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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Kermiit, Aug 2, 2019.
On mine whenever I have played around with the paddles. When coming to a standstill it usually stays in 2nd for a while and I sometimes take off in 2nd. Have never forced it to 1st at all.
i use first in a manual, 2nd doesnt have anywhere near enough downlow to do a rolling skid.
Has anyone here actually had a transmission oil change? If so did you notice any difference?
I have just hit 50k and was going to get one done at my next service in a few weeks.
But not sure if its worth it.
If oil levels are ok and auto is functioning as it should, an oil change is a precautionary service procedure. As such it should not feel any different with new oil in it.
But if the auto oil level is low and the trans has been having a hard time, internal damage may have already started to occur and an oil change won’t fix that but it may stop it getting worse.
A trans service is a good idea, only question is when should it occur on these ‘sealed for life’ transmissions that most manufacturers say don’t need a flush?
(edited to add quote so its clear i was responding to @Murdoch)
just for curiosity sake i downshifted mine yesterday into first at about 10-20k's. i don't think it really liked it but there was not clunking. Shifting into first while in motion is not really something boxes are designed to do afaik.
TLDR - i literally don't think you should be doing this.
I used the word 'clunk' in my post but in hindsight it is probably not the best description. What you said about the auto not liking the change, or as someone else said the trans "grabbed first" rather than quietly changed down, is probably a better way to describe it.(It is like the handbrake was being applied at the same time). I won't be doing it again cause I think if this change was done regularly it could damage the auto. I am leaning to the view that there is nothing wrong with my vehicle, that this is a characteristic of this type of auto, particularly when I read in this thread that others have had the same experience. The only reason I did the change in the first place was because I live in Toowoomba which is at the top of a very steep range. On this day I started the descent down the range but soon after I struck stop start bumper to bumper traffic due to an accident further down.I was in sports mode and to reduce the use of the brakes I downshifted from 2nd to 1st.
it worked just fine, but it's so low it's not a good shift. no clunking.
i have never in all my years considered first a viable gear to shift into unless stopped.
i've driven down the toowoomba range more times than i care to count and i consider 2nd plenty to go down it.
i would rather use the brakes a bit down the range than hit first for a decent like that personally.
The guy that does mine once a year has always said the filter looks good, and all bar once has said the oil looks ok. He reckons its not about having the cleanest of oil, but more about maintaining the correct viscosity.
I snap 1st often. It's a strong box and driveline. Get into it, you won't hurt it.
What snap 1st at 45000rpm approaching a corner with blue and red lights in the rear view mirror?
I've never been booked for decelerating too quickly...
^ haha, was implying you were being chased for something else
rpm, not sure what it would be to snap from 2 to 1 at high rpm since haven’t checked the gearing as I let the auto do it’s own thing
Plant your foot at the right speed/rpm and the auto will "kick down" to 1st by itself. You won't break it by doing similar with the shifter .
And if the gearbox doesn't like what you're trying to do, you'll get "Shift Denied".
I only hit 1st gear that day because of the accident, the traffic was moving at say 0 to 5kph
Ah, the electronic nannies protecting us from ourselves
Yeah, maybe. As with many things these days, the lowest common denominator must be catered for...You'd be surprised how high in the rev range it will let you select a lower gear though. It's a good thing really. Like knock sensors etc. Built in protection. Automotive prophylactics.
Hi guys, does anyone know what the torque limit the 6L80E is rated to ?
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