChrisJH

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/17/14 01:28 AM

2003 Acura TL
Out: 3 qts Z-1 with 36K miles on it
In: 3 qts Z-1
Drain/refill

One more time with my remaining Z-1, then once more after that with MaxLife ATF
Posted By: Blokey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/14 10:55 PM

2000 Acura 3.2 TL
Out: ~2.7 qts ATF
In: ~2.7 qts Mobil 1 ATF w/ ~1 oz. LubeGard red

173K miles on original transaxle. I do an ATF d&f like this every now and then (I think I've done it over a dozen times since I bought the car used in 2002). I used Amsoil ATF the first couple years, now more recently I've been using Mobil 1 ATF.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/26/14 05:42 PM

2007 Ford Fusion

Out: M1 ATF

In: M1 ATF
Posted By: Sunnyinhollister

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/27/14 11:58 PM

2013 Cruze ECO 6 Speed MT M32 with 10,000 miles

Changed out the factory fill

Put in GM 19259104 BOT 303

Now I need to send it out for a UOA
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/24/14 03:38 PM

2010 Mazda 6:

-Castrol Import ATF
-LG Platinum

23,6XX miles. Old ATF looked brown, which seems to be pretty normal with a lot of ATF's these days.
Posted By: PhillyJoe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/24/14 06:31 PM

My wife hit 60,000 miles on her '05 Merc. Mariner 3.0 last week. Due for an oil change, so I thought I would see if I could drain the ATF while it was up on ramps. Drain plug only needed some gentle persuasion and out came 4 1/2 quarts which still had a reddish color to it. Half hour to dusk and ran to AZ for Castrol Mercon (getting it done before dark was more important than getting it a little cheaper at AAP further away smile. Replaced same amount. Not much residue on the drain plug and I'm fairly certain it was the FF (We bought the Mariner in '09 with 49,000 miles. Next OC, I'll try the diff. (but not at dusk).
Interesting thing about the drain plug being vertical on this transmission is that it makes a good mess splashing once it hits the pan. Wasn't expecting that. My wife always wonders why we go through so much kitty litter on days when I change trans fluids.
Posted By: Boss302fan

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/24/14 09:11 PM

1990 Jaguar XJS Maxlife ATF...
Posted By: 147_Grain

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/25/14 12:21 AM

2013 Subaru Outback H6 with Subaru ATF-HP for 5-speed Auto Transmission.
Posted By: TWar

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/25/14 04:30 AM

2005 Toyota Sienna (New to the family) 140,000 miles
Transmission - Full flush through the cooler line. Plus added a magnafine in the return line.
Out - ??? Dark Brown Atf
In - Amsoil ATF plus a bottle of lubegard red

Power steering - Full flush on jack stands fresh fluid in the reservoir, return line dumped. Turned wheel side to side until clean, then started the car (return back on reservoir) turned it side to side again a few times then did another flush and ended with the lubegard.
Out - ???
In - Maxlife ATF and a bottle of lubegard PS additive
Had a squeak a full lock that was still present in the middle of the flush, squeak disappeared immediately after the lubegard was added.

Differential - Drain and fill
Out - ???
In - Amsoil 75w90 Long Life

Transfer case - Drain and Fill
Out - ???
In - Amsoil Severe Gear 75w110

Engine oil - Wanted to flush out the old owners oil and do a cleaning run for 3,000 miles.
Out - ???
In - Nextgen 5w30 and 1/2 quart of kreen




2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 98,000 miles

Transmission - Drain and refill
Out - Factory fill (terrible drive train drag below 10*F)
In - Redline D6
Posted By: MuzzleFlash40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/04/14 10:39 AM

2004 Grand Marquis

124,000 miles - about 30k since last change

Pan dump and filter change

Castrol Mercon V and Proking filter
Posted By: Brent_G

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/04/14 02:13 PM

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

130k on car, unknown how long on fluid

Pan drop and refilled with Castrol Transmax Dex/Merc
Posted By: MinamiKotaro

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/05/14 04:55 AM

2004 Saturn VUE, CVT

Out - 6 qts Valvoline synthetic CVT flud, <1000 miles (possible coolant contamination, better safe than sorry)

In - 6 qts Amalie synthetic CVT fluid

The Valvoline was almost clear with a slight yellow tint. The Amalie is red like regular ATF. IIRC, the Dex-CVT was green. Could be Valvoline didn't add dye and whomever makes the Dex-CVT stuff used green dye to differentiate it from regular ATF but this wasn't a concern for the makers of the Amalie.
Posted By: Mau

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/08/14 07:54 PM

2004 Acura TSX - 5AT

Out - Acura ATF Z1 + DW 1

In - Valvoline MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF
Posted By: PeterGreen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/20/14 12:37 AM

2012 Acura TL 6MT

out FF

IN genuine Acura MTF (2.5 qts)

26,000 miles
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/20/14 01:02 AM

1999 Dodge Caravan 41TE

Out: Quaker State Multi-vehicle ATF and genuine Mopar filter
In: Havoline ATF+4 and GKI filter

284,000 kms and still the original tranny.
Posted By: Nightmare

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/23/14 12:59 AM

2005 Ford Taurus, 79,877 miles...

5.5 qts drained/pumped thru a mityvac extractor, (13.4 capacity Taurus)

Previous fill in Dec 2012 with Redline D4,

13,000 miles later

IN- 5.5 qts of Motorcraft Mercon V

Motorcraft Mercon V has a viscosity index of 205
Redline D4 has 198

Also Castrol Mercon V specs/viscosity index is lower than Motorcraft.

$5.99 a qt at ORielly's

will probably use Motorcraft from now on...
Posted By: EricF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/14 04:48 PM

my latest change is actually a withdrawl & fill.
my 2012 Fusion has 46k on it.
After a blackstone UOA on the tranny fluid, it was at it's last
end from the factory fill.
I've been sucking the fluid from the dipstick tube with my Mityvac Evacuator and a longer hose piece.
I withdraw about 4 quarts.
I fill it back up with 4 quarts of MC mercon lv and also add LG Platnum just for giggles.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/31/14 03:05 AM

2003 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T

After a couple of solenoids swapped:

Out: Formula Shell ATF and Shell multi-vehicle ATF.
In: Castrol IMV, Mobil Super Dexron VI and Havoline ATF+4.
Posted By: ChrisD46

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/02/14 11:43 AM

2010 Hyundai Elantra

Out : OEM SPIII ATF
In : OEM SPIII ATF

Drain & Fill (approx. 3 qrts.) every 15K miles
Hyundai / Kia SPIII is not the most robust ATF on the market but works best in Hyundai / Kia transmissions which specifiy SPIII ATF ...Just drain and fill every 15K miles for best results .
Posted By: Mkos1980

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/03/14 01:55 PM

2006 Chevy 2500 HD Gasser 94,850 Miles.

Pan drop and new AC Trans filter.
Out with GM Bulk Dex VI fluid with 35k
In with Maxlife ATF.
Posted By: SumpChump

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/03/14 03:27 PM

Here's a link to my Partial Drain Calculator Spreadsheet.

You must dowload it for it to calculate for you, it is an EXCEL Worksheet. Dropbox will just show a preview.

I have seen to many people miscalculating the percents and numbers on partial drains and refills on their transmissions.

What folks commonly say is "if I drain 2 of 6 quarts over 3 times, heck I can have a full changeout by the tuird time..BEWARE! That's not the case... because of mixing, it wont be until the 7th fluid change that you actuially reach a 95% total new fluid.

I used university mathmatics people to design this spreadsheet which is verified as accurate. It gives you percentages, volumes of how much is now old vs. new, it tells you how many partial changes it will take to achieve your desire percent total of new fluid.

Perhaps a Sticky?

Partial Drain Calculator Spreadsheet Link
Posted By: Stang40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/06/14 02:17 PM

1994 Mighty Max
2.5 quarts of Amsoil MTG in trans
2 quarts Castrol 80w90 in diff
Posted By: Stag

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/09/14 04:18 AM

'86 Volvo 240 wagon in my sig.
M46 4 sp with Laycock J-type elec. overdrive
Estimated 400K mi. (odo was broken for 7 years)
Valvoline ATF Type F ( yes, that's what Volvo recommends)
Minor amount of material cleaned from magnetic plug and od filter.
I don't bother with Blackstone on this car.
Posted By: tommygunn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/10/14 10:53 PM

1996 Lexus ES300, 204k

Maxlife ATF
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/14 07:09 PM

2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L

Out: Mobil Super Multi-Vehicle ATF (IIRC)
In: Havoline ATF+4
Posted By: simple_gifts

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/14 11:28 PM

RP synchromax in the B2300;
MT90/MTL in the !echo!

Last weekend did a 4 qt d+f in my friends V8 tundra ML Dex/Merc; 12oz LG Red.
Posted By: fdcg27

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/14 12:23 AM

Last weekend, '02 Accord.
Drained out three quarts, replaced with three quarts VML ATF.
This tranny has no serviceable filter nor does it have a pan, so all you can do are drain and fills or a flush.
Posted By: BHopkins

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/14 01:57 AM

'03 Olds Alero 3400 with A/T. 169,500 miles. I'm embarrassed to admit that, either I don't keep good records or I've never changed the fluid and filter in this car, until now. But the fluid was in decent shape, dark, but no hint of burning.

Drained and filled with about 6 quarts of Valvoline Max Life full synthetic. Intended on putting in a Wix filter, but the O'Reilly store didn't have inventory. If I had planned in advance, they could have ordered it for me. But I was ready to do the job, so I took the store brand.

Put it on my maintenance schedule to change it in another 60k. I'll get a Wix in there then.
Posted By: Subdued

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/14/14 12:52 PM

2007 Yaris

Drained and filled 2.7 qts.

Fluid was never done, Maxlife went in.

The "lifetime" fluid that came out was almost completely black.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/24/14 11:37 PM

2002 Saab 9-3 SE hatchback 2.3L 117,111mi.
Drain & Fill-likely the first one it's had

OUT: 3.5 quarts of thick, nearly completely opaque black/brown fluid. Seemed overfilled on the stick.
IN: 3 quarts Valvoline MaxLife "modern" Dex/Merc (in the red jug).

Planning at least 2 more Drain & Fills before possibly performing a powered flush. Kira
Posted By: jmb106

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/14 01:09 AM

1998 Acura TL 156K
Drain & filled 3.2 qts VML Atf this is the 3rd D&F i have done since i purchased this car last July 1st. Fluid is now nice and red draining out of the Tranny. I will go to my regular ATF service interval of every other oil change from now on.
Posted By: jmb106

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/14 01:12 AM

1997 Acura CL 249K
Drain & fill 2.25 qts VML Atf. I love how easy it is to service Honda Trannys.
Posted By: jmb106

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/14 01:15 AM

00 Honda Civic 158K

Drain & Fill 2.9 qts VML Atf
Posted By: moger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/14 10:45 AM

2007 F0RD FOCUS S DURETAC 2.0L FLUSH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AT 70000 MILES REFILL
MOTORCRAFT MERCON V 7 QUARTS
Posted By: David1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/14 11:14 AM

Originally Posted By: jmb106
1997 Acura CL 249K
Drain & fill 2.25 qts VML Atf. I love how easy it is to service Honda Trannys.


You said you used Valveonline Max Life ATF.... Did you tranny have a leak?

was it slipping?

did you notice an improvement with Valvoline Maxx life???

Perhaps if you did notice a differance you might of noticed it with any Multi ATF.


Unless you used it b/c you have a leak.


I know some people that do 2 drop and fills with Honda DW-1 and then the last with Valvonline Maxx life ATF.

Just wondering what your results where.

Thank you.
Posted By: Klutch9

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/14 08:10 PM

Did a drain/fill on the Sedona last week. This is the 3rd drain/fill on this vehicle since I bought it last year in August. The trans is mostly full of Amsoil ATF now and fluid is bright red. It should be good for some time now.
Posted By: David1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/29/14 07:54 AM

Originally Posted By: dailydriver
Car in sig, 4 quarts of Red Line D4 in the T56, ~128,500 on the counter.

I might drain 2 qts. and add/mix in 2 qts. of RL MTL for the summer/early fall, or dump it all and go full MTL if I feel insane enough. wink



How do you like that REDLINE D4 ??? and is it for a HONDA? and IF so what difference can you feel compared to OEM Honda fluid DW-1

I read the PDF from Honda and it says the only differnce from ATF Z-1 and ATF DW-1 is cold weather starting.

However I have been in a few Hondas that had REDLINE D4 and I was shocked how great they shifted and 1 Honda had over 200K miles.

so again what do you notice with REDLINE D4 and where did you buy it from?

Thank you
Posted By: David1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/29/14 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Eric Smith
Festiva -
Pulled the drain plug - replaced with 2qts Mercon-1/2 quart MMO- 5 oz of Lubegard Red and a dash of Mercon V.

Aspire -
Pulled out 1 1/4ish quart - replaced with 1 qt. MMO and 5 oz of Lubegard Red


Is is safe to put that much MMO into a tranny?

Well I guess you can add even more.. it says on MMO site

Can MMO be used in automatic transmissions?
Yes, MMO is safe for usage in automatic transmissions. Use no more than 16 ounces of MMO in the automatic transmission.
Posted By: paulo57509

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/14 09:29 AM

It's not really a change.

I just finished up my 4L60E rebuild in my '03 Safari and it got a fresh fill of ~11 quarts Valvoline Dex-VI.
Posted By: sambojoho

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/14 08:23 PM

2005 Honda Pilot, two drain and refills, 3qt each of VML (love that stuff). Plan to do another at the next oil change, along with a ATF filter replacement. Just found out that the Pilot has a serviceable filter behind the air filter box and battery, parts ordered for this.
Posted By: gogozy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/14 08:24 PM

cooler line flush 2009 MDX transmission with Canadian version of 3.7L Honda ATF-DW1 (previous 4 drain and fill was with Redline D4). drain and fill rear differentials with Redline D4, previously drain and filled with Amsoil ATF. ATF-Z1 was original fill and spec for the AT and rear differentials on the 2009 MDX. I was using D4 in the AT and Amsoil ATF in differentials before Honda replace Z1 with DW1, spec DPSF for rear differentials.
Drain and fill with 2.7L of Maxlife on TSX, replace OE inline filter. previously was using Maxlife.

both MDX and TSX shift better now, I believe it's the DW1 helping MDX, and filter/new fluid that help TSX. drive feel on D4 is much better than Z1, but then DW1 make it even better. I plan to use DW1 on TSX in future when I finished my last jug of Maxlife purely from economical reason, the price different of Maxlife in Canada is too close to DW1. My D4 stash will be reserved for the MDX differentials.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/03/14 10:30 AM

2002 Volvo V70 w/173,400
Drain & fill.
OUT: 4 qt. not terribly discolored
IN: 1 qt. Toyota T-IV + 2.75 qt. Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthetic + 8 oz. TransGard red = 4.00 qt. total
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/03/14 10:32 AM

2002 Saab 9-3 SE 113,000 mi.
Drain & fill. OUT: 3 qt filth
IN: 3 qt. Valvoline MaxLife red jug
Posted By: Oil Changer

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/03/14 03:52 PM

2005 Chevrolet Astro
OUT: FF
IN: MaxLife

Transmission failed soon after.
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/08/14 10:53 PM

2000 Mustang V6, T 50 MT. 71K miles, out factory fill? in 3 quarts Fleetrite TES 295.
Posted By: sprite1741

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/10/14 02:45 AM

2005 Grand Prix GXP, 4t65e-hd trans. 6 Qts, Super-tech dex/merc. I change fluid every 10 to 15k so no need for a filter this time. Pumped it out of the dipstick tube with a harbor freight transfer pump. Normal pan drop filter change takes 7.5 qts. I may swap out the other 2 qts in a few weeks. Bought 2 gallons at 11.45 a container. Works out to around $2.89 a qt. Super-tech appears to be Citgo.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/14/14 11:27 PM

2003 Chevy S-10 4 sp. auto 58,000 miles on factory fill.

Drop and clean pan, change filter refill with Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic (red jug).

Instant improvement in transmission function.

WARNING: Transmission linkage bracket interferes with one of the pan bolts, otherwise straightforward service.
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/19/14 12:44 PM

2004 Crown Vic LX (76K miles) with near new 2008 CVPI trans (~1K miles)
Junkyard drained it then I had it open to change some stuff and drained near all the fluid out. Took 11.5 quarts of Schaeffers #204SAT.
Posted By: Sam_Julier

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/14 12:04 PM

1993 Volvo 245 78,300 miles

Out: unknown
In: 10 qts Mobil D/M ATF
Method: IPD hose to connect to cooler line and internal pump to transfuse the fluid. Dimple magnetic drain plug added to A/T pan.
Posted By: Falcon_LS

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/14 01:30 PM

'05 Envoy - 78,000 miles

Out: 7 quarts (Derale 7 quart capacity cooling pan with drain plug)
In: 7 quarts Petro-Canada (ACDelco) Dexron-VI with 2 bottles of LGR
Method: drain and refill (every 3,000 miles)

'00 Pajero/Montero - 244,000 miles (original transmission)

Out: 12 quarts through cooler line
In: 7 quarts Petro-Canada (ACDelco) Dexron-VI with 2 bottles of LGR
Method: cooler line flush (every 25,000 miles)
Posted By: MileHigh18

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/21/14 09:01 PM

02 Trailblazer LT with 119k. Did a pan drop, changed the tranny filter with a Wix filter, Felpro gasket, and 5 qts of Valvoline Max Life full synthetic.
Posted By: JohnStef

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/22/14 06:43 PM

Greetings
I am new to the site. Could I get some guidance on which ATF Brand of DEX MERC III to use in my 2001 Saturn L300? It has the Ecotech 3.0l motor. I bought this used with 230k miles. It runs well and shifts well. I did the fluid level overflow check and there is an adequate supply now, but the oil is not Red, it is a shade below this, somewhat dirty and darker than a bright red one would see in fresh ATF. I would like to pull the pan, change the filter and flush the ATF system with 10 quarts minimum. I would like to use the best economy oil. Is there any comparative data on ATF brands?
Posted By: Oscar_Ruitt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/23/14 03:49 AM

1994 Olds Cutlass Ciera, 97,500 miles.

Out: 50% factory fill, 50% whatever the dealership put in in a 2006 drain/fill/filter service at 43k.

In: about 7 quarts MaxLife Dex/Merc and Wix filter.

Not convinced the filter has a good seat, but I think the pan holds it in in addition to the seat around the filter neck. Definitly was a layer of fine particulate in the pan and on the magnet.
Posted By: Nightmare

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/23/14 03:01 PM

Post this as a new topic in this atf forum, someone will help you, this thread doesn't get many replies, such as the advice you seek...


Originally Posted By: JohnStef
Greetings
I am new to the site. Could I get some guidance on which ATF Brand of DEX MERC III to use in my 2001 Saturn L300? It has the Ecotech 3.0l motor. I bought this used with 230k miles. It runs well and shifts well. I did the fluid level overflow check and there is an adequate supply now, but the oil is not Red, it is a shade below this, somewhat dirty and darker than a bright red one would see in fresh ATF. I would like to pull the pan, change the filter and flush the ATF system with 10 quarts minimum. I would like to use the best economy oil. Is there any comparative data on ATF brands?
Posted By: Sunnyinhollister

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/14 05:45 AM

2013 Chevy Cruze 6 speed M32 transmission. 21,140 on car and 11,102 on the MTL. Drained the Castrol BOT 303 and put in Amsoil Manual Transmission Lube 75W-90. Will run it for the summer about 20k then drain it and send it out for UOA. The BOT 303 is also going out for UOA.
Posted By: Suspectzulu

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/14 05:25 PM

2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS (3.3). 120,470 miles on car, and ~19,800 miles on mostly OEM ATF, with 1qt Mobil1 Synthetic (not SP-III rated, I realized later). Drain and fill 5 quarts of MaxLife Full Synthetic. Have already put over 1k miles on new fluid and the slight hesitations I was feeling are gone.
Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/14 10:50 PM

02 Chevy S10 4.3 V6 100k miles
- out factory fill, in valvoline 75w90 syn diff oil
- out factory fill, in valvoline syn ATF tranny oil
- out QS syn 5w30, in smitty 10w30 syn blend
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/14 10:59 PM

Hello, YO! barkingspider, go up 11 posts and read what I said about my friend's S-10.

Consider changing the trannie filter. It changed his shifting. Kira NoNeJe (?)
Posted By: i812

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/14 01:30 AM

1995 Saturn SL2 76,096. Original fluid was flushed/drained once before at unknown mileage.

Out: 4.2 Qts of whatever fluid dealership used and OEM spin-on filter.
In: 4.2 Qts Valvoline Dex/merc ATF (blue bottle) and Wix 57101 spin-on filter.
Posted By: williestreet

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/14 11:13 PM

2012 Nissan Frontier 4.0liter V6
42000km,(26000miles)
Out Nissan factory fill,(matic S)
In Nissan Matic S
4.4 liter drain and fill followed by 6.8 liter cooler line flush.
Total oil used 11.2 liters.
Last liter was very clean. Could have only used 10 liters.
Posted By: MileHigh18

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/01/14 04:20 AM

Recently did a pan drop/filter change and put in a gallon of Maxlife ATF. Saturday pulled out 2 more quarts through the dipstick tube and refilled with 2 quarts of Maxlife. Gonna do this weekly until I can get most of the old changed out. It's already made a nice difference with shift quality and smoothness.
Posted By: JJ717

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/02/14 02:38 PM

Just did a pan drop and filter change on the Camry's A140E. The old fluid was pretty dark, lots of fuzz on the pan magnets, and some sparkles and shavings in the drained fluid. It didn't smell burned, though.
I filled it with 6 ounces of Lubegard Red and 2.5 qts of ST Mercon-V. It calls for Dex-III, and I've read that it doesn't deal well with the thinner Dex-VI. Mercon-V is compatible with Dex-III, and is a current spec.
I took it for a 10-mile drive after, and shifting definitely feels smoother and a little quicker. I'll do another couple drain and fills to get mostly fresh fluid in there.
Posted By: 2sld3kf2bt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/02/14 02:46 PM

2006 Toyota Sienna

90k miles

drain/fill with just over 4 quarts of Valvoline Import ATF (type T-IV)

I did some research and Valvoline Import is the closest to the Toyota fluid.

Going to do another drain/fill in another week.
Posted By: soszek

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/02/14 04:09 PM

2010 Honda Civic Sedan DX-G. Approx. 30K miles. 2 Drains and fills with Honda ATF DW-1. 5 litres added in total. New crush washer. Added 6 oz. LubeGard Red. Running smooth!
Posted By: chrisri

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/14 07:51 AM

99 FIAT Punto Sporting 210000 km,90000 on oil.New tutela zc75 synth gl5 in,smooth again.
Posted By: RaymondA

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/14 01:25 PM

2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8 auto MaxLife Dexron VI in a 63k car. Still stinks and slips when downshifting. I obviously bought a car that rocked out of more than one snowbank in Alberta winter. Will LGred give me some more mileage out of this damaged trans.?
Posted By: mrvrsick

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/10/14 02:02 AM

1994 Lexus ES300, 252k
Out: 4 Qt of VERY old fluid
In: 4 Qt of fresh Valvoline Maxlife.

The car shifted more positively than before, and the shifts didn't lag not nearly as much. Probably have another drain and fill on the second OC.

Very happy with the Maxlife, and I sleep MUCH better at night.
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/12/14 02:00 AM

ride in sig;

4 liters of Ravenol MTF-2 in the T56.

I have not driven it far enough to make any kind of observations yet.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/12/14 03:58 PM

2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L auto
OUT: 3.25L severely darkened fluid.
IN: 3.25L Maxlife ATF red jug.
NOTE: 3rd drain and fill. Things are looking better.
Posted By: mshu7

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/13/14 10:54 AM

2006 Toyota Sienna LE 120,000 miles

Out: Unknown
In: 11.5 qts. Maxlife ATF, 16 oz. Lubegard Red
Posted By: Subdued

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/15/14 06:26 AM

2008 Chrysler Town & Country

Out: Who knows it's all over my garage floor

In: New Mopar filter
5.5 Qt ST ATF+4
Posted By: 901Memphis

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/15/14 11:02 PM

2002 Buick Century, 103k miles

Out - Supertech DexronVI (about 5 quarts sucked through fill tube)- About 10k on this cleaning cycle, fluid already lost most of its red color.

In - 1 gallon Maxlife Dex/Merc plus 20 oz Lubegard Red
Posted By: pbm

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/16/14 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By: glum
2008 Hyundai Sonata

Replaced Hyundai OEM SP-III swill with Valvoline MaxLife DEX/MERC, and I could swear I heard my car whisper "thank you..." when I was done.



I changed the OE SP-III in my 2008 Elantra to Maxlife + 8 oz. of LG red when I first bought it at 30K. I did 3 D&R's because only 1.75 quarts drains out each time.
It's shifting beautifully on the Maxlife which I recommend highly.

I changed the OE fluid on my 2008 Corolla when I first bought it at 17K. I used T-IV + 8 oz. LG red. I did it again at 45K using T-IV and LGR plus I installed a Magnafine filter. It shifts great but I may use MAXLIFE or Castrol IMV next time.

I changed the FF ATF in my 2011 Cruze at 25K using Castrol Dex VI and approx. 16 oz. of LGR. A little over 4 qts. drained out when it was cold and I was precise about putting the exact amount back in because I had read that the 6T40 was unforgiving with over/under filling and the level can't be checked without special equipment (no dipstick). It seems to be shifting even better than on the original fluid.
Posted By: SirPete

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/17/14 01:30 AM

2006 Lexus RX330 currently at 80K miles.

Last drain/fill at 50K miles.
Out: 8 qts of purple-brownish Toyota Type-IV.
In: 8 qts Maxlife red jug from Autozone for ~$23.

Smooth shifting before and after except the fluid is now clean cherry red.
Posted By: wirelessF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/20/14 09:57 PM

02 Chevy Silverado 5.3L 4L60E

Out: Filter and pan removal took out 5qts Valvoline Maxlife
In: New filter, cleaned pan and Maxlife.

Full syn and less than $5 a quart no wonder people love Maxlife. DexVI clone but awesome!
Posted By: Bob_E

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/22/14 01:38 AM

2012 Mazda 6i
Drain and fill x2
Out- unknown
In- total 6qts Mag1 syn Multi vehicle and 9oz Lubegard ATF protector.
Posted By: bdcardinal

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/24/14 05:28 AM

2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack

MT-82 6 speed manual

Out: Motorcraft Dual Clutch Fluid
In: Amsoil Synchromesh
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/26/14 06:56 PM

2005 Saab 9-5 AW55-50S transmission w/76K
OUT: 3.5 quarts dark red to opaque black fluid (I've seen worse).
IN: 4 quarts Valvoline Maxlife red jug
Posted By: richport29

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/26/14 07:41 PM

2004 Grand Prix GT.

Pan drop and filter change.

Out: unknown

In: 6qts Shell Spirax ATF and 13oz Lubegard red.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/01/14 12:40 PM

2002 Saab 9-3 SE
OUT: "Getting Better All the Time"
This was the 4th drain and fill.
See 6/12 for #3 appx. 900 miles earlier.
3.25 qt. replaced with 3.25 qt. Valvoline Maxlife "modernized" Dex-Merc.

The car had never seen a trannie fluid change.
Posted By: MobilinHyundia

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/02/14 12:55 AM

2009 Hyundai Sonata 2.4l LTD

Out: Hyundai SP 3 ATF.
In: Amsoil ATF
Done with cooler line flush.
Posted By: writes123

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/02/14 03:22 AM

2005 Toyota Prius

OUT: Toyota WS - 4 quarts - Original Fill 100,800k miles
IN: Toyota WS - 4 quarts + 4 oz Lubegard Platinum
Simple Drain and Fill
Posted By: fozzdesy2001

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/03/14 04:08 AM

2004 Subaru Forester XT: Out Maxlife and whatever, in Maxlife Import. This is the 3rd drain and fill with the blue bottle Maxlife Import the shifts are nice, overall the tranny is responding well to this fluid.

Front and rear diff's: out unknown, in Mobile 1 75-90
Posted By: GregGA

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/04/14 03:23 AM

87 Jeep CHerokee 4.0, AW-4.129,700. Owned since new.

Out: Supertech Dex III.

IN: Maxlife Dex/Merc and 10 ounces Lubegard Red.

I also added a Tru-Cool 4544 trans cooler. Pan temps (auto meter gauge) are now 175f, vs. 190f. I also added Hayden p/s cooler. P/S fluid temp now 140f.
Posted By: SevenBizzos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/14 03:06 AM

2009 Sonata 81k
Out: Mix of remaining OEM and MaxLife put in at 60k
In: MaxLife
Result: Smoother engaging into drive and smoother shifting

Overall the Sonata is pretty easy to D&F.
Posted By: bcossa2001

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/13/14 12:17 AM

2003 Chrysler Town & Country
Pan Drop, new filter, 4 quarts ATF +4...doggone, it was messy...
Posted By: Dieselsrule

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/13/14 01:51 PM

2006 VW Jetta TDI. Almost 2 liters of VW OEM G 070 726 A2
in the 5 speed manual trans.
Posted By: PhillyJoe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/13/14 07:53 PM

New to Son-i-l 2009 Sonata 2.4; 76,000 mi; he bought it 6 months ago.

Out: assume factory fill; D&F, 5 quarts.
In: Maxlife, 5 quarts.

Ran errands in the car for a couple of hours, back in driveway, cool down, longer drain, 5 1/2 qts. out.
In: Maxlife, 5 1/2 qts.

Fluid comimg out was as dark as Hershey's syrup. The trans fluid and oil change pans were next to each other and you couldn't tell the difference. Thinking it was the FF, did a second D&F since I had the car for the day and I had 6 gals. of ML (AZ $10.99/gal)
Second D&F still very dark with just a hint of red this time. I should have replaced 75% of the fluid with the 2 D&F's.
Will do another at next oil change.
Bottom drain plug, 15/16" socket makes changing the trans fluid easier than an oil change.
Posted By: kwooten31

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/15/14 04:20 AM

01 300m pan drop filter change, 6qt Valvoline atf+4.
Installed Dorman drain valve.
Couple 1000 miles and will drain and refill again. System holds 9.3qts...
Posted By: Sam_Julier

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/16/14 12:57 AM

2004 Volvo V70 AW55 5 speed
Out: Volvo OE
In: Mobil 3309
15 quarts via cooler line exchange
22,500 mile OCI
Posted By: LckydevL

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/16/14 01:15 AM


2001 Silverado 4L60E 160K plus

Out: Maxlife
In: Maxlife

4qts through the drain plug every year
Posted By: kjbock

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/16/14 11:37 AM

2012 Honda Odyssey, 35,400 miles

Out: Honda DW-1

In: Honda DW-1

Second drain and fill. Fluid that came out looked much better than the first D&F. Tranny shifts even better now.
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/17/14 06:38 PM

2010 Hyundai Genesis coupe 6sp MT.

Out 2 qts Redline MTL
In 2 qts Redline MT 85
Posted By: Stang40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/20/14 05:40 PM

2006 Mustang 4.0 A/T
D&F Pennzoil synthetic ATF
Approx 3-4 quarts
Posted By: lewdwig

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/20/14 08:17 PM

2004 Mitsu Endeavor w/W4A5A-4
Amsoil ATF
nearly 6 qts.
Posted By: aquariuscsm

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/21/14 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Stang40
2006 Mustang 4.0 A/T
D&F Pennzoil synthetic ATF
Approx 3-4 quarts


Hey Stang,I sent you a pm about the AT change. Is it a DIY-able tranny,or does it have one of those weird drain/fill combo plugs that has to be done with a fluid exchange machine that the dealerships have?
Posted By: bdcardinal

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/26/14 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack

MT-82 6 speed manual

Out: Motorcraft Dual Clutch Fluid
In: Amsoil Synchromesh


It shifted better with the Amsoil, but now I am waiting my turn at work to get a new transmission assembly. New trans, made in China, but at least it is under warranty.
Posted By: casamagana

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/27/14 05:57 AM

2005 Pontiac Sunfire, 4T40-E, 93K miles.

Out - Factory fill
In - Valvoline Max Life, 7 quarts w. AC Delco filter.

Tran pan, factory magnet, and the inside of the transmission case that I could see were spotless. Pan took a quick rinse in solvent and back into the car. Noted no shift difference. I'm impressed with the fluid GM used for this vehicle based on observation alone.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/08/14 02:10 AM

2012 Honda Civic:

-2x Drain/Fill Mag 1 LV Syn ATF(~5 qts)
-8 oz. LG Red

26,802 miles. I did 1 D/F at 10K with Amsoil prior to this. Fluid came out looking good, medium red color. Shift engagement feels smoother now. I'm happy with this combo.
Posted By: Benzadmiral

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/11/14 01:02 PM

2011 Buick Regal, 2.4 NA engine, 6-speed AT

Out: Dexron VI as preventative maintenance at 49000 miles (manual calls for change at 50K)

In: Same. No filter, and while the manual says 8.9 quarts of fluid, that's only for a full rebuild. 6 quarts back in.

Car shifts exactly as before, which is to say, just fine.
Posted By: bullwinkle

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/11/14 06:21 PM

2005 xB 5 speed, in my sig, 62,000 miles, replaced the RP 75W90 Max-Gear with 2 quarts of Pennzoil Synchromesh-HUGE IMPROVEMENT!
Posted By: IveBeenRued

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/12/14 12:22 PM

2012 Subaru Impreza CVT.

4 drain and fills over a 5K mile period.

Out: Subaru CVTF (25K miles on fluid, came out gray instead of the blue color that it went in as.)

In: AMSOIL CVTF (Took a sample at 17K miles and it is still the original color and clarity.)

Feels smoother on hills but other than that there is no difference in driveability. AMSOIL was $5 cheaper per quart than OEM Subaru CVTF.
Posted By: djkurious

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/12/14 12:55 PM

94 Accord
7qts Maxlife ATF via transmission cooler lines.
Full flush
Posted By: cheesepuffs

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/12/14 06:19 PM

2002 Accord V6

Out: No idea, probably Honda Genuine Z1
In: Honda Genuine DW-1

Drain and fill three times to ensure all old fluid is removed. Shifting is a ton smoother and the torque converter isn't mush anymore.
Posted By: AvoidTheNoid

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/16/14 06:28 PM

1999 Toyota Corolla

Out: Castrol Dex/Merc

In: Peak Dex/merc

Drain and fill 2 1/2 qts after 14k miles
Posted By: Klutch9

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/22/14 12:28 PM

Yesterday on the Fusion:

OUT: Mercon LV (OEM)/Redline D6 mix. It is still shocking how much the LV browns over short periods of time.

IN: 5 qts of Redline D6.

Should be good for a couple years now.
Posted By: Blokey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/22/14 06:33 PM

2000 Acura 3.2 TL, 185K miles
Out: ~2.6 qts ATF (mix of CAM2 Full Synthetic, M1, Amsoil)
In: ~2.6 qts CAM2 Full Synthetic ATF w/ ~1 oz. LubeGard red
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/23/14 01:13 AM

2003 sierra 4l60E

pan drop and filter change.

In: 5.5 quarts of dexron VI
Posted By: andyd

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/24/14 11:24 PM

M5od in the Rat,A 5 spd MT. that specs Mercon. Drained and filled back in 2/12 store brand Mercon. It had 126 K on it I have topped it off in 4k miles.
Posted By: Apollo14

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/24/14 11:40 PM

2003 Sable 4F50N with 83k miles. 6.5 qts Motorcraft Mercon V extracted through ATF dipstick tube. Refilled with 5 quarts Pennzoil Multi Vehicle and 1.5 quarts Valvoline Mercon V.

Previous change was a full exchange at 66k miles. I sent off for a UOA and will set my future changes based on that, but am planning drain and fills every 10k miles or so vs Ford recommended 30k miles for a full exchange.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/31/14 03:26 PM

2007 Fusion AWD
93,324 miles
Maxlife ATF a hair under 4 qts
Posted By: jmaster

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/06/14 06:17 AM

blue bottle valvoline dex/merc to break in a t56 magnum 6 speed. seems to work fine, 5th gear is a little tricky to find but i don't think the fluid is to blame. amsoil atf will be going in it next.
Posted By: Squirrelee

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/14 04:40 PM

2010 Toyota Highlander with the Aisin U760E - 97,000 miles on factory-fill WS fluid. I started having some torque converter shudder.

Out - 11 quarts (roughly 2 at a time) of purple/gray opaque WS fluid through the trans cooler line.

In - 11.5 quarts (pumped in 2 quarts at a time through the fill port) Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc until fluid was a nice clear red.

Checked level and drained off nearly one quart of fluid to spec. Shifts fine now - no shudder.

In 40,000 or so miles, will do again with a pan drop and filter change.
Posted By: Klutch9

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/18/14 12:12 PM

In the Miata:

OUT: Unknown dirty fluid. No idea how long it was in service, but at least it was full.

IN: Redline MT-90 GF4.
Posted By: DoubleWasp

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/20/14 05:08 PM

1992 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Station Wagon 5.7/700R4

144K on odometer
67K on rebuilt transmission

OUT - Unknown Trans Fluid

IN - Valvoline Max Life Full Synthetic ATF
Posted By: mcrn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/20/14 05:20 PM

2012 Nissan Rogue CVT

40,400 on odometer

Out factory fill

In 4.75quarts of Nissan NS-2
Posted By: AmishFury

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/25/14 02:36 PM

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 178,259

out whatever was put in at 157,562 (carfax when i bought it listed a transmission fluid service)

in 5.5ish qts Supertech ATF+4 and a WIX filter

fluid change necessitated by need to replace governor pressure sensor and solenoid
Posted By: mv6845

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/25/14 08:49 PM

OUT:75w90 unkown brand
IN: Redline MT90 75w90 2quarts.

2002 Celia GT
Posted By: MrGraybeard

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/29/14 04:14 AM

BMW 540i with 5hp30 transmission, 241,000 miles. New filter with 5.5 quarts of Fuchs Titan 3353 ATF, plus a bottle of Lubegard Red.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/03/14 10:50 PM

2002 Saab 9-3 w/130K
The 5th drain & fill since the vehicle's April acquisition.
Gettin' clean now!
3 quarts out
3 quarts Maxlife synthetic (red jug)
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/04/14 02:56 PM

2004 Crown Victoria LX with modified 2008 4R75E.
81,700mi on car, 5,000mi on transmission (plus whatever it got in the car it was originally in, supposedly only 1,000mi. It looked brand new when I installed it.)
Additional filtration via a Racor LFS kit with the TF1006RE filter. It is plumbed into the cooler line post cooler.
Decided to change both filters and retorque the valve body.
Magnet only had a dusting of metal powder. I didnt even bother cleaning it.
Should be ready for the long haul now!
Refilled with about 5qts of Schaeffers #204SAT full synthetic ATF.
Posted By: Ewag2983

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/05/14 04:21 AM

05 ram with 545rfe. Dropped pan with original atf and replaced both filters, and 7 quarts of atf+4(valvoline). Much smoother shifting.
Posted By: Squirrelee

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/06/14 04:27 PM

1995 GM 4L60E with unknown fluid / unknown mileage. Pan and magnet were fairly clean, and old fluid wasn't too horrible looking.

Cut cooler return line and pumped out nearly five quarts from pan. Dropped pan and replaced filter and pan gasket with Wix 58904 kit. Replaced pan and ran twelve quarts of Havoline MD-3 through until fluid ran a clear, deep red. Tied up line with a 3/8" brass barb, checked for correct level, and called it a day.
Posted By: tommygunn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/07/14 08:28 PM

1992 Vespa PK 50 XL, 6250mi. Slipping (wet) clutch.

Out - Oil, black with bits and pieces. Likely SAE 30, unknown milage.
In - 50cc Agip Moto Gear Synth 75W90.
Out - 50cc oil, black. Zero miles, 30s idling.
In - 250cc Agip Moto Gear Synth 75W90.
Out - 250cc oil, brown-ish. 10 mi.
In - 250cc Agip Moto Gear Synth 75W90.

Much better clutch smile

I know, not quite the F-150. At 90+ mpg great for your GAFE (Garage Average Fuel Economy), though.
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/11/14 11:54 PM

2007 G35x 46,465 miles

Drain and fill 4 quarts of Nissan Matic-S. Not sure if it was the original fluid.

Old fluid came out clean. No real change in shifts.
Posted By: dh19440113

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/14 09:17 AM

2011 Hyundai sonata 2.4 L 69,500 mile
4 quart Mag 1 Dexron VI/Mercon lv

2004 Accord I4 73,000
3 quart Mag 1 Dexron VI/Mercon lv
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/14 09:38 AM

2012 Honda Civic 1.8L 53,800 miles

2.9 qt Honda ATF DW-1.

This was the second fluid change; the first one was done at about 27k.

The drained fluid was still very clean.
Posted By: tnt31

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/13/14 05:03 PM

New to me 2006 Saturn Relay 3 with a 4T65E (I believe it is a 4T65E) w/127k miles.

Out - 5 qts thru the dispstick tube. Looks like the factory fill Dex VI if I was guessing. Need to do a pan drop and filter change but that will have to wait about three months.

In - 5 qts Valvoline Maxlife Full Synth

Will do another extraction/fill in a month.

Posted By: Inspecktor

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/13/14 07:04 PM

06 Dakota radiator fitting failure(mechanic error) and pumped out a lot of ATF. Had to change rad, so did service on 545RFE- both filters. Pan was relatively clean, buttoned up and added 10 quarts AMSOIL ATF. Mileage on truck, 123,000. Mileage since trans service, 61,000 miles. Drives and shifts very nice.
Posted By: tnt31

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 12:23 AM

2011 Hyundai Accent I just purchased. Unknown maintenance history. 62K miles.

Out - 5 qts of what I will assume is the factory fill SP III

in - 4 qts Valvoline Multi-Import Synthetic and 1 qt Eneos SP.

Will likely drop pan and change filter/fluid in about 2 to 3 months.
Posted By: Stelth

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 12:29 AM

Daughter's beat-up 2003 Hyundai Sonata
Out: Nasty old SP-III
In: Valvoline Maxlife and Lucas Transmission Fix
Posted By: ford46guy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 01:23 AM

98 MGM 4r70w. 147K. Had cherry in pan so only did pan drop and filter this time. No trans service in records. Manual says lifetime (yeah right) Fluid still reasonable in color and smell. Normal amount of clutch [censored] in pan for this mileage.

Out (factory fill)
In (Castrol Transmax Mercon V) 4 quarts.

Shifting was ok before but perfect now.
Posted By: brslds

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 01:49 AM

2012 Toyota Rav4 Sport V6 4WD

Drain and Fill
Out 4.5qt (Maxlife Dex/Merc + LG Red)

In 4.5qt (Maxlife Dex/Merc + LG Red)
Posted By: linksep

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 06:40 AM

Originally Posted By: tnt31
New to me 2006 Saturn Relay 3 with a 4T65E (I believe it is a 4T65E) w/127k miles.

Out - 5 qts thru the dispstick tube. Looks like the factory fill Dex VI if I was guessing. Need to do a pan drop and filter change but that will have to wait about three months.

In - 5 qts Valvoline Maxlife Full Synth

Will do another extraction/fill in a month.


Do the filter ASAP! Per a friend of mine that made 6 figures replacing transmissions last year: Transmissions don't fail after a flush/fluid change (without filter change) because the gunk was holding them together, they fail because the gunk plugs the filter lowering hydraulic pressure causing the clutches to slip from inadequate holding pressure. It's better for the transmission to do a filter change and 3 qt. top-off than to do a 8-12 qt flush/fluid change without filter.

If you want to do a complete flush + filter do the flush first, then filter (and clean the 1/8" of gunk off the bottom of the pan when doing filter).
Posted By: linksep

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 06:51 AM

2004 Saturn ION-2 manual trans:

Out: 2 qts. Conventional Dex/Merc (Valvoline or Castrol? About 3 years old, looked and smelled like new.)
In: 2 qts. Supertech conventional Dex/Merc
Posted By: Olas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 08:56 AM

1982. Vw Scirocco

OUT: 2 litres Millers Nanotechnology 75w90 gl4
IN: 2 litres 50/50 mix of Redline MT90 & MTL

Instantly smoother and quieter.

Redline > Millers
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/14 11:09 PM

OUT;
Ravenol MTF-2

IN;

Good ol' reliable Red Line D4

Despite what the concensus on here is about an ATF being incapable of protecting a manual gearbox's bearings and gears, I have spoken to many people who actually rebuild these specific transmissions (T56es/TR6060s) and they have said that the shear forces in an AT are MUCH greater than those in a manual due to smaller (planetary) gears and bearings, which are under MUCH higher pressures.

So a GREAT, shear proof, ATF like the D4, which is rated as a GL-4 protection level fluid must be fine in this gearbox.

Besides, it shifts sooooo much nicer with this stuff in there, especially in the cold ambient temps. wink
Posted By: undertow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/15/14 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: dailydriver
OUT;
Ravenol MTF-2

IN;

Good ol' reliable Red Line D4

Despite what the concensus on here is about an ATF being incapable of protecting a manual gearbox's bearings and gears, I have spoken to many people who actually rebuild these specific transmissions (T56es/TR6060s) and they have said that the shear forces in an AT are MUCH greater than those in a manual due to smaller (planetary) gears and bearings, which are under MUCH higher pressures.

So a GREAT, shear proof, ATF like the D4, which is rated as a GL-4 protection level fluid must be fine in this gearbox.

Besides, it shifts sooooo much nicer with this stuff in there, especially in the cold ambient temps. wink


Given that most failures of these gearboxes are synchros/forks/related parts rather than gears/bearings, I'd go with what shifts best. They seem to have big enough gears and bearings to survive fine even on crummy old Dex III, even though it's not ideal.

My latest (several months ago):

Car: Holden Commodore SS
Transmission: T56 6-speed
Out: Generic Dexron III
In: Castrol Transmax Z (same as Transynd)

Shifts exactly the same, can be very stiff going into 2nd on freezing mornings. I might have to try some D4. Transmax Z is popular here because it's cheaper and easier to get than the boutique oils. Cheapest I can get a gallon of D4 is $105 cry
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/15/14 10:41 PM

Originally Posted By: undertow
Shifts exactly the same, can be very stiff going into 2nd on freezing mornings. I might have to try some D4. Transmax Z is popular here because it's cheaper and easier to get than the boutique oils. Cheapest I can get a gallon of D4 is $105 cry


Yes, A LOT of those same rebuilders also suggest the Transynd type ATFs as well, and that was actually recommended for the earlier Vipers' T56es, since they had very little cooling air passing over their gearboxes, and that stuff could handle the heat better than most Dex 3 ATFs could. wink

WOW, you pay MORE THAN TWICE what I did for my gallon of D4, including shipping!! eek
Posted By: Dave Sherman

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/28/14 01:22 PM

Second change of Castrol Transmax Dexron VI in the Traverse. It came to me with 99,400 miles and the ATF was brown, don't know if it had ever been changed. Shifts had been a bit hesitant, and the 3-4 shift had a bit of shudder. Fluid shows bright red now, and shifts are much quicker with no more shuddering.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/29/14 08:24 PM

1976 Chevrolet Corvette TH350

Out: Unknown fluid and felt type filter

In: Mobil Super Dexron VI and Pro-King nylon screen and gasket.
Posted By: mdboulier

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/06/14 08:26 PM

2013 camry hybrid cvt drain/fill at 30k miles. Refilled with 3.9 qts of ATF WS. Crush washer part number is 90430-a0003 in case anyone else wants to know
Posted By: Bgallagher

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/08/14 03:55 PM

126k Equinox.

Out - Maxlife
In - Maxlife.

For anybody who has done a manual change for the Aisin Warner 5 speeds for the Equinox they are TERRIBLE. There is a transmission bracket that makes it challenging to access the bolt that holds the dipstick in place. Besides the bracket it would otherwise be a breeze.
Posted By: Joel_MD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/09/14 07:06 PM

Last summer I changed the gear oil in my 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 w/ G56 6-speed manual. It had about 84k miles on the odometer.

Out: Factory fill synthetic ATF+4, approx six quarts

In: Amsoil MTG 75W-90 synthetic gear lube, seven quarts

This is actually an interesting case study. When Dodge starting putting the G56 in Ram 2500/3500 pickups in 2005, Mopar did not carry a part number for a gear oil that met the nominal specs for the transmission. Not sure how much thought they put into the process, but they put synthetic ATF+4 in the transmissions when they assembled the trucks and listed it in the specifications for the owner's manual. Apparently that same transmission is used in Mercedes Benz trucks in Europe, and they spec MOBILTRANS SHC-DC or another gear oil with a MB part number. Anyway, fast forward a few years and some guys who are towing heavy with their Cummins-powered Rams are getting transmission failures due to inadequate lubrication. On the Cummins Forum (check out this huge thread) there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that suggests using a 75W-90 or 50W GL-4 gear oil. Mobiltrans SHC-DC isn't readily available in the US, but Mobil Delvac 50 seems to be a similar product. Some guys are using Pennzoil Syncromesh. At least a few are using Amsoil MTG, and being an Amsoil fan that is what I used too. There is even a product called Gorilla Juice that a guy formulated just for the G56 transmission, but it's $18/qt.

Another helpful hint from reading the forums: Six quarts is not enough to properly lubricate the front bearing when driving up a steep grade. The fix is to overfill by one quart, either by lifting the passenger side via ramps or a jack to get more oil in the fill hole, or removing the shift tower/shifter from the top and adding oil into the top of the transmission. I did the latter method.

With the thicker oil the trans is a little stiff when cold, but at normal operating temps it feels good. Hopefully the Amsoil MTG will allow me to run this transmission for a long time.
Posted By: Anthony

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/11/14 03:21 AM

2001 Supercharged Frontier

4 Speed Auto

Drain, and fill. 4 quarts of Castrol Dexron 3.

Trans has never been flushed. Pan has never been dropped.
Drain, and fills every 15k give or take.

260,000 miles. Transmission works perfectly.
Posted By: Greggy_D

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/15/14 07:19 PM

2007 Mazda 3i MT
139,734 miles
3 qts Red Line MT-90
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/18/14 01:19 AM

2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L

Out: 2L +/- FF

In: 2L Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/18/14 03:44 PM

2009 Subaru Tribeca 3.6L

Out: Unknown ATF

In: Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc
Posted By: Toy4x4

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/20/14 11:27 PM

Took the 4R to the dealer and had them use the fluid exchanger and replaced the 12 quarts of Toyota WS with the same. 57K on the odometer.
Posted By: Shannow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/21/14 12:45 AM

Navara
TX Case
Out - ATF
In - 5W30 synthetic engine oil for 900km - out
In Cheif Tanoa 75W90 GL5 semi synthetic.

Gearbox
Out 300ml of 75W85 (5.1 litres in total)
In 300ml of Morey's oil booster (to add 1/2 cst, in preparation for a proper change).

Caprice
Diff
Out 85W140 GL5 LS
In Chief Tanoa 75W90 GL5 semi synth, Nulon G70.
Posted By: InhalingBullets

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/23/14 03:52 PM

2007 Toyota Tundra 171k miles

Saturday Dec. 20th

out: 12 qt's Maxlife
IN: 12 Qt's Amsoil OE
Posted By: supercity

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/14 10:39 AM

2000 Rav4

Auto Trans
Out: Penrite MHP (T-IV)
In: Penrite Multivehicle MHP (same stuff)

Transfer case: Penrite 80w90
Diff: Penrite 80w90
Posted By: splinter

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/27/14 01:42 AM

2011 GMC Sierra ECSB 2WD 6L80E

Out: OE fluid w/ 36 months & ~51500 miles

In: ~6 quarts SuperTech Dexron-VI + AC Delco #24236933 filter

Minimal clutch debris and no shavings. smile
Posted By: gold01ca

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/27/14 11:56 AM

91 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Man. Trans.

Out: Mystery Oil (Original Factory Fill maybe?)

In: Redline MT 90
Posted By: sw99

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/27/14 05:37 PM

Did the second ATF drain and fill on the Civic two months ago. Car has almost 60k now so I would imagine that I am running 2/3 ML ATF to 1/3 DW-1. So far so good, shifts fantastic.
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/29/14 12:22 AM

Didn't change but added a bottle of Lubeguard red to the 4L80E. Sure didn't take long to notice a difference!
Posted By: Rtstrider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/29/14 01:39 PM

12/26

00 Nissan Sentra 210K miles

Changed the oil and drain filled the atf for a second time in 5k miles, due to unknown maintenance history, with another gallon of ML
Posted By: howie2092

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/29/14 03:34 PM

2006 Dodge Durango 103k miles (purchased used with 98k miles)

Dropped pan, changed both filters, added Transgo shift kit, cleaned magnet, sealed pan with black RTV.

Out: unknown (clean red fluid that smelled really bad)
In: 6.5 qts Castrol Transmax +4.

Also changed the Transfer case and power steering, as they use the same fluid. Looks like previous owner never changed these fluids.
Posted By: exploreco

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/30/14 01:30 AM

2007 Honda Pilot EX L 4x4 87,733

Out 4 qts Honda DW1
In 4 qts Honda DW1

10,362 miles
Posted By: supercity

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/15 06:06 AM

1995 Fiat Coupe

Out: Penrite Pro Gear 75w85
In: Castrol VMX-M 75w85
Posted By: 95busa

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/15 12:24 PM

2005 F250 -
out- mercon sp. in 8.5 qts mercon sp, changed both filters. new o-ring on bypass, reused pan gasket.
2009 Grand Caravan-
out- FF.
in, @4.75qts castrol atf+4. changed filter. new rubber gasket.
Posted By: Thebuckaman

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/04/15 02:03 AM

2004 expedition 5.4l 4x4 110,000

Out- 5 qts of factory fill Mercon V
IN- 4.5 qts of Havoline Mercon V and .5 qts of Lubriguard red and new wix trans filter.

Fluid looked great coming out and pan was clean. Magnet had minimal debris on it. Very happy about this!
Posted By: asand1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/05/15 08:09 AM

5 quarts of Pennzoil Synchromesh in the Maximustang.
Posted By: Olas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/05/15 08:12 AM

Scirocco in signature:

Two litres of Redline (50/50 mix of MTL and MT90) out
Replaced with same.
Posted By: longball

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/05/15 02:58 PM

2004 GMC 2500HD with LB7 Duramax and Allison automatic.
Dropped pan at 150,000, changed internal filter and external spin on filter, filled with Castrol Syntec which is the Allison factory recommended fluid.
Posted By: wirelessF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/06/15 08:54 AM

02 Silverado 5.3L - Last drain/refill for complete fluid changeover with Maxlife Dex/Merc and a bottle of Lubegard Red.
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/19/15 05:24 PM

The transmission pan on my 2007 Cobalt was seeping so I decided to swap the pan gasket. So far it's been leak free now.

Out: 6.9 quarts of Maxlife.
In: 6.5 quarts of Maxlife and a bottle of Lubegard Red.
Posted By: Ike_Clanton

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/19/15 11:42 PM

Dropped the pan a couple of weeks ago, cleaned the magnet and pan, and installed a new filter and replaced the lost Mercon V. This 1995 Town Car had just begun to have a bit of torque converter shudder about a week before this service. Said shudder was 100% totally gone on the very next drive after service.

Today, I installed an additional filter using a remote oil filter bracket, and I drained out about 3 more quarts of fluid and replace them as well. The remote, spin-on filter is something I've always wanted to do, and I've made it very easy to remove the whole setup as I have a tendency to buy different Lincolns somewhat regularly.

Using Havoline Mercon V. Bought a case and will drain and fill a few more times with it.
Posted By: 901Memphis

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/15 12:23 AM

2002 Buick Century - pan dropped and replaced with a Dorman pan with drain plug plus new Wix filter and refilled with about 7 quarts of Maxlife dex merc for now. Re used oem gasket no leaks!
Posted By: tratman2000

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/15 01:11 AM

2004 chevy Silverado Z71 dropped pan changed filter and gasket with ac Delco
Also changed front diff and rear diff 5 qts valvoline synpower 75w90
transfer case 2 qts ac delco autotrac 2
changed factory belts with Goodyear gator backs
Changed factory plugs with autolite xp irediums and wires with MSD
Radiator flush with 1.5 gal of autozone Dexcool mixed with 1 gal distiller water.

Out - factory fill at 76,260
In 5 3/4 maxlife dex/merc
Posted By: bdcardinal

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/15 01:14 AM

2014 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0L EcoBoost AWD

7472 miles

Out: Factory Fill Mercon LV

In: Motorcraft Mercon LV

Trans side cover was leaking, so it was repaired under warranty.
Posted By: tratman2000

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/21/15 01:20 AM

91 mazda Miata 120000
Out - 2 qts unknown manual trans fluid
In - 2 qts redline mt-90
changed turret oil with 1/2 qt mt-90 rebuilt shifter mxracing bronze shift kit
Rear diff unknown out.
in valvoline synpower 75w90
Fram fuel filter and new hoses and clamps.
Radiator flush unknown in by garage that did timing belt and water pump all seals and hoses and belts.
Posted By: LotI

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/26/15 02:33 PM

2012 Honda Accord LX 5-speed auto. 58,078 miles total.

Drain and fill of Honda/Acura DW-1, third time in it's life. 10,080 miles since last change after buying the car. The MM code came up so I replaced the fluid to get on schedule.

Book says 2.6qts for service but mine needs over 3 to reach the hashmarks.
Posted By: Georgiey22

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/26/15 11:17 PM

2013 Acura TL with 15,000 miles (200 miles into the drain/ fill)
Out: Honda DW1 (factory fill)
In: Honda DW1

1999 Chevrolet Silverado with 78,000 miles (2K miles into the drain/fill)
Out: Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic ATF
In: Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic ATF
Posted By: zpinch

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/27/15 12:19 PM

Partial drain (DW-1) and fill with 3.5 qt Amsoil signature series ATF (Honda Z1 compliant) Will do another partial drain/fill soon.
Posted By: Fatboymoe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/27/15 02:32 PM

2012 Ford F-150 Eco-Boost. New Motorcraft filter and 7.5 qts of Motorcraft Mercon LV. 39,000 miles. No Flush. Will do again in 20k.
Looked really good.
Posted By: doublebase

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/27/15 08:07 PM

11 qts. Toyota WS fluid, dropped the pan, replaced the filter and gasket at 72,000 miles. Fluid was very very dark, but the magnets were free of metal. I plan on doing simple drain and refills every 30k.

I've got 15k on the fluid right now and everything seems good.
Posted By: Black_Thunder

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/30/15 07:49 PM

did a pan drop and filter change on my parents 05 Explorer.

Used Castrol Mercon V
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/11/15 03:45 PM

2006 Hyundai Tucson 2.7L V6

Out: Unknown ATF

In: Mobil 3309 approx. 8L

D&F (x2) with a short drive in between.
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/15/15 01:41 AM

2002 Ford Ranger automatic...

Out: About 3 quarts of Castrol Mercon V and bulk Mercon V from a Ford dealer.

In: 3 quarts Motorcraft Mercon V.

I used a LiquiVac through the dipstick.
Posted By: ramammoth

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/20/15 10:58 PM

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix - Dropped pan and replaced filter. Fluid exchange with Havoline Dexron VI
Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/21/15 03:57 AM

04 Silverado 4.8L, 177,500 miles
Out: unknown fluid, AC Delco tranny filter, pan drop
In: installed drain plug on pan, wix tranny filter, supertech atf fill.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/26/15 02:43 AM

Exchanged the (I am guessing) factory fill on my 06 Trailblazer. 4L60E. Bought it used with 25,000 Km. Did the cooler line exchange. Put in 5 liters at a time on pump out. First 5 were Maxlife as most of it should have worked its way out with waste. What filled the rest was Amsoil low viscosity MV fluid. The pump out worked flawlessly and never spilled a drop doing the pan drop. Old fluid was brown, not burnt smelling. Used a Hastings (Filtran) filter and buttoned her back up. Drives great and shifts normal. 160,000 Km and probably wont touch it again before she is decommissioned.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/02/15 05:50 PM

2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L 24V DOHC

Did another D&F; using 2L of MaxLife.

Doing a slow exchange of FF 2L at a time.
Posted By: Indy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/15/15 01:18 AM

2008 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7 4x4....out unknown trans.fluid...in Mobil ATF+4 on sale.. no filters changed and no metal shaveings on magnet and very clean..gasket was leaking and due for new gasket..im happy now
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/24/15 10:40 PM

2002 Volvo V70 Aw55-50 transmission.
Simple drain & fill.
4 quarts MaxLife Dex/Merc-Mercon LV (red jug).
Added 4 oz. (1 oz. per qt.) LubeGard red.
Posted By: wirelessF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/15 12:56 AM

2004 Lexus LS430 w/ A761E 6spd auto @ 110,000mi

Out: 12qts original Toyota WS
In: 12qts Toyota WS with LG Red and new filter and gasket.

The original fluid looked like black mud water and the smell comes with it smells like a junkyard used oil drum. That's how bad this fluid is and it's not designed for 100,000mi use.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/15 09:21 PM

1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L @ 99,515 mi.
Simple drain and fill
3 quarts out
Same amount old Dex/Merc in (pre 2005/GM, pre 2006/Ford--jug dino store brand-works well)
Posted By: pbm

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/15 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: GSCJR
2006 Hyundai Tucson 2.7L V6

Out: Unknown ATF

In: Mobil 3309 approx. 8L

D&F (x2) with a short drive in between.



Doesn't Hyundai call for SP III? Mobil 3309 is the same a Toyota T-IV.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/26/15 01:56 AM

Yes it does; you are correct. No negative impact in shift quality.

Here's another one I did yesterday:

2006 Honda Civic 2.0L DOHC 16V M/T

Out: Clean fluid that smelled like gear oil.

In: 1.5L AC Delco Synchromesh.

Take that Honda!

2nd and 3rd gear clash gone too.
Posted By: clutchless

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/26/15 04:08 PM

Last weekend - both vehicles were bought used with about 21,000 miles.

2011 Lexus HS250h with 30,000 miles - drain and fill hybrid transaxle with 4 quarts Toyota WS. Shocked that this stuff is now $12.00 a quart at my local dealer. Stuck with WS as I heard the hybrid transaxle had electric motors in it and was more particular about fluid. Any comments or experience with other fluids?

2010 Lexus RX350 AWD with 37,000 - 2 cold drain and fills with Mag 1 low viscosity multi vehicle synthetic ATF. I was able to drain about 2 quarts each time. Drove it around in between and did the second one the next day. Shifts great, maybe a bit smoother than before. According to the percentage spreadsheet I have about 3.58 quarts new ATF and 5.92 quarts old ATF. It was so easy to do I may do another drain and fill at the next oil change in a few months.
My (former) 2008 MINI Cooper S had a 6 speed Aisin automatic in which I did the same cold drain and fill procedure with the overflow plug removed. However MINI did not put in a fill plug, Someone at the MINI forum figured out which bolt allowed you to fill the tranny. However, it was so small it took 10-20 minutes to pour in one quart! Plus getting at that bolt was very difficult.
Posted By: camperbob

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/30/15 08:15 PM

1995 CHEVY G30 van 4l60E, complete fluid exchange and filter with 12 qts of Maxlife 104k
Posted By: chrly919

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/10/15 01:25 PM

93 Corvette TH400, 94,000 miles. Fluid was brown/ red.
Did a drop and fill with Hastings filter and MaxLife. Then finished with cooler line flush with Maxlife and added LG Red. Only has about 100 miles so far and doing well.
Posted By: wormwood1978

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/10/15 02:04 PM

2008 Trailblazer, 55,000 miles, factory fill. Fluid red.

Pan drop and filter change. Replaced 4 quarts with Valvoline Full Synthetic Dex VI. Added a drain plug to the pan.
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/27/15 04:41 AM

1994 Ford Ranger

M5OD manual transmission...
Out: very dark, nasty fluid that smelled like gear oil
In: Auto Zone Dex/Merc

Borg Warner 1354 transfer case...
Out: dirty ATF of some kind
In: Auto Zone Dex/Merc
Posted By: Trix

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/27/15 03:10 PM

2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L @ 150,000 mi (Automatic 5EAT).
Disconnect return line from transmission cooler dumping into a receptacle.
12 quarts out, 12 quarts in.
AMSOIL Siganture Series Multi Vehicle ATF


Pictures of the 'flush'. Can see the color difference
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/28/15 02:57 AM

2000 Chrysler Concorde, 115K miles, about 55K since cooler line flush and filter change with Valvo ATF 4. Did a dipstick tube pump out and replaced 4.5 quarts with ST ATF 4. Old fluid looked good, just a bit darker than fresh fluid. I'll do another pump out and fill in another 10K or so.
Posted By: blautens

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/02/15 03:12 AM

2006 Chevy Trailblazer SS, RPM Level V GM-4L70e, PTC converter, ~ 2900 RPM stall, B&M 70274 SuperCooler (bypassing the horrible radiator cooler entirely - that breached twice and killed 2 transmissions and a number of engine cooling parts). This is the 4th transmission and 2nd cooler. Has about 20k miles on it (88k on the truck total). Was shifting horribly, whining, slipping, making a sound like a lug nut tossed in a blender occasionally. The fluid looked like watered down Yoo-hoo and smelled like bad, bad things had been happening to the friction material.

Tossed in a bottle of Lubegard flush from the 98602 Flush and Protect pack. Truck up on jackstands, ran it through the gears to simulate the instructions on the flush.

Took apart all cooler lines and cooler (the factory lines meet up with braided stainless which then run to the cooler). Flushed all lines and cooler both ways with 2 bottles Lubegard 19001 Dr. Tranny Kooler Kleen. Blew dry with compressed air.

Reassembled, except for cooler line at inlet of cooler, pumped out mocha brown fluid, periodically adding Dexron VI (I had 12 quarts of Havoline Dexron VI, 6 quarts of Mag 1 Dexron VI, 4 quarts of SuperTech Dexron VI, and one almost full jug of GM Dexron VI). I went through this pump and fill for about 18 quarts, until the fluid looked perfect and when I ran some through my Mr. Tea filters I didn't see lots of clutch material. Then I added the Lubegard protectant.

Drove truck around the block. Slipped badly. Checked fluid, it was low, added quart and a half. Slipping pretty much gone, I could make it up the driveway, anyway.

Drained fluid from transmission (I have a drain plug), dropped and cleaned pan that looked like someone filed down horse hooves in it, and replaced filter and gasket with AC Delco replacements. The filter screen in the old filter was a bulged out piece that looked solid (as in plugged), so I'm guessing a lot of fluid starvation might have been occuring.

Added 1/3 of another bottle of Lubegard along with about 5 quarts more Dex VI. It's a funny transmission - fluid takes a while to level out - I use cheap $5 Harbor Freight transfer pumps to lower fluid levels every now and then.

Drives much better, still misses the 2-3 shift under heavy throttle (3-4 piston seal failure, perhaps, the 3-4 pack is probably the bulk of the friction material in the pan), but the 1-2 shifts spin the tires easily again, and off the line if you're near the stall it really is a handful to hook up sometimes, so that's all good.

I'll probably do the same thing again in 6 months to see if I can't get along until the next tranny, which I believe I might rebuild myself - seems like a good thing to know for someone like me.

Funny, our Lexus RX330 (113k miles) is much easier to maintain. smile
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/02/15 04:07 AM

^^^Does any aftermarket company do COMPLETE T56 Magnum/TR6060 conversions for the TBSSes??
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/04/15 04:31 AM

2007 Accord - 96k

Out: unknown, probably factory fill judging from the level and condition.
In: Three drain and refills using Havoline Synthetic Multi-Vehicle. It took 3 quarts each time.

I will do one final drain and refill in 5k. At that time I will probably also add a container of BG ATC+ that I have.
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/04/15 04:40 AM

Originally Posted By: dailydriver
^^^Does any aftermarket company do COMPLETE T56 Magnum/TR6060 conversions for the TBSSes??


^^^Yeah, If I was changing whole transmissions as much as an anal BITOG'er changes ATF, I would for sure be looking for a different solution.


2002 Ford CVPI 167,111 miles
Drained 3.2 quarts via the cooler line and then added 3.5 quarts back of Schaeffers #204SAT

Now I remember why I had been buying it for the other car. Just that 3.5 quarts completely changed the shifting over the Castrol and Kendall Mercon V that was in it. Its incredible how much better it shifts.
The difference is similar to what I experienced in my Mom's car, a 2009 Fusion V6 with the Aisin 6 speed. I changed it several times with the Castrol Import MV fluid and then later I spent the money and bought a case of Mobil 3309 its supposed to have. You could tell after that it was shifting much smoother and the way it was supposed to.
The other fluid in the CVPI couldn't have been in there longer than 8 or 9 k miles since I did the JMod and changed pretty much all the fluid.
I did a whole case of the Kendall and then due to a goof I had to go into it again and I had to add another 3-4 quarts of Castrol so I changed more than the total capacity at that time.
Have to get another 4 or 5 quarts and change some more over.
Posted By: richport29

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/15 02:37 AM

2004 Grand Prix. Did a dipstick pump and fill. Replaced with 3.5 litres Pennnzoil ATF.
Posted By: mballard70

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/15 04:10 AM

2007 Kia Rondo V6 Drain and Fill (157,500 miles)
Out: Valvoline MaxLife
In: Valvoline MaxLife

Only about 3.5qts. drain out so I do a drain and fill every 15k miles.
Posted By: MuzzleFlash40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/15 11:44 AM

2004 Grand Marquis 163k

Pan Dump

Out - Castrol Mercon V
IN - Same

Wix filter
Posted By: Roob

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/12/15 10:22 PM

2006 Lexus ES330 with 209,000km.
Family members car. Asked me to have a look as transmission downshift was slightly rough. Hot fluid level was found to be a quart low. Topped up with a quart of Maxlife and transmission smoothed out.

1st d/f
Out- 3.7quarts of T-IV. Pretty much muddy brown not burnt. Drain plug magnet had minor gunk on it, overall very clean.
In. - 3.7quarts of Maxlife Dex/Merc and a new crush washer. Shifting much improved overall.

2nd d/f 600km later.
Out- 3.7quarts. Fluid was cleaner, lighter brown with a reddish tinge. Drain plug nice and clean.
In - 3.7quarts of Maxlife Dex/Merc and new crush washer. Shifting continues to improve according to driver and no return of downshift issue.

I'll be doing one or two more with a bottle of Lubegard HFMF added on the last.
Posted By: skaughtz

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/13/15 01:15 AM

2007 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L, 64k

4 quarts drained from pan, 7 quarts drained from transmission cooler return line.

Out: Toyota ATF WS (factory fill)
In: Valvoline Maxlife

No change in performance (was fine before) but clean fluid is good fluid.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/17/15 12:56 AM

1997 Ford F-150 4.6L @ 57K
Pump out through dipstick for cleanliness sake.
Pan drop, filter change
At 18 MY of age we thought it wise to NOT reuse the pan gasket.
The original gasket was quality neoprene on metal.
4.5 qt. factory fill out.
4.5 qt. MERCON V in. (=32% new fluid)

Vehicle shifted better.
Posted By: andyd

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/17/15 02:40 PM

The best feature for an automatic transmission is a minor leak, say a pint a month. A selector seal, or a pin hole in the rear seal A constant top off and the tranny worked great all the time I had that Dart. The underside of the 50$ heap was shiny with Dex 3 Bolts that should been frozen in rust came apart as new.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/23/15 05:56 PM

Hello,
2005 Ford Explorer w/75,740 miles
Pan drop/filter change/refill
OUT: 4.5 quarts of reasonably dirty fluid
IN: 1.5 quarts Valvoline Mercon V and 3 quarts Pro-Line Mercon V
NOTE: Showed my friend's son how to fill a dipstick-less vehicle
Posted By: Jetronic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/23/15 09:11 PM

manual transmission hyundai I20.

Part of the 120,000km maintenance shedule.

I've put 1.9 litres of Castrol Syntrans Multivehicle 75w-90 GL4 in it.

It looked like syntrans came out aswell, so maybe he's had a fluid change (not long) before. It would've helped if I had known.

Tuesday I'll be putting the same in a Mitsubishi Colt (smart engine and transmission) as Im changing the clutch. The old fluid looked like mudwater, less than 100.000km on it aswell!
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/15 04:44 AM

1994 Ford Ranger M5OD...

Out: Auto Zone Dex/Merc ATF with a little less than 200 mi on it
In: AC Delco Synchromesh

Changed so soon because the previous fluid was badly neglected and may have been GL5 gear oil. Glad I did a "flush" as the magnet picked up more stuff, including the other half of one of the old wavy washers from the original shifter bushings (replaced at first fluid change).

Shifting great now! Post change test drive wound up being 60 miles.
Posted By: burchster13

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/15 03:32 PM

1989 Buick Lesabre 199,300 miles prob turn it over sometime next week. Dropped the pan around 6 qts of super tech dex/merc out. Vavoline Dex/merc in. Pan and magnet were pretty dirty shifts a little smoother just hoping I can coax another 100k out of her.
Posted By: holdorf333

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/15 02:25 PM

I was going to do a full TC drain with filter change on a 1996 Bronco with an E4OD. Interval was around 50k. Upon dropping the pan, everything looked so good (red like new, no burn smells whatsoever, magnet had almost no metal) I decided to just put the new filter on and ignore the TC and refilled with 17qts. of Maxlife Syn.





Posted By: GuillaumeG

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/15 03:26 PM

2003 Toyota Corolla 1.6 (EU spec)

Just (literally a few minutes ago) did a drain refill, then a flush, with Maxlife ATF.

Color went from brown to red (pictures will follow)
Posted By: GuillaumeG

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/15 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: GuillaumeG
2003 Toyota Corolla 1.6 (EU spec)

Just (literally a few minutes ago) did a drain refill, then a flush, with Maxlife ATF.

Color went from brown to red (pictures will follow)


Video of the transmission flush
Posted By: seadouble

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/27/15 04:22 AM

2004 Audi allroad, ZF 5 speed, 90,400 miles

Dropped pan, replaced filter (Elring Klinger), added 6 quarts Pentosin ATF1.
Posted By: tnt31

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/28/15 11:56 PM

2006 Saturn Relay 3 w/3.5L and 4T65E-AWD (135K)

Dropped pan, new filter, refill with Dex VI


Posted By: Sunnyinhollister

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/06/15 04:33 AM

Changed the MTF on the 2015 Wrangler over to Amsoil synchromesh and the transfer case over to Valvoline synthetic transfer case fluid at 5503 miles.
Posted By: Urshurak776

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/06/15 06:56 PM

Did the first drain/fill in the Hyundai Santa Fe. Used Valvoline Maxlife Full Syn ATF. It says right on the bottle certified for Hyundai/Kia SP-IV. I will repeat at the next two oil changes.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/15 11:21 AM

Neighbor's 2010 Honda Accord 4 cyl. w/60,500 mi.
First drain & fill
OUT: 80 ounces of dark, dark Z-1
IN: 80 oz. of Valvoline MaxLife ATF
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/12/15 02:58 PM

Drain & fill
2007 Ford Fusion AWD
99,981 miles
just under 4qts MaxLife ATF
Posted By: Pontual

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/12/15 05:35 PM

Citren C5 2.0 16V gasoline, AL4 automatic 4 speed transmission, FF 2001, with 110k miles, went out Mobil LT71141 and in Pentosin ATF1. Came out still good the original 14 years old fluid.
Posted By: Turk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/12/15 09:20 PM

Wife's '97 Camry 2.2L -- Automatic Drain & Fill -- with 226,000 Miles!

OUT: Amsoil ATF

IN: Amsoil ATF

Shifts fantastic!! thumbsup
Posted By: PeterGreen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/13/15 09:53 PM

2012 Acura TL 6MT 42,200 miles

OUT: Honda MT Gear Oil

IN: Honda Manual transmission gear oil

big improvement in shifting quality despite the fact the old oil had only 17k miles
Posted By: DaHen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/20/15 02:48 PM

After just a little over ten thousand miles, drained the old Valvoline out and put in five quarts of Royal Purple along with Lubegard Red. Changed the Magnefine filter as well.
Shifts great now.
Posted By: Hessam

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/21/15 06:29 AM

changed and fluid with the Lucas trans fix lube, while changing my trans cooler. The Lucas fluid seems to be working great. It's a little thicker than normal aft, but it stopped a minor leak I had behind the main seal, and it really smoothed out the shift between 1st and 2nd gear... Don't plan to keep it for long. Will be going back to my redline MTL, when I have some time to change the filter too. But the Lucas trans fix was a quick fix and pleasant surprise so far...., picked up couple bottles from HD for less than $20
Posted By: PeterGreen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/28/15 02:58 AM

2012 Acura TL Sh-AWD tech package with 6MT

43333

out Honda MT gear oil

In
Honda MT gear oil

much smoother 1st to second shift
Posted By: MinamiKotaro

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/15 01:20 AM

1967 VW Beetle

Prob not many miles but maybe a couple of years on the oil; it was the initial fill of this transaxle when it was new. Mostly changed it just 'cause I wanted to play with my transfer pump.

Out: Lucas 80w90

In: AAP store brand 75w90

The barely audible whine in 4th gear seems to have gone away. We'll see if it comes back or not.
Posted By: MCompact

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/09/15 10:57 PM

2007 Mazdaspeed 3- 153,488 miles

Out: Motorcraft XT-M5-QS- 30,271 miles

In: Motorcraft XT-M5-QS
Posted By: supercity

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/18/15 10:00 AM

2000 Toyota Rav4 2.0L

Trans: Penrite ATF MHP (Multivehicle T-IV)
Transfer case: Penrite Gear Oil 80w90
Rear diff: Penrite Gear Oil 80w90

That should see out the drive train in this.
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/26/15 03:45 AM

2007 Infiniti G35x 64684 miles

Drain and fill a little over 4 quarts of Nissan Matic-S.

Old fluid came out pretty clean (maybe a bit darker than new). Last D&F was approx 18.2k miles ago.
Posted By: dorcheat

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/09/15 03:35 PM

2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 with 6 speed manual transmission.

Mileage: 26,661.1 miles

Out: Factory fill

In: Honda Genuine Manual Transmission Fluid

Notes: Carefully measured the capacity of the transmission with a kitchen measuring bowl. I will admit to spilling an ounce or so. The transmission takes about 2 quarts and 4 ounces, or at the published capacity of 2.2 quarts. Both the factory fill and the new Honda MTF had the characteristic nasty sulfur smell of gear oil.

One more note and a warning: Based on forum accounts from driveaccord.net, Honda really torqued the top fluid fill bolt down on their six speed manual. I can now attest to this personally as well. To loosen this fill bolt, you will need to put together at least 18 inches of 3/8 inch square drive socket extenders to position between the battery and air filter box. You will then need at least 150 foot-pounds of torque to just begin to crack open this bolt. At first when I finally loosened the bolt, I thought I had broken my socket ratchet.
Posted By: mikethecarguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/09/15 09:50 PM

Fuchs Titan ATF 3353 on a 2004 Porsche 911
Posted By: freshcopedawg

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/10/15 12:18 AM

2011 Buick Enclave 70k miles.
Out: OEM Dex VI
In: Castrol Transmax Dex VI

Got about 5 qts out and 5 back in. Will repeat in a couple weeks. Fluid was fairly dark.
Posted By: mclasser

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/10/15 02:08 AM

02 Infiniti I35

Out: 4 qts Nissan Matic-D

In: MaxLife ATF
Posted By: KrisZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/14/15 12:17 PM

2006 Mazda 3.

Cooler line fluid exchange, about 9 quarts. The old ATF was Petro Canada Multi Vehicle Synthetic ATF.

Mileage on the old ATF: about 65k miles.

New ATF: Same brand as the old one.
Posted By: smokingun45

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/14/15 02:51 PM

2004 Dodge 3500 4x4 Cummins @ 200,250 miles.

New Venture NV5600 6spd manual transmission.
Drained old lube thru lower PTO cover bolt hole, as this is a "lubed for life" tranny with no drain hole. Removed PTO covers both sides to remove all fluid and clean flexmagnet.
Reinstalled PTO covers using gaskets found on EBay, of all places. They were cheap and high quality.
Refilled with 5 qts Amsoil Syncromesh tranny fluid to bottom of fill plug (17mm hex), reinstalled fill plug and added 1 additional guart thru top PTO cover bolt.
Posted By: ryanschillinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/14/15 03:35 PM

The 96 Civic has a manual 5 speed. I used Rotella T6 5w40 in the transmission. Worked well in our old del sol, doing well in this one also.
Posted By: Nyogtha

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/21/15 05:29 PM

2012 Ram 1500 Big Horn 65RFE 33K miles on truck

OUT : FF & factory filters, factory RTV gasket

IN : 7.5 qts. Havoline ATF+4, ATP B-245 kit filters & gasket, all from Amazon

Also replaced FF PSF with Havoline ATF+4

Cost < $46

thumbsup
Posted By: MaximaGuy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/22/15 03:14 AM

I just completed a full 100K Amsoil 75W110 run and replaced it with RL 75W110.
Posted By: Georgiey22

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/27/15 05:02 AM

Very curious to know how this transmission is performing with MaxLife ATF? Please share!
Posted By: Georgiey22

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/27/15 05:03 AM

2012 Honda Acoord 2.4L...

Out: 3.5 quarts of Honda DW1 ATF (13K miles on this run)

In : 3.5 quarts of Honda DW1 ATF + new crush washer
Posted By: dlundblad

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/27/15 06:09 PM

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0

Siphoned 3.5ish quarts of Castrol ATF+4 (about 20k since last drain/ fill and filter change)

Re-filled with 3.5ish quarts of Oreilly brand ATF+4

Also drained and filled the t case with some $1 AZ Valvoline ATF+4.
Posted By: WishIhadatruck

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/27/15 06:28 PM

2014 Cruze Eco Manual Trans

Drail and fill of 2 , used Amsoil

33k am Les on the car, shifts much nicer now.
Posted By: CT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/27/15 07:17 PM

6 quarts of Redline D4. Ford Super Duty manual
2.5 qts of Maxlife 96 Toyota.
Posted By: 285south

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/28/15 10:41 AM

2000 Dodge Neon manual trans. Drain & fill.

Out: 3 qts Mobil 1 Syn Gear Lube LS 75W-90
In: 3 qts Redline 75W80
Posted By: JEL01

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/29/15 01:57 AM

Fuchs Titan 236.14 fluid and OEM filter, 35k interval, IIRC it was about 5qts.
Posted By: kb9skw

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/03/15 02:08 AM

2008 Ford F150 with a four speed 4R75E trans 67,400 miles. First trans service on the truck so factory fill in it.

Dropped the pan today and drained out about five quarts of fluid. The manual clams 13.9 quarts total in the trans. What came out is very dark and the mag had a bit of a layer of sludge on it.

Installed a new Motorcraft filter and filled with five quarts of Motorcraft Mercon V
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/06/15 11:43 PM

2002 Volvo V70 189,513 miles.

Drain & fill. 3.75 quarts of Mobil 3309. Kira
Posted By: Nyogtha

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/09/15 01:31 AM

Friend's 2002 Ford F150 4.2l V6 manual transmission

168K miles on truck

Out : Factory Fill (it was black with plenty of metal on the drain plug magnet)

In : 4 qts. Quaker State Dex III / Mercon from Menard's

Also replaced the power steering fluid with Quaker State Dex III / Mercon - the old PS fluid was dark red, not yet black

Cost : $15.05 after Menard's rebate thumbsup
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/09/15 01:54 PM

2007 Ford Fusion. 165K

Out: M1 ATF

In: M1 ATF

Also I dropped the Pan and changed the filter. I do that every 75K or so. However I drain the fluid every 25-30 K depending on my ambition level.
Posted By: anl0109

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/10/15 04:29 PM

2014 Mazda5 van, 32,500 miles

Out: Most likely original Mazda OEM M5/M-V ATF, about 4 quarts via drain & fill
In: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle ATF

Old fluid was quite dark but after this replacement there is no change in performance which is fine because the transmission shifted great prior to this service. Did it just because dealer said ATF should be changed every 30K miles. ATF not in maintenance schedule of the OM which is a first for me.
Posted By: Cosmos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/15 06:49 AM

Dropped the pan and installed a drain plug on a recently acquired 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Diesel with a 545RFE transmission. The Jeep has 160K with an unknown service history.

The fluid did not smell burnt, but was dark in color. Changed both filters during the service. There was no obvious metal or other crud in the pan.

I plan to drive it for a few days and then drain and fill twice more with more of the Super Tech ATF+4 fluid. I plan on draining the diffs and transfer case the next time I have it on the lift.
Posted By: stower17

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/13/15 07:05 PM

2008 Pontiac G5 4T45e auto 142k miles.

Out: valvoline maxlife atf, acdelco filter
In: valvoline maxlife atf, purolator filter
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/14/15 10:32 PM

Car in sig, T56 manual;

3 quarts of Red Line D4 ATF

1 quart of Red Line MTL
Posted By: Nyogtha

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/31/15 04:48 PM

Helped a friend with his 2005 buick Lacrosse 3.8l 4T65E

He bought the car a year ago with unknown previous maint. history.

127k miles on car, experiencing slipping

Out : Probably factory fill, no red left at all, pan & magnet were 'muddy', dipstick left shiny grit on white shop towel, Filtran filter.

In : ATP TF-161 filter & gasket, 6 qts. Maxlife FS, 1 qt. Rislone Stop Slip, one half quart leftover QS DexIII/Merc to top off.

Fingers crossed but not super hopeful. I have Lubegard red on hand but want to run what's in there a while to hopefully dilute & filter remaining old fluid, then do another pan drop & filter change before trying Lubegard.
Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/02/15 12:02 AM

2005 Toyota Camry LE 4 cyl
Out: unknown
Drain & fill with Castrol transmax import multivehicle.
Posted By: ford46guy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/02/15 01:47 PM

98 MGM
PS system

Out: 14K/18mo old Castrol Mercon V.
In: Super Tech D/M (factory)

A 4qt flush and turn for diagnostic purposes. Clean tank as well.

Noted that pump is extremely quiet after flush, even with hood open - but steering still can't return to center all the way after a small turn.
Posted By: craigq

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/06/15 01:26 AM

2014 Jeep Wrangler JK Sport
Out - FF
In - ~2 Qt Amsoil MTF
Posted By: WillsYoda

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/08/15 08:18 PM

1. 1998 Toyota Avalon full flush: Ran the car with the hose coming out of the radiator emptying into a large bucket, and pouring new ATF into the dipstick at the same time. Added a Magnefine filter too.

OUT: Let 15 quarts flow out of (mostly) brown factory fill.
IN: 15 quarts of Maxlife ATF full synthetic.

Been running great for 15k/3 years since the flush and magnefine filter addition.


2. 1999 Toyota Corolla drain and fill: pumped ATF out with hand pump hose pulling from the dipstick.

OUT: 5 quarts of cherry red ATF of unknown origin.
IN: 5 quarts of Maxlife ATF full synthetic.

Been running great for 7k/3 years since the refill.
Posted By: DNVDMAX

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/11/15 05:15 AM

2006 GMC 2500HD
Out: 8qts Transynd
In: 8qts Autrans Syn 295
Posted By: Gasbuggy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/11/15 07:50 AM

1998 Cavalier - original TH125 - 266,000 miles

Out 4 quarts mostly Maxlife

In 4 quarts Maxlife + 1 bottle Lubegard Red.
Posted By: Mau

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/16/15 01:47 AM

2007 Honda CRV
Out: Unknown (probably Honda ATF Z1 or DWS-1)
In: Valvoline Maxlife ATF
Posted By: ryanschillinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/16/15 02:47 AM

Cooler line flush on 2013 Corolla. Replaced maxlife w/ maxlife. I did cooler line flush at about 5k, 30k, and 70k. Good shift quality, no complaints.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/16/15 03:55 AM

2005 Saab 9-5 Aero
Drain & fill 4.5 qts. Mobil 3309 + 4 0z. LubeGard red bottle.
Posted By: rhhsiao

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/16/15 06:08 PM

2003 Honda CR-V (146,000 miles on odo) drain and fill

Out: 3.6 qts of unknown (likely Z-1/DW-1)
In: 3.6 qts of Castrol IMV (Import Multi-Vehicle)

Transmission doesn't feel as lazy, shifts are strong and smooth.
Posted By: GMZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/21/15 03:56 AM

2008 4Runner V8 4WD
75,556 mi

Complete fluid exchange via cooler line method with 13 qts of ATL. Honestly I thought it was easier than changing the oil, took about an hour including clean up.

Shifts are smoother and more consistent.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/25/15 08:09 PM

1993 Ford Crown Victoria- 61k

Out- ?????

In- AZ Type F and D/M III
Posted By: Wheel

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/30/15 12:37 AM

2009 Subaru Legacy 60000 miles

Out - 3.5 quarts Subaru ATF-HP
in - 3.5 quarts Subaru ATF-HP

30000 miles on oil, just drain and fill.
Posted By: akela

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/30/15 06:15 AM

Buick Century 2002, 190000 kilometers
Out: 1 gal bulk D/M (50000 km on oil)
In: 1 gal Supertech D/M

Ford Freestar 2006, 90000 kilometers
Out: 1 gal of dark substance (likely FF)
In: 1 gal ML

Extracted the fluid with electric pump. Will repeat the procedure in a week or two.
Posted By: 67lemans

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/02/15 02:34 PM

88 Ford F150 C6 auto trans 160,000 miles
out- what I suspect is the factory fill due to the plastic dipstick plug being in the trans pan.

in- valvoline maxlife and a few quarts of Supertech high mileage to bring it up to level.
Posted By: ltslimjim

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/13/15 07:53 AM

'07 Honda Fit Sport A/T 166,000 miles

OUT: Presumed Honda DW-1 at 20k+ on fluid

IN: Amsoil ATL Fuel-Efficient ATF complete cooler line 'flush' conversion method

w/ Honda Genuine filter replacement thumbsup drive
Posted By: RevelationLion

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/13/15 09:25 PM

Accord over the course of 3+ years
OUT: Z-1 and maybe some regular Dex III via drain pan and cooler line
IN: DW-1 w/ 1 bottle Lubegard Red

OUT: DW-1 (Burned)
IN: Maxlife with 1 bottle Lubegard Platinum

OUT: Maxlife w/ Platinum Lubegard
IN: Maxlife w/ 1 bottle Lubegard Red

G35
OUT: Nissan Matic J via drain pan and cooler line
IN: Maxlife w/ 1 bottle Lubegard Red
Posted By: Torrid

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/14/15 01:33 AM

2006 Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas

Out: factory ZF Lifeguard 6 with 87k miles

In: Motorcraft Mercon SP
Posted By: Nissan101

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/14/15 02:42 AM

Nissan n16 almera
out factory fill

IN- Valvoline maxlife
Posted By: kyleg

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/15/15 05:17 AM

1999 Jeep Cherokee w/ AW4 auto trans
Drained it 4 times, refilled with Castrol Trasnmax Dex/merc & Carquest D/M cause the store ran out. Only about 10,000 miles on this fill but it was getting dirty looking. Oversized tires might be cooking it, as well as blasting up into mountain passes constantly.

178,000 and counting!
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/12/16 11:50 PM

05 Chevy Express 3500 with 4L80E

In and out Maxlife .. 15k.. probably a waste time. Should just let the transmission go and plan to replace it.

Also PS in and out a mixture of Maxlife and Merc V.
Posted By: Islandvic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/14/16 04:09 AM

2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 2wd 30k service

Out: FF

In: Honda DW-1 and used new crush washer

wife stated "it drives smoother now"

Posted By: 04SE

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/14/16 12:31 PM

2009 F150 FX4 5.4 3V 6R80 114,000 miles

Out: original Mercon LV and original filter
In: Merclon LV (around 5.5 quarts) and new Motorcraft filter.

This represents around a 40% change and it shifts 100 times better. Ford recommending lubed for life is nuts. The 6R80 lacks a conventional dipstick. I plan on just sucking 4 quarts out and replacing it 2-3 more times over the course of the coming months. Then I will do an annual 4 quart change. I had planned on using MaxLife but my dealer sold me Mercon LV for $4.63 a quart.

Also drained/filled my transfer case with Motorcraft XL-12 fluid.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/16/16 08:20 AM

2011 Honda Accord, 95k

Prior history: one drain and refill at 56k, one drain and refill at 67k. Both were done using Honda ATF-DW1.

Old fluid during the first drain:
Untitled by The Critic, on Flickr

The fluid was starting to look pretty nasty so I suggested a complete fluid change. The unit holds 6.9 quarts and I removed about 3.25 qt with each drain/refill. I did 3 drain/refills total. For the fluid, I used Honda ATF DW-1.
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/20/16 07:33 AM

2002 Crown Victoria 173900mi
Out: 4 quarts Kendall and Castrol Mercon V.
In: Schaeffer's 204SAT with 10k miles that I drained from my wrecked 2004 Crown Victoria.

Noticed immediate improvement. The 204SAT is unmatched in Ford 4R70 transmissions. Want to get another 4 or 5 quarts and change it again. The OD application was especially improved with less sag.
Posted By: dkryan

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/21/16 02:14 AM

Last week:

Mother-in-law's 2009 Civic with 17,000 original miles.

Out with the OEM; in with Amsoil multi-vehicle ATF.

And new Honda P/S and brake fluid, too.

And running Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20 for those annual 2.7k OCIs.

Not a waste, either. I look at it as good insurance all around.
Posted By: jhellwig

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/21/16 06:28 AM

95 suburban 4l80e nv241 142000 miles

Transmission
Out slightly dark something
In max life dex and pioneer filter

Transfer case
Out not a lot of something dark and nasty. it wasn't milky but the drain plug looked like it had moisture on it.
In max life dex

Front axle
Out dark gear oil
In 80w-90 super tech

I bought the vehicle 2000 miles ago. Lots of issues had been covered up. Looks like the fluids have been changed at some point though.
Posted By: RevelationLion

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/21/16 08:17 PM

2000 Honda Accord

Update: Seafoam Trans Tune; 4oz in a 6.4 qt capacity transmission. Drove about 200 miles over 7 days. Transmission performance improved nicely. Cooler line flushed with 6 qts of Valvoline Maxlife. Very well please.
Posted By: Loopie

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/26/16 07:27 PM

07 Mazda5 138k miles.
I did 1x drain and refill with 2 quarts of my old Pennzoil multi vehicle atf mixed with a quart of maxlife.
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/28/16 02:36 PM

146250 04 Escape

Out: Not sure, maybe a mixture of Mobil Synthethic and Mec v

In: Maxlife

44k on this run was trying for 50k. Got dark and noticed a change in the shifting lately.

Changed the wix inline filter. Could have over 100k on it!
Posted By: pjhalifax

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/29/16 04:49 PM

1x drain and refill on the 08 RDX

Out: 3.75 qts of ??? I guess DW-1 because the car was dealer-serviced before I got it

In: 3.75 qts DW-1

Pretty remarkable how much better the shifts felt after this.
Posted By: Chewie

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/02/16 04:47 AM

2002 Lexus GS300

Put it up on ramps, drain and refill 4qt of Castrol Full Synthetic ATF from the AAP sale. Might repeat a couple more times over the next couple of months.
Posted By: Miller88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/13/16 02:38 AM

200750

3 quarts of Dex Vi (supertech) in and out of the aw4.

And some supertech 85w140 in the rear diff
Posted By: mballard70

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/16 05:12 AM

New to me 2002 Toyota 4runner Sport, 170,000 miles
Drain and fill
Out: A nasty, dark brown concoction that may have been original fluid.
In: Valvoline MaxLife
It only spit out about 2.25qts, so I will do it again in about 500miles and then after another 500.
Posted By: sonofbumperbolt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/16 09:33 PM

2003 Ford Focus, 4F27E automatic
180,xxx miles
This car gets a cooling line drain/fill every 30,000 miles. 8 quarts does the job.
Out: Castrol Mercon V
In: Castrol Mercon V
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/18/16 10:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
2002 Crown Victoria 173900mi
Out: 4 quarts Kendall and Castrol Mercon V.
In: Schaeffer's 204SAT with 10k miles that I drained from my wrecked 2004 Crown Victoria.

Noticed immediate improvement. The 204SAT is unmatched in Ford 4R70 transmissions. Want to get another 4 or 5 quarts and change it again. The OD application was especially improved with less sag.

Did a second change out to the 204SAT today, another 5 quarts. This time, it was fresh, new fluid. Mileage is 175,100.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/19/16 09:40 PM

Newly acquired DD: 1998 Lexus ES300 w/ 198K

ST Dex/Merc and LG Platinum. Old fluid looked pretty good really.
Posted By: laserred96gt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/20/16 05:26 PM

2004 E-150.
Out: Valvoline Mercon V, Driveworks filter.
In: Mobil 1 ATF, Driveworks filter, Lubegard red, I drop the pan every 25K.
Posted By: marc1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/22/16 04:00 AM

1970 SS454 Chevelle M22

Sta-Lube 80w90 dedicated GL4 dino
Posted By: kyleg

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/23/16 02:17 AM

topped off the XJ at 180k because i installed a trans cooler. D3/M
Posted By: JC807

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/24/16 10:34 AM

In the Volvo
Out: 16 litres of Maxlife
In: 16 litres of Mobil 3309
Posted By: Mark_Walk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/25/16 01:18 AM

Mazda 6

Changed out 3.1 Qts. of Mazda TypeV trans fluid
Posted By: sciphi

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/27/16 01:36 AM

Cruze Eco with the M32 6-speed manual.

2.5 quarts of Pennzoil Synchromesh. It replaced 2.5 quarts of Amsoil Synchromesh.
Posted By: FastLane

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/27/16 02:20 AM

2002 Mustang GT. Valvoline Maxlife. Ford filter.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/27/16 11:59 PM

98 ES300 2nd drain/fill. Also dropped pan, cleaned and replaced filter.

-Mag 1 syn ATF and 4oz LG red

198,770 miles
Posted By: toe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/31/16 02:25 AM

Two weeks ago i started transmission fluid change with a 5qt jug. i added a 6th qt(which i shouldn't of had) and drove on it for a week. The truck was shifting into the higher gears (4/5/6) when i was only around 25-35mph. the fallowing weekend, i did another drain and fill. i filled the system back up with just the 5qt jug and never added the 6th. drove on the truck for about 15-20 min and than check the fluid level. a few days after the 2nd drain and fill, i took the truck on a family trip. The transmission shift a lot smoother before then the drain and fills.
Posted By: blupupher

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/31/16 11:59 PM

Did my truck about a month ago (drain and fill, I put a drain plug in a while back). This is the 4rd drain and fill in 10,000 miles (I got the truck with 168,000 miles)
I had drained and changed filter and installed drain plug when I got it, drain and fill again 500 miles later, another drain and fill after 2000 miles, then this one.
I plan on a 10,000 mile drain and fill interval from now on.
First 2 were with Walmart Merc V, last 2 have been with Maxlife ATF.

I did my wife's Scion today for the first time at 30,000 miles, drain and fill using Maxlife ATF.
Plan on doing hers every 30,000 miles. It was a little dark coming out, but I read Toyota WS is a little dark to start off with.
Posted By: 69GTX

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/01/16 10:30 PM

1999 Camaro manual transmission fluid change. 4 years/5K miles on fluid. Didn't see any debris/metal flakes after draining, just bright red fluid. 3.75 quarts. This is the 2nd fluid change. Factory fill came out at 12K miles in 2012.

Out: Valvoline conventional ATF Dex 3/Merc

In: GM 88861800 (GM's ATF Dex 3 for manual transmissions spec'd for it)
Posted By: GoBlueVDubDude

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/09/16 04:46 PM

2002 VW Jetta GLS 2.0 w/149K - 02J 5spd Manual Transmission

Changed on 4/6.

Out: Factory fill
In: Redline MT-90

So far, so good. Shifting is about the same, maybe slightly better.
Posted By: Dupree

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/09/16 07:38 PM

did maintenance oil change on Subaru Legacy 4eat 4 qts Amsoil signature series atf, Subaru OUtback 4eat 4 qts Amsoil signature series atf and a new OEM Subaru spin on filter, changed both subies today laugh
Posted By: jorton

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/09/16 11:14 PM

2012 Jeep Patriot 60,000 miles

out: part of factory fill 5.5 quarts cvtf+4 and screen

in: Valvoline cvtf+4 5.5 quarts and a new screen

Utilized Chrysler transmission dipstick tool and cvt fluid fill level chart, and an infrared thermometer to refill with new fluid.

Also replaced broken transmission fill tube. The top half of tube and plug was laying in the bottom engine cover. It probably broke 4 months ago in December on rough roads in Mexico.
Posted By: NavyVet88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/10/16 11:57 AM

2013 Honda Civic LX 3 quarts of ATF DW-1 in, same out. 30k miles swap
Posted By: Subdued

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/16 07:07 AM

The van, 4 qt drain and fill, supertech atf+4
Posted By: TTK

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/16 12:09 PM

I just did a drain and fill on my 2010 V70 with 60K miles, TF80 SC transmission. I bought the car new and about 75% of the miles are interstate driving. Did it cold just to eliminate temperature check.The fluid that came out was still red and looked good as far as color is concerned, still bright red. 3.5 quarts came out and 3.5 quarts of genuine Volvo fluid 1161640(JWS 3309) put back in. I had the Volvo dealer identify the correct fluid for my vehicle by VIN number, since sometime in 2010 Aisin and thus Volvo changed to AW-1, so if you want the same fluid delivered by factory, you will have to identify by VIN number.
While I was not having any issues with the transmission, after the D&F it does seem to be smoother and I am glad I did it. After several hundred miles I will probably do another. The Toyota T-IV is quite a bit cheaper and the same as the Volvo 1161640(JWS 3309) according to Aisin. For the next D&F I picked up 3 quarts from my Toyota dealer for $6.10 each plus tax. I had about a half quart left from the 4 liter jug of the Volvo fluid.
Posted By: MysticGold04

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/16 03:15 PM

I did an almost complete ATF change in the Saturn in January. Not knowing the history, I wanted to change the filter and get new fluid in. The car had 93,xxx on it when I got it, and the fluid was not dark or burnt.

I put Maxlife ATF in it, and also changed the spin on filter. There was a magnet inside the filter that was nasty with grey paste on it. It could have been the original filter... I did not re-install the magnet as a general consensus reading on saturnfans.com

Since then, almost 1000 miles later, it seems to shift and drive better smile
Posted By: jmb106

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/16 01:14 AM

Drain and fill on my new to me 2014 Honda CR-V EXL AWD with Honda DW-1
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/18/16 02:16 AM

02 Focus 128k

Out.. Haven't a clue. Think I changed the filter somewhere between 04 and 06.

In.. Maxlife

Only reason I changed it was the cork gasket. It'll never have another except line exchanges.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/24/16 08:51 PM

1998 Lexus ES300:

-Mag 1 Syn ATF
-LG Red

This is the 3rd drain/fill I've done since purchasing this vehicle, fluid is looking great and the car is shifting well so I'm going to leave it alone a while.

199,970 miles.
Posted By: mjk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/16 02:05 PM

2001 Tahoe, 93k

Simple drain through plug. 3 quarts Maxlife. Last year, I did the same with Valvoline blue bottle ATF. Fluid is looking very good, PO did some maintenance, not sure what exactly that was.

Hint: GM plugs are notorious for stripping. What I've learned... If you are doing it for the first time, hit it with a torch. The plug heads are shallow. If you do strip it, have someone (or yourself) weld a nut on top. It works great.
Posted By: AntsinmyEyes

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/30/16 11:04 PM

1987 Mazda Rx-7

out- gear oil that was sitting in it for the last 15 years at least. just picked the car up from a coworker whos had it in the garage since 2001. put some mobil 1 75-90 in and it seems pretty happy. also have done 3 drain and fills on my dodge 1500 with atf 4 and it seems smooth as any automatic I've been in.

http://imgur.com/a/FCfHi
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/01/16 12:12 PM

2008 Hyundai Accent 5 sp.
136k miles
Third change.
Out whatever the Hyundai dealer used when replacing an axle seal at 60k miles. 1.75L

In gently used, filtered Redline MT 85 2L.

MT85 came from my Genesis Coupe with about 5k miles on it.
Posted By: pjhalifax

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/03/16 08:05 PM

2010 Saab 9-3

A single drain and fill at 50k, first since I've had the car.

Out: 4 qts. whatever is in there from the factory??

In: 4 qts. Toyota T-IV

Feels good so far...she'd gotten a tad clunky with the shifts and it's smoother now. Whoever designed the transmission dipstick and bolt needs a stern talking to. Spent 25 minutes trying to get that thing back in.
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/06/16 01:08 AM

Allison HT740, behind Detroit series 60

Out:dexron III (7 years old) and black
In: 33 quarts warren multi vehicle low viscosity synthetic

Shifts a lot better
Posted By: SEBZX79

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/16 01:58 AM

2012 BMW X5 8SPEED ZF TRANSMISSION
69K miles on car and trans.
Used zf lifeguard8 fluid.

Car has lived an easy life with mostly highway driving.bmw calls for lifetime and zfor for 50 to 70k milet changes.
Fluid was black glad I changed it. My wife even noticed the difference.
Posted By: bchannell

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/16 05:05 PM

2010 tacoma 4x4
Out...unknown, probably ff
In... Valvoline Syn 75w90 in front and rear diffs, and xfer case. Redline MT90 in 5 speed manual trans.

I usually don't go in for high priced, boutique fluids, but the toyota manual trans are notorious for sticky shifting, so I gave it a go, after all the good reviews of it, and boy, I'm glad I did, it sure makes a huge difference.
Posted By: rkpatt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/07/16 06:36 PM

2005 Ford Focus (Mazda AT) 121k probably never previously changed -
Pan drop +filter+cooler line flush.

out- dark unknown but didn't smell burnt , in- Valvoline Maxlife- ATF


2001 Toyota Camty 180k previously done at 150k - Drain and fill (transmission and differential).

out- Maxlife ATF (mixed), in -Maxlife ATF
Posted By: Decherdt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/09/16 06:40 PM

2011 Forester 4EAT 59,720 mi
10 qts Subaru ATF-HP
M1 75w90 for each differential
Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/10/16 07:36 PM

Drained five speed Aisin U151 AT and refilled with 3.6 quarts of Mobil 33009. Do this every spring oil change. ATF stays nice and red. And I used a new,never used OEM 18mm aluminum drain plug gasket torqued to 36 ft.lbs..
Posted By: 1JZ_E46

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/13/16 03:17 PM

2007 BMW X5 with the 4.8L V8 (ZF 6spd trans). 78k miles. Two pan drops. New filter. Used about 11 liters of Pentosin ATF1.
Posted By: oldhp

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/14/16 07:45 PM

2012 Equinox 2.4. Drained and refilled with Dexron VI, super simple to do. Only 31,500 miles, fluid was black as black could be. Was low on fluid too, drained out 4qts 10oz took 5qts 8ozs to refill. This after being at 2 different Chevy dealers with 2-3 shifting problems. Shifts perfect now. Who'd a thought???
Posted By: bigdaveyl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/16 02:04 PM

2008 Nissan Sentra
95K Miles
CVT

Changed fluid yesterday (5/15/2016).

I bought some of the Valvoline CVT Fluid at Auto Zone locally. Did a simple drain and fill using the drain plug on the trans pan. Filled 4 qts yesterday, ran the car for a bit and shifted through gears. Level looked OK, but letting wife drive it to work and I figure I'll let everything settle a bit more and check again to be safe. When I drove it yesterday, everything seemed to go smooth as butter smile
Posted By: harbor

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/16 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By: sciphi
Cruze Eco with the M32 6-speed manual.

2.5 quarts of Pennzoil Synchromesh. It replaced 2.5 quarts of Amsoil Synchromesh.


sciphi - Any improvement with Pennzoil Synch over the Amsoil? I've got Amsoil in my Crossfire tranny, and it was great for a couple thousand miles, then reverted back to balky shifts.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/17/16 08:21 PM

GMC Canyon today - (4L60e) GM pan filter, Pure One spin on filter, MagnaFilter , 5 qts Castrol Synthetic ATF ... 60k ... Second pan drop but do spin on + 4 qts at 10k OCI ...
Posted By: ProtegeZ5

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/18/16 05:33 PM

2006 Mazda3 4AT
At 256,000 kilometers
Out: Castrol Import MV
In: Petro-Canada DuraDrive MV Synthetic and Lubegard red
Posted By: JR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/16 02:03 AM

93 metro XFi 5sp/3.83
88,888.9miles
Out: shell 85w-140
In: st synblend 75w-90
Posted By: Extreme-Duty

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/16 07:30 PM

2 Weeks ago, I changed out the FF in the MT of my parents' car and to the whole world's surprise, I found a handsome amount of shavings in there.

98 Ford Galaxy 2.3 van with VTX75 (not MTX75) manual transmission.
148,211 Kilometers
Out: FF ATF
In: Shell Spirax S6 TXME 10w-30 (Their XHVI-based UTTO/THF sold in Europe)
Posted By: MinamiKotaro

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/16 07:34 PM

1981 F150, C6 trans

Out: 12 qts of ???

In: 12 qts of AAP Mercon V
Posted By: CourierDriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/16 06:22 PM

Buick La-Sabre, 2005. Transmission starting shifting hard and would go into limp mode. Just had it rebuilt about 80,000 miles ago and I am a fan of Lubegard universal additive, but the lubegard did not fix the hard shifting or limp mode.

Enter Lucas transmission fix , yes I read 100+ testimonials before I added a quart to the transmission...short of it , it stopped the hard shifting and limp mode, that was 2000 miles ago and yes all is well. Also recently did a pan drop, added 7 new quarts of transmission fluid per GM specs and all is still fine, yes added a new filter too. Am happy so far.
Posted By: vfrkent

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/29/16 03:24 PM

2012 Infiniti G37 Sport: Drain and filled 16qts of Valvoline Maxlife ATF.
Posted By: MRtv

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/29/16 05:57 PM

Changed my bearings and seals on rear axle due to leak on drivers side. Did both drivers and passenger bearing and seal change. So I had to drain differential for this job.

Miles 201615. Out ST Synthetic 95w140 and ford differential additive. About 2.7 quarts.

In Valvoline Synpower. No additive yet due to Valvoline claiming additive not needed.
Posted By: 69GTX

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/16 03:20 AM

2002 Lincoln Continental. 30K miles since last full system flush. Drained and flushed entire system - used approx 17 qts.

Out: Filtran Microfelt filter (USA). Probably some cheapo brand of Dex III was in there from the 2012 Monroe flush.

In: Motorcraft FT-128 filter - Filtran Microfelt (PA66+GF 33 Taiwan). Amalie Mercon V.
Posted By: Lubener

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/16 09:57 AM

Just done two pan drops on 87 mercury AOD and 97 Buick 4T60E. Dropped pan on each cold and let them drain for 24 hours. On each I got around 7 quarts out. New filters, and refilled with STech. DEX 3 and 5 respectively on each. Each got a bottle of Lubeguard Red for preventive measures.Done for a while.
Posted By: demarpaint

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/16 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Lubener
Just done two pan drops on 87 mercury AOD and 97 Buick 4T60E. Dropped pan on each cold and let them drain for 24 hours. On each I got around 7 quarts out. New filters, and refilled with STech. DEX 3 and 5 respectively on each. Each got a bottle of Lubeguard Red for preventive measures.Done for a while.


I like the idea of the overnight drain in the transmission. I'm going to keep that in mind for when I do my Liberty in a few months.
Posted By: Lubener

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/16 11:59 AM

On both cars, one had sat for a long time(MONTHS) while the other sat for 24 hrs before removing the pan, the oil already had settled in the pan before removing.Also, I removed the filter right away since there was a lot behind it. Unfortunately many ned their cars and cannot afford to having them sitting around.
Posted By: demarpaint

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/16 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Lubener
On both cars, one had sat for a long time(MONTHS) while the other sat for 24 hrs before removing the pan, the oil already had settled in the pan before removing.Also, I removed the filter right away since there was a lot behind it. Unfortunately many ned their cars and cannot afford to having them sitting around.


True, not the problem here though. Two drivers and three vehicles makes one sitting overnight or even a week for that matter not a problem.
Posted By: lewdwig

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/16 09:18 PM

2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor AWD - 230,000 miles. Cleaned out the stashes: nearly a quart of Mobil 1 ATF, a quart and a partial of Amsoil ATF, remainder Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle. Hasn't had the "required" SP-III fluid since factory fill (but we don't drive it hard).
Posted By: greasegunn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/04/16 10:51 PM

2008 Accord 90,000 miles
3 x 3 qt drain and fill
Honda DW-1
Posted By: lewdwig

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/16 08:25 PM

2001 Subaru Forester 224,000 miles. More stash clean out: two quarts of Parts Plus (Amalie) conventional Dex/Merc, remainder Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle. Also drained and refilled the front differential: One quart Amsoil 75w-90, remainder from an opened quart of Valvoline DuraBlend 80w-90.
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/16 09:41 PM

1997 Honda Accord Wagon - 2.2 -F22B1 Automatic

Mileage on vehicle -191,393
OCI - 2 yrs ish - no mileage recorded last service shrug

Out - 2.5 qts of Amsoil OE Synthetic Auto Transmission Fluid - Red Bottle

In - Same
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/01/16 11:48 AM

1999 Saab 9-5 w/108.8K
UNLIKELY Drain & fill
Had to seal a crack with J-B Weld.
Refilling with Castrol Transmax Dex/Merc
Posted By: Indy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/02/16 01:34 AM

2008 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x4 4.7 litre..Had a transmission cooler burst in my radiator and i installed a brand new rad and flush the whole system.Lost Mobil 1.. In Moble 1 with 10 quarts to bring everything up to level
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/07/16 10:23 PM

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2L with 6sp manual transmission.

Out 2L 5w30 M1 HM 3750 miles on fluid
In 2L AC Delco Syncromesh trans fluid part number 10-4014
Posted By: B320i

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/08/16 09:23 AM

1993 BMW 320i, with 5 speed Getrag - unknown mileage on Transmission and differential oil, vehicle had accrued 200,000km (124,274mi), interval is 50,000km (30K mi).

Replaced with Redline ATF oil, per the orange sticker on transmission: "ATF OIL ONLY"

Used Redline 70w-90 in the differential, met appropriate specifications.

This was in January of 2016.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/09/16 04:01 AM

2011 Ram in my sig. 1243xxkm
out: factory fill with the oem Mopar filters (Filtran SPX)
in: Co-op ATF-SL multi vehicle full PAO with oem Mopar filters.

Shifts and drives great.
Posted By: sonofbumperbolt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/11/16 05:14 AM

2007 Ford Taurus, 4F50N automatic
120,xxx miles
This car gets a cooling line drain/fill every 30,000 miles. 14 quarts does the job.
Out: Supertech Mercon V
In: Supertech Mercon V
Posted By: NavyVet88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/30/16 01:18 PM

2013 Honda Civic LX 1.8L.

Out: 3 Qts ATF DW-1
In: 3 Qts ATF DW-1
Posted By: lukejo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/01/16 02:56 AM

95 Camry 4cyl auto:
Drain plug/fill--out Toyota, in Maxlife. Will repeat and do differential in two weeks. Looked great.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/01/16 03:12 AM

2005 Camry V6, 190k

Out: probably the original fluid
In: Full flush using 11 quarts of Genuine Toyota T-IV. Fluid looks "acceptable" but could probably use a second flush.

2009 Matrix, 130k
Out: factory fill
In: Redline MTL
Posted By: sonofbumperbolt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/04/16 01:26 AM

2008 Ford Taurus X, 6F50 automatic
95,xxx miles
My wife just bought this car so I'm getting maintenance up to date.
Out: I believe it was factory fill
In: Valvoline Maxlife, 15 quarts
Posted By: ARB1977

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/05/16 02:24 PM

2015 Tacoma

Out: WS
In: Valvoline Maxlife and Lubegard platinum.

Seems to shift better than WS.
Posted By: Miller88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/12/16 01:18 AM

2001 Ford F-350 5.4/5 speed.

Transmission - in Supertech Mercon V, Out FF "Synthetic Mercon"
Transfer Case - In Supertech Multi Vehicle ATF, out FF "Synthetic Mercon"

59000 miles
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/13/16 06:55 PM

2008 Crown Vic:

-Mag1 ATF and LG Red
-Also changed filter w/ Motorcraft and installed a pan with a drain plug

111,002 miles.
Posted By: Shannow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/14/16 06:58 AM

Nissan Navara D22 (Frontier in US Parlance).

Gearbox
Out Penrite 74W85 synth
In Castrol VMX-M - and I'm wondering why I ever went chasing synthetics with the way it shifts.

Rear Diff
Out Redline 75W90 (mistake putting that in according to the magnet)
In Castrol Syntrax 80W140 synthetic

Tx Case
Out Chief Semi Synth 75W90
In Chief Synthetic Universal ATF.

Front Diff - nothing, it was going to get the lightly used Redline, but the redline was too sparkly for my liking, so the Chief Semi Synth 75W90 stayed in.

Power Steering
Out a cupfull
In a cupfull of Castrol transmax Universal Synth ATF
Posted By: AcuraTL

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/14/16 07:13 AM

'06 Acura TL - Drain and fill of the transmission, 3.5 quarts total. 2 quarts of Redline lightweight Racing (Type F) and1.5 quarts of Redline D4 (Dex III). Along with replacing the pressure switches every 2 years this transmission has been great to 142,000 miles and shifts like new. I've been using a DexIII and/or Type F since it had 20,000 miles on it. This transmission must have a fairly thin fluid, especially upon startup. Even though it's hot where I live, I can easily get away with the thin racing fluid because I have a large cooler and it rarely hits 170F. With the normal viscosity fluid, the TCC would barely drag but it did drag when cold/cool which is probably the culprit in all of the converter clutch failures I've seen.

Powersteering - Just did a drain and fill of Redline High Temp ATF. Steering feel is more consistent year round. Ive used the Redline ATF in it for almost 50,000 miles and before that was Amsoil PSF which is a little too thin now.
Posted By: Blokey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/14/16 02:50 PM

'09 Pontiac G8 GT:

Transmission (6L80E deep pan upgrade):
Out: FF (ACDelco Dexron VI)
In: CAM2 Full Synthetic Dexron VI and some LG red

Rear Axle (ZF limited-slip diff with carbon lining):
Out: FF (ACDelco (92184900)
In: ACDelco (92184900) 75W-85 Rear Axle Lubricant and LG Limited Slip Supplement
Posted By: bigblumer

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/17/16 02:57 PM

Drained 4 quarts of fluid out of the Kia and replaced with 4 quarts of Amsoil ATF. It seems to work well. I tried MaxLife a few years ago, and the shifting felt really soft, so I have been using the SPIII from the dealer, but its the same price as the Amsoil, so I thought I would give it a shot. Amsoil feels perfect.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/21/16 05:32 PM

2008 Crown Vic, drain/fill:

-Mag 1 and 8oz LG platinum.

111,475 miles.
Posted By: demarpaint

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/28/16 09:56 PM

2008 Jeep Liberty:

Pan drop, new OE filter, and fluid exchange. Castrol ATF+4, LG Red, total 12 qts. ATF with exchange.
29,970 miles on old fluid and filter.
Posted By: ArrestMeRedZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/07/16 06:23 PM

Application:
Known: Old Mobilift forklift
Assumed: White Mobilift Model MY40, serial # unknown, year unknown

Out:
Some watery milky looking unknown substance. Probably 40 year old Type A transmission fluid.

In:
12 quarts of Valvoline Max Life synthetic Dex/Merc ATF. Needs 1 or 2 quarts more.
Posted By: BigD1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/07/16 06:41 PM

1990 Volvo 240 DL M47 5 speed transmission:

Out: Type F transmission fluid
In: SuperTech Type F transmission fluid

Rear axle:

Out: Don't remember
In: SuperTech 75W-90 synthetic blend

5 speed transmission is going into reverse a lot better now.
Posted By: SubieRubyRoo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/16 01:54 PM

2006 Honda Odyssey BGRA 5 speed, 136k
Out: Unknown fluid, probably at least 60k old
In: 3 gallons MaxLife, 1 gallon Amsoil ATF, Lubegard Red
Took until draining 3rd time to see any red in the fluid frown

2011 Ford Fusion 2.5 6F35, 89.5k miles
Out: Original factory fill (shame on me)
In: 2 gallons of Amsoil ATL, Lubegard Red
battery reset. Car shifts wonderfully now!
Posted By: harbor

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/16 03:51 PM

'07 Crossfire roadster 6 sp manual

Out: Ford XT-M5-QS

In: MB OEM manual gearbox fluid spec 235.10

After much experimentation (5w20 motor oil per owner's manual, Amsoil synchromesh & the above Ford fluid), I finally found the right stuff. Tranny now clicks through the gears like never before. Factory fill was ATF.
Posted By: mcrn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/16 06:30 PM

2012 Nissan Rogue


2 drain and fills...4.25 quarts out each time

out Factory NS-2 CVT

in Amsoil CVT
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/18/16 12:18 AM

2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4t40e (brothers new car)
Out: factory fill 108,000 miles
In: merc/dex III 7 quarts with new filter

Old fluid still looked decent&#9786;
Posted By: Vegoose

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/18/16 05:53 AM

2013 Honda Pilot, 45k miles
Out: 3.5q DW1
In: 3.5q DW1

2009 Honda Accord 3.5 V6, 75k miles
Out: 3.5q DW1
In: 3.5q DW1

Both cars get the same drain and refill every 15k miles. I'm keeping it simple...
Posted By: e40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/19/16 05:43 PM

2002 Honda Odyssey

Out : 4q DW1
In : 4q DW1

15 minute drive. Then repeated the above 2 more times. Will change the filter this evening and extract a sample for UOA as a baseline / starting point of a 10k re-check.
Posted By: 02SE

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/20/16 06:13 AM

Within the last month I changed the transmission fluid in my old '97 5-speed 4Runner.

Out: Redline MT90
In: Amsoil MTG 75w90

I really didn't expect any difference, as I've had some notchiness going into 3rd, for years. I was shocked that the Amsoil MTG seems to have completely cured that. I drive this vehicle very little these days, but I was still debating pulling the trans and rebuilding it, because the notchiness annoyed me. Now, I'll just leave it alone.

I also did a cooler line flush on a Hyundai Sonata for a Family member.

Out: sad looking SPIII
In: Valvoline Maxlife

The tranny is shifting better than it ever has, according to the enthusiastic reports I've been getting.
Posted By: travlnman

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/25/16 10:18 PM

'14 F150 4x4 6R80 trans with 81,000 on factory fluid, which was recommended to be changed at 150k based on owners manual. Fluid was very dark, did not smell burnt..but it looked used up. Pan drop, new MC filter, and refilled with MC Mercon LV. Big difference ! Shifts had gotten slow and sloppy, firmer and quicker now, good news !
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/06/16 11:31 PM

2007 Ford Fusion. Changed fluid and filter. Changed 4 Qts.

Out: M1 ATF

In: M1 ATF.
Posted By: TurboFiat124

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/16 12:35 PM

You mean with photos? I changed the gear oil recently in my Citroen 2CV. Here is my oil filer apparatus I built that I've used on lots of vehicles. It consists of a plywood base, two 2X4s, a funnel and a long poly hose. I gave up on using hand pumps. Too difficult and awkward to use while underneath a car and the hose usually pops out of the filler port and I end up getting more on the floor than in the differential or transmission. Plus I can add exactly what the book calls for. I usually do something else while waiting for the oil to drain out of the funnel.







Posted By: sprite1741

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/24/16 12:46 PM

2005 GM 4t65e-hd with tap shift, every 2 years fluid, 4 years filter and fluid. Used an Autozone Duraguard filter, and 7.5 qts of SuperTech Warren Dexron III. Replacing last change through the dipstick of 6.5+ qts of SuperTech Citgo Dex III and a 4 year old Autozone filter. Very nice performance with the ST at $11.45 a gal.
Posted By: PeterGreen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/08/16 05:19 PM

2012 Acura TL 6MT

out Acura MTF

IN 2.6 qts Amsoil MT fluid (purchased from Pablo)

57741 miles
Posted By: Dominic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/08/16 05:23 PM

2014 Mazda 6 GT Automatic - 50,000 miles on fluid and car

3.4 quarts of genuine Mazda FZ Fluid ($50) and about 10 minutes of time.

8mm allen drain bolt on the bottom, 10mm bolted down dipstick on top, and a very simple drain/fill procedure.

So easy I will repeat this every 30K/2 years to keep the fluid fresh. The transmission shifts so much better now!
Posted By: Farmer

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/11/16 10:52 AM

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L 45RFE, 263,xxx KM.

Out. Appears to be factory fill and filter.
In. ATP B-245 Filter Kit, 6 Quarts Havoline ATF +4, 1 Quart Motomaster ATF +4.

Transfer Case. 2 Quarts Havoline ATF +4
Rear Differential. Klondike 75W-90, 4 Ounces Ford Motorcraft XL-3.
Front Differential. Klondike 75W-90, 1 Ounce ATP-205.
Power Steering. Mityvac'd PS Fluid twice, refilled with Pennzoil Platinum ATF +4.
Posted By: Matt6127

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/12/16 08:59 PM

2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Plus 3.4L LA1, 4T65E

Mileage - 170,418

Out - Unknown

In WIX 58837, Transgo shift kit, 8 qts SuperTech Synthetic Low Vis Multi-Veh
Posted By: Sierra048

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/12/16 09:37 PM

2014 Nissan Frontier
30,232 miles
Poor Mans Flush with Maxlife Synthetic ATF
11oz of Lubeguard Red
Added a Magnefine In-Line Transmission Filter
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/13/16 12:32 AM

MaxLife products seem to be the only low mileage high mileage products on BITOG ...
I'm going to keep using Valvoline (normal) synthetic ATF and wait a while ...
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/13/16 07:35 PM

My 2002 Volvo V70. Drain & Fill @ 197,200
Done because I did the oil yesterday and Winter is coming.
OUT: 3.5 qts. A clean mixture of Mobil 3309, Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc LV, Wolf's Head SUSTF and LubeGard red bottle.

IN: 3.5 qts. Mobil 3309. No LubeGard this time round. I add the proscribed 1 oz. per quart fluid when I decide to add it.

...And don't it feel good! Kira
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/14/16 09:43 PM

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2L 6sp mt 75500 miles
out 2L AC Delco 10-4014 5k miles
in 2L AC Delco 10-4014
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/15/16 01:43 PM

To TurboFiat124 (24 days ago, above), The foot print of your "jug-holder on the wheeled wire rolly shelves rig" seems small.
Fill that jug and you better not bump it.
Posted By: supercity

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/21/16 01:31 PM

2003 Rodeo 3.5L 4x4

Man trans
Out: EP gear oil of some kind
In: Castrol VMX 80w
Posted By: Mau

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/24/16 04:05 AM

2007 Honda CRV

Out: Valvoline Maxlife ATF
In: Honda DW-1

Single drain and fill. I'm going to stick to Honda ATF going forward. Maxlife is hard to find and I can typically get good deals on honda atf.
Posted By: BufordTJustice

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/28/16 03:46 PM

I have some back changes to post.

On my old 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5S w/ X-Tronic CVT, I did two 3qt drain-and-refills using Valvoline Synthetic CVT Fluid (Blue Bottle) and two drain-and-refills with Amsoil CVT Fluid. The factory NS-3 (NS-III) fluid was burnt, cloudy, and had many particulates in it at 24k miles. The Amsoil fluid changes were made at 27k and 29k miles.

The transmission demonstrated the "death shudder" once at steady state cruise at approx 55 mph at about 23k miles. It literally shook the car so violently it felt like we traversed about 10 car-length-spaced cement parking barriers at that speed. The dealer said this was "normal" and their stupid scan-tool said the trnas fluid was also "just fine". The Valvoline fluid changes smoothed things out some but the tranny was still changing ratios slowly. The Amsoil fluid ran and functioned better than the stock fluid did at 13k miles (when I bought the car). Vehicle was sold at 34k miles and the tranny had functioned perfectly since the Amsoil CVT D&R's.

Next, 1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport acquired at 112k miles. Did a D&R with 4.5qts of Redline D4 ATF, and then 4.5qts of Mobil-1 Syn ATF (car calls for Dex-III). Both worked significantly smoother than what was in the car when I got it. Also replaced trans filter with a Fram Ultra 7317 (Additional OEM factory trans filter also acquired). The Trans filter is very different from a normal oil filter, but the Fram Ultra has such excellent flow characteristics, it is working just fine for the short interval in which I'm employing it. I want to fully filter the trans fluid for about 10k miles to remove some of the gunk in the system. 3k miles in and so far, so good.

I did the filter change separately from the last D&R with Mobil-1 and lost about 2 quarts of fluid in the process (best guess). I refilled with Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc and there was no change in function (still shifting fine).

Lastly, I have a 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited with the 5EAT 5-speed auto. I did a D&R using Amsoil Signature Series Multi-Vehicle ATF (meeting the Subaru ATF-HP standard). 4 quarts out and 4 quarts back-in. Tranny was shifting perfectly before (91k miles) and previous fluid was still bright red and clear. No change (still perfect shifting) and some added peace of mind for the colder mornings as Subaru ATF-HP (made by Idemitsu, I think) can be very finicky even on 50 degree mornings, resulting in delayed, harsh shifts. On the last 45 degree morning (cool for Florida), the fluid with Amsoil added shifted noticeably faster and smoother.
Posted By: claluja

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/03/16 08:51 PM

2014 F250 6.7, at 90K.

Out: filter and motorcraft MERCON LV
In: filter and motorcraft MERCON LV




Posted By: Slick17601

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/03/16 09:45 PM

2012 Toyota Rav4 V6- drain and fill with 4.5 quarts of Valvoline Maxlife at 51,000 miles. Did a previous drain and fill at 26,000 with Toyota WS.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/04/16 01:07 AM

2013 Cruze - out = AC Delco Dex VI ... in = Castrol Full Synthetic Multi Vehicle ...
Posted By: Highboy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/04/16 01:38 AM

2006 Scion TC. 117,000 miles. D&R with Toyota T-IV. 4 quarts. Old fluid came out a purplish red. This was my 3rd drain and refill. Each time it looks the same. Trans shifts smoothly with the change.
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/05/16 02:42 AM

2007 Infiniti G35x 93,810 Miles

D&F 4 quarts Nissan Matic-S.

Last D&Fs were at 64,684 and 46,465.

2002 Subaru WRX Wagon 181,620 Miles

D&F 4 quarts Valvoline MaxLife ATF

Last D&Fs were at 151,000 and 125,000
Posted By: Bobby_x

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/05/16 01:55 PM

07 yaris 5speed manual
97 500 kms / 60 600 mil
Fuchs Titan Sintofluid 75W after Toyota factory fill
drained oil came dark but clear

gears change slightly better
Posted By: BufordTJustice

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/05/16 08:02 PM

Have you found that the 2002 WRX functions fine in AWD with the Maxlife ATF? I.e., no center diff chatter and the shifts are still smooth?
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/06/16 12:57 AM

The WRX is my father's vehicle, but whenever I've driven it shifts have always been smooth and I haven't noticed any chatter/noise. It has had Maxlife since at least 120k.
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/23/16 04:29 PM

1978 Blue Bird Wanderlodge RV. Allison 4 speed behind a Cat 3208. Out transmission shop bulk, In 9 quarts Pennzoil Dex/Merc and 4 quarts Shel Spirax.
Posted By: kbmag1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/28/16 11:05 PM

1998 Ford Windstar
Out: Castrol Merc V, Wix Filter
In: Castrol Merc V, Wix Filter
75,400 miles - 151,100 to 226,500
Posted By: knoas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/02/17 03:55 PM

2012 VW Jetta 6-Speed Tiptronic

Out: Factory fill
In: Valvoline Maxlife ATF (5 Liters)

500KM of trouble-free shifting so far
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/04/17 11:41 PM

1938 Chevrolet Coupe streetrod, 400 SBC, TH350 auto, RWD
Out: not sure, old filter and pan gasket
In: 5 1/2 qts Napa dex/merc, Napa filter and rubber pan gasket
Posted By: Cbst09

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/08/17 03:19 AM

2007 Honda accord 4cyl. 183,000 miles. Drain and fill 2X with Valvoline Max Life ATF (6 quarts)
Posted By: DeafBrad

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/08/17 04:37 PM

2006 Grand Caravan 3.8 liter V6 with a little less than 140k miles. Transmission flush by removing transmission cooler hose. 9-10 quarts added. It is very easy to do on this van.
Posted By: Keep_on_Truckin

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/09/17 02:01 AM

2014 Silverado pan drop and filter swap 72500 miles.

Out factory fill. In Valvoline synthetic Dexron VI


Fluid looked terrible. No red tint at all.
Posted By: 41Pack

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/09/17 09:28 PM

2007 Volvo 175,000 Miles
Full Flush...standard Volvo (Aisin?) method.

Out - Toyota T-IV
In - Aisin T-IV (Just happened to be the cheapest T-IV/3309 I could find; surprised it was from Napa).
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/13/17 05:00 PM

New to me 2007 Volvo V70 base w/69,700 miles. Transmission drain & fill

OUT: 4 quarts of dark fluid
IN: 3.5 quarts of Mobil 3309 because I believe the unit was overfilled. will check

To 41Pack: How affordable was the NAPA T-IV/3309?
....part number please? Obtainability of NAPA stuff can be so regionalized. Kira
Posted By: meborder

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/14/17 09:42 PM

2006 ford expedition with 170,000 miles.

Out with whatever the mechanic used 60,000 miles ago and in with Amsoil signature series ATF. Full fluid exchange.
I figure at this mileage, this is the last time no matter what happens from here.

Wanted the SS fluid for towing the travel trailer. Upgraded from the 7-row cooler to the larger factory 11-row cooler at the same time. Hoping to see a noticeable reduction in transmission temps.
Posted By: ATex7239

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/19/17 10:54 PM

2012 Buick Enclave Premium 2WD
102,xxx -105,xxx miles

Original Out: 5qt Not sure, very likely factory fill (we bought the vehicle cert used a few years back.)

3x Drain and fill: 5qt Supertech, Dexron VI (over 3000 mile period.)
Posted By: ford46guy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/19/17 11:27 PM

1996 V6 Explorer 4R55E, 165k

OUT: Castrol Mercon V and Whatever Valvoline used in a flush. Fluid was starting to get dirty, about 30K ish.

IN, New Filter, 13 quarts of OEM Motorcraft Mercon V.

Very crisp, like new shifting. Happy camper.
Posted By: hardheaded

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/20/17 05:48 PM

98 ws6 trans am
out ?
in with dex 6
Posted By: SirTanon

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/23/17 05:46 PM

2010 Ford Fusion 2.5 / 6F35 trans

OUT: Approximately 5.5 Quarts of Valvoline MaxLife / Whatever else was in there prior to the last change. It was overfilled by quite a bit. Purple-y Gray colored.

IN: 1 Gal + ~6oz Valvoline MaxLife. Finally filled to the proper level - About 1/8" under the "Max full when hot" line, when hot.

Already feels like it's shifting better.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/22/17 12:03 AM

2005 Toyota RAV-4 4 cyl. w/<96K. First time servicing this vehicle.

Drain & Fill...OUT: <3 qts. black (no red visible) and thin looking as I swirled it in my graduated jug.

IN: Same amount of Max-Life Dex/Merc, Mercon LV (covers Toyota T-IV).

Love to do a pump out on this cute little car. Kira
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/22/17 03:39 AM

2007 4Runner V6 (151k)
3rd drain and fill with Maxlife ATF (140k, 145k, 151k). WS/Maxlife mixture out. Black with a slight red hint
3.5 qts in.

2011 Rav4 4cyl (84k)
1st drain and fill was done at 60k with WS.
Took 3.25 qts out (came out blaacckk, but no burnt smell) and filled with Maxlife ATF.

Sadly, it looks like my 2 Walmart's will not longer be carrying Maxlife ATF. I grabbed the last 2 on clearance.
Posted By: zeng

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/22/17 06:10 AM

Any burnt smell at 140K first drain in 2007 4Runner ?
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/22/17 01:31 PM

Originally Posted By: zeng
Any burnt smell at 140K first drain in 2007 4Runner ?


The 1st D/F came out dark but it just smelled like used ATF. I don't believe the 1st owner ever towed or off roaded the truck, it's just been a mall crawler so I'm sure that helped the "lifetime" WS.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/22/17 01:41 PM

Cruze in sig ... Castrol synthetic out - Maxlife synthetic in ...
Posted By: JHerriot

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/27/17 08:22 PM

'02 Alero 3.4 with 4T45E and 150k miles on original factory ATF. Dexron III out, 7 quarts of Valvoline MaxLife in with pan drop, clean, and filter change. The old fluid was deathly black yet I saw only a slight metallic paste on the magnet which I take to be wear metals from the break in period 15 years ago.

I figure in about a year I'll drop the pan again and do another 7 quarts and perhaps some Lubegard Red. That should have most of the fluid as new. Cold shifts have improved noticeably.
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/01/17 03:07 AM

My son's recently purchased 1996 Ford F250, C6 transmission. Out ?, In 3 gallons of BP Autran TES 295 via the "Hoot" method. Filter changed also, but the screen in the replaced filter was completely clean. 135K miles on the truck.
Posted By: WyrTwister

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/01/17 03:49 PM

Last weekend , drain and re-fill 2015 Chevy Sonic 1.8l automatic . About 5 quarts of Havoline Dexron VI .

Really , no dip stick ? Had to remove the LF wheel / tire &partially bend back the plastic inner fender liner , to gain access to the overflow plug .

And no user serviceable filter .

The engineers that design this stuff should be forced to work on their brain child ! :-(

God bless
Wyr
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/01/17 11:19 PM

Originally Posted By: ledslinger
My son's recently purchased 1996 Ford F250, C6 transmission. Out ?, In 3 gallons of BP Autran TES 295 via the "Hoot" method. Filter changed also, but the screen in the replaced filter was completely clean. 135K miles on the truck.


My son told me that before the fluid and filter change it would often slip in low gear until it warmed up. When I pulled the pan, one of the filter retaining bolts was completely unscrewed and prevented from falling out due to hitting the pan. The cold start slipping is cured after the fluid/filter change. I suspect that the loose bolt and maybe low fluid level was the culprit. The loose bolt possibly created an entry point for air above the fluid level.
Posted By: edyvw

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/04/17 02:00 PM

2013 BMW X5 35d at 64,600 miles. 5liters of ZF6 out, 5ltrs of ZF6 in and new transmission pan with integrated filter.
Posted By: mjk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/08/17 01:16 AM

2 drains via drain bolt (3 qts each time).

2001 Tahoe, 122k. Resolute Multi Purpose ATF.
Posted By: elmwoodblues

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/11/17 08:06 PM

2001 XC70, 185K, original trans...was going to do a flush thru the cooler line (ordered O-rings and new clip from FCP, had tubing on hand) but thought better of it and just did a spill-n-fill. Takes several quarts Mobil 3309, maybe 40% new fluid every time. Done twice over past 50K miles, on my schedule now for around every third oil change. Just wish the darn stick was easier to access!
Posted By: dorcheat

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/14/17 04:47 PM

2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 with six speed manual transmission. 9531 miles on this fluid change interval.

Out - 2.4 quarts of Honda Manual Transmission fluid

In - Same as above.

This transmission shifts very smoothly in warm weather, but in cold weather near and below freezing, the shifts are harder, especially from first to second gear. Sometimes I will just skip second gear and shift from first to third gear just after startup during cold periods.
Posted By: ludey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/21/17 06:08 AM

2014 Fiat 500 Pop-Automatic(Aisin-Warner)
D&F 2.75 qts at 49,986-52,321miles
ATF-Toyota WS fluid-11qts
Number of times D&F: 4x
Lifetime fill extracted and refilled through fill bolt.
Fluid was black and tranny was rough when shifting before 1st drain.
Transmission runs much smoother when transitioning from one gear to another.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/03/17 12:53 AM

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4l w/appx. 90K. First transmission service.

OUT: 4.5 qts FF Resembled dark (food industry grade) maple syrup. Pan's interior coated with easily cleaned goo.
The magnets-2 large circular-caught fuzz just like the coating. There was nothing bad to my untrained eye.
IN: Replacement filter (not necessary because it's a rock catcher but did have a few bits of metal)
4.5 qts Amalie CVT fluid.

I know the arguments PRO/CON re aftermarket fluids but I feel comfortable with the current "rate of cooling" of the hysteria.

I've seen fluid hysteria before and align myself with honorable oil companies ESPECIALLY with a well out-of-warranty vehicle.

Amalie's engineer emailed me himself to tell me the Mitsu spec was met.

Really boys, if a company calls its juices "Diaqueen", how seriously am I supposed to take it? Kira
Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/03/17 08:37 PM

Drained four+ quarts of Mobil 3309 out of Toyota U151 five speed AT and refilled with same. New drain plug gasket and 36 ft.lbs. torque. No leak. Never have a leak using new gasket which I purchase by the box.
Posted By: incognito_2u

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/04/17 12:29 AM

2006 Jeep Commander (99,000 miles)
3.7 liter V6 with the Mercedes-Benz NAG1 transmission:

Pan dropped and cleaned.
Filter replaced.
Pan reinstalled with new gasket.
Filled with fresh Castrol ATF+4
Completed the Fluid exchange through the transmission cooler lines using a total of 15 and a half quarts.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/04/17 05:44 PM

1969 Chevrolet Impala, 400 SBC, TH350 auto, RWD
Out: cherry red fluid and old filter and pan gasket
In: 4 1/2 qts ACDelco DexIII, 1/2 qt Napa dex/Merc, Napa filter and pan gasket kit
Posted By: mightymousetech

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/05/17 04:07 PM

2010 Civic Si. 153k.

Out: OE Honda MTF
In: Redline MTL. Finally!

So much better.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/05/17 04:07 PM

I've had a request to share a picture of the aforementioned ACDelco transmission fluid I used in the '69 Impala. I woke up under the weather today so I'll snap a pic and post it tomorrow.
Posted By: mightymousetech

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/05/17 04:15 PM

I should also add:

2013 BMW 135is, 50k
Out: Original fluid
In: new OE BMW MTF-LT-5 (meh)
In: Redline D6 (a bit better)
In: Redline D4 (better still)
In: Redline MTL (there we go, that's the ticket!)

"Lifetime" fluid my [censored].
Posted By: WyrTwister

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/05/17 04:49 PM

2015 Chevy Sonic 1.8l 6 speed automatic

Almost 5 quarts of Havoline Synthetic Dexron VI

Drain & refill .

God bless
Wyr
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/06/17 05:31 PM




ACDelco transmission fluid I used in the '69 Impala. Bottle says Type III(H).
Posted By: dorcheat

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/11/17 04:50 PM

Yee Haw. My children are growing up and licensed so the wife and I bought a used 2010 Honda Civic LX sedan for them. This car is quite basic but will serve our high schoolers needs admirably. That said, to the best of my knowledge, only the motor oil has been changed periodically. So it is time to change the fluids: power steering, auto transmission, brake fluid, and coolant.

Automatic transmission fluid change time at 58,500 miles.

Out: Presumably Honda factory fill of Z-1 fluid. As near as I can tell, 2010 was the final year that Honda used Z-1 trans fluid.

In: Drained and filled four separate times of eight quarts of Honda DW-1 fluid in two quart increments.

I am sure the factory fill was still in the transmission as some gorilla at Honda tightened the drain bolt in excess of 100 foot-pounds. I broke my 3/8" drive ratchet trying to loosen the drain bolt.

Anyhow, the old fluid was a dark red while the magnet on the drain plug was full of black film. I cleaned the magnet as well.

Road testing the Civic really saw no appreciable change in transmission operation. The shift points from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd may have decreased by all of one mile per hour, but that is debatable.

Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/17 04:18 AM

2015 chevy malibu w/ 6T45 transmission

out: 4.25Q of FF trans fluid (9-10Q total capacity)

in: 4.25-4.5Q of STP dexron VI

did a drain and fill with the check plug,

24,942 miles on vehicle at service.
Posted By: kbmag1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/18/17 03:56 PM

1998 Ford Windstar
230,041 miles
Out: Castrol Merc V, Wix filter
In: Motorcraft Merc V, Wix filter.
Posted By: zoli

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/18/17 06:20 PM

2001 VOLVO S60, AW 55/50
230K miles

Out: 4.5 liters Mobil 3309 ATF
In: 3.7 liters Mobil 3309 ATF
OCI: once a year, approx. 14K miles

Simple drain and fill technics, checked the fluid level on the dipstick HOT marks after 15 miles run. Total capacity of the AT unit is 7 liters. No filter change possible without removing the tranny from the engine.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/19/17 09:30 AM

1972 Chevrolet Malibu, 400 SBC, TH350 auto, RWD
Out: not sure, old filter
In: 5 qts ACDelco dex/merc, Napa filter and rubber gasket kit
Posted By: SOWT

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/22/17 05:41 AM

2008 Toyota Tundra
Out: FF WS fluid
In: ML Syn

Fixed shuttering in the transmission. Really dislike not having a dipstick.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/04/17 11:01 PM

2007 Volvo V70 base @70,530 mi.
OUT: 3.75 qt. of whatever the dealer used when a BG flush UTILIZING A STATED 16 QT. was done
IN: 3.5 qt. MaxLife Dex/Merc LV + 7 oz. LubeGard (red bottle)
First treatment of LubeGard (1 oz. per total system capacity)

Plan on 80,000 mi. for the next drain & fill as the fluid wasn't hideous.
Posted By: 285south

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/11/17 08:02 AM

2003 Cadillac Seville SLS
Out: unknown since I just bought it
In: Redline D4 6 quarts

Will be doing 3 drain and fills, at 3k miles each, to get most of the old unknown fluid out
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/17 10:27 PM

My girlfriends 2010 Impala V6:

Out: ac delco?/ Factory filter
In: Maxlife and LG Platinum, Fram filter

Also put in Dorman pan w/ drain plug. 103,300 miles.
Posted By: rhhsiao

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/17 11:27 PM

2003 Honda CR-V EX
Out: 3.5 qts mix of Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle/Honda Z-1
In: 3.5 qts of Castrol IMV

Simple drain and fill at 161,400 miles
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/23/17 01:55 AM

I dropped the pan on my 2007 Focus today and changed the filter. 3 qts topped it off.

Out: M1 ATF

In: M1 ATF
Posted By: MRtv

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/30/17 01:51 AM

97 Ford F150 4x4
Out ST Mercon V transmission fluid
In ST Mercon V transmission fluid. 4 quarts needed to replace drained fluid.
Put a Dorman pan on last year. Made dump and fill a breeze!
Goal is to put in fresh fluid in semi-annually.
Posted By: PapaBlunt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/17 05:12 PM

'99 Sierra, 205k, original 4L60E

12 qts AC Delco Dex VI
10 oz Lubegard Red

Flushed via cooler line until fresh fluid came through.
Posted By: DGXR

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/17 09:11 PM

1995 Corvette ZF 6-speed, Amsoil 5w30 synthetic synchromesh MTF, 2.2 quarts.

Get this: the Chevrolet owner's manual says the MTF never needs to be changed unless the transmission is being repaired. We all know this is horse feathers.
Posted By: Mr Nice

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/17 11:04 PM

Honda MTF in my RSX, buttery smooooth with new MTF.
Posted By: SatinSilver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/31/17 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Honda MTF in my RSX, buttery smooooth with new MTF.


If it becomes not smooth again you can always use AC Delco FM MTF to avoid any grinding. Honda has a TSB out to use that fluid in some applications.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/04/17 06:14 PM

2010 Canyon 4L60e - Dump and fill pan (drain plug) with Transmax Synthetic Multi Vehicle ATF
Remote filter: Wix XP off and Bosch DP on (with MagnaFilter)

Transfer Case: AC Delco Synchromesh out (not FF) and Redline MTL in
Posted By: PeterGreen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/17 01:33 AM

2012 Acura TL 6MT

out Amsoil MT Fluid (purchased from Pablo)

IN 2.5 qts Amsoil MT fluid (purchased from Pablo)

64741 miles

I know 7000 miles is only a short interval, but the car shifts much better with fresh fluid. Also had clutch master cylinder fluid bled and flushed.
Posted By: Nyogtha

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/17 04:29 AM

2011 Ford Mustang 3.7L V6 with 6R80
43K miles on vehicle

Out: Factory fill, factory filter, faulty factory gasket

In: 8 qts. Kendall Versatrans LV ATF, Autozone TF507 kit filter & gasket

Drained fluid will be recycled at Autozone, filter will be recycled at Walmart TLE.
Posted By: NavyVet88

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/17 08:25 AM

2003 Buick century 3.1 with 4t65e with original trans.

Out: 8 quarts of ? Fluid and AcDelco filter
In: 8 quarts of Valvoline dexmerc and wix filter
Posted By: wrcsixeight

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/17 08:35 AM

Out, 5.5 quarts of ATF+4 and one bottle of Lubegard red with ~25K miles

In, 6 quarts of ATF+4, Four Valvoline, two Supertech.

The extra 0.5 quarts was because of this new addition to the cooler circuit: That is a fram XG16 on the Derale external filter mount




Shifts faster and firmer with 6 new quarts of ATF+4.

I'd also dropped the pan after draining by aftermarket drain plug welded to pan with no interior nut, and cleaned the magnets.



The donut magnet migrated to the Neodymium magnets I place during last pan drop.

That donut magnet is not very strong. I used the stronger magnet from my deleted Magnefine filter on replacement, in addition to the two Neodymium magnets.


I've not yet lined the new external fram ultra XG16 filter with magnets, but the priceless warm and fuzzies are now in full effect.
Posted By: Titan104

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/12/17 08:12 PM

04 Ram 545rfe 242,000 miles original

Out: SuperTech ATF +4

IN : SuperTech ATF +4

Drive Works filters
Posted By: Nyogtha

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/16/17 08:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Nyogtha
2011 Ford Mustang 3.7L V6 with 6R80
43K miles on vehicle

Out: Factory fill, factory filter, faulty factory gasket

In: 8 qts. Kendall Versatrans LV ATF, Autozone TF507 kit filter & gasket

Drained fluid will be recycled at Autozone, filter will be recycled at Walmart TLE.


Well my current nearby Walmart TLE and Sam's Club Tire & Auto both refused to recycle my used auto trans filter. It was no problem at my prior residence.

However Firestone Complete Auto Care cheerfully accepted my used automatic transmission filter for recycling. Thought I'd let folks know for their use.
Posted By: userfriendly

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/16/17 09:50 AM

1973 GMC motorhome t400 dexron VI. I took the tranny out of a donor 77 pickup and swapped it out with a floor jack. How was your weekend?

Edit; I didn't learn until a few days ago that some Jaguars came with T400 transmissions. Why would they do that?
Posted By: Shannow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/17/17 12:46 AM

Makes it easier to do a chev swap when the jag engine dies...

Rolls, Jag, and Merc used them...and I've read Ferrarri...
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/23/17 12:28 PM

My dad's stepfather briefly owned an '87 Jaguar sedan with a 350 V8 and a TH400 automatic. I've seen a black Ferrari on YouTube with a '93-'97 TPI 5.7 swapped in, bolted to the original TH400 automatic. The commentors were losing their minds.
Posted By: beavis87

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/25/17 03:39 AM

Had good intentions, and easy expectations but ended up compromising due to time and lack of tools. Attempted a flush of my 2010 Mazda 3 2.0L today. Found some new things I didn't notice since last flush. One looks like outlet line running from cooler has a leak. Will replace pinch clamp with crew clamp. Has a gash on line but no obvious leak coming from it. Dried out pink and white residue was all over cooler. Guess thats what Valvoline Maxlife DEX/MERC ATF looks like when its heated and evaporated. Also, found pan had a dent in it. No leaks from pan itself. Found out my 1/4" torque wrench is junk. I set the torque at 50 in-lbs. Is that too much for a 10mm transmission pan bolt? Well, this harbor freight torque wrench wanted to keep going and snapped the head off with the majority of the threads in the tranny. Any suggestions on drill bits, drills, extractors and taps? I had 9 quarts of Valvoline Maxlife ATF for the flush and 9 quarts of Amsoil Multivehicle signature series ATF for fill. After breaking bolt, and lacking the tools I decided to scrap Amsoil fill ($$$) since I will have to drop pan again to extract bolt. Thinking of replacing pan too since it was dented. Will also replace gasket again too. Ended up adding 6 quarts of Maxlife in. I did use Amsoil's Engine and Transmission flush first. Idled for 15 minutes, then drained right after, dropping pan, replacing gasket and filter. I got a Wix gasket and filter kit, since Amsoil seems to recommend Wix filters with its products. Feels better than the cheapest generic gasket and filter kit I got off Amazon. Surprisingly no leaks from that one bolt.
Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/03/17 07:07 PM

06 escalade ext, 176xxx miles, approx 25k on tranny fluid
Out: maxlife atf, delco filter
In: maxlife atf, power torque filter and rubber pan gasket

This will most likely be the last filter change on this truck.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/10/17 05:58 PM

Replaced ATF in my 2017 Fusion.

Out: FF

In: MC LV 3.5 Qts.
Posted By: xtell

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/11/17 03:47 AM

Replaced ATF in 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

out: Walmart SuperTech Dexron VI
in: Peak: Dex III / Mercon

37,000 miles on old fluid
Posted By: Coventry

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/12/17 06:41 AM

2013 Suzuki SX4 Crossover Navigator 6-speed manual

Out: 2.5 litres unknown gear oil

In: 1 litre Penrite Pro Gear 70W-75, 1.5 litres 75W-85
Posted By: Coprolite

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/12/17 01:01 PM

2008 Honda Civic LX
Out 7+ qts of OEM and maxlife
In 7 qts Maxlife.

78 k miles. Drain magnet pristine, so betting drain and fill was done pretty recently before I took ownership. Will need to check the records if I get time.

OEM inline filter getting changed the next time I have the car up on stands.
Posted By: Finn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/24/17 04:56 PM

2003 Saab 9-5 2.0tA

4 litres of appr. 7 litres comes out from pan
out unknown fluid
in Mobil 3309

Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/24/17 05:41 PM

2009 Corolla S (108k)
Out: 3.25 qts Toyota WS
In: Maxlife ATF

2012 Rav4 (89k)
Out: 3.75 qts Toyota WS
In: Maxlife ATF
Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/20/17 11:39 PM

Did another drain and fill on my dads 08 Ford escape with the CD4E.

172,372 current millage

Out: i think super tech mercon V
IN: STP mercon V

The slight flare going from 2nd-3rd went away.
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/08/17 06:44 AM

2003 Crown Vic PI 69,600 miles

Do not know what fluid was in it or for how long but it was overfull, so I did a cooler line flush.
I used approximately 7 quarts of Schaeffer's #204SAT, the best fluid in the world for Mercon V applications.
Anticipating modifying the valve body in the next 5-10k miles which I know from experience uses about 10 quarts to refill the transmission after.
That will bring it pretty close to 100% fresh fluid.
Posted By: FastLane

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/10/17 02:40 PM

Just changed the ATF on my Silverado 4L60E. Approx 50,000 kms on it with Mobil Dextron VI.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/11/17 11:55 PM

3rd drain & fill on my '07 Volvo V70 @ 76,300 miles.

Records say the car had a B&G flush using 16 qts @ 41.9K and my D&F's @ 69.6K and 70.5K

2.00 qt. Wolf's Head Universal Synthetic Transmission Fluid
1.70 qt. Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc LV
3.5 oz. LubeGard (red bottle)

Next one will be at 100K as I'm happy with the look.
Posted By: RamAir5

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/12/17 07:58 PM

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate at 30k miles. Drain and fill, twice (4 quarts, drove, then drain and refill with 4 more fresh quarts). Valvoline Max-Life tranny fluid. Runs and shifts better than when it was new.
Posted By: ChevyMan93

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/12/17 08:16 PM

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3, 6L80E, pulled cooler line and drained 2 quarts at a time and refilled after every 2 quarts pulled. Glad I changed it at 10k miles, could see slight shimmer and darkness in the fluid. Does in fact shift better after swap, I'm surprised. Also added Lubegard red.
Posted By: RemingtonHill

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/14/17 03:30 AM

1988 Acura Legend
168,000 miles
Drain and fill x2 with Maxlife ATF

1992 Honda Accord
149,000 miles
Drain and fill x2 with Maxlife ATF
Posted By: gonefishing

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/22/17 08:20 PM

Most recent drain/fill on my Sierra at 103,000 miles. This is not the original fluid (at least no 100% original). I did 4 drain/fills around 60,000 miles with MaxLife ATF. I use a fluid extractor and pull about 3 quarts out of the dipstick tube each time. Decided to do it again and I was surprised how dark it was (extracted on left with new on right).




Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/23/17 02:08 AM

04 Cadillac CTS with 123xxx miles on the car
Out: mostly super tech Atf fluid and factory GM filter
In: valvoline full syn maxlife atf and wix filter
Posted By: Aichiguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/23/17 06:23 PM

This AM I drained and filled wife's 2011 Camry. I did this a month ago and will do again in the spring. Fluid is looking better. It's only a 2 quart drain.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/24/17 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Shannow
Makes it easier to do a chev swap when the jag engine dies...

Rolls, Jag, and Merc used them...and I've read Ferrarri...


Yes. A friend has a mid 90s jag sedan of some sort and it has a GM engine.
Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/04/17 02:45 AM

Did a drain an fill on moms 2010 ford fusion with the 6F35

*107K total miles
*either has 7 or 10k on the fluid

OUT: 5Q Valvoline maxlife LV
in: 5Q Valvoline maxlife LV

fluid came out a dark purple, and lightened up afterwards. still has the slightest flare of a shift between 2nd-3rd depending on how fast you accelerate.
Posted By: EricBeau

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/07/17 02:11 AM

Did my very first DIY trans fluid drain and fill.

2010 Odyssey LX- 99,543 miles on vehicle, 10,109 miles since last drain and fill using dealer bulk ATF. I also changed my spark plugs last night- NGK Iridiums.

Out: 3.5 qts dealer bulk ATF
In: 3.8 qts Valvoline MaxLife ATF

Also replaced drain plug (may have been OEM?) with a Dorman AutoGrade Oil-Tite! 65406 ATF drain plug.

My thoughts on my first DIY trans fluid swap- what a mess! This stuff stinks! Haha. I used my 16 qt catch pan that opens up (FloTool) but had forgotten to open the drain so there was a lot of spilling. Man this stuff stinks, both the old and the new fluid. Yuck. Anyway, Ive had the drain and fill done every 10-12k or so and will continue that trend.
Posted By: mclasser

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/07/17 03:36 AM

Sig Accord

Out: 3 qts DW-1
In: 2.5 qts MaxLife & LG Red

This has been the 2nd time I've had to add less MaxLife ATF than what came out. I initially added 3 qts but the dipstick read way over. Engine wasn't even warm when I did the change so it's not like hot fluid expansion is the cause.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/07/17 05:00 PM

The other day I helped the BIL change out the fluid in his new to him 1995 Jeep YJ with 117,xxxkm. Its the 3 speed auto. He was having overheating problems when driven any length of time on the highway. It has a auxiliary air to liquid cooler plumbed in series with the factory liquid to liquid unit. We found that the one of the coolers was plugged and once we got it flowing we pumped out several liters of brown, absolutely disgusting, rancid ATF. We added fresh Motomaster Dex 3 (Appears to the be the Citgo variety).
It shifts great and now wont overheat.

I have seen fluid from a burnt trans that looked better than this stuff.
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/10/17 12:59 AM

2000 Malibu 4t40e, 127,000 miles:

Dropped pan and replaced filter with a Hastings kit. Put 8 quarts of St dex VI in, with proper level check procedure. Shifts a lot smoother.
Posted By: Hasty66

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/17 06:55 AM

2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4
114,987 miles

Out - Motorcraft Mercon V
In - Red Line D4



Fluid taken out had over 40k on it and looked good.
Posted By: Hasty66

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/17 06:59 AM

2013 Chevy Silverdo 2500HD 4x4
52,687 miles

Out - Factory Fill
In - Mobil Delvac 1 ATF TES-295

Fluid taken out looked good.
Posted By: WolverineSam

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/17 12:22 PM

2016 Honda Odyssey 3.5
25,000 miles

Drained 3.0 quarts; refilled with 3.0 quarts Amsoil SS Fuel Efficient ATF

Performed a week ago, 2nd D&F today, another in 2 weeks. This will change out approximately 80% of the 8.4 qts. OEM stuff.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/23/17 01:56 AM

Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: Shannow
Makes it easier to do a chev swap when the jag engine dies...

Rolls, Jag, and Merc used them...and I've read Ferrarri...


Yes. A friend has a mid 90s jag sedan of some sort and it has a GM engine.


OOPS!! Just noticed this oops. Should be a GM trans.
Posted By: WolverineSam

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/23/17 02:05 AM

Does anyone know how much ATF expands when hot? Did my 2nd D&F today. took 4.0 qts out hot. Put 4.0 qts in that were cold; now the level is above the full mark when checked hot 60-90 seconds after shutoff, per Honda procedure. And should I remove a little to get the level down to between the marks? Thanks for any replies.
Posted By: JEL01

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/24/17 06:04 AM

Out: 3qts of Honda DW1
In: 3qts of Honda DW1

Sig Accord

Drain and fills every 15-20k since new, 120k currently and all good. Not the most robust ATs in my gen with my v6,so I do it with OEM ATF often. Been about 60k since changing the oddball AT filter change and 3rd and 4th gear pressure switches, so those are coming soon. Would love 250k out of this, now doing 40k+ annually.
Posted By: chunt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/05/17 05:47 PM

Granddaughter's new to her 2009 Corolla 1.8 with 111K. 3 drain and refills with Maxlife ATF. Used approx 2.6 qts per drain/refill.
Posted By: gman2304

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/05/17 06:33 PM

2005 Chevy Avalanche 4L60e, 192,000 miles, siphon and fill 3quarts ST Dex/Merc high mileage formula. I do this a couple of times a year.
Posted By: d4d

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/08/17 11:32 PM

2011 Honda CR-V 4WD 35K

Out: Honda factory fill

In: Approx 2.6 qts Honda ATF DW-1 . Drain and refill x 3 (about 8 qts total).
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/12/17 05:53 AM

2003 Crown Vic PI 71,500 miles

Ended up doing the J-Mod on the valve body. So in went about 9.5 quarts of fresh Schaeffer's #204SAT fluid. Im so happy with how it shifts. Is awesome.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/12/17 04:17 PM

2015 Altima CVT with no dipstick. 80K miles, never serviced. 2 spill and fills over 2 months. 4.1 quarts Valvoline Synthetic CVT fluid. Purchased 2103 dipstick off Ebay. Checked fluid at operating temperature. Added a few ounces of fluid. All good.
Posted By: Crispysea

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/16/17 01:40 AM

My mother was in town. Her ATF was dark brown, so I did a quick pump out.

2006 Kia Sedona, 124K miles.

4 quarts out (factory?), 4 quarts Valvoline Multi-Vehicle Import in.

She loves it; much quieter and smoother. Transmission was starting to whine.
Posted By: urrlord

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/16/17 05:38 AM

1994 Acclaim v6 3spd auto.
pan drop,filter change and 4.5 qts of atf 4.
next o/c i'll siphon out a qt or two of fluid.
Posted By: fenixguy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/28/17 02:07 PM

2016 Frontier 19,450 miles

I bought a case of Nissan Matic-S. I was able to get a little over 3.5 quarts to drain (~11 quart capacity). The fluid was a brownish red (mostly brown) at first and after 3 D&Fs it looks like ATF should. I'll do the next one at 50,000.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/29/17 02:48 PM

GMC - 4L60e
Plug only drained 3-1/2 quarts (on ramps and XG16 takes 5) did that 6 months back
... so topped off with 3 Castrol MVS + 10 ounces LubeGard Platinum
Posted By: SirTanon

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/11/17 01:41 AM

2010 Ford Fusion 2.5L / 6F35 trans

OUT: Approximately 5.5 Quarts - Mostly Valvoline MaxLife (Last 2 drain/fills were 100% MaxLife). Dark red/purple colored.

IN: 1 Gal Valvoline MaxLife + 0.5qt Motorcraft Mercon LV + LubeGard Red.
Posted By: TTK

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/11/17 02:20 AM

2010 Volvo V70/TF80-SC- 80K, 3x D&F at 60K, with genuine Volvo , then
Just a drain and fill at 80K using Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle
Posted By: exranger06

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/11/17 02:09 PM

Can't remember which one I did last, but they were both pretty recent - 92 Honda Accord automatic - did a drain and fill - this car has no removable oil pan, just a drain plug. Drained out Valvoline Maxlife, refilled with more Maxlife. Takes about 2.5 quarts.

04 Honda CR-V manual - another drain and fill, since it's a manual. Drained out unknown fluid, possibly the factory fill. I bought the car earlier this year and have no maintenance history on it. Refilled with Genuine Honda Manual Transmission Fluid. Takes about 2.5 quarts

And this weekend I did a drain and fill on my Wheel Horse 312-8 garden tractor (8 speed manual trans) Drained out Valvoline SynPower 75w-90 gear oil, and refilled with more SynPower. Takes about 1.75 quarts
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/12/17 05:58 AM

Serviced a buddys 2016 Mercedes E350 sedan. 42k miles.

Maintenance schedule calls for 6/60m intervals but he agreed to having it done every 40k.

Out: factory fill (still looked dark blue)
In: 5L of ATF134FE from the dealer, MB filter/gasket/pan bolts from dealer. Changed out just over 50% of the total fluid.

Also did the rear diff oil. There was nothing on the magnets but the fluid was green and grey. Refilled with Fuchs Sintopoid FE 75w85.
Posted By: ofelas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/28/17 03:01 PM

18 quarts of Schaeffer's 204SAT-ATF (including a quart to soak the clutches) with an NOS Mopar filter on a freshly home brewed transmission/TC about 500 miles back.

Drained & stored the 3000 mile old Amsoil ATF to pour back into the previous transmission after I work on the valve body & planetaries.
Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/30/17 02:02 AM

Brothers new to him 08 Ford Fusion 2.3L I4

current miles- 138,448

Out: Prob FF fluid
IN: 12Q of Motorcraft MerconV (used flush machine at work)

Fluid was pitch black and looks 80% better now.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/30/17 03:38 AM

Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Brothers new to him 08 Ford Fusion 2.3L I4

current miles- 138,448

Out: Prob FF fluid
IN: 12Q of Motorcraft MerconV (used flush machine at work)

Fluid was pitch black and looks 80% better now.


Actually the Ford Fusion 5 speed auto (like mine and yours) calls for FNR-5 ATF.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/31/17 05:46 AM

2004 Lexus RX330, 145k

Out: Genuine Toyota T-IV. Full flush was done 21.5k ago, but fluid already looks nasty. When the last flush was done, the fluid was coffee.
In: Genuine Toyota T-IV, 13 qt flush.
Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/31/17 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Brothers new to him 08 Ford Fusion 2.3L I4

current miles- 138,448

Out: Prob FF fluid
IN: 12Q of Motorcraft MerconV (used flush machine at work)

Fluid was pitch black and looks 80% better now.


Actually the Ford Fusion 5 speed auto (like mine and yours) calls for FNR-5 ATF.

? the dipstick on the top says M V (mercon 5) i was guessing
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/31/17 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Brothers new to him 08 Ford Fusion 2.3L I4

current miles- 138,448

Out: Prob FF fluid
IN: 12Q of Motorcraft MerconV (used flush machine at work)

Fluid was pitch black and looks 80% better now.


Actually the Ford Fusion 5 speed auto (like mine and yours) calls for FNR-5 ATF.

? the dipstick on the top says M V (mercon 5) i was guessing


M V would be the Mazda rating which is the same as FNR-5 for the Fusion. With all this said I have used M1 ATF for the life of my 2007 Fusion and this trans shifts great up and down. You most likely will be fine.
Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/31/17 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Brothers new to him 08 Ford Fusion 2.3L I4

current miles- 138,448

Out: Prob FF fluid
IN: 12Q of Motorcraft MerconV (used flush machine at work)

Fluid was pitch black and looks 80% better now.


Actually the Ford Fusion 5 speed auto (like mine and yours) calls for FNR-5 ATF.

? the dipstick on the top says M V (mercon 5) i was guessing


M V would be the Mazda rating which is the same as FNR-5 for the Fusion. With all this said I have used M1 ATF for the life of my 2007 Fusion and this trans shifts great up and down. You most likely will be fine.


You had me scared there 4 a min. Yea im good, it takes MerconV. Lol
Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/18 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Brothers new to him 08 Ford Fusion 2.3L I4

current miles- 138,448

Out: Prob FF fluid
IN: 12Q of Motorcraft MerconV (used flush machine at work)

Fluid was pitch black and looks 80% better now.


Actually the Ford Fusion 5 speed auto (like mine and yours) calls for FNR-5 ATF.

? the dipstick on the top says M V (mercon 5) i was guessing


M V would be the Mazda rating which is the same as FNR-5 for the Fusion. With all this said I have used M1 ATF for the life of my 2007 Fusion and this trans shifts great up and down. You most likely will be fine.

Pull this off the ford website by vin... had 2 remeber my work login...... it says MerconV
Posted By: gabriel9766

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/18 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Brothers new to him 08 Ford Fusion 2.3L I4

current miles- 138,448

Out: Prob FF fluid
IN: 12Q of Motorcraft MerconV (used flush machine at work)

Fluid was pitch black and looks 80% better now.


Actually the Ford Fusion 5 speed auto (like mine and yours) calls for FNR-5 ATF.

MerconV
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/05/18 05:04 AM

Did ol Bessie( F100) today. Used Havoline type F and changed the filter. Also installed pan with a drain plug.

Old fluid looked good, about 8-10 years old.
Posted By: oilboy123

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/05/18 06:25 AM

2016 Ford Focus 2.0 5 speed manual trans. Used 2 qts Ford Dual clutch fluid. I have just over 13,000 miles.

I have 2 Dodge vans with auto transmissions I need to do next......fun.
I'll be flushing them both, and using a good 30 qts of Amsoil between them. Also doing the pan filters, and installing a Magnifine for bothe of them. Cha ching.
Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/07/18 03:02 AM

08 Colorado z71 I5, 86,500 miles
Out: factory fill / AC Delco filter
In: 5 qts pep boys proline ATF (approved Dex vi) / fram trans filter & ultracork gasket
Old fluid was darker red and the magnet was full of metal mud. Trans shifts normal before & after
Posted By: JustinH

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/07/18 03:31 PM

2011 scion xb auto.
65k miles.

3 quarts oem fluid out, 3 quarts supertech multi fluid in. Shifts the same.
Posted By: kc8adu

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/07/18 05:04 PM

99 accord.
BAXA rebuilt with W.I.T rebuild kit 30k ago.
d/f with maxlife.
88 chevy 700r4 d/f maxlife also.120k on its rebuild.
every 30k d/f.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/09/18 06:03 PM

Not a transmission, but I can't find the PS fluid change thread.

Steering sector replacement

1984 Chevrolet Suburban C20, 4bbl 350 V8, auto, RWD
Out: mostly top offs of Warren Dex/Merc and DG Auto PS fluid
In: 1 1/2 qts Havoline MD-3 ATF
Posted By: Kestas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/09/18 06:07 PM

I just exchanged the fluid on my 01 Mercury Sable. The old Mercon V fluid saw 45K. The old fluid didn't look that bad and I'm guessing it could have gone longer.

There is 95K on the odometer. This was the third change for the vehicle. I do complete exchanges, not partial.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/02/18 12:45 AM

1966 AMC Rambler Rouge, 4BBL 401 V8, 4 SPD manual, RWD
Not a change, but added just over a quart of Lubriguard 80W-90 to the transmission

This car had a fine running 290 V8. The owner, our customer and friend had to have a 401. So, now it has a 401 out of a '75 Jeep shoehorned under the hood.
Posted By: edwardh1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/02/18 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By: ledslinger
I "need" some pics of the Unimog.


is that a big military type vehicle?
saw one in africa, couple was driving around the continent of africa, had been at it a month or so.
Posted By: RyanY

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/03/18 11:55 AM

2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L
Current fill is DW1
Replacing 3.3 qts today with Pennzoil Platinum LV (single drain/fill)
Posted By: InvalidUserID

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/05/18 04:48 AM

Apparently I slacked on my ATF fluid as it's been roughly 60k since my last change. Time flies and it felt like I just had the three drain/refill. Not sure what the change interval of old Honda Z1 was but yeah...60k on Z1 out. Still had a good red color to it.

1999 Honda Civic
238K, original AT, good shape.

OUT: 2.3 quarts Z1 ATF
IN: 2.3 quarts DW1 ATF
Posted By: onetwoothreee

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/04/18 11:41 PM

2004 Honda Civic with 140,000 miles

No clue about the old fluid, but it was dark and there was a lot of metal sludge on the magnet. Flipped the crush washer around and used it again. Takes 3 qts of Honda DW1 and got a new dipstick too.
Posted By: barkingspider

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/05/18 02:24 PM

08 Colorado 91k miles
Drain through the trans cooler line
Refill w supertech dex vi
Approx 4 qts
Posted By: nthach

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/05/18 07:15 PM

2009 Prius

Drain and fill through OEM-supplied provisions
Replacement and drained fluid were both Toyota WS.
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/19/18 05:48 AM

1994 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6

M5OD transmission...
Out: AC Delco Synchromesh and the usual metal shavings/shifter bushing remains with around 30K miles
In: Valvoline MTF

Borg Warner 1354 transfer case...
Out: Auto Zone universal Dex/Merc with around 30K miles
In: O'Reilly universal Dex/Merc
Posted By: My442

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/21/18 09:47 PM

12 quarts of Toyota WS transmission fluid in my 2013 Tundra.
Posted By: Decherdt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/21/18 10:58 PM

Replaced the FF with 10 qt Genuine Nissan OEM CVT-2 Transmission Fluid 999MP-NS200P in 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S at 90k
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/11/18 08:34 PM

Changed trans oil in my Gen Coupe 6 sp manual.

Out 2L of AC Delco 10-4014 with 150 mL of Ceratec added 2150 ml total

In 2L of AC Delco 10-4014 with 150 mL of Ceratec added 2150 ml total

11860 miles on the fluid.
Posted By: SargeBB

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/11/18 09:44 PM

2008 Tacoma, 2.7L 4x4 5-speed manual: Redline MT-90, changed original oil at 15,000 with M/T 90 and changed that at 90,000 miles, again with MT-90.
Posted By: Loopie

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/12/18 08:35 AM

I did a 3X ATF drain and refill on the Sonata using Castrol Transmax Import. The old ATF was dark brown. Car is still shifting great.
Posted By: UG_Passat

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/18 02:51 AM

2016 Tiguan

52,000 miles, had pan dropped with new Meyle trans filter and filled with Pentosin ATF-1 with 11 oz bottle of Lubegard Platinum
Posted By: Lethal1ty17

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/18 02:53 AM

Won't let me delete this post. Sigh.
Posted By: Garak

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/13/18 08:01 AM

You know the rules. Get outside and do a transmission fluid change. That's the price of admission. wink Oops, now I'm in trouble.
Posted By: TOLSON

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/14/18 03:17 AM

On July 3rd, Will be dropping pan replacing filters on a 68RFE, Then flushing with 17.5 Quarts of Amsoil Multi-Vehicle ATF. Bye Bye ATF+4

Tom

2016 Ram 3500 Cummins 6.7, 68RFE, long bed SRW. Truck is a beast!!!
2015 Open Range TT 33.6 ft long, Gross loaded wt 9900 Lbs
Posted By: turtlevette

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/14/18 11:18 PM

79 trans am with 4sp manual. 2000 mi flush

Drained autozone 85w140/gm grape
Installed Pennzoil synchromesh

Had about 1/8 inch of metal Mudd on magnetic drain plug
Posted By: benjy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/15/18 01:43 AM

out with the cheap old from 2011 nissan lube with only 28,xxx on it with a milky look, in with top of line Redline MT85 in the nissan 6 spd manual, feels better + so do I!! from experience it will get even better after a thou!!
Posted By: Sam_Julier

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/15/18 01:44 AM

1993 Volvo 240 AW70
Out: M1 ATF
In: Pentosin ATF 1
Posted By: Dyusik

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/15/18 11:34 AM

D6 atf in the "rear end" of the RX. D4 and VML atf 50/50 for the tranny.
Posted By: VeryNoisyPoet

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/16/18 12:07 AM

Twofer here:

Mom's '04 XC70 got a triple D&F with Valvoline Maxlife, spaced out over several days. 3.5 qts each time. Fluid was brown, smelly, and past due (new to us used car). Transmission would sometimes shift flare. Hasn't acted up at all since the change.

Car in sig got a single D&F with Maxlife when I rebuilt trans cooler lines and added external cooler. 4 qts out; 4.25 qts back in due to increased volume in hoses and cooler. Fluid only had 15k on it and was just a slightly dark red, but wanted to get the generic DexIII and a few percent more old factory fill out while I was at it.
Posted By: Onug

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/22/18 02:06 AM

Out with the factory Motorcraft fill @ 31,xxx miles, in with more Motorcraft MERCON LV...
Posted By: 69Torino

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/22/18 02:56 AM

Replaced the gear oil in the manual trans of my wifes 92 Mercury Capri convertible with Valvoline Maxlife ATF, this past weekend, as the car is specd for ATF in the first place. Someone who thought they were doing the car a favor put gear oil in it some time in its life. Wife says it shifts way better now. I believe her...
Posted By: exranger06

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/22/18 01:59 PM

Over the weekend I dropped the pan and changed the filter on the Ranger. Installed a new Dorman pan with a drain plug banana . I had a stash of old Valvoline Mercon V that was still officially licensed by Ford (the Valvoline Mercon V you find in stores is no longer licensed) that I used to refill it.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/18 05:54 PM

'78 airstream motorhome
Th400
Out: unknown, old filter
In: Carquest dex/merc, pro king filter kit
Posted By: gatorfast

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/24/18 06:07 PM

Planing to change the 6spd trans fluid in my 2015 M3 soon. I think I will use Red line D4 ATF.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/18 09:13 AM

2017 Honda CR-V

19,570 miles.

Out: Honda HCF-2
In: Honda HCF-2 (4 quarts)

Magnet:


Fluid being re-installed:


I also reset sub-code #3 in the Maintenance Minder system (even though it had not appeared) using Honda's i-HDS:




Posted By: demarpaint

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/25/18 11:29 AM

2016 JK Rubicon 10K miles on unit. Pan drop, filter change, fluid exchange. Now I'll probably do it every 30K miles. OE filter, OE gasket, Castrol ATF+4.
Posted By: SevenBizzos

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/27/18 11:29 AM

2006 Accord V-6

Drain/fill three quarts Honda DW-1

Kind of "I have nothing to do today" moment and it's been awhile. The maintenance minder suggested I change it too. Used Amsoil in the past, but needed the fluid today.
Posted By: splinter

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/28/18 02:06 AM

2011 GMC Sierra 6L80E, ~102,500 miles. First change completed at 50,000 miles.

drain & fill, 6 quarts GM-approved Mag1 (Warren Petroleum) Dexron-VI

OE #24236933 filter

Exhaust crossover must be lowered ~3/4" for pan R&R!


Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/01/18 12:07 AM

'84 airstream motorhome
Out: unknown, old filter
In: Carquest dexMerc, Carquest filter kit
Posted By: jakewells

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/01/18 03:31 AM

94 ford f150 4r70
out supertech mercon V
in supertech mercon v with one bottle of lubegard friction modifier
the inline filter on the oil cooler was just changed 8,300 miles back i change it every 25,000 miles.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/01/18 10:19 PM

2010 GMC 4L60e drain 4 quarts Transmax MV Synthetic ATF and replace with same remote filter not due until fall
Posted By: digireg

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/04/18 10:34 PM

Max Life Dex/Merc + 20ml tube of TriboTEX
Posted By: CT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/05/18 02:18 AM

2002 Ford F250 6 speed manual ZF trans . Delvac atf.
Posted By: MuzzleFlash40

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/05/18 02:35 AM

2016 Santa Fe Sport - 60k

Out - Factory Fill

In - Dealership serviced
Posted By: Kestas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/17/18 02:08 PM

I just changed the fluid on my 1995 Mercedes E320.
The car has 140K, the fluid 30K. Dex III is used.
The fluid came out rather clean. The pan was clean and the magnet had very little fuzz.
I plan on extending the next change to 50K.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/18/18 12:30 AM

2013 Cruze RS 102k w/ 22k since last drain/fill
4 quarts AC Delco Dex VI out
4 quarts Valvoline Maxlife MV in
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/24/18 02:16 AM

2015 Odyssey Touring 60K miles
Out - factory fill, 4 quarts
In - 3.6 quarts DW-1

I always drain 3 quarts outta Hondas / Acuras.
Was surprised to drain 4 quarts.

Will do it 1 more time in maybe a week.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/24/18 02:54 AM

Originally Posted By: JeffKeryk
2015 Odyssey Touring 60K miles
Out - factory fill, 4 quarts
In - 3.6 quarts DW-1

I always drain 3 quarts outta Hondas / Acuras.
Was surprised to drain 4 quarts.

Will do it 1 more time in maybe a week.


There is a software update available to improve fluid life by changing the torque converter operation. Make sure it is done.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/24/18 01:38 PM

Thanks Mr. Critic. Will do.
Posted By: simple_gifts

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/25/18 01:03 AM

On the prius, Grey WS out, ruby D4 in.
Posted By: dawgn86

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/25/18 10:30 PM

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo / 103,000 miles

factory fluid out / Valvoline 75w-90 full synthetic back in

drain plug was a PITA to get to.
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/01/18 08:11 PM

2016 Honda Civic LX 2.0 - 6 spd manual

FCI - 23,685 miles and 2.5 years

Out - 2.0 qts of factory original manual trans fluid - came out light honey colored

In - 2.0 qts of Honda Genuine Manual transmission fluid

Shifting better already , not as notchy from first to second.
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/02/18 01:26 PM

00 Dakota 89k .. Pan pulled and filter replaced. What a pain that cork gasket was!

Out.. Thinking factory fill.
In.. 5-ish qts of OReilly ATF4

05 Chevy 3500 4L80E.. 60k .. Pan pulled and filter replaced for the last time!

Out and In.. Maxlife

This transmission is about done so might not do anything further to it.

Last time I do two transmissions in a day. So many bolts my arms felt they'd fall off.
Posted By: jim302

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/04/18 09:23 PM

2010 Hyundai Elantra - 65k miles
Out: Probably Hyundai SPIII, though doesn't appear to be the factory fill as fluid looked decent... and some joker over torqued the plug in the drain pan so I'll have to deal with that next time. 2x drain and fill from the cooler lines for now...
In: Valvoline MaxLife
Posted By: CrAlt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/05/18 03:05 AM

2016 Wrangler 6speed NSG370 - 10.5K
Out FF
In Penzzoil Syncromesh 2qrts

The writeups I saw said it was a PITA to do because they blocked the drain plug with the exhaust pipe. They must have fixed this with the later JK's because the pipe is moved back and I was able to fit a normal allen socket in there.
No the trans was not under filled from the factory (like a lot claim on the forums) and yes there was tons of [censored] on the magnetic drain plug shocked

Transfer case got 2qrts of ST ATF+4
Posted By: dawgn86

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/18 02:15 AM

Question about the internal transmission filter in my 2006 Nissan Pathfilter automatic v6.

drop the pan and the screen has several bolts..3 of the are attached into the inside of the transmission so the bold turns when you try to unloose it...any ideas on this one?
Posted By: AreVee

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/06/18 09:30 PM

4 quarts Toyota WS transmission fluid, drain and fill.
drive for three days, removed badly dented pan from PO. installed new pan & gasket.
4 more quarts Toyota WS transmission fluid.
Posted By: sgtrockjoe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/08/18 07:51 PM

Just did the poor mans flush today. Got almost 4 quarts out of the xterra. replaced with Amsoil ss atf (blue bottle). Do this about every 2 years. 38,000 miles on the xterra.
Posted By: DaHen

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/11/18 10:43 PM

2006 Nissan Altima SE, Replaced the old Royal Purple that had 15,164 miles with 7 quarts of Nissan Matic-D.
Plus replaced the drain plug gasket.
Posted By: Edited

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/13/18 07:08 PM

2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD 2.5L @ 60K mi.

About 4.7 Quarts Out - Factory Fill (Somewhat darkened and burned. Magnets had a fair amount of goop/shavings. Filter had one or two slivers inside the medium)

About 4.7 Quarts In - Valvoline MaxLife ATF (Pan drop, filter replaced, gasket replaced)

Side Note: I know there's a recall for the torque converter shudder issue and an ECU flash to go along with it. Having not experienced this issue as of yet, is it advisable to get the flash done without having the torque converter replaced first? I'd just go get it all done but it's my understanding that the dealership won't cover the recall unless they can verify you are experiencing the issues. Any input?
Posted By: ccs368

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/13/18 07:57 PM

2006 Subaru Outback H4 @ 96K miles normal 50/50 city/highway miles with no towing history.

Out - 5 qts factory fill (pretty dark and no shades of pink color).

In - 12 qts (7 for cooler line flushing method) Subaru HP fluid purchased from subaruonlineparts.com, Beck/Arnley internal screen assy, and ATP pan filter gasket from rockauto.com, and Subaru OEM external ATF filter from amazon.com.

No real issues before service. Maybe the sense of "feeling" the shift between gears. Seems smoother after new fluid and not as noticeable. No excessive buildup in the ring magnet. Most time spent removing factory rtv and tight external filter. >15 min driving to assure ATF up to temp before adding the last qt to fill to "hot" mark on dipstick at running idle.
Posted By: ArrestMeRedZ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/16/18 01:06 AM

2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4, about 45k miles. Pan drop, NAPA filter with Supertech Dex VI. YouTube videos indicated the back of the pan wouldn't clear the exhaust crossover unless you jury rigged a device to pull down the exhaust. I wedged a 2x4 in and drove a couple of shims in to get clearance. Still took a bit of work to get the pan to clear.

Putting it back on, I was smart enough to remove the dipstick, lol. Slid on like a champ. Now, I wonder if the clearance issue would go away if only the dipstick was removed first.

Fluid didn't look bad, magnet only had a coating of very fine metal on it. No other metal in pan, and the bottom was clean. I've been a disbeliever in doing fluid transfers instead of pan drops, but in this case, I'm not sure the pan drop with filter change was necessary. I do know GM calls for it at 45k with severe service, but the dealer only wants to do fluid exchanges. Guess like other dealers, they are tired of returns from leaking tranny pans caused by techs being in too much of a hurry to torque the pan bolts correctly.
Posted By: userfriendly

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/17/18 07:12 AM

2011 GMC 2500 6.6l DURAMAX, In and out; Allison external filter & 8.5L Pet-Can Duradrive ATF.
Front diff; 75W90 Chevron RPM.
Posted By: Dyusik

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/17/18 02:55 PM

2007 IS250 , Maxlife multi

3x D&F, one of them being pan drop with filter change. One of the pan magnets were missing, so I added, a few.. those Sonicare brush head magnets are pretty high N-grade.
Posted By: 69Torino

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/22/18 04:07 AM

Another drain and fill on the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe today at 191,940. Second drain and fill with Valvoline Maxlife Synthetic. Been dump and filling this car every 25-30k for the last 4 years and 100k, first few with Kia/Hyundai SP-III and since the change to Maxlife has been solid as a rock. Never really had a problem, just more positive shift feel with ML. Highly recommended to anyone that ML meets spec for.
Posted By: beanoil

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/22/18 12:58 PM

2012 Chrysler T&C. 100,340. Dropped pan and factory fill. Fluid was darkened, but still smelled like ATF. A very small amount of black slime on the magnet.
Changed filter with an ATP and replaced pan with an aftermarket BAPMIC pan from Amazon with a drain plug. I expected this pan to be cheap, but was surprised to find a well made, heavy pan, with the feel of OEM. FelPro gasket, and 5.5 quarts of SuperTech ATF+4.
Watched this vid for a trans dipstick hack.

Posted By: Fitter30

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/29/18 03:06 PM

2013 chevy equinox I 4 65000 miles came out black changed it 4 times in 600 miles 4- 4.5 qts a change. Supertech vi now it's back to red
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/31/18 04:21 PM

2010 Focus Factory full
3.5 quarts through full tube. 3.5 quarts Maxlife. Will do another suction through full tube tonight.
2015 Ram 1500 ZF8 70866 9 quarts of Maxlife.
Posted By: RyanY

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 07/31/18 08:13 PM

2007 Cadillac CTS automatic.

Changed fluid via cooler line

Out: Valvoline Dexron VI + Lubegard red (+ Seafoam Trans Tune for past 1.5k miles)

In: Maxlife
Posted By: VetteElite

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/01/18 01:06 PM

I had the dealer replace my shift solenoids and other electronics. GM 4T45e which shifts like brand new now. Service writer told me on the phone my old fluid was nice and red, no signs of transmission damage which I take as a compliment. Now riding around with whatever Dexron 6 they put in. Should be good to go for a long time.
Posted By: Finn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/03/18 03:25 PM

2000 BMW X5 3.0i 5L40-E with 162000 kilometers.

out apparently factory fill and original GM/BMW filter
in Petro-Canada Dexron VI and BMW filter

With filter we needed appr. 5.8 litres of oil.

I was a bit worried of how bad the oil would look but it was better than I feared.



Original filter made by Fitran had part number 96 022 598

Posted By: ccs368

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/03/18 08:25 PM

2003 Toyota Corolla LE @ 125K miles normal 50/50 city/highway miles.

Out - 4 qts Toyota type IV fluid (still reddish color previously from ~60K D/F).

In - 12 qts (8 for cooler line flushing method). Toyota type IV purchased from ebay seller partscontainer, Wix filter from rockauto.com.

No issues before service. No excessive buildup on magnets. >15 min driving to assure ATF up to temp before filling last qt to fill to "hot" mark on dipstick at runnng idle.
Posted By: dawgn86

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/06/18 02:56 PM

2013 Toyota Tacoma 61k miles
Factory fluid out / 4 quarts
Factory Type 4 back in / 4 quarts





Posted By: dawgn86

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/06/18 03:02 PM


Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/09/18 03:19 PM

2015 (?) Odyssey 55K miles
Out- Just under 4 quarts Honda DW-1
In just under 4 quarts Honda DW-1

I serviced it maybe 2K miles ago.
She shifts soooo smooth.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 08/27/18 01:03 AM

2001 Tundra V8, just under 200K miles
Fluid came our nice and red.

In/Out 3.5 quarts Max-Life.
Simple spill and fill.

I do not believe in life time ATF.
I am not sure why some do not service their transmissions, or wait till it is crazy dark.

This thing shifts like butta.. Smooth; no clanking into gear.
Feels like a dang CVT.
Posted By: SouthernHooDad

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/15/18 12:32 PM

2012 Honda Odyssey - 109985 miles, ~20k miles since last drain & fill

Out: Just under 4 quarts Honda DW-1
In: Just under 4 quarts Honda DW-1

Fluid was dark cherry red. Drain plug magnet had very little gray "slime".
Posted By: BrianF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/15/18 06:09 PM

Ram 3500 Aisin AS69RC drain and fill with about 56,000km. Out was factory fill. In was approx. 7 liters PetroCan Duradrive. Put 2000km on it so far and it runs great.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/17/18 01:51 AM

1998 Accord LX, 80K miles
Interval was more than 5 years, maybe 15K miles? Dunno...
Out less than 3 quarts Honda DW-1
In: 3 quarts MaxLife

Probably just a taste overfilled.
Car runs like new.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/23/18 10:58 PM

2007 Volvo V70 @ 90K
3 qt. drain & fill
1 qt. Aisin T-IV, 1 qt. Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthetic Transmission Fluid, 1 qt. MaxLife LV, 3 oz. LubeGard red
Posted By: Ablebody

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/24/18 08:22 AM

Yesterday
Pan dropped filter replaced. Added inline filter to return line as well. Used maxlife 4 quarts.
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/25/18 04:25 PM

Did another 3 quarts of vacuum and fill on the Focus. This should get near 100% new fluid. Now I have a unopened gallon of Maxlife. I'm sure I'll find a good use for it.
Posted By: SatinSilver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/25/18 05:26 PM

Originally Posted by dave1251
Did another 3 quarts of vacuum and fill on the Focus. This should get near 100% new fluid. Now I have a unopened gallon of Maxlife. I'm sure I'll find a good use for it.



What did you use for the vacuum?
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/26/18 03:00 AM

Originally Posted by ledslinger
2OO1 Accord 2 quarts Honda MTF. Last month 12 quarts of TES 295 Delvac flushed in 2OO3 Silverado with 25K miles on the odometer.


Same truck as in the first post in this thread, 2003 Silverado, 14 quarts of TES 295 Delvac 1flushed through the cooler line. Two quarts of same in manual transfer case. 45K miles on the odometer.
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 09/27/18 03:05 AM

Originally Posted by SatinSilver
Originally Posted by dave1251
Did another 3 quarts of vacuum and fill on the Focus. This should get near 100% new fluid. Now I have a unopened gallon of Maxlife. I'm sure I'll find a good use for it.



What did you use for the vacuum?

I used a hand pump through the fill tube. The Mercon LV was brown but not burned. My wife hasn't said anything about her car. To me the shifts are smoother and no more slamming into gear. She is happy it lays down rubber.
Posted By: newbe46

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/01/18 04:54 PM

2004 Honda Odyssey

Mileage on transmission: 173,000 KM
Mileage on fluid: 35,000 KM

Out: 3.4 L of unknown transmission fluid
In: 3.3 L of Honda DW-1
Posted By: millerbl00

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/01/18 05:46 PM

2013 Toyota Highlander

Mileage on transmission: 73000
Mileage on fluid: 10,000

Out: 12qts WS transmission fluid
In: 12qts amsoil OE ATF low viscosty
Posted By: CT8

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/01/18 07:21 PM

2002 Ford F250 speed manual Delvac 1
2010 Ford Focus Auto trans Motorcraft LV
2015 ford F150 Motorcraft LV
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/07/18 12:55 AM

2006 Acura TSX, 180K miles, 26K trans service OCI
Out: 3 qts Honda DW-1
In: 3 qts Idmitsu Type H

This is good stuff. Car has steady diet of Honda AT fluids.
This Idemitsu fluid pulls better.
Posted By: hallstevenson

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/08/18 04:45 PM

Replaced the rear differential fluid on my '08 G35X with 115k miles. My sister owned this car before me and I have all of the service records up to ~65k miles as they took it to the Infiniti dealer for all work up until then. After that, they took it to an independent shop for most work (some still done at Infiniti) but didn't keep all of the records. My BIL doesn't recall them having the differential fluid changed....

Anyway, when it came out, it looked dark but I later poured a couple hundred mL into a jar and it actually looks like ATF since it's read in color. It's thicker though, for sure, and smells more like heavy oil or grease. I put in Lucas Heavy Duty 80W-90 (GL5) which was amber color (much like motor oil).

Anyway, is that typical for gear oil to look red like ATF ?
Posted By: EricBeau

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/09/18 12:32 AM

2010 Honda Odyssey in signature
108,436 miles on vehicle
8,893 miles on fluid, in service since 10/06/2017.

Out: Approximately 3.3 qts Valvoline MaxLife ATF
In: Same

I like to do a simple drain and fill annually. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy and it’s cheap ($18.00) and easy (same amount of work as an oil change).
Posted By: lucky3

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/09/18 06:49 PM

Just changed the trans fluid and filter in my 2013 silverado. Just did a dump and fill. Used acdelco dexron 6. Had 104000miles. I bought it with 96000.
Posted By: harbor

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/09/18 09:55 PM

Changed out the Spider tranny & diff fluid with Motorcraft XT-M5-QS (the Miata guys rave about this) and M1 in the diff. Noticeable improvement!
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/11/18 04:07 AM

2005 Honda Civic LX 55K miles
Out: less than 3 quarts factory fill.
In: 1 quart DW-1 plus almost 2 quarts MaxLife

Original fluid was a little low and brown; not too bad.
She shifts better; no clunk.

Will do it again soon with Idemitsu Type H Plus.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/12/18 04:36 PM

Since M1 does not have an ATF with the Mercon LV rating I decided to do the next best thing and used Valvoline Max Life LV for my usual 30K ATF change.

Out: MC Mercon LV

In: 3.5 QTS. of Valvo Max Life LV.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/13/18 01:14 AM

Changed out the ATF in my grandsons 2012 Ford Fusion.

Out: Unknown.



In: Valvoline Maxlife LV.
Posted By: Kira

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/17/18 11:16 PM

Neighbor's 2010 Honda Accord @ 100,240 mi.
3 qt. OUT
3 qt. IN
Honda Genuine DW-1 both
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/17/18 11:46 PM

Rear diff on 00 Econoline e150, 3.55 LSD
Out: Mobil 1 75/90, 75/140, Napa 80/90(bad axle seal and bearing)
In: Mobil 1 75/140
Posted By: ledslinger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/18 02:30 AM

1999 Honda Accord, 2.3 4 cyl, 5 speed manual transimission. Out-Honda MTF, in Elf/Total Racing HTX 735 75w-90. 2 quarts. 220K miles on unit.
Posted By: mrdctaylor

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/22/18 07:58 PM

2012 Toyota Highlander. 3rd ATF change. Almost 100K miles on vehicle.

Out: Toyota WS (~4.75 quarts)
In: Toyota WS (~4.75 quarts)

#boring
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/25/18 12:10 AM

01 grand Cherokee 2wd
3.55 Dana open diff
Out: unknown
In: Napa 80/90
Posted By: AzFireGuy79

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/25/18 02:32 PM

2008 4runner Limited V8 @ 72,000 miles

Out: 11 quarts factory fill WS ATF

In: 12 quarts (cooler line exchange) WS ATF

Next change will be Ravenol Synthetic PAO T-WS
Posted By: khittner

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/26/18 12:52 AM

‘02 Camry w/273K miles. Pan drop and filter change at 30K OCI. Out 5qts. of Maxlife; in a 5qts. of same w/Beck Arnley filter. No crud in either the pan or on magnets. Smooth shifting before and after.
Posted By: spasm3

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/26/18 01:04 AM

13 elantra. Maxlife in will dump and change again this saturday. Takes a while to fill this trans.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/26/18 02:17 AM

Originally Posted by spasm3
13 elantra. Maxlife in will dump and change again this saturday. Takes a while to fill this trans.


Remove one of the cooler lines and allow the trans to vent. It will fit quickly. These transmissions are not vented.
Posted By: spasm3

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/26/18 02:21 AM

Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by spasm3
13 elantra. Maxlife in will dump and change again this saturday. Takes a while to fill this trans.


Remove one of the cooler lines and allow the trans to vent. It will fit quickly. These transmissions are not vented.



Hey thanks! i will try that ! I could hear it bubbling and could only add about 5 oz at a time. I'd doing another dump and fill this weekend and i'll try it.
Posted By: Finn

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/26/18 04:15 AM

For BMW X5 Petro-Canada Dexron VI
Posted By: lzhome

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/27/18 01:10 PM

'08 Chevy Express Van
65,225 Miles First Drain and Filter Change
Out: 6 Quarts Dexron VI
In: 6 Quarts Royal Purple Max ATF
Posted By: Greggy_D

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/30/18 07:17 PM

2017 Ford Fusion 1.5L
24,944 miles
Drain and Fill 4 qts
Mag1 LV (licensed by Ford)
Posted By: Kjmack

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/30/18 07:23 PM

Originally Posted by Greggy_D
2017 Ford Fusion 1.5L
24,944 miles
Drain and Fill 4 qts
Mag1 LV (licensed by Ford)

Your smart to do it now .
Posted By: Whimsey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/30/18 07:27 PM

2017 Explorer 2.3 EB, 6F35 transmission
32,717 total miles
10,000 miles on ATF
Drain & fill 4 qts
Mercon LV
This was the second D&F after the factory fill. Will now go to 20,000 mile D&F's
Did low mileage D&F's to get the initial wear particles out. The magnet was totally clean this time.

Whimsey
Posted By: Greggy_D

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/30/18 08:12 PM

Originally Posted by Kjmack

Your smart to do it now .


Because of the upcoming winter or just to change it out early? grin

I'm going to do it every 10k oil change. It's only $20 or so for the 4 qts of Mag1 and that is cheap insurance. I also changed my oil today and drained both at the same time. Didn't really add much time at all to the oil change. The most time-consuming process is taking off and putting back on that [censored] shield.

Forgot to add.....this is the 6F35 trans.
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 10/31/18 02:44 AM

Just did the transmission fluid in my 2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9 with 178k miles.

Out: Supertech ATF+4 and can't remember internal filter. External filter was Fram Ultra XG8A

In:. Castrol ATF+4 and Pronto internal filter. External filter is a Frame PH977A.

I think the old fluid had about a year and 10k miles on it. Filter had a few years in it as I have a drain plug on the pan and simply did a fluid swap the last couple times. Got a decent deal on Amazon for the Castrol fluid. No change in shifts that I can tell.
Posted By: E365

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 04:16 AM

- 2015 Focus 1.0 EcoBoost - Getrag 6 speed manual
- 60,000 miles. Last was at 30,000 miles
- I used Motorcraft Dual Clutch Transmision fluid as the owner’s manual specifies. XT-11-QDC. It take right around 2 quarts. Previous was the same fluid ( super expensive stuff)
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 04:24 AM

Originally Posted by Greggy_D
Originally Posted by Kjmack

Your smart to do it now .


Because of the upcoming winter or just to change it out early? grin

I'm going to do it every 10k oil change. It's only $20 or so for the 4 qts of Mag1 and that is cheap insurance. I also changed my oil today and drained both at the same time. Didn't really add much time at all to the oil change. The most time-consuming process is taking off and putting back on that [censored] shield.

Forgot to add.....this is the 6F35 trans.



Unless you have a very severe duty schdule 10K ATF changes is not cheap insurance. 30K changes would be cheap insurance 10K is really increasing your opportunity to damage something while spending extra time and money doing it. While not preventing anything.
Posted By: Kibitoshin

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 09:49 AM

02 Silverado pan drop and refill.
5qts Maxlife, updated pan magnets, new EPC and shift solenoids. Reused old filter.

Best part that the 5qts fill came out exactly on the FULL HOT mark after driving around (trans temp at 180F.) Had to do a couple checks a couple days apart to make sure it didn't drop or rise.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 04:09 PM

Kibitoshin:

Did it smooth out the trans?
What is your truck's mileage?
What is your change interval?
Posted By: dogememe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 04:12 PM

Originally Posted by lzhome
'08 Chevy Express Van
65,225 Miles First Drain and Filter Change
Out: 6 Quarts Dexron VI
In: 6 Quarts Royal Purple Max ATF

Did it turn out ok? I've been hesitant to use RP Max ATF in my Escape since it originally specced a low viscosity fluid, and while the back of the bottle states not to use it in Mercon LV applications, their tech support said it would work fine.
Posted By: lzhome

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 08:10 PM

Originally Posted by dogememe
Originally Posted by lzhome
'08 Chevy Express Van
65,225 Miles First Drain and Filter Change
Out: 6 Quarts Dexron VI
In: 6 Quarts Royal Purple Max ATF

Did it turn out ok? I've been hesitant to use RP Max ATF in my Escape since it originally specced a low viscosity fluid, and while the back of the bottle states not to use it in Mercon LV applications, their tech support said it would work fine.

No problems, smooth shifting, no leaks and now plan on putting Max ATF in my '16 RAM CTD.
Posted By: road_rascal

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 08:32 PM

2012 Rav4 V6, 73K. Just did a second fluid evacuation (4 quarts) and refilled using Toyota WS.
Posted By: mrdctaylor

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 08:54 PM

Originally Posted by road_rascal
2012 Rav4 V6, 73K. Just did a second fluid evacuation (4 quarts) and refilled using Toyota WS.


Good man. It will last you a long time. I put WS in my 2012 Highlander. I just did my 3rd d/f at around 99k miles. I'll probably do it every 50K now.
Posted By: Corollaman

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/01/18 11:56 PM

Originally Posted by road_rascal
2012 Rav4 V6, 73K. Just did a second fluid evacuation (4 quarts) and refilled using Toyota WS.

Did you consider any other brand other than WS? Just curious because I was considering Maxlife but haven't decided yet.
Posted By: road_rascal

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/02/18 11:20 AM

Originally Posted by Corollaman
Did you consider any other brand other than WS? Just curious because I was considering Maxlife but haven't decided yet.


I bought a case of WS at local dealer for a decent price. Maxlife seems good (a lot of users on the Rav4 World forums like it). I don't tow very often and I drive 80% highway miles. I'm probably going to drop the pan and replace the filter at 100K and maybe I'll try Maxlife. But I still have 4 qts of WS so I'll probably stick to that.
Posted By: road_rascal

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/02/18 11:26 AM

Originally Posted by mrdctaylor
Good man. It will last you a long time. I put WS in my 2012 Highlander. I just did my 3rd d/f at around 99k miles. I'll probably do it every 50K now.


I'm going to stick to my 30K schedule. I've been doing that for all the vehicles I've had and never had a trans issue (except for that pile of garbage A604 trans I had in a '90 Dodge). Since my Rav4 still has an old school dipstick it takes about 15 minutes with the Mityvac evacuator to suck out 4 qts.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/04/18 11:19 AM

2012 MB C250, 7-spd automatic.

79,729 miles.

Used 8.5L of Pentosin ATF134FE fluid. The torque converter was drained and the filter was also replaced.

The dealer last performed a trans service at 48K, but as usual, did not drain the torque converter.

For some reason, the used fluid was brown-ish. I was a little surprised since it received a service 30K ago.

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Posted By: Kibitoshin

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/05/18 08:15 AM

Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Kibitoshin:

Did it smooth out the trans?
What is your truck's mileage?
What is your change interval?


Didn't really change the shift feel. 1-2 shift is much more firm but that's due to the vette servo mod.
Have 161,000mi on the truck still original trans.
Drain/Fill interval is every 30,000mi. I like to keep the fluid fresh rather then letting it get completely bad and having to do a full exchange.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/07/18 05:37 PM

97 Camry
Out: unknown with full throttle trans flush additive
In: acdelco type III with full throttle trans treatment additive
Posted By: josephp732

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/08/18 03:57 AM

2015 Ford Expedition 6r80 transmission, ~30k Miles
Out: 5.5 quarts Mercon LV
IN: 9 quarts Mercon LV (still under the power train warranty)

I changed the filter and changed the pan to a B&M - which added ~3.5 quarts capacity.
My SUV has a transmission temperature gauge and normal operating temperature on the highway at 80mph dropped ~11 degrees, from 203 degrees to 192.

Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/09/18 02:31 PM

Changed ATF at a 30K OCI in the 2017 Fusion.

Out: 3.5 qts of MC LV

In: 3.6 qts of Valvoline Max Life LV.
Posted By: WagonWheel

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/11/18 09:01 PM

2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5L 115k mi

Out: 3.4 qts Honda DW-1 (22k mi since last full flush)

In: 3.4 qts Valvoline MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF
Posted By: BrianF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/14/18 04:48 AM

Just did a fluid exchange on my 1993 GMC 1500 rez truck, 4L60E. About 372,000km. Out came some of the nastiest ATF I have seen. Not burnt smelling but nasty none the less. Unsure if this is FF or what. In went 10 liters of Co-op Sonic ATF group 2 based Dex 3. That wasn't enough so I tossed in 1.5 quarts of Amsoil LV ATF and half a liter of PetroCan Duradrive to top it off. Should have bought more Dex 3 but I don't really care. The trans was not slipping near as much after a lengthy test drive and if it continues to improve or does not implode I will do a filter change..... maybe. It still needs an output shaft seal and will check to see if the bushing is tight.

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Posted By: Falcon_LS

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/14/18 05:44 AM

'01 Mercury Grand Marquis with a built 4R70W, including a 10" torque converter with 2,500 stall and a porous aluminum with extra capacity.

Type of service: Drain and refill
Out: 7 quarts of Motorcraft Mercon V with LubeGard Red
In: 6.5 quarts of Motorcraft Mercon V with a pint of LubeGard Red
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/14/18 06:01 PM

2010 Altima V6

45,500 miles

Drain/refill with 4.2 qt of Genuine Nissan NS-2.

Did the first drain/refill at 29K. I plan to do one every 15K.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/14/18 06:28 PM

Got any pics of the truck?
Posted By: BrianF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/14/18 09:21 PM

Red 91, I will grab a few photos later today. She is a looker that's for sure!! I will even include some of the wired up exhaust. True duals with a mix of copper ground wire and some other random material for rear exhaust hangers. I must say that I love having a beater. When I do dump runs, if I get to close to the pit and she slips in well I will pull the plate and walk home.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/15/18 12:38 AM

I've had a 91 GMC stepside and currently drive an 89 Chevy 1500, both daily drivers/beaters. Hard to beat a beat up GMT 400. I got some supertech 20/50 in the Chevy now. Saw your oil change post over in pcmo and in respect to the fram, I'll say this: when I had my roadmaster wagon(5.7 tbi) the oil filters that didnt have adbv issues were a tough guard tg5 and an extra guard ph5. Well, the tg did start to fail towards the end of the run, but it still lasted longer without failure.
Posted By: BROCK_IN_SC

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/17/18 01:31 AM

My 2004 Acura TL (125,000 K) - Valvoline MaxLife ATF - good stuff !
Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/17/18 01:46 AM

2005 and 2000 Ford Taurus’s. Vacuumed approx 6 quarts each with my Flo N Go vacuum extractor which uses a shop vac as a source of vacuum with a 3/8 inch plastic tube through the transmission dipstick hole. Filled with Castrol Mercon V. Plan to do it every year, it was so easy.
Posted By: rsylvstr

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/17/18 02:03 AM

Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
2005 and 2000 Ford Taurus’s. Vacuumed approx 6 quarts each with my Flo N Go vacuum extractor which uses a shop vac as a source of vacuum with a 3/8 inch plastic tube through the transmission dipstick hole. Filled with Castrol Mercon V. Plan to do it every year, it was so easy.


interested in getting one since the F150 6R80 can be difficult

https://www.amazon.com/Flongo-09644-Fluid-Extraction-System/dp/B00GZKRI3G

Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/17/18 12:57 PM

Originally Posted by rsylvstr


interested in getting one since the F150 6R80 can be difficult

https://www.amazon.com/Flongo-09644-Fluid-Extraction-System/dp/B00GZKRI3G



If you get one, I recommend also buying 10 feet of 3/8” OD plastic tubing to be able to reach the pan of the transmission.
Posted By: charmer37

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/19/18 05:05 AM

2004 Infiniti G35X, 217,00 miles, I used Idemitsu Type J transmission fluid.
Posted By: williestreet

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/23/18 05:57 PM

2012 Nissan Frontier, 89 000 km, Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc.
Sucked out through dipstick and then changed the XG8A spin-on filter I added a few years ago. 5 litres total.

Last change was a full flush of 12 litres of Matic S at 45 000km.
May do another drain and fill in a few weeks or might just wait till next fall.
Posted By: littleant

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/23/18 10:21 PM

Out Motorcraft mercon V
Motorcraft filter
In Same plus lubegard red.
Posted By: exranger06

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/25/18 02:15 PM

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV - 87k miles. Did a pan drop, filter change, and refill.
Out- probably factory fill - bought car used last year with 66k miles and I doubt fluid was ever changed.
In- Napa brand Dexron VI.

Also installed aftermarket pan with extra fluid capacity and a drain plug to make future service much easier.
Posted By: David1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/28/18 01:18 PM

Just did another 3 quart of Idemisu Type H Plus . 3 quarts out and 3 quarts in.. I still gatta put my new ATP / MAGENFINE ATF Filter in... Its crazy how much dirt them things catch / get out of your system.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 11/28/18 04:19 PM

Originally Posted by David1
Just did another 3 quart of Idemisu Type H Plus . 3 quarts out and 3 quarts in.. I still gatta put my new ATP / MAGENFINE ATF Filter in... Its crazy how much dirt them things catch / get out of your system.


How do you like the Idemitsu fluid? I used it in wifey's 2006 TSX. Definitely pulls better, especially at lower speeds around town.
Posted By: tig1

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/05/18 06:45 PM

2007 Ford Fusion with a 45K ATF change.

Out: 3.5 qts of M1 ATF


In: 3.5 qts of M1 ATF
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/10/18 05:41 PM

88 dodge ram d150
Out: unknown
In: acdelco type III
Posted By: CBR.worm

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/11/18 02:14 AM

06 Infiniti FX45. 180K on the car, 60K on the Nissan Matic S ATF. Came out discolored, but smelled ok. I do a fair amount of long distance trailer towing - frequently through mountains. Replaced with more Matic S. Probably the last change it will ever get - but who knows.

I put about 12 clean quarts in using the atf cooler lines. I also replaced the radiator as a preventative measure against the strawberry milkshake of death that sometimes happens to Nissans and Hondas of this vintage.
Posted By: chefwong

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/11/18 09:41 PM

Re: the Syntrax. Where was this stuff bought. Just wondering. I've only seen it when browsing OE/OEM sites and not all places seem to offer Syntrax 75-90
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/14/18 08:12 PM

92 Toyota Land cruiser
Trans
Out: unknown
In: Mobil 1 75/90

Transfer case
Out: unknown
In: Mobil 1 75/90
Posted By: SlavaB

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/15/18 01:42 AM

2017 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L
Transmission service
Out: factory filled, believe it's Kia type4 / SP-IV
In: BG premium atf + bg atc at a dealer
Happy so far
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/21/18 12:47 AM

Hummer h2
Transfer case
Out: unknown
In: proteck universal trans fluid
Posted By: RyanY

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/24/18 01:03 AM

2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L, 93k+ miles

Out: single drain (from drain plug); approx 3.3 qts Pennzoil Platinum LV

In: 3.3 qts Pennzoil Platinum LV

Did not measure when taking out, but 3.3 qts brought it to middle of dipstick marks (same as it always does).
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/26/18 12:22 AM

2011 Infiniti G37, 95K miles.

Full flush (12 quarts) was done at 71K using Genuine Nissan Matic-S.

This time I performed a drain and refill. The drain plug was removed for more than 24 hours since the engine was receiving various repairs.

I refilled with approx 4.5 qt of Matic-S and set the fluid level at 104F, and approximately .3 qt overflowed. So 4.2 qt was used for drain and refill.

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Posted By: ms8969

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/30/18 12:13 AM

Drain and refill 4.5 quarts out of the 2015 Kia Sorento at 60K. Used Kia Type 4 fluid. Also completed a drain and refill at 30K. Now that I am out of warranty, will most likely go to a different ATF fluid. Doing the research now but kicking around MaxLife or Amsoil.
Posted By: mbinky

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/30/18 04:19 AM

2003 Mustang with the 4R70W and the 3.8L engine. Dropped the pan, changed the filter (Motorcraft) and added 4qts of Havoline Mercon V and 1qt of Motorcraft Mercon V. I found the dipstick tube plug in the pan (which was VERY clean) so it was probably the first pan drop in its life. It has 168K on it and the GF bought it with 130K. It was definitely taken care of as the fluid was still decently red.
Posted By: tuffguy55

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/31/18 08:10 PM

OK guys 1st post. 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali. 171,300 mi. 8sp trans. I just did a pan drop, filter and refill with Amzoil Signature fuel efficient ATF. Also did the same thing 50K miles ago. The old fluid looked and smelled fine, it was just a little darker shade of red. So far I'm happy with Amzoil.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/31/18 09:01 PM

Originally Posted by tuffguy55
OK guys 1st post. 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali. 171,300 mi. 8sp trans. I just did a pan drop, filter and refill with Amzoil Signature fuel efficient ATF. Also did the same thing 50K miles ago. The old fluid looked and smelled fine, it was just a little darker shade of red. So far I'm happy with Amzoil.


Welcome!

That's a lot of miles for a '15
Posted By: dogememe

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 12/31/18 09:13 PM

Originally Posted by tuffguy55
OK guys 1st post. 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali. 171,300 mi. 8sp trans. I just did a pan drop, filter and refill with Amzoil Signature fuel efficient ATF. Also did the same thing 50K miles ago. The old fluid looked and smelled fine, it was just a little darker shade of red. So far I'm happy with Amzoil.

Wow! Quite a bit of miles! What do you do? The only person I know with a 15 Tahoe with more miles than that does private transportation of some sort. He's got well over 200k miles. No idea what ATF he's using but still on the original transmission as well. He uses whatever 0w-20 he can find and yes, it burns oil a lot lol.
Posted By: tuffguy55

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/19 02:20 AM

True, Lots of miles but I really enjoy this vehicle. I use it to field service airport equipment throughout the midwest. Its mostly highway miles. In the first year i had several problems: bad torque converter, bad radiator, bad a/c condenser, but seems to be ironed out now. Burns no oil.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/19 07:19 PM

Newly acquired 2010 F-150 4x4:

Out: FF?

In: Mag 1 LV + LG platinum/ Motorcraft filter(7.5 qts)

Also did transfer case with Same fluid combo, the fluid didn't look too bad.

Transmission was time consuming but glad I did it! Drain/fills through the fill plug for a while now ☺️

97,561 miles
Posted By: Sam_Julier

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/01/19 09:37 PM

1993 Volvo 240, AW70 transmission. 20k OCI, 160,300 miles on the transmission.

Out: Castrol Syntex MV, cooler line exchange, 10.5 quarts
In: same
Remote transmission filter replaced, XG12

The used fluid was exceptionally clean. I'm thinking of awaking UOA at 20k and extending the drain based on results.

Sam
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/02/19 12:33 AM

2010 MB C300, 58K.

Out: Not sure. Owner said the fluid was serviced before but the amount of debris on the pan magnets and the filter suggested otherwise. The drain/fill plug still had the factory crush washer. However, the fluid still had a tinge of red and was 0.6-0.7 qt low...

In: About 8.5 qt of Pentosin ATF134 (red fluid), elring A/T filter and Hubmuller gasket. Fluid level was set at 45C.

2011 Toyota Prius, 179k.

Out: Toyota ATF-WS, 30K.
In: Toyota ATF-WS.
Posted By: MRtv

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/03/19 06:44 PM

Sadly I had to take my Nissan with a CVT sealed transmission in to the dealership to get the fluid changed. I'd do it but.... Anyway it is done now and I don't think I want to buy another sealed tranny car.
57,177 miles. Second time I have had the transmission fluid changed.
Service manual says do it at 60,000 but I didn't think I wanted to wait that long so I had it done at 30,000 and now near the 60,000 mile mark.
Posted By: stanlee

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/04/19 03:03 AM

1999 Ford Explorer 4.0L ohv with 5R55E (the worlds first production 5 speed auto lol. a lil fun fact). At 215k miles 6 quarts of Castrol Mercon V and Purolator filter). Transfer case at 220K got about 1.5 quarts of Valvoline transfer case fluid which probably saved my transfer case and stopped loud thumping when slowing down to stop lights (didn't know what it was just inadvertently noticed it went away after changing and never came back).. Bought used, probably never changed. Old fluid was black. General consensus is these trannys don't last 200k. I'm at 235k miles and its still shifting great.
Posted By: exranger06

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/04/19 05:35 PM

Originally Posted by stanlee
1999 Ford Explorer 4.0L ohv with 5R55E (the worlds first production 5 speed auto lol. a lil fun fact). At 215k miles 6 quarts of Castrol Mercon V and Purolator filter). Transfer case at 220K got about 1.5 quarts of Valvoline transfer case fluid which probably saved my transfer case and stopped loud thumping when slowing down to stop lights (didn't know what it was just inadvertently noticed it went away after changing and never came back).. Bought used, probably never changed. Old fluid was black. General consensus is these trannys don't last 200k. I'm at 235k miles and its still shifting great.

My mom is still driving a 1994 Explorer with the A4LD transmission, which the 5r55e is based off of. The A4LD supposedly has worse reliability than the 5r55e, but hers is still running fine at 222k miles. I had a 99 Explorer 4.0 OHV 5r55e for a short while. I didn't have it long as it was pretty much already dead when it was given to me. It had 219k miles and the 5r55e had problems, which is the main reason I scrapped it. I removed the pan out of curiosity and found pieces of a broken intermediate band inside. I parted the truck out and I still have some parts from it. Let me know if you're looking for any parts.
Posted By: chunt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/08/19 08:16 PM

Granddaughter's 2010 Camry with 187K. I did 2 drain/refills with Valvoline Max Life. A little over 2 qts each time. Will do 2 more at next oil change
I believe this is the first ATF change on this car. The fluid was very black and the drain and refill bolts had that snap sound that I normally hear when a bolt is removed for the first time.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/09/19 07:29 PM

04 Ford explorer
Out: unknown, full throttle trans flush
In: proteck universal trans fluid, full throttle trans treatment
Posted By: pezzy669

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/11/19 12:55 AM

2011 Mercedes E350 4Matic

81,405 - Dealer fluid change (drain, drop pan and filter change) - dealers don't do torque converter. 6 liters of OEM fluid on the invoice.

Last change by prior owner was done ~42k miles at MB dealership in NY.
Posted By: loneryder

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/11/19 02:47 AM

2000 Mercedes CLK 430 Cab 98500 miles. synthetic fluid and factory filter. Most probably the first change. Indy said fluid didn't look bad.
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/11/19 03:04 AM

Originally Posted by pezzy669
2011 Mercedes E350 4Matic

81,405 - Dealer fluid change (drain, drop pan and filter change) - dealers don't do torque converter. 6 liters of OEM fluid on the invoice.

Last change by prior owner was done ~42k miles at MB dealership in NY.

That's lame - I have done three 722.9's. Two had the converter plug, one did not.

How much did your dealer charge? The one here charges $600.
Posted By: pezzy669

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/11/19 11:51 PM

Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by pezzy669
2011 Mercedes E350 4Matic

81,405 - Dealer fluid change (drain, drop pan and filter change) - dealers don't do torque converter. 6 liters of OEM fluid on the invoice.

Last change by prior owner was done ~42k miles at MB dealership in NY.

That's lame - I have done three 722.9's. Two had the converter plug, one did not.

How much did your dealer charge? The one here charges $600.


$392+tax so not too terribly bad.

Prob gonna do another one at my next oil change to make sure it's mostly newish fluid in there. Might try an independent shop next go around as the dealer just jacked their basic A Service from $139 to $199, the indys are all at $139 so now it's worthwhile to skip the dealer whereas before they pretty much matched the independent shop pricing.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/12/19 04:35 PM

Finally got around to the Lexus RX350:

Out: FF
In: Mag 1 ATF

Only 1.6-1.8 qts come out at a time on these, so I'll do it often. Very very easy though. Fluid was darker than expected.

42,189 miles
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/12/19 08:57 PM

Did the F-150 again this morning; just a drain/fill through the fill hole this time. About 4 qts.

Out: FF/ Mag 1
In: Mag 1 + more LG platinum

98,109 miles
Posted By: dan_erickson

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/13/19 04:42 AM

Did a 4 quart drain and fill on the 2009 Fusion with the Aisin Warner 6 speed auto. 270,000 miles

Out: not sure. It’s been a mix of Maxlife, Castrol, and Motorcraft
In: Motorcraft fluid
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/14/19 01:33 AM

Been a busy weekend, decided to do 2nd drain/ fill on the Lexus.

Put in another 1.8 qts of Mag 1

42,205 miles
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/14/19 04:21 AM

Originally Posted by panthermike
Been a busy weekend, decided to do 2nd drain/ fill on the Lexus.

Put in another 1.8 qts of Mag 1

42,205 miles

Did you remove the straw?
Less than 2 quarts drained? Wow, that's low.
I am about to service our GS.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/14/19 02:53 PM

Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Originally Posted by panthermike
Been a busy weekend, decided to do 2nd drain/ fill on the Lexus.

Put in another 1.8 qts of Mag 1

42,205 miles

Did you remove the straw?
Less than 2 quarts drained? Wow, that's low.
I am about to service our GS.


Yes, unfortunately even with the straw removed that's it. Luckily it's very easy to do. Some say you have to remove the left front wheel for access, which I admit would be a little easier but I ended up turning the wheel and that was fine. I just did a cold/drain fill, not the temperature and let dribble method. I might do that after a few more drain/fills but I also don't want to spend $100 plus for a scangauge. I wonder if any of those obd apps have trans temp capability?
Posted By: Diesel12

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/14/19 04:13 PM

2010 Silverado 6.0L 6L90 trans. 145K factory fill lots of towing. The factory fill was very dark but didnt smell burnt. His normal cruising trans temps were around 180F. We filled it with Schaeffer DEX/MERC LV after dropping pan and replacing filter/cleaning magnet. He drove home right after the change with a good 45mi trip and he said his trans temp never went above 108F. He was extremely surprised and happy. He also noted that it shifted "Smooth as butter".
Posted By: Samrsnow

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/15/19 08:58 PM

1987 bmw 535is - Getrag 260 5 speed - Redline MTL out, what looked like a thick gravy with a lot of metal frown at least two years of use....hard use. Never changed it myself until now.

In - Valvoline Synchromesh MTL - Going to run a short interval, maybe till my next oil change then dumping it and doing it again before switching to Amsoil MTG.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 01/27/19 09:24 PM

Went for the 3rd drain fill on the RX350, another 1.6 qts. I'll do the 4th next weekend and call it good for awhile

Out: Mag 1 LV
In: same

42,685 miles
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/01/19 08:17 PM

4th drain & fill on the RX350:

Out: Mag1 LV (only 1.6qts again, seems consistent)
In: Mag 1 LV + 10oz LG Red

42,863 miles

Going to Leave it alone for a while, fluid looking good now.
Posted By: FA_WRX

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/03/19 01:10 AM

15 WRX
Out OEM 75W 90
In. OEM 75W 90
Posted By: Marco620

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/03/19 02:07 AM

2015 Civic
Out - Redline / Castrol CVT Transmax
In - Redline CVT fluid
Posted By: 2012AccentSE

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/04/19 04:47 PM

2008 f150
Drain and fill

OUT: ST Mercon V with LubeGard Red
In: ST Mercon V
Posted By: jim302

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/05/19 02:00 AM

1993 Chevrolet C1500 with 4L60E transmission, 69K miles
Out: Unknown (probably Dexron III) with 39K miles
In: Valvoline MaxLife ATF. Pan drop with new NAPA filter.

2014 Kia Soul with A6GF1 transmission, 90K mikes
Out: Kia SP-IV with 60K miles
In: Valvoline MaxLife ATF. Drain and fill, filter is not serviceable
Posted By: dailydriver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/07/19 10:48 PM

This was done this past September, but;

car in sig

out: Motul Gear 300 NON LS (the 222 V.I. stuff wink )

in: Ravenol MTF-2
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/10/19 07:34 AM

1994 Ford Explorer 4WD, A4LD auto, 247K miles

Out: what looked to be OE filter, redish black fluid of some kind, extremely brittle gasket that looked OE.

In: Hastings filter kit, 4 qts Valvoline Maxlife ATF.

Shifted perfect before and after. Don't think the trans has ever been replaced based on the way the mount looked. I might own the best A4LD ever, I hope it stays that way.
Posted By: claluja

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/11/19 03:19 AM

2014 F250 6.7L; 156K miles.

2nd time replaced transmission filter, and drained/filled fluid.

Out: Mercon LV.
In: Mercon LV.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/11/19 12:19 PM

Has this explorer replaced one of your rangers, or is it an addition to the fleet?
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/11/19 08:23 PM

It's an addition. I bought it non-running at an auction for $250. It had an accumulation of issues, but nothing crazy and has cleaned up pretty well. It still needs some things like a radio and window regulators, but it runs and drives great, 4WD works, and it's rust free.
Posted By: chunt

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/13/19 08:01 PM

Granddaughter's 2010 Camry with 188K. I did two ATF drain & refills in January and fluid was still black when I finished. I did three more drain & refills today. Now the fluid is brown and not really close to what the new fluid looks like. Used Maxlife both times and changed just over two quarts each time. The transmission holds 6.9 quarts. The Camry did not have & still does not have any shifting issues. I will do a couple more drain and refills next year.
Posted By: SatinSilver

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/13/19 08:42 PM

Originally Posted by chunt
Granddaughter's 2010 Camry with 188K. I did two ATF drain & refills in January and fluid was still black when I finished. I did three more drain & refills today. Now the fluid is brown and not really close to what the new fluid looks like. Used Maxlife both times and changed just over two quarts each time. The transmission holds 6.9 quarts. The Camry did not have & still does not have any shifting issues. I will do a couple more drain and refills next year.


Sounds like a good candidate for a fluid exchange. Then after that do 15k-30k drain and fills. I put a shorter limit since only 2 quarts come out at a time. Doing an exchange will get at all that dirty fluid out of there.

You could simply disconnect one of the trans cooler lines going into the radiator. Pump out roughly 3 quarts by turning the key "on" but not starting the engine. Refill with 3 quarts. Repeat this three times. Not much more difficult than a drain and fill.

Clinebarger on here is the trans expert so he would be a good resource to send a PM to before beginning this.
Posted By: The_Cams

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/15/19 03:16 AM

2013 Hyundai Elantra with 110,000 miles. Purchased used and had no idea when the fluid was last changed. When I began draining it was obvious the fluid was changed recently. Good news, just one drain/fill.

Cleaned the magnetic drain plug off, and filled with Maxlife ATF. Shifts like soft butter.
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/17/19 01:51 AM

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Crew Cab LT2 24700 miles.

Out: 4 Quarts Dexron VI F.F.
In: 4 Quarts Valvoline Max Life ATF.
Posted By: 240_Ed

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/21/19 04:01 PM

Flushed the AW70 transmission in my 240 yesterday via the cooler line. First time I've done it and quite possibly the first time the poor car has ever had it done. I was a little wary about doing it at 152,000 miles but the sticking first gear and clunky shifts made me decide to bite the bullet and try the flush, and if that didn't work I'd look into getting the box reconditioned.

In: 10 litres Mannol Dexron III, 1 Lubegard Red
Out: black soup

It took about 9 litres to get the fluid coming through nice and red, and after the flush it's like a different car. 2nd gear went in smoothly first time and the other shifts are almost imperceptible. Your mileage may vary but this old clunker seems to have appreciated its first flush.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 02/23/19 01:03 AM

Not a transmission, but I got tired of looking for the ps fluid change thread

99 Tahoe
Out: unknown with qmi ps cleaner
In: qmi ps fluid and conditioner
Posted By: daved5150

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/05/19 12:40 AM

Last year in September, I did a pan drain and drop on my 6R140 trans. That was at 31450 miles. Truck now has over 38k miles. Cleaned the pan, factory donut magnet, added two small high temp K&J rare earth magnets to the pan, new factory filter and bolted pan back up. I added 7.5 quarts of Mercon LV which I then had to add 1/2 quart to seal the deal. I also added LubeGard Platinum additive, 16 oz as per the 1 ounce rule for every quart. My first time using it. I also drained and filled my transfer case with 2.25 quarts of Motorcraft XL12 fluid. I added the Lubegard to the transfer case as well.
Posted By: kstanf150

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/05/19 02:43 AM

Are GM trannys sealed or still have a dip stick ?🤔
Posted By: burla

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/05/19 03:48 AM

Pan drop 545rfe, put in 11 quarts redline c+ upgraded thread to metal and will use synthetic media filter next service, which will be this summer. Going with this strategy, two pan drops as opposed to a flush. Mopar fluid was dark purple at 30k miles. C+ took away the shudder I was having at low rpm.
Posted By: burla

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/05/19 03:48 AM

Also did transfer case, some of that 11 quarts.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/10/19 06:38 PM

2010 F-150:

Out: Mag 1 LV +LG Platinum (3.5qts)
In: Same, and full bottle of platinum per lubegard recommendation to try and get rid of shudder.

I've now changed out a total of 15 quarts of fluid, this last 3.5 quarts came out looking pretty good. I'm closer to a 2oz per quart of LG and I don't want to get my hopes up but I think the shudder is finally gone!!

99,748 miles
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/10/19 06:51 PM

Originally Posted by MRtv
Sadly I had to take my Nissan with a CVT sealed transmission in to the dealership to get the fluid changed. I'd do it but.... Anyway it is done now and I don't think I want to buy another sealed tranny car.
57,177 miles. Second time I have had the transmission fluid changed.
Service manual says do it at 60,000 but I didn't think I wanted to wait that long so I had it done at 30,000 and now near the 60,000 mile mark.


I would follow the factory recommended interval from now on. With transmissions getting the break in material out is key after this ATF stays clean and fresh for a long time.
Posted By: Kibitoshin

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/10/19 08:14 PM

04 Lexus LS430:

Out: 4qts WS when I had to replace the S2 solenoid and filter replacement.
In: 4.5qts WS and LG Red. Pulled overflow/check plug to get to proper fill level.
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/10/19 09:10 PM

2018 Silverado 26702 miles.

Out 3 quarts
In 2 quarts Supertech DEXRON VI 1 quart Valvoline Maxlife ATF.
Posted By: burla

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/10/19 11:23 PM

Rav 4 Toyota ws (worse fluid ever) out, Two Drains Redline d6 back, for a two flush total of 8 quarts exactly. Fluid was still black after second change, still purple on the stick, will do two more this summer. Less then 40k miles on the fluid, widespread issues with WS on the net, believe them all!

My info is capacity is 6.7, so more then half drained. 4/6.7 twice. Transmision works great, even with the ws fluid.
Posted By: BlakeB

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/14/19 06:13 AM

2016 Toyota 4Runner (22,435 miles)
Out: 3.2 qts factory fill WS
In: 3.2 qts Valvoline Maxlife ATF

I overfilled by about 0.3 qts (3.5 qts into trans) and then performed the temp check procedure.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/14/19 04:51 PM

Originally Posted by BlakeB
2016 Toyota 4Runner (22,435 miles)
Out: 3.2 qts factory fill WS
In: 3.2 qts Valvoline Maxlife ATF

I overfilled by about 0.3 qts (3.5 qts into trans) and then performed the temp check procedure.


Nice that it ended being the exact same in/out. I perform drain/fills on our RX350 cold and just measure the amount and replace with the same. Maybe I'll buy a scangauge at some point but feel pretty confident with the above method.
Posted By: BlakeB

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/14/19 07:51 PM

Originally Posted by panthermike
Originally Posted by BlakeB
2016 Toyota 4Runner (22,435 miles)
Out: 3.2 qts factory fill WS
In: 3.2 qts Valvoline Maxlife ATF

I overfilled by about 0.3 qts (3.5 qts into trans) and then performed the temp check procedure.


Nice that it ended being the exact same in/out. I perform drain/fills on our RX350 cold and just measure the amount and replace with the same. Maybe I'll buy a scangauge at some point but feel pretty confident with the above method.

The 4Runner is my moms car.

I used to have an 07 Tacoma (same A750 trans), I used my Ultragauge to check the fluid level with it. It’s handy, but putting them in temp check mode isn’t hard.
I would have been comfortable just draining the pan and adding 3.2 quarts back in on the Tacoma. After the initial drain and fill on the Tacoma I would always get 3.2 quarts out of it. It was about a quart low from the factory, when I did the first D/F on it at 51k miles the WS was black.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/14/19 07:53 PM

Originally Posted by BlakeB
Originally Posted by panthermike
Originally Posted by BlakeB
2016 Toyota 4Runner (22,435 miles)
Out: 3.2 qts factory fill WS
In: 3.2 qts Valvoline Maxlife ATF

I overfilled by about 0.3 qts (3.5 qts into trans) and then performed the temp check procedure.


Nice that it ended being the exact same in/out. I perform drain/fills on our RX350 cold and just measure the amount and replace with the same. Maybe I'll buy a scangauge at some point but feel pretty confident with the above method.

The 4Runner is my moms car.

I used to have an 07 Tacoma (same A750 trans), I used my Ultragauge to check the fluid level with it. It’s handy, but putting them in temp check mode isn’t hard.
I would have been comfortable just draining the pan and adding 3.2 quarts back in on the Tacoma. After the initial drain and fill on the Tacoma I would always get 3.2 quarts out of it. It was about a quart low from the factory, when I did the first D/F on it at 51k miles the WS was black.


Wow, a quart low is quite a bit! I had the same experience with WS, started drain/fills on the Lexus at 41K and it was very dark.
Posted By: BlakeB

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/14/19 08:05 PM

The fluid on the 4Runner was cherry red.

On my Tacoma I did a cooler line flush at 60k, then did another drain/fill at 80k and the WS was still cherry red.
I did the final drain/fill at 80k with Maxlife and then traded it in at 87k. I towed a lot in the 20k (60-80k) miles that the WS was in there, it appeared to be holding up better than the factory fill.
I only switched to Maxlife for cost and availability reasons. The dealership is about 45 minutes away and they want about $9/quart. I can pick up a gallon jug of Maxlife at Walmart for ~$18.
There are guys on TacomaWorld.com that have been using Maxlife in these transmissions for over 150k miles with no issues, that’s good enough for me. The guy with 150k on Maxlife does a cooler line flush every 50k.
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/16/19 10:44 PM

2018 Silverado 28202 miles.

Out 3 quarts via transmission fill and fluid extractor.

In 2 quarts SuperTech DEXRON VI and 1 quart Valvoline Maxlife ATF.
Posted By: AurionX2

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/17/19 10:05 AM

2006 Camry 210000kms, 4speed auto. Unlikely the car has ever seen a fluid change. Still shifted well, bit harsh in the morning if anything.
Out: 4.4l of dark brown, nearly black stuff. Didn't smell burnt.
In: 4.5l of Penrite ATF LV.
"Feels" smoother now.
These Camrys are pretty [censored] solid.
Posted By: -SyN-

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/17/19 03:20 PM

2017 Ram 6.7L CTD 68RFE 3500 miles-
@ 2500 miles sucked out 4 qts of Mopar ATF+4
In 4qts Red Line C+

@ 3000 miles sucked out 4qts
In 4qts Red Line C+

3500 miles - Installed Delete Thermal By-pass block valve between transmission and cooler.
While doing so almost 4qts drained out into bucket.
In 4qts Valvoline ATF+4 (Didn't have any spare qts of RL C+).

This summer a PML Transmission pan install is planned! So at least 6qts will drain and around 8qts of fresh ATF will be going back in.
The 68RFE is the weakest link in this powertrain chain so it will pretty much receive the most attention (Esp towing a 12K-15Klb Toy Hauler)
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/21/19 06:55 PM

12 tundra
Transfer case
Out: unknown
In: Mobil 1 75/90
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/21/19 10:09 PM

2018 Silverado 28705 miles.

Out 3 quarts
In 3.5 quarts Valvoline MaxLife ATF.
Posted By: oldoak2000

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 03/22/19 07:14 PM

2005 Chevy Express 3500 Van 317205 miles!!

about 12 quarts Valvoline Maxlife ATF (drain/fill then 'flush' w/cooler line till 'clear' - about 3 quarts).

been doing above about every 80k miles (with V.Max.L) - tranny still runs/shifts like NEW!
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/06/19 10:28 PM

Sister's 2007 Acura TSX 80K miles
Out: Factory fill; dark but not too bad.
In: 3 quarts Idemitsu Honda equivalent

Smoothed that trans right out; pulls better.
Posted By: Hasty66

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/07/19 12:17 PM

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax

Out: Mobil Delvac 1 ATF
In: Allison (Castrol) Transynd

8 quarts and external filter
Posted By: JEL01

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/07/19 08:04 PM

2002 Tundra in sig, out went 4qts of the 30k old Valvoline blue bottled Dex/Merc and in went 4 fresh qts of the same stuff. Non-syn and nothing fancy, but it's served it's purpose well over the many years I've been using it
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/08/19 11:57 PM

02 Silverado 1500
Transfer case replacement
Out of the old one: looked like atf
In the new one: acdelco auto track II t case fluid
Posted By: 2012AccentSE

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/09/19 06:47 PM

Toyota Corolla Base 1.8 A/T
143K on the car
~10k on this drain and fill (trans fluid was already dark)

Out - 3qts Maxlife ATF
In - 3qts Maxlife ATF
Posted By: newbe46

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/10/19 01:54 PM

2004 Honda Odyssey
186,000 KM on the engine
12,000 KM to 15,000 KM on the fluid

Out: Honda DW-1 3.3 L
In: Honda DW-1 3.3 L
Posted By: wagsrk08

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/10/19 09:59 PM

2012 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 5-Speed Manual 4WD

85,000 mile on vehicle

Out: Original Toyota Gear Oil from factory

In: Redline MT-90 75W-90 GL-4 Gear OIl
Posted By: ofelas

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/10/19 10:50 PM

2003 Liberty with the 45RFE/SelecTrac; the brat brought it over Monday & tapped her heels while she waited.

Tweaked the valve body + band adjustment over lunch.

Drained/flushed/refilled the transfer case while the transmission fluid continued to drain, and the valve body was drying out after a cleaning.

Mopar filters, LubeLocker pan gasket. None of that RTV nonsense on pans & diffs for me.

Mopar ATF+4 used in the 45RFE, and Amsoil ATF in the NP242.

ATF+4 - drained & refilled in 2004, black as Hades. Drained & refilled in 2006, black as Hades. I've heard the ControlTrac/SelecTrac transfer cases in other vehicles moan & groan on ATF+3, Dex, +4 after 3-5 years.

The Amsoil ATF-U keeps on ticking without moans/groans for far longer. Kinda nice considering the 242 has a center diff that thrashes & shears the fluid.

The other transfer case in different vehicles, the problem child NP249...well, a Group 4 ATF like Amsoil or Redline every 3 years keeps that viscous coupling happy.

Gave the brat free Kubota cleaner after the instruction; the last time she drained "blood fluid" from a vehicle was in 2003, but she didn't have manicure back then :-D
Posted By: zrxkawboy

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/11/19 06:25 PM

‘15 Grand Caravan. 75k on van. We bought it in January. I’m guessing the ATF has never been changed.

Replaced pan with an Ultra Power pan with a drain plug.

NAPA ATF+4 and a NAPA filter kit
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/15/19 11:36 PM

06 Silverado
4l60e
Out: unknown, Wynn's transmission flush
In: proteck universal trans fluid, Wynn's transmission treatment
Posted By: 240_Ed

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/17/19 05:42 PM

2001 Volvo V70, Aisin Warner AW55 transmission

Out: almost certainly factory fill with 115,000 miles on it, jet black, thin and absolutely disgusting
In: Mannol OEM Multivehicle JWS3309, approx 10 litres by cooler line exchange

Feels noticeably better, no more hesitant shifts from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th, and much quicker engagement of drive and reverse when shifting between the two.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/18/19 05:20 PM

93 Chevy 1500
4l60
Out: unknown, Wynn's transmission flush
In: acdelco type III, Wynn's transmission treatment
Posted By: Jetsfan421

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/19/19 05:29 AM

Originally Posted by Red91
93 Chevy 1500
4l60
Out: unknown, Wynn's transmission flush
In: acdelco type III, Wynn's transmission treatment

What is this Wynn's? I've heard of and used lubegard before. Is it any better/worse/same? Also know of BG tranny products, but wary.
Posted By: Whimsey

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/19/19 06:59 PM

Originally Posted by Jetsfan421
Originally Posted by Red91
93 Chevy 1500
4l60
Out: unknown, Wynn's transmission flush
In: acdelco type III, Wynn's transmission treatment

What is this Wynn's? I've heard of and used lubegard before. Is it any better/worse/same? Also know of BG tranny products, but wary.


I saw Wynn's products When I first started taking care of cars back ~1968, I din't know they were still around.

Whimsey
Posted By: The Critic

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/19/19 08:16 PM

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 RWD, 85.3K miles.

Transmission:
Installed Genuine MB pan gasket, trans filter, new one-time use bolts and drain plug gasket. I used about 4.8-4.9L of Pentosin ATF134FE to refill. The fluid level was set at 45C. This particular 722.9 does not have a torque converter drain plug.
Last service was 43K ago and the fluid still appeared blue/green.

Differential:
Installed 1.1-1.2L of Fuchs Titan Sintopoid FE 75W-85 (MB 235.7 approved). Last change was also 43K ago. The old fluid was pitch black.
Posted By: Red91

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/19/19 11:54 PM

Wynn's has made flushes and treatments for a long time, I believe they're still in business but not sure. We offer transmission, cooling system, ps and brake fluid flushes at the shop I work at now, and we stock these flush chemicals and subsequent treatments as kits. I personally don't care for flushes, rather more frequent exchanges, but it's not my call and won't be. I'll tell you one thing, the machines to do these services are well worth the investment. We never had such at my dad's shop, of course we rarely did flushes.
Posted By: Brit33

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/20/19 02:28 AM

Chevrolet aveo sedan 2011 1.6.

43,000 miles
Out: original. Must have been aisin T-IV of some kind.
In: Toyota T-IV.

New filter and sump gasket after cleaning. 3 litres drained the first change.
2 further drain and refills in following 7 days. (2 litres each)
Posted By: Chesterr

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/20/19 05:32 AM

16 jeep compass, 3 qts in and 3qts out maxlife..3rd time d and f...atf was clear at 32 k miles first change with usual crud on magnet.
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/20/19 06:12 PM

2015 (?) Nissan Altima, 114, perhaps 20K OCI

Out: approx 4 quarts Valvoline Synthetic CVT
In: 4.1 quarts Castrol Synthetic CVT (it's red like ATF).

Car is a Hertz prior rental; had almost 80K when we got it.
Serviced CVT 1st time; fluid was really dark brown/black; looked bad. I was worried...
Used Valvoline Synthetic fluid; transmission pulled noticibly better.
Did it a second time after maybe 5K miles; fluid looked better; car pulled better again.
Just serviced it a 3rd time; fluid looked really good. Used Castrol this time.

My friend said; wow, it feels much stronger.
I bought a dipstick off flea bay for like $12 to check the fluid. 4.1 quarts seems perfect.

Anyone who sez don't service a CVT has not serviced a CVT.
I am very happy with the results; I expect this car to run a long time.

In my opinion, the Valvoline and Castrol CVT Synthetics are excellent fluids.
Posted By: Pat in Speedway

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/20/19 07:05 PM

2010 Toyota Corolla LE, 70,786 miles (bought last summer):

Out: 3 quarts probably original Toyota ATF
In: 3 quarts Amsoil OE Fuel Efficient ATF (with a little help)

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Posted By: gman2304

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/24/19 08:39 PM

2005 Chevy 4L60e....Siphon/fill 3.25 qts. Out- Supertech Mercon/Dexron conventional, in same. 204,000 miles and pan has never been off. I do this every other OCI. $2.96 qt at Wally’s, so less than $10 and takes about 20 minutes.
Posted By: Sayjac

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/25/19 07:38 PM

Just installed new radiator in an 01 Tacoma, decent amount of ATF drained from cooler lines in process. Looked rather dirty too. After radiator did simple sump d&f, ~2qts MaxLife MV.
Posted By: lewdwig

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 04/26/19 03:06 PM

2001 Subaru Forester. Drained out about 3.75 quarts, refilled with a quart of Valvoline synthetic import vehicle ATF (left over from the last change), ten ounces of Amsoil Torque-Drive I had left from another fill, the remainder Amsoil ATF.
Posted By: ctechbob

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/01/19 12:50 AM

Out, ATF DW1, in Idemitsu H Plus + 3oz Lubguard Red in the 2008 TL

Slowly swapping everything over to the H Plus as its a slightly better deal than buying 12 quarts of DW1 at a time and Amazon has started selling the 5qt bottles.
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/03/19 01:44 AM

2018 Silverado 34600 miles

Out 4 quarts
In 3 quarts Valvoline Dex VI and one quart Orielly Dex VI.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/03/19 02:36 AM

I that all that came out from a pan dump … ?
Posted By: 2012AccentSE

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/20/19 05:21 PM

2008 Honda Odyssey

Out: Unknown
In: Maxlife

3.5 qts
Posted By: Ponchinizo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/21/19 04:53 PM

09 Corolla 1.8, 170k miles

Out: Toyota WS

In: Toyota WS, 2.2 qts + 2oz Lubegard Red
Posted By: JeffKeryk

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 05/29/19 12:10 AM

2007 Acura TSX, 127K, probably 30K or more on fluid

Out: Unknown fluid; probably 3 quarts Honda DW-1
In: 2 quarts Idemitsu DW-1 equivalent + 1 quart DW-1

Dang thing shifts like butter and pulls better.
Old fluid was dark red; not too bad. I've seen much worse...
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/19 02:32 AM

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 6L80 transmission 37200 miles.
Out 4 quarts.
In 4 quarts DEXRON VI.

This means about 60% of the Factory Fill has been replaced over the last 4 months.
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/19 02:55 AM

Originally Posted by 4WD
I that all that came out from a pan dump … ?

No through the fill tube via vacuum pump.
Posted By: Gebo

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/19 03:05 AM

Multiple drain and fills all done in the last 2 weeks. Between twice per car and 7 times per car depending on how many times it took to get to 90% new fluid:

1999 Camry, 2002 4Runner filled with Toyota Dexron III
2003 Mazda Protege 5 filled with Mazda M V
1998 LS400, 2005 Highlander used Toyota T IV
2005 LS430, 2009 IS350 used Toyota WS

Gonna do the 2007 GX470 with Toyota WS this week
Posted By: TheLawnRanger

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/19 04:44 AM

Originally Posted by Gebo
Multiple drain and fills all done in the last 2 weeks. Between twice per car and 7 times per car depending on how many times it took to get to 90% new fluid:

1999 Camry, 2002 4Runner filled with Toyota Dexron III
2003 Mazda Protege 5 filled with Mazda M V
1998 LS400, 2005 Highlander used Toyota T IV
2005 LS430, 2009 IS350 used Toyota WS

Gonna do the 2007 GX470 with Toyota WS this week

Good job.
Posted By: RoyFJ

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/03/19 09:55 AM

2016 FJ Cruiser. Has done 20000 miles and had the dealer do a drain and fill and the oil didn't look that great. Prior to putting a oil cooler I was getting regular temp of 200 in stop and go and over hill climbs or off road it would spike to 210. Next week doing a full flush with a flushing machine and Aisin full synthetic AFW+. Interestingly Aisin recommends total flush every 20000 miles that I intend to follow. Thankfully the oil is less than half the price of Toyota WS ATF bought from the dealer. Combined with Magnefine filter and Hayden 679 I intend to keep the transmission running for long.
Posted By: walterjay

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/04/19 11:33 PM

2017 SantaFe Sport. Drained out 3.5 quarts at 34,500 miles. Not black looking, dark red with not too much metallic sludge on the drain magnet. I have seen much more on Hyundai/Kia first drain. Refilled with Valvoline MaxLife. Will do again this fall.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/06/19 03:27 AM

Not a trans but I did the transfer case on my 3500. Out was factory fill. Dark red, presumably ATF. In went just under 2 litres of Co-op ATF SL. 73,103km on the unit.
Posted By: parshisa

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/08/19 04:21 PM

16 Honda Pilot, 2WD EX-L, 31K on odo, 11K on the fluid, last change at 19K - 2xD&F

Out: 3.8qt of Honda DW1
In: 3.8qt of Honda DW1

Sample collected and will be dropped off for analysis on Monday
Posted By: Cmobile

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/10/19 04:34 PM

03 suburban, 157k miles. New Napa trans filter. Pulled A/T return line, hose to bucket, and flushed 4.5 gallons. Took that much before it came out bright red. Started with 3 gallons of Maxlife, but local stores were out, so I finished with 1.5 gallons of Valvoline DeXIII.

Next year, I'll do it again with full Maxlife or DexVI.
Posted By: blupupher

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/11/19 05:57 PM

2012 Scion xB.

Did a drain and filter change.
49,856 miles on vehicle. Used Havoline Multi-vehicle Synthetic ATF (carries Dex-VI certification, recommended for WS) and a Wix filter..

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New fluid on left, old on right. Looks purple?
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New stuff:
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OEM filter:
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The dark stuff is some of the stuff from the magnet that got wiped on there when I was moving it:
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OEM filter is made in USA:
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But the Wix is made in Taiwan:
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I did a drain and fill @ 30,000 miles (about 3 years ago) using Maxlife ATF.
Plan on doing a drain and fill every 25,000 or so (that is around 5 years at current driving rate).
Posted By: dave1251

Re: post your latest transmission lubricant change. - 06/15/19 05:48 PM

2018 Silverado Z71 crew cab 39525.

Out 4 quarts DEXRON VI.

In 4 quarts DEXRON VI Castrol. Fluid is nearly bright red now.

I will likely do one more vacuum and fill before next summer.
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