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Charlie D.

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Posted: 02/15/09 07:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

st687 wrote:

Dexron is not a Transynd product.


Allisons Website:
Allisons Q. Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) - Can I use TranSynd fluid?
A. TranSynd is a fully synthetic transmission fluid available from Allison Distributors/Dealers or at GM dealers. TranSynd is a licensed DEXRON III product and has been extensively tested by Allison Engineering in a broad range of Allison products. While TranSynd was developed mainly to meet the harsh operating conditions of heavy-duty transmissions in severe operating conditions like transit buses, its benefits translate to the pickup truck market.

* This post was edited 02/15/09 07:50pm by Charlie D. *


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Posted: 02/15/09 07:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I get mine from my local Freightliner company.

SEE: http://www.allisontransmission.com/

Transynd is good stuff. MUCH longer time before fluid change. Study up on it.

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SpudRacer wrote:

Not meaning to bump the thread, but is there any way to tell if the fluid in my RV is Transynd or not? We bought our 2006 Fleetwood Revolution (with a CAT C9 and an Allison 3000MH transmission) in Sept of last year with 4700 miles on it. It now has 6700 miles, and I'm ordering the stuff I need for annual maintenance. If it already has Transynd fluid in it, I won't have to drain it again next year. If it doesn't, then I have to replace the fluid again at a cost of about $370. Is there a way to tell? Is the color different? The smell? Is there a way to test it?

Any help appreciated!

Tom
Bryson City, NC


Take the serial# off the trans and call Fleetwood or Allison they should be able to tell you.


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Not meaning to bump the thread, but is there any way to tell if the fluid in my RV is Transynd or not? We bought our 2006 Fleetwood Revolution (with a CAT C9 and an Allison 3000MH transmission) in Sept of last year with 4700 miles on it. It now has 6700 miles, and I'm ordering the stuff I need for annual maintenance. If it already has Transynd fluid in it, I won't have to drain it again next year. If it doesn't, then I have to replace the fluid again at a cost of about $370. Is there a way to tell? Is the color different? The smell? Is there a way to test it?

Any help appreciated!

Tom
Bryson City, NC

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Charlie D. wrote:

st687 wrote:

Dexron is not a Transynd product.


Alisos Website:
Allisons Q. Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) - Can I use TranSynd fluid?
A. TranSynd is a fully synthetic transmission fluid available from Allison Distributors/Dealers or at GM dealers. TranSynd is a licensed DEXRON III product and has been extensively tested by Allison Engineering in a broad range of Allison products. While TranSynd was developed mainly to meet the harsh operating conditions of heavy-duty transmissions in severe operating conditions like transit buses, its benefits translate to the pickup truck market.


I do not believe Dexron III is a TranSynd product. Note that Allison states that is is a LICENSED DEXRON III product and I believe that means it can be used in lieu of Dexron and in that respect it is licensed. Dexron III can certainly NOT be used in lieu of TranSynd. Castrol does TranSynd - do you know if it does Dexron? I seem to recall it does not.


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Thanks for all the useful information!!
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I have an 08 Discovery. I called Allison with the S/n. My unit came with transynd... and the large filters. First filter change... 75K miles.. fluid change 150k miles..

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Thanks for the posts, I'll call tomorrow. My nearest Allison service center quoted me $48/gallon. The Allison site states I should need 32 quarts to replace the fluid... Seems like 5 gallons is not enough.

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Why are you replacing your filters? If it for the 5000 mile change you may not need to do that depending on the serial numbers of your transmission. I did not have to change mine on my 07 at 5000 miles.


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your paying way to much for the transend. I just serviced my 3000MH. took just shi of 5 gallons. Cost of 5 gallons of transsend $189.00 this includes 8% sales take.
Filter were $59.00 for the set.

SpudRacer wrote:

Not meaning to bump the thread, but is there any way to tell if the fluid in my RV is Transynd or not? We bought our 2006 Fleetwood Revolution (with a CAT C9 and an Allison 3000MH transmission) in Sept of last year with 4700 miles on it. It now has 6700 miles, and I'm ordering the stuff I need for annual maintenance. If it already has Transynd fluid in it, I won't have to drain it again next year. If it doesn't, then I have to replace the fluid again at a cost of about $370. Is there a way to tell? Is the color different? The smell? Is there a way to test it?

Any help appreciated!

Tom
Bryson City, NC



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