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Old 05-20-2008, 02:13 PM   #21
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no disagreement with trans tune being used. All i know is that my castrol trans fluid i bought was near $60 to do a fluid/filter change. i am just cautious to drain it a bunch...

i am planning a shift kit puchase.

my next move,

another can of trans tune ran in the trans, drain fluid, change filter and install shift kit. replace filter with new and new fluid again. looking at another $175 by the time i get fluid, filter and the kit.

so needless to say, not cheap fixes anymore with fluid the way it is now.

is there other fluid i could be using as well.

sorry to jump in on thread also...
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is there other fluid i could be using as well.
I talked to a very reputable transmission shop and they say that Dextron IV is really expensive and they don't use it (they have their own fluid with a good package of additives). They said Dextron III is just fine (besides our transmission was designed for it).

If you are paying that much, I suspect you are using Dextron IV. I paid $10 to $12 a gallon for Dextron III at Wally World.
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...varnish buildup and sludge, it is safe to assume this will be floating around in your transmission once it does break loose or possibly even clogging your filter. ...
I don't think it would float. It would go to the bottom and rest on the pan, some of which would go into the filter and be trapped there. New filter should handle it & not clog. Your previous one did not clog after 100,000 miles of use. The tranny is not the sludge generator that the engine can be.
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yes, i used castrol dex IV....im thinking $6 qt if i remember right. that is what i read to use on here somewhere in some postings i thought?

i will glady switch to a dex III if that is ok to use though. if it is, then i will plan shift kit sooner for sure.
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i will glady switch to a dex III if that is ok to use though.
Just remember that Dextron III is what has been in your transmission all its life - most likely - until you just changed it with Dextron VI.

Dextron VI is the latest spec. so it is certainly a fine choice. But there is absolutely no problem with Dextron III.
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