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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission Fluid

Looking to change my transmission fluid and filter. It's turning pink and about time for it to be done (right?).

Going with an allison filter.

What is the preferred over the counter (this should weed out you Amsoil guys) oil for the allison and how many quarts? Truck is an LB7.

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DexIII. take your pic.
Do you have a brand you recommend?

2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 4X4 Duramax ECSB
Allison Automatic Transmission
Pewter Metallic / Pewter Leather
Mods:
285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grappler A/Ts
Edge CTS
XM Radio Commander
To Come:
4" MBRP Turboback Exhaust
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Whatevers' cheap.

I'm running Valvoline in mine.

/Go Gators.

Kevin: SOLD!!!!!!!!! MY07.5 3500HD SRW. LMM. LT. CCLB. 4x4.
8" Cognito, 20" SOTA'S, PPE Stage 5, SDP S475 Twin Turbo Over Stock, EFI Live by DuramaxTuner, ADII.
MY11 Volkswagen Golf TDI 6MT.
6K Lows, 3K Fogs, Tint.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds good. 7.4 quarts I read with pan drop, new spin on and no flush, correct?

How often do I need to do this?

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Allison Automatic Transmission
Pewter Metallic / Pewter Leather
Mods:
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Edge CTS
XM Radio Commander
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Sounds about right, and Yup, Yup.

Lots of guys change their spin on at every oil change.

Kevin: SOLD!!!!!!!!! MY07.5 3500HD SRW. LMM. LT. CCLB. 4x4.
8" Cognito, 20" SOTA'S, PPE Stage 5, SDP S475 Twin Turbo Over Stock, EFI Live by DuramaxTuner, ADII.
MY11 Volkswagen Golf TDI 6MT.
6K Lows, 3K Fogs, Tint.
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If you are removing AMSOIL Torque Drive from your list and looking for over the counter I would find an Allison dealer and get Castrol Transynd. It is what Allison recommends for their transmissions.

Just my two cents.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of price difference is that between say $8.99/quart Mobil 1 ATF, Transynd and Amsoil?

Mobil 1 is $71.92 + tax.
Amsoil is _____ shipped

zip is 32608

Fill in the blank for me. PM me if needed.

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2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 4X4 Duramax ECSB
Allison Automatic Transmission
Pewter Metallic / Pewter Leather
Mods:
285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grappler A/Ts
Edge CTS
XM Radio Commander
To Come:
4" MBRP Turboback Exhaust

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Fluid passes paper towel test, barely has changed color. Want to do spin on though. How do I do that? Crank the old one off and spin a new one on or fill the new one with fluid then spin it on?

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Allison Automatic Transmission
Pewter Metallic / Pewter Leather
Mods:
285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grappler A/Ts
Edge CTS
XM Radio Commander
To Come:
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youll lose about 8 oz of fluid IIRC. Pull the spin on, make sure you get the magnet off and clean it really good. Put it back on with the new spin on filter. BTW the magnet will break very easy, so dont drop it

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