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Old 05-08-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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I'm going to be changing my trans filter and fluid and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on using the new Dexron VI trans fluid?

My car is a 2001 SLE with 75,000 miles.

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This is GM'* take on it....
A/T - DEXRON(R) VI Fluid Availability

I'd be willing to try it, and may (depending on cost) during my next change.
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hmmm...i think i will next time i change mine. looks good on paper, at least.
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I think its great, BUT, I believe in Amsoil'* version. Which is even BETTER than the new Dexron VI. It is about $9 a qt, but you can run it longer and it keeps your transmission cooler, even under the most severe conditions.

Check it out.

https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx
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One of the problems that I see with the Amsoil is that it is synthetic, and some have had issues crop up with the synthetic fluids.
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I had the pan and filter done at 205 with it on my 95 with it. So far so good
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A/T - DEXRON(R) VI Fluid Availability

I'd be willing to try it, and may (depending on cost) during my next change.
If I remember right when I had my 95'* tranny serviced it was around $6.00 a quart at the dealer.
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Thanks for the reply guys. $9 is a little high for the amsoil stuff, considering I can get the dexron VI from gmpartsdirect for around $4 per qt.

From the link above, gm recommends purging the system of dexron III fluid. I was just going to drop the pan and replace the 7 or so qts that drain out. WIll the blend just reduce the benefits of dexron VI or should I really shot for a flush?
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