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This is a discussion on M6 Tranny Lubricant within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I own a 2000 Trans Am m6 WS6, and was wanting to switch over to royal purple products. Would i ...

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    I own a 2000 Trans Am m6 WS6, and was wanting to switch over to royal purple products. Would i use "Max Gear 75W-90" or "Synchromax"?

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    what would i use for rear differential?

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    Stay away from royal purple stuff its not worth the money and its alot of hype atf 3 goes in the trans 75-90w synthetic gear oil for the rear

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    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    just get some traditional DEX III ATF [i belive that's an older lubricant, so look for verbage like "replaces DEX III" or "alternative for transmissions requiring DEX III"

    PS, synchromax will kill your sych's as they are made from Carbon, not brass like the 01+ models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    just get some traditional DEX III ATF [i belive that's an older lubricant, so look for verbage like "replaces DEX III" or "alternative for transmissions requiring DEX III"

    PS, synchromax will kill your sych's as they are made from Carbon, not brass like the 01+ models.
    I have a manual transmission.. would i seriously use atf??? is there really a difference in synchronizers in different year models??

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    Use Dextron 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme_rob View Post
    I have a manual transmission.. would i seriously use atf??? is there really a difference in synchronizers in different year models??
    From the factory there is a tag right on the side of the transmission that reads "Use Dexron III ATF Only". So thats a yes.

    There is a difference in the synchros through the years, later years apparently had better blocker rings and synchros (early blocker rings were "paper"), but all the T56's use GM Dexron III Automatic trans fluid.

    T56 Rebuilds reccommends Mobil 1 ATF, which is what I run in my transmission, its good stuff. I've also heard that Amsoil Synthetic ATF is very good as well, haven't tried it though.

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    Post Amsoil ATF Fluid

    AMSOIL ATF is recommended for many applications. One of which is transmissions requiring GM DEXRONŽ II, III & VI specified fluids.



    Resists Oxidation and Thermal Degradation

    AMSOIL ATF resists thermal and oxidative degradation better than conventional transmission fluids, protecting clutches, planetary gears, valves, pumps and seals from damaging sludge and varnish deposits. AMSOIL ATF helps prevent component overheating and ensures cooler, smoother transmission operation.



    Amsoil Synthetic ATF Applications Guide pdf

    Cold temperatures and ATF Fluid pdf


    Amsoil Synthetic ATF link

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    I have always used the Dex III ATF in mine. If you change it enough, that will be ok. I think I'm going to switch over the the Amsoil stuff next time though. Compsyn talked me into it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme_rob View Post
    I have a manual transmission.. would i seriously use atf???
    It's just not natural, huh? But , yeah, that's what the manufacturer says to do.

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