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    Quote Originally Posted by pandrad61 View Post
    i mya have a tech look at it and see what he thinks but a early sample at 20k to see how it holds up wouldn't be bad, plus then i know its done with better fluid. im a very hard driver
    Sending a SMALL sample off for analysis would be smart, but a complete flush or even a drain and fill seems like flushing money down the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandrad61 View Post
    i mya have a tech look at it and see what he thinks but a early sample at 20k to see how it holds up wouldn't be bad, plus then i know its done with better fluid. im a very hard driver..either way back to my original question.. Is the fluid in the CTD really all that bad to have it break down before sever flush interval or would it make it?
    My two cents is the transmission is a good one but down shifts a bit different but I am not concerned at all. Normal service intervals for me should keep it going for a long time. I drive very hard on occasion but the transmission seems fine to me. Have 100k or 5 years warranty so I am not concerned.

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    when these trans are in saabs, ford and volvos, the fluid intervals are 30,000 miles

    thats what i went with.
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    I'm a little confused by what you mean by "that bad"? Does anybody actually know what the OEM fill is on these transmissions, other than meeting the AW1 cert? Considering they're made in Japan by Aisin, I could assume that they're filled with Aisin branded fluid, which I'm quite sure isn't actually made by Aisin. So, if we don't know what exact oil is coming out, how is it possible to know how 'good' or 'bad' it is?

    To be blunt, I'm not sure it makes a nickel's worth of difference in the long run, so long as the fluid is changed per the schedule with the AW1 of your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaurrr View Post
    I'm a little confused by what you mean by "that bad"? Does anybody actually know what the OEM fill is on these transmissions, other than meeting the AW1 cert? Considering they're made in Japan by Aisin, I could assume that they're filled with Aisin branded fluid, which I'm quite sure isn't actually made by Aisin. So, if we don't know what exact oil is coming out, how is it possible to know how 'good' or 'bad' it is?

    To be blunt, I'm not sure it makes a nickel's worth of difference in the long run, so long as the fluid is changed per the schedule with the AW1 of your choice.
    They are likely shipped over dry. Highly unlikely to ship filled transmissions from overseas...
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    Just a general question for you all.

    How many miles would you expect to get out of a Cruze transmission with fluid changes at the recommended interval?
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    In a perfect the world, the whole car would be mostly problem-free, then everything would fail all at once. And in this perfect world, that scenario wouldn't happen until at least 300,000 miles. That way, there's no nickel-and-diming.

    Seriously, though. I'd be happy if the transmission gave 250,000 trouble-free miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandrad61 View Post
    Well im on 20k miles her ein a few months. time for a trans flush. tech says 12 quarts for a full flush and the machine lets the trans pump new fluid in and old fluid out into collection tank. if i do amsoil that a lot of $$$$$$. is the Gm automatic fluid THAT bad that it would be worth doing a amsoil swap.. i get 1/2 off all service so my trans flush cost 100$
    Our Mazda P5 is at 98K miles. I drained and replaced twice the factory fluid at about 30K miles with Amsoil ATF. Yes, I didn't change the fluid at 60K and 90K, because I got busy and lazy. The fluid is still cherry colored and smells like new. The transmission, a Sport Stick 5 spd auto still squeaks the tires in 1st & 2nd. The Amsoil was well worth the $$$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandrad61 View Post
    not sure. figure 12qt x20 =240$ not shipped plus the small small labor fee
    The amsoil is cheaper. I have a quote for 12 quarts of signature for $140.00 shipped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpstateNYBill View Post
    Just a general question for you all.

    How many miles would you expect to get out of a Cruze transmission with fluid changes at the recommended interval?
    148-150,000 miles.
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