Well I finally finished droping the pan, cleaning,draining and replacing the filter. First thoughts on Maxlife....shifts smoother,just nicer....the thing that strikes me the most is the odor. smells different then the regular dexron III, where the dexron III smells slightly sweet with not much of a smell, this Maxlife smells much stronger, almost like I cannot describe the smell of it.You really don't want to keep smelling it cause it does not smell very good . Would that be because of the synthetic base or the additives in it? CURIOUS IF ANYONE ELSE NOTICED ??? Also the person who was helping me and has been an mechanic for over 20 years, told me to put 80-90W synthetic gear oil in my differential(which we did) instead of the Maxlife ATF as suggested on here. He said it's better to do it. This is on a 2002 chevy prizm, with the A131L transmission and 3sd 1.6 auto.