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Just a quick post to say, hmmm, how shall I put this...

"WOW! What an incredible difference!"

I just had RP Synchromax pumped into the tranny and RP Gear-Max into the diff. The difference in shifting is just beyond description...I had noticed shifting getting increasing balky as of late (the fluid therein had been in there since the tranny grenaded 17k miles ago), even to the point where I was starting to miss 3-4 shifts....now it shifts through the entire range like buttah. The diff is noticably less noisy as well...weird how sometimes you don't hear a sound that comes on slowly.

If you haven't done this yet, you are a fool.
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Just a quick post to say, hmmm, how shall I put this...

"WOW! What an incredible difference!"

I just had RP Synchromax pumped into the tranny and RP Gear-Max into the diff. The difference in shifting is just beyond description...I had noticed shifting getting increasing balky as of late (the fluid therein had been in there since the tranny grenaded 17k miles ago), even to the point where I was starting to miss 3-4 shifts....now it shifts through the entire range like buttah. The diff is noticably less noisy as well...weird how sometimes you don't hear a sound that comes on slowly.

If you haven't done this yet, you are a fool.
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It's taken you 50,000 miles to finally do the second most improtant GTO mod!?!?! C5 front brake pads and Valvoline Synpower being #1!

05 Brakes w/ C5Pads, K&N CAI, TBCoolantByPass, -CAGS, , +Outlets, DeadPedal, UnSpoiled, GasCapHook, PedalsRightSideUp, HitchToGo,
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It's taken you 50,000 miles to finally do the second most improtant GTO mod!?!?! C5 front brake pads and Valvoline Synpower being #1!

Technically, I've only had the transmission for for 16,000 miles...
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Where do you get RP?
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Where do you get RP?
I got mine at a local rod & custom shop near my house...they ordered it in for me... a place called Cruzers in Bakersfield.

http://www.royalpurple.com/dealers/dealers.html

Ignore the Pep Boys / Auto Zone / etc....they are all cluesless bastards indeed.

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Is there a drain plug that allows all of the current fluid out or is a large portion of the existing fluid left in the tranny? Is removing the tranny the only way to truly empty it?
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Is there a drain plug that allows all of the current fluid out or is a large portion of the existing fluid left in the tranny? Is removing the tranny the only way to truly empty it?
We just drained and filled as normal...
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NAPA usually carries a wide range of RP products. Beware that the tranny needs 4.6 quarts and only 4.0 will go into the "fill" plug. I jacked the drivers side of the car up and got all I needed in that way. Others use the back-up switch on the passenger side of the tranny. However, make sure you don't put more than 4.6 in because you can fit in almost 6 quarts via the back-up switch.

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