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Any leaks yet while using Valvoline ATF+4 full synthetic in the lh tranny yet?

Anyone see any leaks, and feel anything wrong with shift points ect..., while using the valvoline ATF+4 stuff instaed of the Mopar ATF+4 stuff?, and what about the differential gear oil?< hows the Valvoline synthetic 75W-90 gear oil?, compared to the other brands out there?, how bout Mobil-1 Synthetic Gear Oil?, any leaks, odd shifting problems?, faoming in tranny? ect...?, would like some insite here please, the search button pulled out a F'N phone book of stuff, and dont know where to start,lol, thanks all!, ;)


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Nope, no problems. Had valvoline completely flush my tranny and put in Valvoline + 4, and she shifts like glass....no leaks, had it done about 5K miles ago. Changed the diff to valvoline full synthetic gear oil, no problems there either.....
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you had valvoline do this job for you Dan?, How much did it all come out to?< and did you do the filter?, or just a flush?, and whats their warranty?,

*hey whats you miles on your Treps Tranny by the way?
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They normally charge $79.99--( I think) I got it done for $50 because my buddy works there . What they do is disconnect one of your tranny lines and hook up their flush machine to it. Then they run your car and it totally replaces all the fluid in the trans. I dropped the pan myself and changed the filter the following week. 121,000 on my trans. Warranty? I would assume if they screw it up they would fix it, but thats about it, theres no extended warranty on it, usually isnt on tranny flushes...
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I bet you had to waste about 8 quarts just droppin the pan, and replacingthe filter, and refilig huh?, And were you able to watch them service your car,a nd watch them pour in the rite stuff?
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I bet you had to waste about 8 quarts just droppin the pan, and replacingthe filter, and refilig huh?, And were you able to watch them service your car,a nd watch them pour in the rite stuff?
Yeah, it sucked that I had to drop the pan and loose 5 quarts of the new stuff. If I hadn't gotten the deal at valvoline I probably would have sent it to a tranny shop and had them do the flush and filter at the same time. But that would have cost probably $150... By the time I paid Valvoline $50 and bought the filter and additional fluid, and sealer for the pan, I had $80 in it.

I helped my buddy do it. We had to take my left headlamp out to get to the tranny lines....Watched him fill the machine with the valvoline +4...


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The formula for Mopar ATF+4 is licensed to Valvoline and maybe other companies. It is the same stuff I think. Valvoline just says "fully synthetic: for marketing reasons.According to the dealer, ALL ATF+4 is fully synthetic. The old ATF+3 was semi synth I think.....

I'd get the Valvoline, it's about half the price. And since it's the same, why not?

As for synthetic gear oil for the diff, dont do it. The service manual EXPLICITLY states to not use synthetic gear oil in the diff.


Which is funny because the tranny needs synthetic fluid just to stay alive to 100K LOL!

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The gear oil warning may be just a precaution, some synthetic lubes, mostly older formulations, had a nasty habit of messing up seals. I'd keep an eye on it though.
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I have full synthetic in my diff, and have had for over 2 years now.
No problems!!!



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Same here !!
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