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Old 12-05-2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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If I change my trans fluid and spin on filter and use Transynd (now has Dex), can I wait until the next scheduled change to change with Transynd again? I understand that you need to change the fluid twice to get close to 100% Transynd, but is it OK to run say 25,000 miles on the mix from the first fluid change? Advice appreciated. Thanks, Rick
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If I change my trans fluid and spin on filter and use Transynd (now has Dex), can I wait until the next scheduled change to change with Transynd again? I understand that you need to change the fluid twice to get close to 100% Transynd, but is it OK to run say 25,000 miles on the mix from the first fluid change? Advice appreciated. Thanks, Rick
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:31 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">but is it OK to run say 25,000 miles on the mix from the first fluid change? Advice appreciated. Thanks, Rick </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
RICK: Yes, you can do that as the two fluids are totally compatible. However, if you want the full benefits of the Transynd, it seems to me you'll want to be as close as possible to "all" Transynd.

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I think the answer boils down to cost. I just had a total drain/power flush with Transynd done locally for circa $250, which isn't bad considering that the fluid alone cost $80, the filter cost $32 (yeah, I know, but what could I do?) and the mechanic took 2 1/2 hours to do it (and he wasn't slacking, either). You will need something like six gallons of Transynd to do a double change.

If you can find a price like what I paid, do it that way. If you live in an area where the price is circa $400 (which is what I was quoted in Phoenix) then do it your way.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:44 PM   #5
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Yes, cost is a factor, as I was quoted $15 a quart for Transynd at Redlands Truck Service when I had my Ultrapower Programming, wires and cold air kit installed. Rick
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rickandcheryl:
Yes, cost is a factor, as I was quoted $15 a quart for Transynd at Redlands Truck Service when I had my Ultrapower Programming, wires and cold air kit installed. Rick </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
$15 a quart!!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:23 PM   #7
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Redlands is the first place I have heard of that will sell it by the quart. $15 is a little pricey but cheaper than buying a gallon anywhere else I have come across.
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I've heard that Pep Boys sells it by the quart, but have never seen it (the nearest Pep Boys to me is 55 miles away).

I'm in Wichita KS this week on business; if I get some down time I'll look for a store and check it out. Not that I need any; the WH shop that did my power flush (McKenzie Pontiac/GMC; Milton, FL) gave me a quart to take away for top-off.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mahlon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rickandcheryl:
Yes, cost is a factor, as I was quoted $15 a quart for Transynd at Redlands Truck Service when I had my Ultrapower Programming, wires and cold air kit installed. Rick </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
$15 a quart!!!!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mahlon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rickandcheryl:
Yes, cost is a factor, as I was quoted $15 a quart for Transynd at Redlands Truck Service when I had my Ultrapower Programming, wires and cold air kit installed. Rick </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
$15 a quart!!!!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

rickandcheryl, How do yoy like your Ultrapower system from redlands Truck? I'm considering it over the Banks Powerpack system. What is your opinon? Widetrack
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Yes, $15 a quart!
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Widetrack, I have both the Banks and Ultrapower. The Banks seemed to help power some but the Ultrapower is a more noticeable power increase. Now the "however", right after I had the Ultrapower installed we went on a 6000 mile trip and my mileage went down. They are going to look at my programming at Quartsite in Jan and "tweek" it. Rick
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rickandcheryl:
Yes, cost is a factor, as I was quoted $15 a quart for Transynd at Redlands Truck Service when I had my Ultrapower Programming, wires and cold air kit installed. Rick </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I opted for AMSOIL Torgue Drive, which meets/exceeds the Allison specs. I did it myself, TWICE, plus Spin on Filters (under $14 each) Total job was under $150. Allison in Tampa wanted $ 650 to do it.
Go to AMSOIL.com and read the Lit.
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If cost is a factor DIY, if you can, and do the two changes over a few months to spread the cost out.
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