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Old 09-25-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
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I searched for an Allison dealer and much to my surprise he was local. About a 15 minute drive. Got a filter for the transmission and about 1L of Transynd. Nice guy...He understood my predicament of having to buy 1 gallon and only using 1/2 L or less to fill the filter. So what he did; he went back to the service shop and found a partly used gallon jug and brought it up to me. And NO CHARGE...I shuttered at the idea of having to purchase a full gallon and have it sit in my garage for 2 years.

He went on to explain that the big rigs they service always have extra left over. He said they sit the partly filled jugs in a corner and wait till the pile gets big enough to do smaller transmissions like ours. They go through this stuff like water........



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Hi,

I searched for an Allison dealer and much to my surprise he was local. About a 15 minute drive. Got a filter for the transmission and about 1L of Transynd. Nice guy...He understood my predicament of having to buy 1 gallon and only using 1/2 L or less to fill the filter. So what he did; he went back to the service shop and found a partly used gallon jug and brought it up to me. And NO CHARGE...I shuttered at the idea of having to purchase a full gallon and have it sit in my garage for 2 years.

He went on to explain that the big rigs they service always have extra left over. He said they sit the partly filled jugs in a corner and wait till the pile gets big enough to do smaller transmissions like ours. They go through this stuff like water........



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Old 09-25-2007, 01:57 PM   #3
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I just did some searching for Transyd in my area. So far, I have found that only Allison shops sell the stuff and it is just DARN expen$ive. What a deal for Castrol/Allison on this. I was quoted $40 a gallon. That is supposedly the smallest container it comes in. Pretty darn expen$ive for half to sit in my garage and half in the coach for emergencies.
I even checked places like NAPA, Kragen and Auto Zone and they don't carry it. Kind of frustrating.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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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 RV 4 2:
I just did some searching for Transyd in my area. So far, I have found that only Allison shops sell the stuff and it is just DARN expen$ive. What a deal for Castrol/Allison on this. I was quoted $40 a gallon. That is supposedly the smallest container it comes in. Pretty darn expen$ive for half to sit in my garage and half in the coach for emergencies.
I even checked places like NAPA, Kragen and Auto Zone and they don't carry it. Kind of frustrating. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I checked with two Allison authorized shops in Grand Junction CO. One wanted close to $50 per gallon and the other wanted $33 per gallon - but I had to furnish my own container since they pumped it out of a 55 gallon drum.
You might want to check with with all of the shops in your area, maybe you will find one with a reasonable price.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:07 AM   #6
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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 Redlands Truck and RV:
We carry it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK Keith , now can you move to north Orange County ... It would sure make my life easier. Actually, that would be a bad thing, I would go poor spending money in your toy shop. I would have a nice RV but I would be poor.
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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 Clay L:
but I had to furnish my own container </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can put it in a dixie cup for a dollar!
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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 Brazels RV Performance:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Clay L:
but I had to furnish my own container </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can put it in a dixie cup for a dollar! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Mike, I got three gallons - that's going to take a bunch of Dixie cups!!!
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Is $33/gallon the best price anyone has seen?
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I bought 6 gals. of TranSynd at Valley Power Systems, Inc. in City of Industry, Ca. for $30.88 each. They are a Allison Distributor.

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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 jeepster47:
I bought 6 gals. of TranSynd at Valley Power Systems, Inc. in City of Industry, Ca. for $30.88 each. They are a Allison Distributor.

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WOW, that is a awful lot of that slippery stuff, I am curious, why so much?
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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 RV 4 2:
... that is a awful lot of that slippery stuff, I am curious, why so much? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>In accomplishing a transmission fluid change to synthetic, it will require that it be drained and refilled twice and you will also need to replace 2 spin on filters and 5.15 gallons of transmission fluid.
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DriVer, How long (months or miles) between changes when changing over to the transynd? I am thinking about changing to the transynd.

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DriVer, when I did the 2 tranny fluid change to TranSynd, I measured the old fluid at a good 3 gals.(6 gals. for both changes including fluid in old filter). Wonder why the difference between ours? Maybe the way the torque converter stopped?

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