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I plan on using Valvoline MaxLife MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF on my A & B solenoid replacement. Is this any good?
 

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i think the recommended trans fluid is castrol import, its what i used when doing filter and had no problems at all.
 

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I refuse to EVER use Maxlife ATF in my rodeo again.

I tried it a few years back, I had real harsh shifting from 2nd - 3rd in a truck that had always shifted nice....I drained it out within 2 days and refilled with Castrol Import, which is a fluid I've always used, and the truck returned to normal.

So no, I do NOT recommend the Maxlife ATF for these transmissions.

I have 2 of these Rodeo's, both with the automatics, one has 200k, the other has 350k original units in both....I've only ever used Castrol Import, however, when I've been shy of fluid, I have used an ATF from Big R called Mile-something, can't remember the exact name of it. Both fluids have always been good to me.

The Maxlife has synthetic in it, not sure if it's the synthetic or Dex 6 that these transmissions don't like....but the hate for this fluid was VERY obvious in my transmission....I won't ever use it again.
 

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This is right in line with what the Honda dealer told me. She said that they use the same Honda branded fluid in every Honda including the Passport.
 
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