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Old 12-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #21
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If you guys are doing this yourself, make sure the car is level when you fill it and check it. When doing this at home with a jack, that means 4 jack stands and using a level on the transmission to make sure you've got all 4 corners at about the same height.

Otherwise buy the aftermarket Lokar dipstick for around $100 and you can just use that to check and fill. You would simply drain the fluid, put the bolt back, put the car back on flat ground, and use the dipstick. The dipstick must also be used with the car flat, but the advantage is that you don't need the car to be jacked up flat. Much easier. I know you said you don't want one... that's up to you. You'd have to buy another set of jackstands otherwise if you don't already have 4, and again, can be a pain to get the car jacked up and leveled on all 4 corners.

On some cars I have disconnected one of the lines between the transmission and the radiator, and extended one end into an empty bucket and the other into a clean jug of ATF. Then I just turn the car on until either the fluid dumping into the bucket starts looking new, or if I am about to run out of the new stuff. I've always done this with a second person at the wheel ready to kill the engine if anything bad happens. Fortunately I haven't gotten the hoses backwards yet. But I've only done this a couple of times so far. Of course I'd still recommend dropping the transmission pan and changing the filter, though (and yes, upgrading to the Camaro pan and filter is also a possibility). There are multiple ways to do that. You could try a pan drop, not adding fluid, setting up for this method and then you'd have to check the level and top off if necessary afterwards. That would waste the least amount of new fluid. But it's a bit more risky than sacrificing some new fluid when you pan drop. But you'll have to check the level regardless. Make sure to buy some extra ATF and set at least a couple quarts aside for topping off if necessary. Don't use all your new ATF in this home "flush" only to find that you're several quarts low. When operating this way, the system is obviously not sealed so there is not a guarantee that the fluid level won't change. So be cautious. This method has been VERY easy for me, but I have not done it in a G8 or anything very similar to a G8.

It's also a good idea to check the ATF again 1-2 more times after you check it initially and do some driving. Especially if you unseal the lines. Dipstick would be extra useful. I really recommend it. It disgusts me that GM doesn't add one. It's not because the system is magically more reliable than older transmissions with dipsticks. It's solely a cost-saving measure (well, and possibly one of those moves they made to try and curb third-party/home repairs and get more people to pay for dealer service, but I can't prove that). There are no lifetime fluids in cars from the consumer's point of view. A "lifetime fluid" in OEM speak means 100k miles.

BTW, if it interests you at all, Amsoil makes compatible ATF for our cars.

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you have not tried it, have you?

A flush does not change the filter. For the price of a dealer flush, you can get the camaro deep sump pan and filter (PACE), buy the 8 quarts of synthetic fluid, and still have enough for a six pack of beer.

"couple of quarts..." hmmm...
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My mechanic is gonna flush my trans in the next couple of months. I see people mentioning the camaro trans Pan and filter. Does anyone happen to have part numbers for these and has anyone put it on a gxp??


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If you guys are doing this yourself, make sure the car is level when you fill it and check it. When doing this at home with a jack, that means 4 jack stands and using a level on the transmission to make sure you've got all 4 corners at about the same height.

Otherwise buy the aftermarket Lokar dipstick for around $100 and you can just use that to check and fill. You would simply drain the fluid, put the bolt back, put the car back on flat ground, and use the dipstick. The dipstick must also be used with the car flat, but the advantage is that you don't need the car to be jacked up flat. Much easier. I know you said you don't want one... that's up to you. You'd have to buy another set of jackstands otherwise if you don't already have 4, and again, can be a pain to get the car jacked up and leveled on all 4 corners.

On some cars I have disconnected one of the lines between the transmission and the radiator, and extended one end into an empty bucket and the other into a clean jug of ATF. Then I just turn the car on until either the fluid dumping into the bucket starts looking new, or if I am about to run out of the new stuff. I've always done this with a second person at the wheel ready to kill the engine if anything bad happens. Fortunately I haven't gotten the hoses backwards yet. But I've only done this a couple of times so far. Of course I'd still recommend dropping the transmission pan and changing the filter, though (and yes, upgrading to the Camaro pan and filter is also a possibility). There are multiple ways to do that. You could try a pan drop, not adding fluid, setting up for this method and then you'd have to check the level and top off if necessary afterwards. That would waste the least amount of new fluid. But it's a bit more risky than sacrificing some new fluid when you pan drop. But you'll have to check the level regardless. Make sure to buy some extra ATF and set at least a couple quarts aside for topping off if necessary. Don't use all your new ATF in this home "flush" only to find that you're several quarts low. When operating this way, the system is obviously not sealed so there is not a guarantee that the fluid level won't change. So be cautious. This method has been VERY easy for me, but I have not done it in a G8 or anything very similar to a G8.

It's also a good idea to check the ATF again 1-2 more times after you check it initially and do some driving. Especially if you unseal the lines. Dipstick would be extra useful. I really recommend it. It disgusts me that GM doesn't add one. It's not because the system is magically more reliable than older transmissions with dipsticks. It's solely a cost-saving measure (well, and possibly one of those moves they made to try and curb third-party/home repairs and get more people to pay for dealer service, but I can't prove that). There are no lifetime fluids in cars from the consumer's point of view. A "lifetime fluid" in OEM speak means 100k miles.

BTW, if it interests you at all, Amsoil makes compatible ATF for our cars.
How would this work on our trans if they are self sealed? What line would u disconnect so it could suck in the new fluid and push the old stuff out?


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Is this for the camaro pan? Any number for filter? Does it fit on a gxp?


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Its a dealer "have" to type of thing. There's a specific way to flush this unit, at least according to GM. I'm alittle over 60k, and its a 60k maintance item... I'm too still looking to get more information, as my buddy is a GM Tech. I'm waiting to get a stack of information about routine maintance things to do.
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I had my fluid replaced at 74k miles when i did my converter, find a reputable trans shop (assuming you can't do this yourself), that know about the 6l80e trans, and ask them to check/change the fluid for you. It would be cheaper than what the stealer will charge you, unless the dealer has a coupon that would make the price attractive.

There are also more transmissions out there that would requiere the same filling/check procedure, so trans shops should know what do, i gave my trans shop the details about the temp just in case, but they knew the trans either way, so it was more for my own piece of mind to know they had the correct procedure at hand. Again, make sure they know the trans, you'll be surprise how many shops have no idea about the trans when you ask them specifically about it. Dealers would also have this info at hand straight from GM.

Some people reuse the filter, but you can get the filter, and the gasket for cheap online.
I just bought the Camaro pan, filter, gasket from Pace, since i was doing the verter, and the parts were very cheap (about $80 shipped to my door), , so i figure the stock trans gasket and filter should be cheaper than the Camaro pan with all the parts, although not sure about that.

My trans fluid was still decent looking at 74k miles, the guys at the shop saved the old fluid to show me, and they said it was in fairly good shape compared to other fluids from other car brands with about the same mileage. I wouldn't have had any issues letting my trans go all the way to the 100k miles mark from GM, so that was a good thing.
I'll use the same shop again the next time i need to replace my trans fluid, and i'll probably get at least a new gasket, assuming the filter can be reused at least once.
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I had my fluid replaced at 74k miles when i did my converter, find a reputable trans shop (assuming you can't do this yourself), that know about the 6l80e trans, and ask them to check/change the fluid for you. It would be cheaper than what the stealer will charge you, unless the dealer has a coupon that would make the price attractive.

There are also more transmissions out there that would requiere the same filling/check procedure, so trans shops should know what do, i gave my trans shop the details about the temp just in case, but they knew the trans either way, so it was more for my own piece of mind to know they had the correct procedure at hand. Again, make sure they know the trans, you'll be surprise how many shops have no idea about the trans when you ask them specifically about it. Dealers would also have this info at hand straight from GM.

Some people reuse the filter, but you can get the filter, and the gasket for cheap online.
I just bought the Camaro pan, filter, gasket from Pace, since i was doing the verter, and the parts were very cheap (about $80 shipped to my door), , so i figure the stock trans gasket and filter should be cheaper than the Camaro pan with all the parts, although not sure about that.

My trans fluid was still decent looking at 74k miles, the guys at the shop saved the old fluid to show me, and they said it was in fairly good shape compared to other fluids from other car brands with about the same mileage. I wouldn't have had any issues letting my trans go all the way to the 100k miles mark from GM, so that was a good thing.
I'll use the same shop again the next time i need to replace my trans fluid, and i'll probably get at least a new gasket, assuming the filter can be reused at least once.
Do you have a link to the procedure and temp??


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See post#5 here for example
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The cheapest quote I've gotten to flush the fluid and replace filter in NJ is $250 which is pretty high.

Any recommendations for a decent shop in the Central NJ area?
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The cheapest quote I've gotten to flush the fluid and replace filter in NJ is $250 which is pretty high.

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I had my trans service done at 60,000 miles and my diff fluid at 50,000 miles
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Great dealer I got my car there and I been there a few times for warranty work. service was good and the people were very nice they love my car lol
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I had my tranny fluid exchange exactly @ 50k miles (not flushed) 2 weeks ago, and the tranny seems absolutely "refreshed" from it. AND it it was done at my local GM dealer for $65.00
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I had my tranny fluid exchange exactly @ 50k miles (not flushed) 2 weeks ago, and the tranny seems absolutely "refreshed" from it. AND it it was done at my local GM dealer for $65.00
That's amazing. My filter was $15 and the 12 quarts of synthetic fluid was almost $100. I did mine at 25k, along with the addition of the Camaro pan. It made a noticeable difference.



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I had my tranny fluid exchange exactly @ 50k miles (not flushed) 2 weeks ago, and the tranny seems absolutely "refreshed" from it. AND it it was done at my local GM dealer for $65.00
Some sort of special? I pay 10% over cost, and think I paid more than that for parts. $48 for fluid ($4x12) and ~$20 for the filter.
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Perrine quoted me $425 for fluid flush and filter change. What a rip off!
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