Frequent question: What kind of transmission fluid does a Duramax take?

What type of fluid does a Allison Transmission take?

Allison Transmission TES 295® Approved Fluids are approved for use in Allison 1000 Series™, 2000 Series™, 3000 Series™, 4000 Series™ and H 40/50 EP™ on-highway products. Allison recommends that customers using TES 295® Approved Fluid consider Allison’s newest fluid spec, TES 668®, for their next service.

Is dexron VI OK for Allison Transmission?

Registered. DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid. But GM and Allison both recommend TranSynd as well.

What transmission fluid does a 2012 DuraMAX take?

According to GM, the LML comes with Dexron VI in it. However, Allison recommends that you use a TES-295 fluid ie: Transynd.

What kind of transmission fluid does a 2008 DuraMAX take?

dextron VI is all you need.

Can you use ATF in Allison Transmission?

Mobil Delvac 1 ATF is a fully synthetic fluid recommended by Allison Transmission, Inc. and approved against the Allison TES-295 and TES-468 Specifications. The fluid is designed to meet the demanding requirements of modern heavy-duty automatic transmissions.

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Can I use dexron 3 in Allison Transmission?

Dex III/TES-389 fluids are fine in the Allison, even 6 speeds, but you don’t get the extended drain intervals. For that, you need to step up to the TES-295 fluids.

Is TES 295 the same as dexron VI?

Any information would be helpful to clarify what the difference is between TES 295 and non TES 295 fluids. DexVI is licensed by GM and is not a TES-295 fluid. Dex VI comes in GM Allisons from the factory. GM takes care of warranty issues on the Allison that comes in our GM pick ups not Allison.

What is TES 295 transmission fluid?

Kendall SHP 295 is a full synthetic, heavy-duty automatic transmission fluid that offers excellent friction durability to ensure smooth shifting, outstanding low-temperature properties for year-round use and easy shifting in cold weather, as well as rust and corrosion protection.

How many quarts does an Allison 1000 take?

The actual capacity is about 13 quarts but the torque converter doesn’t drain.

How much fluid does an Allison Transmission take?

Allison 3000 transmissions can hold approximately 29 quarts of fluid; the larger Allison 4000 can hold approximately 48 quarts.

How strong is the Allison 1000?

Initially the Allison 1000 was a 5 speed transmission, rated to handle up to 620 lb·ft (841 N·m) of torque. This rating has increased as the transmission was updated several times, to stand at 765 lb-ft(1037 N·m) by 2011 in GM truck applications.

What Allison Transmission is in the DuraMAX diesel?

The Allison 1000 six-speed transmission of today is the only transmission that can keep up with Chevrolet’s Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine option. Using adaptive learning technology, Allison transmissions provide a comfortable driving experience and help you avoid any rough shifting experiences.

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How often should you change Allison transmission fluid?

If an odometer is used to determine when to change the transmission fluid and filters, this specific vehicle would change the fluid every 42,000 miles (66 000 km) and filters every 21,000 miles (33 000 km).