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Old 10 Sep 2010, 01:44 pm
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Default "Seafoam TRANS TUNE" on a automatic Transmission?

Does anyone has been used "Seafoam TRANS TUNE" before change the fluid to clean residue on transmission?

They claimed:
TRANS-TUNE is NOT a stop-leak or super lubricant additive and is safe to use because it does not swell or harm seals in any way..

I read that Chrysler do not recommend use any cleaner, additive to trans unless ATF+4.

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Old 10 Sep 2010, 02:00 pm
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I'm not sure why you want to use anything other than ATF+4, when the manual says not to use anything??
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Old 10 Sep 2010, 02:11 pm
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Because I had erratic shift on my 2005 Malibu Ls since he has 45K miles and I did the 1st Fluid change at 50K and continous doing the same and at 75K miles I used half can of SeaFoam TRANS TUNE before the 2nd Fluid change and problem solve, that was 4K miles ago and no more problems.

I just want to know if anybody has been using it? to be sure does not harm 'Chrysler' Transmission.

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TRANS TUNE is a 100% Petroleum product comprised of three specific oils, blended in just the right proportions to SAFELY clean varnish deposits in transmission, power steering and hydraulic pump components. TRANS-TUNE is compatible with all commonly used petroleum and synthetic based hydraulic fluids used in automatic transmissions, power steering systems, marine transmissions, agricultural equipment and industrial hydraulic lifts.

TRANS-TUNE reduces rough or erratic shifting by dissolving varnish that contaminates transmission valve bodies, bands, governors, pumps and passages. TRANS-TUNE makes the perfect system flush for transmissions, power steering and hydraulic pumps, removing damaging moisture and deposits that impair system performance.
TRANS-TUNE is NOT a stop-leak or super lubricant additive and is safe to use because it does not swell or harm seals in any way.
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Old 10 Sep 2010, 02:59 pm
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I'll say that the mechanic that did my trans flush used a can of BG cleaner before the ATF+4 change. I wasn't having any problems but it was part of the cost of having it flushed.

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Old 10 Sep 2010, 09:18 pm
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Crewzin is good to know you have experience applying transmission residue cleaner.

I'm thinking about to put "Seafoam Trans Tune" but I'm a little worry by the Chrysler picky guys with their transmission recommendations.

Let see....
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Old 10 Sep 2010, 09:38 pm
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It was the Chrysler tech who used it as part of the flush. I didn't ask for it, he just ran it through the flush machine before the new ATF fluid. Do't know anything about the Sea Foam.
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well I am a big time sea foam fan i run in in all my cars in the fuel and in the oil and have for a long time
now with that said I had a weekend set aside to do the tranny service on mt 06 PT filter and fluid so i added a can on a Friday morning thinking I would run it that day to work and back which is 195 miles and then drop the pan when i got home I did add the sea foam but things didn't work as I planned and it was in there for about 4 weeks don't know if it helped but that was 50,000 miles ago so i guess it did not hurt-- but like anything everyone's car is different and we all treat them different I always put a quart of Lucas in on every oil change but i know guys who will say man i put that in and it gummed up my motor
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Old 13 Sep 2010, 02:37 pm
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Thank guys for your personal experience.

I did it this weekend, add more than 1/4 can of Seafoam transtune, drove 20 miles, did the filter change and fluid (+/- 4.75 quarts) and I've driven for 100 miles and car run great.

I did Seafoam to engine 1/3 intake, 1/3 oil (previous oil change) & 1/3 gas. White smoke = O.K.

I'm a big fan of Seafoam also.
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For future reference, most manufacturers specifically recommend against the use of any additives in any of the fluids. They recommend their own brand fluids only.

But Seafoam is a fantastic product and I've used it myself with very pleasing results.
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heifetz has you been using TRANSTUNE on you transmission?
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