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MAX ATF®*– SYNTHETIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID


I THINK I USED THAT PRIOR. NOT SURE THOUGH!

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Yes, Amsoil Signature Series Fuel-Efficent Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid has reportedly been working great for the diesel Aisin transmission...at least from what I'm reading on the Gen 1 Diesel thread posted by KpaxFAQ.

I ordered 9 qts and planned to follow the 3x fill/replace procedure before temps here in AZ shot up over 120 degrees. Hoping to get it done soon but no real relief in sight. May wait till September/October when it "cools" back down into the 90's LOL.

Hopefully XtremeRevolution can chime in with some input specific to your LTZ trans. Good Luck!
 
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I sent XtremeRevolution an email, it was really late when I did. Fingers are crossed they get in touch with me!


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What's the difference between the 2 other than the $?


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Not an Amsoil expert but from other threads here I've read the difference between these two is mainly longer interval for the Signature Series.
 

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Amsoil is probably the best you can get IMO, especially if you want to do it one time and forget about it for a while, but I just use Dexron VI, and do a drain and fill about ever 30k miles, (40-45k miles will work also). Have never had any issues. No need to flush as long as you use Dex VI. If I were going to use Amsoil, I would pump out all the Dex VI in the tranny using the procedure that is on this forum, before adding Amsoil. I think you will need 12-16 quarts of Amsoil to do a proper flush and fill. No big deal draining and refilling these tranny's. Takes me about 10-15 minutes. Just put back in what you drain out, that way it is always at the right level, unless you have a tranny leak. For me it is exactly 4.5 quarts every time I drain it. Now the way I do it does not get all the fluid out at one time, only about a 1/3 of it, as the whole system holds about 12 quarts if memory serves me. By doing it my way it still does a good job, as every 30k miles 4.5 quarts of older fluid is replaced with 4.5 quarts of new. Since it is so easy, I will continue to use the Dex VI fluid as I have been. Lots of different ideas on how to properly do a tranny fluid change on these cars on here, but several do it my way, and none of us have ever had a tranny problem. I do this with my 08' Honda Civic also, just drain and refill with Honda tranny fluid only. I've done it every 20-25k miles, and this is even what the manual states to do with it. It is right at 3 quarts every time I do it. Never an issue with it either.
 

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Now I'm leaning towards what GM puts in it @ $3.20/qt. I don't drive a bunch & my buddy is a master tech there.
I struggle to put on 16,000mi a year!
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Since I've bought the car on 10/21/2016, I've put on a whopping 9,209mi. I know, I need to drive more! ! !

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Since I've bought the car on 10/21/2016, I've put on a whopping 9,209mi. I know, I need to drive more! ! !

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That is lot of miles! I've got a 93' GMC Sierra, bought new in fall of 92' that has 114k miles on it, which is less than 5k/yr, and a 11' GMC Sierra bought new in fall of 10' that just turned 41k miles. I put most of my miles on my little Honda Civic driving to and from work.
 

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That is lot of miles! I've got a 93' GMC Sierra, bought new in fall of 92' that has 114k miles on it, which is less than 5k/yr, and a 11' GMC Sierra bought new in fall of 10' that just turned 41k miles. I put most of my miles on my little Honda Civic driving to and from work.

5+(41/7?) + ? =10.86k + ?k
And you think I have a lot of miles. Do the math!

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