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What kind of transmission fliud do you use?

It's time to change the transmission fluid on my 07 GT 5 speed.. What kind of fluid do you use? Is it 3 or 4 quarts? Thanks


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014
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Our transmissions call for 3.2 quarts. The fluid has to be mercon 5 specs. I used valvoline max life synthetic. Just changed mine last week. Definite improvement. Getting the fluid back in the transmission is the fun part.

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The GT has the T-3650 rather than the T-5 I have in the 6 cylinder. Check the owner's manual for capacity and specs. There are those that swear by Amsoil, but I've heard from a guy I trust with transmissions that it results in premature wear. I have a 3650 in my '68 and, from the research I've done, one of the best is GM Synchromesh. It is a bit pricey, however.
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True, I contacted tremec and they told me what fluid was good to use.
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The hard part is, as acjohnson83 says, getting the fluid back in. The ground clearance makes it difficult to get underneath. I'm fortunate to have an inclined driveway. I back it in then pull forwards onto car ramps under the front wheels to get it level. It's best to have a helper. A 3/8" socket wrench fits the square plugs but you may need a small extension. Pull the upper and lower plug on the passengers side to drain it. Then replace the lower plug and, using a hand pump, have your helper put one tube in the quart container while you pump through the other tube into the upper hole. Stop when it starts to run out the upper hole and let it drip until it stops. Then replace the upper plug. If you don't have ramps, an incline or a manual pump, have your mechanic do it on a lift.
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