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Old 02-27-2019, 08:28 PM
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to buy all the crap i need to do this myself and still have nowhere to do it (car cant make it up the driveway into my garage) is silly, so im shopping around local lube places and whatnot...

whats the service manual say about how to check the fluid level in the trans? fill up to just barely below the fill hole as is usually the case? or half inch below? read that somewhere but i think half inch below is the diff.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:50 PM
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It's the same as most cars, lift car to level, fill until it starts to drain back out the fill hole. Make sure that you're always able to loosen the fill plug before draining otherwise you're going to have a problem.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:08 PM
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If you're going to pay someone to do it, pick either a reputable performance shop or the dealership. It's not a hard or complicated process, you just want to make sure it's done with the correct fluids.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:17 AM
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I used the quart pump to pump in transmission fluid in my ford focus st
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It's been awhile but some old fluid probably are probably still inside the pump, probably just a little bit, is it ok when it's mixed in with the new fluid and in the vette?
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:20 AM
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Yup, that's fine. Just do a pump or two into the drain pain first to force the old stuff out.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:55 AM
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had the dealership do it a few days ago, requested the leftover be returned to me. guy leaves the gallon jug inside a large clear plastic bag in the passenger floorboard area with the seat all the way forward kinda to prop the bottle so it wont move around. well, ok =D shifting is like night and day.. first to 2nd still leaves something to be desired but is within acceptable parameters now, and all else is like butta, baby. after a cold start i often still find myself going 1st -> 3rd anyway, so, whatever. overall, highly recommended to lose the factory fluid. its just not THAT great.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:56 AM
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Going to change my dif fluid on my 17 Z51 this weekend, do I need to drive the car a mile or so 1st?
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:57 AM
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It's a good idea to get a little heat into the fluid first; drains easier and suspends the particles in the fluid rather than letting them settle at the bottom and possibly get trapped.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:35 PM
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2014 M7 3LT, Z51 here with 61k miles.
Transmission and rear end fluid never changed. M7 shifts perfect!
Changing the fluid tonight..D4 ATF Redline
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:45 PM
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Almost all done.... everything was going great fill hole out no problem got out 2 1/2 quarts as expected ,when opening 3 rd quart it had no aluminum seal at opening (not good with someone with OCD). Got in touch with Ebay seller and claims that bottle came from an older batch B/4 AC delco put aluminum seal
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?????????
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:11 PM
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Don't use it...if you can do without your car until a fresh bottle arrives...
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:22 PM
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I've never seen an aluminum seal on any of my ACDelco bottles.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:25 PM
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Now I am really confused
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:28 PM
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Now I am really confused
I'd believe an old batch. I have 3 bottles at home that I just purchased and can check them tomorrow for you.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:40 PM
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Id use it. I just checked mine on the shelf. No aluminum seals.. ill be swapping fluid next week
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:39 PM
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Pyleit,when did you buy yours?
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:59 AM
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18 months or so ago i bought a case. These are the last 3 i have from that case.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:14 AM
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Seller said AC delco just started using aluminum seals 6 months ago, lets see what kracka sees on the bottle he just bought
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:23 PM
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My bottles are sealed with a plastic ring around the neck like a plastic bottle of soda.
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With aluminum? (told you I have OCD) lol
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