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What kind of transmission oil

This is a discussion on What kind of transmission oil within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; need to know what kind of Transmission oil i need for an 02 trans am ws6 anyone know....

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    What kind of transmission oil

    need to know what kind of Transmission oil i need for an 02 trans am ws6 anyone know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    Dexron iii
    yeah thats what i found was the best. Just put it in my new 4L60
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    M6 or A4?
    Manual specifies DexronIII for both doesn't it?

    Did I miss something & give out bad info by accident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    Manual specifies DexronIII for both doesn't it?

    Did I miss something & give out bad info by accident?
    Pretty sure you are right.
    Although I would likely use different brands of fluid depending on which tranny we are talking about.

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    Here's my take on it. I have a 02 ws6 myself with a m6. Everyone said dex 3 so i went out looked for it at a few auto part stores didnt find it and they all the auto part stores said use dex 4 it replaced dex 3 so i did. I ran the dex 3 for about 4 months and goin in to 1st gear gave me problems it would go in and pop out make a noise same with second and third (wouldnt even go in). So my first three gears were giving me huge problems. Then i said let me try syncromesh because i thought my syncros were fried people on both forums (ls1 and ls1tech) told me on the f body t56 the syncros fry so i tried AC DELCO syncromesh now i have my gears back it still rejects the gears and makes that loud grinding noise sometimes but no were near what it did before. Thats my story. if your intrested the part # is 10-4006 i got it from my local chevy dealership. Its gunna run you more then the dex 3 im letting you no from now so its not a supprise to you but i think it was well worth it.

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    Ah. So GM upgraded to Dex 4 for the GTO then. I was gonna suggest Dex 4 but I don't wanna give out incorrect info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animal323 View Post
    Here's my take on it. I have a 02 ws6 myself with a m6. Everyone said dex 3 so i went out looked for it at a few auto part stores didnt find it and they all the auto part stores said use dex 4 it replaced dex 3 so i did. I ran the dex 3 for about 4 months and goin in to 1st gear gave me problems it would go in and pop out make a noise same with second and third (wouldnt even go in). So my first three gears were giving me huge problems. Then i said let me try syncromesh because i thought my syncros were fried people on both forums (ls1 and ls1tech) told me on the f body t56 the syncros fry so i tried AC DELCO syncromesh now i have my gears back it still rejects the gears and makes that loud grinding noise sometimes but no were near what it did before. Thats my story. if your intrested the part # is 10-4006 i got it from my local chevy dealership. Its gunna run you more then the dex 3 im letting you no from now so its not a supprise to you but i think it was well worth it.
    Dayum!! Sounds like you have a slave or synchros on the way out. Or maybe some chipped synchro teeth.

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    WOW....guys heres the real scoop. Dexron 3 is the recommended fluid for autos and manuals. Dexron 4 doesn't even exist, they skipped right to Dexron 6 which is synthetic ATF. GM now recommends Dexron 6 in all autos, past and present, but screw that. Use Dexron 3 if thats what your car came with from the factory. GM changed the name of the recommended manual trans fluid to "Manual Transmission and Transfer Case Fluid." All it is is Dexron 3 ATF. Synchromesh isn't a recommend fluid, but I've heard of people using it. To me, if the T56 is shifting fine, save the extra cash and put in regular Dex 3.

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    I run Amsoil ATF with no issues in my M6. Shifts like a beast (in a good way )

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    Another vote for "DexronIII", I do not think I would want to run any synthetic oil in my transmission.

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    I've been running Dex6 in my M6 (02 WS6) even with two runs down the 1/4 with no issues, shifts the same as it it did with the old nasty stuff I drained out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    WOW....guys heres the real scoop. Dexron 3 is the recommended fluid for autos and manuals. Dexron 4 doesn't even exist, they skipped right to Dexron 6 which is synthetic ATF. GM now recommends Dexron 6 in all autos, past and present, but screw that. Use Dexron 3 if thats what your car came with from the factory. GM changed the name of the recommended manual trans fluid to "Manual Transmission and Transfer Case Fluid." All it is is Dexron 3 ATF. Synchromesh isn't a recommend fluid, but I've heard of people using it. To me, if the T56 is shifting fine, save the extra cash and put in regular Dex 3.
    I have no issues with Dex 3 so I am sticking to that.

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    i put some valvoline MaxLife 75000 mile dexron. shifts good

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