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    For all those who have been following the great Dextron2/3 debate, and the recent revelations that older Euro cars designed for D2 dont like D3.

    I started hunting for some D2 for the 2 Renaults I look after, and found its hard to come by and always get the standard line "D3 is better..."

    Penrite make a D2, and their tech sales dude was very helpful and agreed with our opinions re D3 in older euro boxes.

    Penrite sell D2 in 20 litre drums for $100, which is pretty good. Given you have to do at least 3 changes to flush out the D3, this will keep you in D2 for a while

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    If anyone gets really stuck, I can get supplies from up here at very competitive prices, but freight may be the killer.


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    Transmax M is sold at Big W is Dexron II ... speaking of Big W I noticed Cooper brew kits on sale for $56bux there yesterday (bloody bargain if ever there was one).

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    Transmax M is D2? I thought it was different again and more specific to ZF boxes. Hmm - might have to re read that thread...

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    Transmax M is cheap at supercheap, its what I use in the 306 and the box is getting nicer after every change since we have owned it.

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    i get transmax M from repco for $27/4L

    there is a valvoline one as well and it's just called dexron D as opposed to DIII and it's about the same price or maybe cheaper

    just depends what end of town i am at when i think i need some more and who i am going to hit to get a discount
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    Yet to see an auto parts place that doesn't stock Transmax M which is DII by another name...
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    I've come across a yank product comparison chart that does a direct comparison on these and have asked someone to try to put it inti a format where it can be done as a side by side comparison.
    I'm sure if/when some of the grease monkeys who have been so keen to use it out of either ignorance, convenience or laziness see what they've chosen to play with, they'll soon have a change of heart about running with the right stuff if for nothing else their own healths sake.


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    Just, 1/2 hour ago, bought 4l DX-II (Penrite) from the local (Bega) Auto Pro shop. $24.99

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    Been looking at transmission oil for the 19's today (after reading all the info on this forum) Renaultmatic d2 about $28 for 2l and Mobile 220 at Kmart 30 for 4l. Mobile 220 is the other one recommended in dialogys. I don't think the Renaultmatic d2 is synthetic - if it were then they would surley state it on the bottle.

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    At a cynical guess, I would suspect Renaultmatic d2 is Dexron 2 with a fancy handle to allow it to be charged at around retail X 2 but in light of the Dex3 fiasco, far be it for me to say that's what it is for certain.


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    [QUOTE=Alan S]At a cynical guess, I would suspect Renaultmatic d2 is Dexron 2 with a fancy handle to allow it to be charged at around retail X 2 but in light of the Dex3 fiasco, far be it for me to say that's what it is for certain.


    My thoughts as well. Just chaged the ATF in one of the 19's using Mobile 220 3l. Capacity is 5.8l. Gear changes are smooth. At the cost of Mobile ATF i'll change the 3l every 10000km. Suspect there is a lot of bull info doing the rounds. In any case, if the trans. paks up i'll just pull it and fix it, It's a learning experience.

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