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Old 09-09-2005, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Is there any difference between ATF DEXRON III, ATF DEXRON II, or ATF SP-III?

I'm not able to find the last type in the local market which was recomended by the user manual for replacing the Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Appreceating your kind comments.
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Old 09-10-2005, 05:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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always use the genuine SP111 fluid, this is only available from your dealer, l know it is much more expensive but it will save you problems later
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The brain washing continues. Without making a statement that is not correct I think most people are like sheep and with a little reading you will find as I did that aftermarket products are not all bad. Some have given others a bad name. I put Amsoil universal ATF in my 03 Sonada. Shouldn't have to change it again. Look at regular reports made by people like you & I and you'll find it to last 3 times as long as the factory stuff. NOW don't get me wrong I am not telling you to use it instead of the factory ATF. Just see what others have said and YOU deside.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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there have been several instances of auto. box problems that have been directly contributed to the incorrect use of ATF fluid, if you want to take that chance well thats up to you, personally l think that paying the extra money for the correct SP111 fluid is well worth the peace of mind, it's alot cheaper that a new gearbox!
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll back up montego here- I have seen several cases of the trans not functioning properly after a generic type ATF is used. I haven't personally delt with a trans failure because of it, but I do know it does happen, and your much better off sticking with the Hyundai ATF. And as for never having to change your ATF again because your using amsoil- I'm sure you'll make a Hyundai dealer very happy when they get paid cash out of your pocket instead of to replace your tranny because you don't think you need to change the fluid.
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Old 09-10-2005, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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AND KEEP IN MIND,
that if there is any problem with the auto baox, a maintenance record MUST be produced (unless the car was serviced at the dealer). If the record show other ATF then SPlll, the warranty is void.
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Belive it or not, my dealer did not have that ype of oil and he recomend me to get it from the market

Not only that, no body heared of the SP-III type !!

The best type that I can get from the market (and it's the hihgest in price) is AC Delco DEXRON III.
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do not use dextron lll or any other type of fluid, l can not believe that your main dealer can not order the correct SPlll fluid for you, try another dealer
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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contact Hyundai head office in your country, and ****
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I have a 1998 sonata GLS and I want to know if 100% synthetic automatic transmission fluid (tech 2000 from wal-mart) is a good choice even if you say that the best choice is SP-III. Synhetic fluid is it better than regular non-synthetic?

Thank you for your help, a french guy, Derick :)
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