Synthetic ATF worth it? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-11-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 345
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TheDude is on a distinguished road
Default Synthetic ATF worth it?

Im in the process of having my 4T60E rebuilt. Is it worht switching to synthetic ATF? Or should I run regular Dexron ATF? Are there addatives that work well with regular ATF instead of using synthetic? What are the your opinions?
TheDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 04:14 PM   #2
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'd say with the full rebuild you should be fine to use the Synthetic.... You will have a fresh trans So I don't see any issue here..

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I don't see it as something to do. However I change mine 1-2 times a year out of PM
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 345
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TheDude is on a distinguished road
Default

Is there any kind of noticeable difference in using the synthetic versus the conventional? Does the trans shift better, run all cooler temps? What would the advantages be to the synthetic?
TheDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 09:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dimondale, MI
Posts: 549
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
F14CRAZY is on a distinguished road
Default

On paper, synthetic will hold up better to high temps
F14CRAZY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 09:32 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

It certainly can't hurt and it will improve reliability.
I change mine yearly and use synthetic if I can get it.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF or Dextron VI? ashtonr 1992-1999 7 10-02-2009 04:26 PM
Sprays ATF Hans 1992-1999 6 07-14-2005 09:31 AM
What type of ATF and Motor Oil is best? SuperchargedFury General GM Chat 12 08-21-2004 01:35 AM
Mobil 1 ATF?? doo700 1992-1999 1 07-16-2004 11:19 PM
Slick 50 Engine Treatment and Max Life ATF Kuhl General GM Chat 13 05-12-2003 12:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:42 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.