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Old 09-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Automatic Transmission Oil

hi guys

i need to change my transmission filter and gasket as it is starting to leak and also im pretty sure it will be a bit low on oil since its been leaking.

i checked under the car and i have a "GREEN" sticker on it with oil part no 83229407807. i cant seem to find any oils that have these requirements.

anyone have any suggestions on what oil to guy which is safe?

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Just some advice, try to take off the fill plug before draining the oil because I had a bad experience.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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A lot of people like redline
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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is redline expensive?
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:23 AM   #5
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lucas recommended LIQUI MOLY but is currently out of stock untill late this year.... i'm thinking about Castrol but dunno which one is best....
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:33 AM   #6
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is redline expensive?
search on google what people think of redline to get an idea why's it's like. Then google prices.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:53 AM   #7
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Pelican parts carries many of the tranny fluids.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:29 AM   #8
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is redline expensive?
Yes, but you don't need that much and it will last a long time. D4ATF is the good stuff.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:39 AM   #9
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according to the castrol website it recommends Castrol Auto Transmission Fluid - Transmax Multivehicle fluid for my car. not too sure if it meet the requirements of the green sticker, the person at the call centre also didnt know...
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #10
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Just stick with reline man, people have used it and are happy with it. Fluids are not going to break am arm and a leg.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:29 AM   #11
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Castrol list Transmax E as the recommended fluid. Used it heaps at work and never had a drama. Not sure on how the price is compared to redline though. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:10 AM   #12
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which type of redline oil is it? and where can i buy some?
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:53 AM   #13
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Had my trans. serviced by Phil Lim. He used Liqui Moly, all good
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:12 AM   #14
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+1 on redline OR Royal Purple
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #15
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #16
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which type of redline oil is it? and where can i buy some?
Redline D4ATF available in many places. Check Redline Oz website for stockists
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:33 PM   #17
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Probably just gonna stick with castrol transmax multi vechicle .

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #18
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Actually im gonna change my mind, i went into supercheap auto today and they said my car users castrol transmax Z which is about 75 bucks for 4 litres, which i need 9 litres and they dont come in 1 litre bottles. Gonna switch over to liqui moly top tec 1200 as recommended by clickable automotive.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:00 AM   #19
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how important is it to flush atf? pretty expensive to do if you ask me.
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