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My old burb was designed for Dex III. I have of course been using Dex-6 on the occasional drain and fill. I went to the store to buy some Dex 6 the other day and all they had was a synthetic Dex-6/Merc-LV. I read the label and it reads like a fluid that replaces the above two plus some import fluids. I suppose I will run it and not worry about it. But, as a general rule, I haven't been a big fan of the multi use fluids.

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Definition - Multi-use - works well in all equipment except for things that I own. [emoticon]


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Lubricants continue to improve on regular basis. It is one of the reasons cars go 200,000 miles now and often much longer.

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falconbrother wrote:

My old burb was designed for Dex III. I have of course been using Dex-6 on the occasional drain and fill. I went to the store to buy some Dex 6 the other day and all they had was a synthetic Dex-6/Merc-LV. I read the label and it reads like a fluid that replaces the above two plus some import fluids. I suppose I will run it and not worry about it. But, as a general rule, I haven't been a big fan of the multi use fluids.


probably does not matter at this point but dex 6 was not backwards compatible with dex 3 at least not in the Allison transmissions dex 6 would damage the seals for some reason there was a certain manufacturer date for the change over, look for the material standard number if it is on the bottle it should be ok .


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Toyota like so many other manufacturers is using 'sealed' transmissions with fluid that supposedly never requires/requires infrequent changing. With the 2018 Camry 2.5L engine, the factory fill motor oil is now 0w-16 (and per the manual is the ONLY oil to be used unless you can't find 0w-16, which is just appearing in the US market). Hard to wrap my head around, but Toyota has been using 0w-16 on its Japanese vehicles for 2 decades. Guess we'll see how it plays out, especially driving in Florida in the summer months.

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Devocamper wrote:

falconbrother wrote:

My old burb was designed for Dex III. I have of course been using Dex-6 on the occasional drain and fill. I went to the store to buy some Dex 6 the other day and all they had was a synthetic Dex-6/Merc-LV. I read the label and it reads like a fluid that replaces the above two plus some import fluids. I suppose I will run it and not worry about it. But, as a general rule, I haven't been a big fan of the multi use fluids.


probably does not matter at this point but dex 6 was not backwards compatible with dex 3 at least not in the Allison transmissions dex 6 would damage the seals for some reason there was a certain manufacturer date for the change over, look for the material standard number if it is on the bottle it should be ok .


Dex6 if fully compatible with GM transmissions using DexIII. Your correct on certain allisons, but it's an allison not GM transmission.

And I believe Dex6 has always been a synthetic fluid. but only more recently labeled as such by many aftermarket suppliers.

Personally I'd get a Dex6 fluid, not one designed for multiple uses. See if it says "compatible with" or "GM approved".
you want one with a GM approval


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thomasmnile wrote:

Toyota like so many other manufacturers is using 'sealed' transmissions with fluid that supposedly never requires/requires infrequent changing. With the 2018 Camry 2.5L engine, the factory fill motor oil is now 0w-16 (and per the manual is the ONLY oil to be used unless you can't find 0w-16, which is just appearing in the US market). Hard to wrap my head around, but Toyota has been using 0w-16 on its Japanese vehicles for 2 decades. Guess we'll see how it plays out, especially driving in Florida in the summer months.


Our 2014 Honda Accord specifies 0W-20. I use Mobile One Synthetic 0W-20.

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thomasmnile wrote:

Toyota like so many other manufacturers is using 'sealed' transmissions with fluid that supposedly never requires/requires infrequent changing. With the 2018 Camry 2.5L engine, the factory fill motor oil is now 0w-16 (and per the manual is the ONLY oil to be used unless you can't find 0w-16, which is just appearing in the US market). Hard to wrap my head around, but Toyota has been using 0w-16 on its Japanese vehicles for 2 decades. Guess we'll see how it plays out, especially driving in Florida in the summer months.


My wife's town and country and my old CRV have "sealed transmissions". On the van I pulled the pan and changed the filter and filled it back up with ATF+4. 159,000 and shifts like it did when new. On my old CRV the transmission doesn't have a pan but it does have a drain plug. About once a year for years I have drained off three quarts and added three quarts. 200,000 miles later still shifts perfectly. There is no such thing as transmission fluid that never wears out. Cars and trucks are designed to be very low maintenance but, need a major repair every 150,000 to 200,000 miles.

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On my tundra i just did my first transmission service . Drained 4 qt out and out 4 qt in at 140k. Mine is a full sync world ATF and it is suppose to be lifetime. i plan to do it another one in 60k.


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silverfz wrote:

On my tundra i just did my first transmission service . Drained 4 qt out and out 4 qt in at 140k. Mine is a full sync world ATF and it is suppose to be lifetime. i plan to do it another one in 60k.


Initially, on the CRV, I bought Honda transmission fluid. Then I started using Casterol import synthetic transmission fluid (Transmax). I rode on that for a few years. It did perfect. I do know that Toyota transmission fluid is top shelf stuff.

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