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      08-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Blackstone Report for Automatic Trans Fluid

I just got my Blackstone report for my 52K Trans Fluid change - it's the attached .pdf file. I'm happy with it. I'll wait another 50K miles before changing it again.
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50k might be too long because you did a drain-n-fill and not a complete flush.
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Dexron VI isn't a full synthetic; it's a synthetic blend.
I drained approximately half of the total amount in the transmission.

I didn't get a TBN done on this sample; Blackstone charges an extra $10 for it and I changed the ATF at half the BMW service interval ... 'lifetime' is defined by BMW as 100K miles.
Since I also changed the filter I anticipate any future tests to come back with less contaminents, especially since the first few thousand miles is where most of the wear occurred.
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There are dexron vi oils that are synthetic ie: Valvoline http://www.valvoline.com/products/br...ion-fluid/36#b

Since you used a blend I wouldnt go pass 30k. I doubt oem oil is a blend.
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I'm going to have to dig deeper but it was my understanding that all Dexron VI products were a synthetic blend. Valvoline states that they use synthetic base stock but never state that it's full synthetic - am I reading their literature incorrectly?
Can anyone (Turkeybaster115) confirm or deny?
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Take a look at the lable it states "full synthetic", if it is a blend then someone needs to sue their ass!
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Take a look at the lable it states "full synthetic", if it is a blend then someone needs to sue their ass!
DOH! OK, next time Valvoline.
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