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Transmisson Additive?

I was wondering if there were any additives made for your tranny that cools it more than just the tranny cooler? Like some kinda fluid?
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Yes, a better synthetic ATF like Amsoil or RedLine. You'd need to put a gauge on it and do tests to know for sure. But my transmission definitely shifted MUCH better on the Amsoil (the lousy 2-3 shift smoothed out) and it's all I'll use now.

Additives are a risk: you don't know how compatible they will be with the fluid you're running and so on in the long run. Best get a quality synthetic if you're concerned.
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If I were to drain my tranny, and fill it with amsoil, about how much would it cost? I heard amsoil was pretty expensive
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Yes, but it will last about forever. It was worth it to me just to smooth out that stupid 2-3 shift! I wish I'd had my tranmission temp gauge BEFORE I put it in. Oh well...

I can't remember but it's pretty expensive -- like $6 a quart or something. I probably wasted about $10 worth, lol, doing my flush. If you just "drain" your tranny, you'll only replace about 40 to 50 percent of the fluid -- but even that will help.
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dont use additives in ur tranny or engine or anywhere. stick with a good ATF like J-doggy suggested if ur worried.
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Alright kewl great advice guys. I just wrecked my truck it got all new ATF put in I should be getting it back in a few days. How much would I need to order of the AMSOIL?
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You should contact one of our Amsoil dealers for pricing. I know Bob Jusnes is one, and I think some other folks too. Have a look in the vendors forum and see what you find.
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Hey, DJ Matt -- from what I see it's YOUR birthday, so you're pushing into old man status as well, lol!

With regard to the nickname -- I'd like to stress that I AM paper trained and all...I'm a good doggy...
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I'm getting older but I'm still not old.
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