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Old 11-02-2010, 09:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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REALLY? the 06's dont have a drain plug on the radiator?!? thats pretty shitty! not looking forward to that job .....
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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REALLY? the 06's dont have a drain plug on the radiator?!? thats pretty shitty! not looking forward to that job .....
That's why I took mine to a radiator shop and had it flushed and refilled. Although I didn't refill with Dextron, that's another story. They flushed it three times, changed my coolant filter, and refilled for about $150. That way I was sure the system was air purged and warrantied if something went wrong. I didn't have to worry about disposing of the used fluid, which is considered a hazardous material. I always take a bath in the stuff when draining it, and I hate the wet feeling creeping up the arm of my coveralls.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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There are several sources of Transynd. The key you are looking for is a TES295 certified oil. You can get it from Allison, John Deere, Moble and several others. Be advised that Amsoil ATF is NOT TES295 certified.
That is interesting about what you say about Amsoil, I just bought a gallon of it (Torque-Drive Synthetic) (Product Code ATD-1G) and it says right on the label that it is recommended for use where TES-295 is a requirement. Is this a play on words and should I be worried about using it?
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It's just as good Amsoil just didn't spend the big $$ to have it certified.
As far as the coolant drain goes; It takes longer to remove the fender liner than it does to remove the clip, pull the hose, and drain the coolant. Go buy a kiddie pool from Wally World and it'll catch 9*% of it. Bail it out into jugs and your good.
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I do agree. Removing the large hose is about the easiest way to drain the coolant. Fun job! I personally use the Allison Transynd in all the Allisons now. I have used Amsoil Torque Drive as well with zero issues. Good stuff too. I prefer the Transynd since I can get it much cheaper! I do keep Transynd in stock as well as deep pans, both deep and shallow internal sump filters, external filters, and anything else you may need. Let me know if I can help anyone out.
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Nothing wrong with useing either Transynd or Torque Drive, both will give you good service.
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Nothing wrong with using either Transynd or Torque Drive, both will give you good service.

Just changed the oil yesterday and used Delvac 15/40..., it took most of the gallon, maybe 3.5 quarts and still did not come out of the sensor hole..., just thought I would post this here for FYI....
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Just changed the oil yesterday and used Delvac 15/40..., it took most of the gallon, maybe 3.5 quarts and still did not come out of the sensor hole..., just thought I would post this here for FYI....

Huh, am I missing something here? You put Delvac where?
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Huh, am I missing something here? You put Delvac where?
Sorry, this should be in another thread, there is more than on topic here, the 31/2 quarts was in the Tcase....
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Sorry, this should be in another thread, there is more than on topic here, the 31/2 quarts was in the Tcase....

Haha, that's a bit more reasonable.
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