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Old 09-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Ever hear of AT fluid called SP III?


Trying to plan for a fluid change for a Kia 2011 Soul. Heard (like Honda likes to do) you gotta use Kia brand ONLY, or the devil will poke you with a fork, in Hell, when you die. Trying to be edjukatid more on this. Then, I hear theres an AT fluid spec called SP-III, which some say is what I need.

AZ also told me they spec out a "Dex/Merc blend for this year Kia. Man, a blend??

Im so new at this, people. Comments/advice apreciated!
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oh- no luck on Kia's site, specificatons. maybe im not looking hard enough....sheesh.
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http://www.valvoline.com/products/br...ssion-fluid/37
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nice link, joe. Still, need proof my Kia uses this.......didnt see it listed on link.....(did I miss it??)
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Well, on Honda, they do sell aftermarket fluid available. Blue cans. Clearly says made for Honda vehicles. But then dealership price is not much different, so why bother. I simply go with Amsoil, pricy as it is, but lasts helluva longer than any other ATF.

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is recommended for transmissions, hydraulics, power steering systems and other applications that require any of the following specifications:

Ford MERCON®, MERCON® V, ESP-M2C166-H; GM DEXRON® III; Chrysler ATF+4®, MOPAR® AS68RC; Allison C-4, TES-389; Audi G 052 162, G 052 990, G 055 025; BMW 7045E, LA 2634, LT 71141; Honda ATF-Z1 (not CVT); Hyundai SP-II and SP-III; Idemitsu K17; JWS 3309, 3314, 3317; Kia SP-II and SP-III, ATF Red-1; MAN 339F, 339 V1, 339 V2, 339 Z1, Z2 & Z3; Mazda ATF-M III, ATF-MV; Mercedes Benz 236.1, 236.2, 236.3, 236.5, 236.6, 236.7, 236.9, 236.10, 236.11, 236.81; Mitsubishi SP-II and SP-III; Nissan Matic-D, Matic-J, Matic-K; Shell 3403, LA 2634; Subaru ATF, ATF-HP; Suzuki 3314 & 3317; Texaco ETL-7045E, ETL- 8072B, N402; Toyota Type T-III and T-IV; Voith 55.6335.XX (G607), 55.6336.XX (G1363); Volvo 97340, 97341; Volkswagen G 052 162, G 052 990, G 055 025; ZF TE-ML 03D, 04D, 05L, 09, 11B, 14A, 14B, 14C, 16L, 17C.
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This is sometimes a tricky decision. Some manufacturers tune the shifts with clutch material, others use fluid with different friction modifiers to tune the shifts.

That's why there are different fluids.
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I can only vouch for Amsoil. pretty much, it's replace it and forget it fluid. Good for about 100 000 miles. rear diff, t-case - same. Used their product for years on lexi, Hondas, Toyota. never an issue. Pricy. Well worth it.
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Phone your local Kia dealer and ask them directly. Why mess around?
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