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Old 06-29-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Exclamation WOW! Tranny fluid this nasty already.

After 7k miles my 1-2 shift have finally caught the fever. Sometimes it does not want to go into 2nd and sometimes it feel sticky. I didn't feel confident taking my first gear pass 3k rpm sometimes due to possible grinding into 2nd.

So, after contemplating if I should give my dealer a visit for days.. I decided to give my transmission the royal purple treatment.
The outcome is "butter" all of my shifts just glide into gears and no more notchy and sticky feel. Although I did have some messy issues trying to get the fluid into the fill hole it was worth the 3 hours it took for me to get it done in this 90* afternoon

I think GM said that our tranny fluid is a lifetime fluid or 100k right?

Well... I made sure I took some pics. No wonder why my transmission was not happy.

Decide your self. This is only at around 7k miles.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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I thought I read somewhere in the manual thats to replace it at 80k but I have no idea
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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Looks like pond water....ack.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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Looks like pond water....ack.
Im not going to say what it really look like

Ever seen upset stomach in the bathroom
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:23 PM   #5
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I've been meaning to tackle this in mine for awhile. Looks like it moved up in priority.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:26 PM   #6
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Also, guys who have changed the fluid in the rear differential even with low mileage have noticed that it seems dirtier than it should be....so just one more thing to keep in mind!
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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Also, guys who have changed the fluid in the rear differential even with low mileage have noticed that it seems dirtier than it should be....so just one more thing to keep in mind!
I would have tackled the differential way before this but my darn exhaust is on the way so I've been putting it off, but im sure the differential is as nasty as the transmission.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:44 PM   #8
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DIY? ive been dying to do this but dunno how i know under the tranny there is the screw but...what do you do lmfao
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I'll see if I can take some old photos from this site and do a little DIY for you guys.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:38 PM   #10
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If you dont have any luck with jagans video than just let me know.. but here is the location of the fill and drain. You will need 15/16 socket and 1.9qt of 75-90 full synth oil of your choice. Most folks use royal purple as I did today.

edit: wait a minute.. that video of jagans is for differential change.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:43 PM   #11
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wow man that fluid looks like....well exactly how you explained it LOL
Just a heads up for guys doing this, make sure you use the fluid that is recomended by your dealer, I think Royal Purple will void your warranty (sadly) With all the problems were having with this tranny, I wouldnt want to void it by using a fluid that isnt "approved"

But this is something tha should move up the list for things to do. Good stuff Jay! I was also warned to have the clutch fluid changed
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I was also warned to have the clutch fluid changed
I would recommend that too, but only after adding a separate reservoir for clutch fluid. I added mine, but haven't completely flushed the old fluid from either the brakes or the clutch yet.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:48 PM   #14
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Has anyone tried Richmond's synthetic manual transmission fluid?

http://www.richmondgear.com/01pdfs/MANTRFLUID.pdf
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