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post #1 of 5 Old 01-31-2016, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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M6 Trans Fluid Change, did i screw it up?

i attempted to change my trans oil & rear diff oil yesterday with 45,000 miles on my car, i used mobil 1 in the diff, 1 quart lucas, & 1 quart mobil 1 in the trans,

problem is i forgot to pay attention to the plug gaskets on the trans and i found 1 gasket on the ground right after1 finished filling it up so i put it on the fill plug.

Question is, do both plugs have gaskets? And I snapped a photo of my drain plug, i cannot tell if it has a gasket installed or not, can you tell me? I'm hoping i got lucky.

i let the car sit hot for about 20 minutes and haven't noticed any leaks yet.



PS, the diff fluid was not in bad shape, i was still a bit transparent and only had maybe 1/8" of build up on the magents and was still viscos, howevr the trans fluid was like water and brown but still transparent and minimal build up on the magnet, it definitely needed changed though and now the car is shifting a bit smoother. I noticed that less rev matching is needed when downshifting. I might have filled it an ounce or too short, but I figured that was better than over filling.

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no leaks so far so I think I'm okay, interesting though that I notice the trans is running a little hotter, it used to run about 160 degrees, now it stays around 180, right on the center of the gauge. I wonder if it is because I used oil with friction modifier? **** thing was there was no gear oil in advanced auto that didn't have the additive and the lucas said it was good for diffs & trans so I figured it was just as good, car is shifting nicely though. Maybe the higher temp is because the oil is thicker now, who knows. I might try to add a bit more fluid, is it okay to fill it all the way to the top of the fill plug?

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It's probably running a bit warmer from being a few ounces low as you mentioned in your 1st post. It's at the proper fill level when a little fluid just starts to come out of the fill hole. I usually wait for it to stop, and check with finger that the level is right there, and then screw the plug back in.

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no leaks so far so I think I'm okay, interesting though that I notice the trans is running a little hotter, it used to run about 160 degrees, now it stays around 180, right on the center of the gauge. I wonder if it is because I used oil with friction modifier? **** thing was there was no gear oil in advanced auto that didn't have the additive
Friction modifier in the gear oil is usually designed for limited slip differentials. Did you double-check that the oil mix you used is acceptable for the Aisin AY6 in your v6 manual?
Isn't the fluid on the v6 that Aisin-Warner recommends straight GL-5?
GL-5 SAE 75W-90
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-24-2016, 09:26 AM
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Are there any write-ups anywhere on doing these 2 things? It was something I wanted to do on my 1LS this spring as I near 30,000 miles.

Just having a hard time finding the guides for the v6, because I know the trans requirements are different.


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