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Old 01-18-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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which transmission fluid now???

Ok, so I have done numerous searches and really can't find a straight forward answer.

I have a 2012 lfx motor M6 transmission. I have about 10,000 miles and I would like to do a transmission fluid change out.

GM manual says to use the GM SAE 75w90 gear oil and use 1.9 qt.

Others have said to use Royal Purple, Redline, Mobile 1 synthetic transmission fluids. - but most I have seen on here is those recommendations for either a v8 or auto transmissions.

What have others with my set up used? Happy?
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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The factory requires a GL5 rating. If you want to stay in GM land the part number for their lube is 88862475. We use AMSOIL Severe Gear 75W-90 as it has some pretty hefty extreme pressure additives and I've had nothing but positive feedback about smoth shifts and better cold temp operation.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #3
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The V6 uses an Aisin AY6 and the V8 uses a Tremec 6060.

GM specs very different fluid for each.

For the Aisin the manual says 1.9 qts of 75W-90.

For the Tremec GM calls for 3.65 qts of "Manual Transmission Fluid GM P/N 88861800" which looks exactly like regular old (non-synthetic) automatic transmission fluid.

I think where you heard people using Amsoil, Deep Purple etc. auto fluid is for the Tremec (V8).

I'm sure a quality synthetic 75W-90 would work great in the Aisin. Probably improve the shift feel in cold weather too. Dinosaur gear oil gets pretty thick in cold weather.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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Just drained and filled the tranny and the rear differential. Used mobile 1 ls for both. I had a friend who owns a shop put it on his lift to do. Way easy with the lift. I also added the slip additive to the rear diff. The fluid that came outa there after only 10000 miles was sick. Tons of metal on the magnet and in the oil. The transmission oil looked ok but still was glad to change out. Overall the fluids cost me $35 and my buddy $20 for labor. WAY better than the stealership. Going to record the service in my manual and take the rest of the day off !
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Dexron LS 75W-90 is what I put in at 80 miles and glad I did.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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Much of what we see on the magnetic drain plug in the rear differential is from the clutches in the M6 (V-6) and the V-8 car's limited slip unit. Still good to get it out of there, though.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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Just drained and filled the tranny and the rear differential. Used mobile 1 ls for both. I had a friend who owns a shop put it on his lift to do. Way easy with the lift. I also added the slip additive to the rear diff. The fluid that came outa there after only 10000 miles was sick. Tons of metal on the magnet and in the oil. The transmission oil looked ok but still was glad to change out. Overall the fluids cost me $35 and my buddy $20 for labor. WAY better than the stealership. Going to record the service in my manual and take the rest of the day off !
Im assuming there isn't a slip additive in the Mobil 1 oil for the Diff?... Im about to change mine (2010 v6 M6) and was just curious...If its not in the Mobil 1, what slip additive did you use?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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No, I looked and didn't find anything. I used the GM slip additive. The part number is in your manual in the fluids section. I read a lot where people said if you use the mobile 1 ls, you don't need the additive, but I wanted to follow the directions.
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No, I looked and didn't find anything. I used the GM slip additive. The part number is in your manual in the fluids section. I read a lot where people said if you use the mobile 1 ls, you don't need the additive, but I wanted to follow the directions.
Oh okay, thanks. Now idk whether to get the mobil 1 use what came in the car?

On a sidenote i use Mobil 1 for the engine, guess i just want to use the same brand for everything...
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Just drained and filled the tranny and the rear differential. Used mobile 1 ls for both. I had a friend who owns a shop put it on his lift to do. Way easy with the lift. I also added the slip additive to the rear diff. The fluid that came outa there after only 10000 miles was sick. Tons of metal on the magnet and in the oil. The transmission oil looked ok but still was glad to change out. Overall the fluids cost me $35 and my buddy $20 for labor. WAY better than the stealership. Going to record the service in my manual and take the rest of the day off !

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #11
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I used syncromesh for my trans, it saved it on a track day where my temps in the trans rose to 300 degrees. Not enough fluid in the Aisen Trans, may look at adding a cooler and additional tank down the line to keep it cool.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:36 AM   #12
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Im planning on using ams oil.Which fluid do i need for a 2011 v6 m6 for the transmission and the rear diff? I want to switch out both to ams oil.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:00 AM   #13
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Im planning on using ams oil.Which fluid do i need for a 2011 v6 m6 for the transmission and the rear diff? I want to switch out both to ams oil.

This is from AMSOIL's site.

Manual Transmission,AY6 (6-SPD)......GL-5
All TEMPS......75W-90 [2]
SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)


Limited Slip Differential, Rear W/ MT......GL-5*
All TEMPS......75W-90 [3] [4]
SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)

[2] GM recommends part no. 88862475 (Canada 88862476)
[3] Synthetic axle lubricant GM Part no. 89021677 / Canada
89021678 formulated to meet GM Specification 9986115.
[4] Add 2.5 oz of friction modifier part no. 1052358 or
equivalent.

Manual Transmission, AY6 (6-SPD)..........3.8 pints
Differential, With AT Rear..........1.9 pints
Differential, With MT Rear..........2.1 pints [2]
[1] After refill check oil level.
[2] Add 2.5 oz of friction modifier part no. 1052358 or
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