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Old 04-25-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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Does any one run FULLY synthetic fluid in there trans???

doing my tranny this weekend was thinking of switching over,,any thoughts???
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I've heard it'* usually a bad idea on older trannies, but I'm sure someone else can tell you more.
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never mind found my answer.....

post if ya want...

what brand do you guys use??
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it might make it slip more at least with these trans thats what I hear but have never tried it.
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I'll be running Mobil1 as soon as I can get around to a change. My '97 acts up when it'* hot, so I want all the protection I can get. It is about $6-7 a quart, so I don't know that everyone would benefit.

Check out the BITOG forum (Bob is the Oil Guy), and do a search. More info there than you can read in a night!

http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/...ubb=forum;f=16

Other than M1, Amsoil is a popular choice.
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I'll be running Mobil1
Syn. ??????
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I'll be running Mobil1
Syn. ??????
Yessir!

http://www.mobil1.com/USA-English/Mo...hetic_ATF.aspx

IF your trans is already slipping, then you might or might not accelerate its death. I'll probably just do a fluid/filter change (5 quarts), and add a drain plug to the trans pan while it'* out. Then I'll drive it for a while, and drain and refill again with Mobil1 ATF. It wouldn't ALL be Mobil1, but a good portion of it would be. Close enough for me without doing a complete flush. I'd also add a bottle of Lubegard Red. It'* one of the few truly useful additives.
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Thats what i was thinking mobil 1 full syn.

But.....been reading thats a no,no...
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But.....been reading thats a no,no...
Where? The BITOG guys have a lot more real experience and scientific data to back it up, and I haven't read negative things about using it. Do a search and read the many Mobil1 ATF posts. I did, and it took a while!

EDIT: Of course, my luck, the forum seems to be down. It was working 10 minutes ago! Try back, it'* worth it.
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But.....been reading thats a no,no...
Where? The BITOG guys have a lot more real experience and scientific data to back it up, and I haven't read negative things about using it. Do a search and read the many Mobil1 ATF posts. I did, and it took a while!

EDIT: Of course, my luck, the forum seems to be down. It was working 10 minutes ago! Try back, it'* worth it.
Been reading on here they don't recomend it..

yea the link'* down for me too
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