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I am thinking about swapping the fluids out this spring and was wondering which types you guys have had good luck with. I want to do the transmission fluid and the coolant. For the coolant im thinking I should just go with the universal stuff that they sell pre-diluted, but I'm not sure about the tranny fuild. I don't know if the generic "for most import vehicles" will work or if I should go with something else. Any name brands you guys recommend? I don't want to get bargain basement fluids and have it come back to bite me later on. I'm not all that worried about cost and I have the automatic by the way. Thanks guys!
 

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I have used maxlife ATF and other then the smell have had no issues with it. Coolant I pick up bargain basement. If I'm feeling frisky and there is a deal I'll go with prestone. Of course you can always buy OEM fluids from the dealer too. It will cost you though.
 

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What do you mean by smell? Is it smelly when you first put it in?
 

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Yes the maxlife smells absolutely horrible. Smells bad new and old. Smells like gear lube you would use in a manual transmission.
 

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ewww. i've used gear oil before and it definitely has its own smell. any other ideas?
 
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