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Old 12-29-2015, 08:50 PM   #15
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Dexron III (No "t" in the name) is no longer tested nor certified by GM/Allison. You don't know what you're buying anymore. And you can't use IV and V fluids in the Allison either as the seals don't like the formulation and will harden and leak.
The TES-295 fluids ARE tested and certified for use in the Allison trans. Also don't be misled by claims the the fluid "is designed to meet TES-295". That's not the same as actually being tested and certified as meeting it.
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There is a tag riveted to the bottom side of the transmission that has the model and SN of your transmission. With thin information you should be able to determine sump depth.

After I bought my coach I called a local authorized service center for Allison, they quoted $650 to change oil and filter. I did it myself for ~$250, the first time I dropped the pan and did a fluid change. The second time I just did the filters.
Why would you drop the pan to do a fluid change when there's a drain plug built in the the pan?
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Watch the video it's a piece of cake
I used transynd
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When changing out just the filters how much fluid can be expected to be lost ?
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With my 2" pan I lose 16 qt with a fluid & filters change out.

Last time with just filters changed it took 2 qt.

If it has been over 5 years since last fluid change with transynd.
You may want to do both. To get a base start on maintenance.
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Can anyone suggest a good place to pick up the transynd fluid and the filters I will need.
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Go to a big truck parts store.
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Hear is a place to find out about your transmission. My Transmission
I bought my Transcend at Inland Truck Parts Company
Ft. Worth Texas, Inland Truck Parts Company
If you have your serial number they can look up what filter kit you need.
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Can anyone suggest a good place to pick up the transynd fluid and the filters I will need.
Sure.....Florida Diesel on University in Jacksonville, FL Is that convenient for you?
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There is a Allison shop near I75 in Ocala, FL.
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I get my trans fluid at RVCHASSISPARTS.COM for 43.92 and they pay the freight. The local truck shop got me for 60.00.
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I have 2005 Fleetwood Expedition that is on a Freightliner chassis.

My question is has anyone changed the fluid and filters on the Allison transmission themselves ? So far I have done all of my own preventive maintience except for this. I am not having any problems with the transmission and the fluid looks fine. Maybe I should leave well enough alone ?

Any feedback is appreciated , Thanks.

Get it tested. You may already have a TES-295 fluid that may have plenty of life left in it.
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Get it tested. You may already have a TES-295 fluid that may have plenty of life left in it.
I was hoping you'd join in, Tom. This topic always benefits from your expertise.

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As far as testing the fluid that is in it I am thinking where as it is a 2005 , it has never been serviced , and even though it has transynd in it I am thinking it is over do as far as time is concerned and I am just going ahead with fluid and filters.

Crawled under the coach yesterday to obtain the serial number. I will be calling Allision next week to determine what I need for filters and will take it from there.
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