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Old 04-16-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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videos showing how to change MN6 trans fluid for a V8?

I've found videos for V6's and automatics. Can someone point me to a video showing the process of changing the transmission fluid for a V8 MN6?


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Old 04-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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It's not hard. The plugs are pretty obvious. Just drain it then use the hose through the engine bay method to fill it back up.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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It was messy but pretty easy...The big letters next to one of the plugs was a dead give a way FILL ...so I removed that one first. A little fluid came out. The only surprise was when I removed the drain plug. I had just returned from the dealership where I purchased 4 quarts of the GM tranny fluid that is referenced in the Owners manual, so the fluid was hot. The fluid did not ooze out, it exploded out missing my catch pan as I quickly adjusted it. About a half quart hit me and the floor. I used a syphon hand pump and pumped in 4 quarts from underneath the car. It started running out the fill plug so I knew it was full.

Next project bleed the brakes ..but not today

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It was messy but pretty easy...The big letters next to one of the plugs was a dead give a way FILL ...so I removed that one first. A little fluid came out. The only surprise was when I removed the drain plug. I had just returned from the dealership where I purchased 4 quarts of the GM tranny fluid that is referenced in the Owners manual, so the fluid was hot. The fluid did not ooze out, it exploded out missing my catch pan as I quickly adjusted it. About a half quart hit me and the floor. I used a syphon hand pump and pumped in 4 quarts from underneath the car. It started running out the fill plug so I knew it was full.

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How much did the stealership charge you for that. Why didn't you put some better stuff in?
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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How much did the stealership charge you for that. Why didn't you put some better stuff in?

I thought about using Royal Purple but since the car is still on the full GM warranty I decided to stay with what is recommended in the manual. It was not expensive at about $7.00/qt. It says for manual transmissons and transfer cases on the bottle.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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If anyone is interested this is the siphon/pump I used. I think I got mine at Autozone..I have used it many times to fill differentials and transmissions.
I usually fill a large plastic bowel with the fluid and siphon it from there. I tried siphoning from the bottles but bottles can tip especially while working under the car. Handy tool.

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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I thought about using Royal Purple but since the car is still on the full GM warranty I decided to stay with what is recommended in the manual. It was not expensive at about $7.00/qt. It says for manual transmissons and transfer cases on the bottle.

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Sounds like it might be the wrong fluid!

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The manual says that the oil in the transmission will never need to be replaced
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The manual says that the oil in the transmission will never need to be replaced
It's also synthetic blend and when I added redline to my trans (and diff) it made a noticeable improvement in shift feel and temperature control. If you drive your car hard you should never listen to the manual, it will always be higher mileage than when you should change all oils. Same with the onboard engine oil life meter although it does adjust to your driving style somewhat.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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Sounds like it might be the wrong fluid!

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No Mark it is the proper fluid GM # 88861800

$7.81 / qt I paid $5.90 with my discount

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