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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    FWIW, in the OP's car the GM labor rate to exchange fluid, including a pan drop and clean, is 1 hour.

    So, at a labor rate of $100/hour (metro area, common) and using 14 quarts of fluid at $10/quart (dealer), then $210 is a fair price for the service.

    ......... and the buyer would have an invoice, service record, and place to go if problems arose, especially within 30 days of the work.

    DEXRON-MERCON-VI is now an almost universal automotive transmission fluid.............. and it's not cheap. Glad I have 3 cases of old DEXRON-III for the log splitters ...........
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    SO much BAD information here - WHERE do I begin -

    1 - check the fluid -
    look at the color is it red/pink - like cherry Kool-Aid?
    or nasty burned dark brown?

    2 - smell the fluid - is it really stinky?
    or mostly odorless?

    3 - check the TRANS FLUID OLM -
    it will display a % of TRANS FLUID life remaining -
    When exactly are you recommending fluid change? Cherry, burnt, stinky or odorless??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec ETC ECS View Post
    When exactly are you recommending fluid change? Cherry, burnt, stinky or odorless??
    That's the point...

    He Never did

    He said Check It

    NOT Change It


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec ETC ECS

    When exactly are you recommending fluid change? Cherry, burnt, stinky or odorless??
    He was suggesting CHECKING ITS CURRENT CONDITION, nothing to do with CHANGE INTERVALS. Obviously something's wrong if it's brown and smells burnt.
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec ETC ECS View Post
    When exactly are you recommending fluid change? Cherry, burnt, stinky or odorless??
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    When exactly are you recommending fluid change?
    in THIS case - it all depends on the condition of the fluid -

    if it is dark brown - burned - and stinky -
    I would NOT recommend changing it at all -

    I DO agree with your assessment of burned clutches -
    and the strong detergents of new fluid could -
    and most likely WOULD result in "cleaning" the trans to "death" -
    resulting in a trans that no longer works -

    IF the fluid is NOT burned - brown - or stinky -
    I can't see where the trans would be adversely affected
    by a fluid EXCHANGE - NOT A FLUSH - an EXCHANGE -
    NOT to say I would SUGGEST or RECOMMEND changing it -
    simply responding to the "CUSTOMER'S" question - request -
    from post #1 -

    It runs great but it has been bothering me for a while
    as I have been thinking I should change it.
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    mikec35, have you received any useful information from this thread ?
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    mikec35, have you received any useful information from this thread ?
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    mikec35, have you received any useful information from this thread ?
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    YA - pull the dipstick - and look at the condition of the fluid -
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    mikec35, have you received any useful information from this thread ?
    Yes...Transmissions are like underwear- if dirty brown and stinky do not touch! I didn't mean to get everyone so excited! I appreciate all the responses
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikec35 View Post
    Yes...Transmissions are like underwear- if dirty brown and stinky do not touch!....


    Interesting how most automotive fluids tend to cause discussion board battles. Oil. Fuel. Transmission fluid. Coolant. I'm not sure that there have been any windshield washer fluid wars yet.
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    What ever serious repairs that are done to my Deville are done by Mechanics

    The only thing I know how to do on my own is change the oil... And I'm not really good at that

    There's no way I would attempt to do Any Serious Repair or Modification on my car myself...

    I may come to this forum with dumb ideas or questions but I come ASKING THE PROS for their Advice and Knowledge...

    I've Never claimed to be a Mechanic or Know Anything

    It's guys like me this Forum Truly Helps, otherwise u might be driving on the same road with an immanent catastrophic event
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    Re: Change Trans fluid or not?

    Once the insults start, it's time to go to work - thread closed, everything not directly related to the OP's question is gone. If anyone involved sees an oversight, PM a Moderator.
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