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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by VE_WagonII, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. VE_WagonII

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    Hi All
    My VE 3.0 is coming up to 130,000. Does anyone know about Transmission servicing? I've always had my log book services completed and oil changed every 7-9000k's (timing cain still redone at 125000)however nothing is ever mentioned about transmission servincing.
    Question, what is completed during a trans service and at what Km's should you look at getting it done?
    I saw a vidio once where small metal filings were removed from the trans case magnet.
    My wagon isnt having any trans issue, just curious and like to be proactive on maintenance.
    Cheers
     
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    Holden say the transmission is “filled for life” and no service is required.

    Cough cough bullshit cough

    Itcan be done at most garage mechanics now.
    Its a relative simple job.
    It’s just drop the trans sump off, swap out the filter, and put it all back together and refill.
    There is a magnet on the sumps inside for picking up the smallest filings, shavings of metal in the oil. Just about every car will have some.

    I personally have my trans serviced every 50k, but that’s just my choice as I’m all about preventative maintenance also.
     
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    Definitely recommend - manual suggests 150k, but in my opinion, should have been done at least twice before it reaches 150k

    Involves removing the pan, draining the fluid contained within (dexron 6) and replacing the pickup filter

    Fairly involved process, as when you refil the trans and check the fluid level, it must be within a fairly narrow temperature range (55 to 80 or so)

    A auto trans shop should charge no more than $300 - $350 drive in, drive out
     
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    Find a decent shop and get it done
     
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    I have a ve calais. Just had transmission fluid changed at 100 thousand kms.
    Transmission wasnt doing anything wrong. But now just feels better.
    A must to do. Not expensive and i will be getting mine done every 50 thousand.
     
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    yes pete i have it be 2 years 23rd may up at adamstown car doctors
    they use wynns, it flushes 10 ltrs through the tranny ,converter i had no problems this is from there site https://www.adamstowncardoctors.com.au/

    Automatic Transmission Transfusion
    As per manufacturer’s specifications or recommendation, automatic transmission fluid changes are recommended at regular intervals for optimum performance and longevity, helping to prevent common transmission failures causing by fluid contamination and poor fluid quality.

    Using Wynn’s™ Automatic Transmission Flusher Kit, over ten litres of fluid are flushed through the system, including the torque converter, replacing over 95% of old fluid unlike common drain-and-refill procedures. The Automatic Transmission Transfusion cleans out sludge build up and varnish deposits and conditions the transmission for smoother shifting and improved fuel economy.

    Power Steering System Service
     
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    I would say a lot of people don`t know about it.
     
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    I have done my mates ls1 berlina the other weekend changed filter cleaned pan and then filled then flushed through 12 litres till it ran clear and also my Prado both autos where fairly clean until the flush and what came out was a solid 6 litres of what could be described as diesel sump oil, a bit of research into it if they have high klms or are starting to slip flushing will only dislodge gunk and completely ruin them but from the 2 cars I done had great results
     
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    Hi Dylan,
    so really just saying 50000k standard service
    100000k flash
    150000k s/s
    200000k flash
    ect ect
     
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    Me personally I’ll flush the Prado again in 50 unsure on the berlina as it was only built 20 thousand ago by one of the best down here and the fluid that come out was worse than the Prado with 250000 thous lol I know the 4l60e isn’t the best box but only the odd burnout here and there I’d personally hope it to be a bit more red than black
     
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    20 thousand ago I wouldn`t flush eather
     
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    Glad I did as to what came out if it was mine I’d be finding a decent t56 conversion or a t400 it’s only got a little cam and exhaust but seems it can’t handle that
     
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