2000 Chevy Metro

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Hi, I'm new to the site, and am going to be changing the fluids in my daily driver pretty soon and would like to hear some suggestions. It's a 2000 Chevy Metro(1.3l 4 banger), automatic trans, has 112,000 miles. I drive it about 3 hours a day, about half of that time is sticking right around 55mph, the rest can be somewhat stop and go. I do sometimes drive it hard on long windy roads. I don't do short trips very often(if I'm driving anywhere, it's usually for half-hour or more per trip). It's currently leaking ATF, I think from a halfshaft seal. I'm going to replace the leaking seal and do a trans filter/fluid change at the same time. I've tried a few types(since the thing leaks a quart a week), and the Valvoline synthetic ATF seemed to feel the smoothest. Should I just go with that? Thanks! Dave
 
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McLean, Va.
I think in this case it matters more just to keep everything changed more than a specific brand, just keep it clean and maintained and hope for the best.
 
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Any 5W-30 should do you well. Whether you decide to run synthetic and go 7k+ mile OCIs, or conventional..... Note: Not sure if you are aware, but apparantly there is a Technical Service Bulletin, your AT specs Dexron VI....not Dexron II.... That being said, if the Valvoline seems to working fine, stay with it smile
 
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Originally Posted By: ahoier
Any 5W-30 should do you well. Whether you decide to run synthetic and go 7k+ mile OCIs, or conventional..... Note: Not sure if you are aware, but apparantly there is a Technical Service Bulletin, your AT specs Dexron VI....not Dexron II.... That being said, if the Valvoline seems to working fine, stay with it smile
Gm back speced dex 6 to what seems like every gm auto transmission built sense the 80s.
 
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