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    Motors about after dark Michael's Avatar
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    Is Dexron VI the new flavor of the month?

    All I could find was Dexron VI and it was synthetic. A quick Google search said it was backwards compatible all the way to Dexron III and I assume II since 3 replaced 2. The full synthetic bit had me concerned, but it would also seem that all Dexron VI is synthetic.

    So is Dexron VI our go to ATF?  9

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    Haven't tasted it yet, but it does smell different. I run a licensed version on my car and I have zero leaks. I have about 30k on it so far and the fluid still looks and smells like new. I do have a trans cooler installed though.

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    I have heard of some seal compatibility issues running dexvi in dexiii transmissions, especially when it gets got.

    With how the delorean auto trans already leaks and overheats, it seems like a bad idea to run vi.
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    I've been using the Dexron VI for the last several years without any noticeable increase in leakage. Its the ACDelco branded stuff on Amazon. I change all my fluids annually for the most part so cannot speak to any long term usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    So is Dexron VI our go to ATF?
    Here is your Baker-Answer bud.... Yep.

    This is what I am in running in the new trans: ACDelco 10-9395 Dexron VI

    On an unrelated note - Abolish the ATF
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    I nwas using Synthetic Valvoline Dexron $, but i swapped back to Lucas Dexron III. Seems to feel like it shifts better, but that might just be in my head.

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