Open Roads Forum

Print  |  Close

Topic: Filter & fluid change Allison 3060 transmission?

Posted By: The Beave on 06/26/10 06:08am

My Allison transmission manual ('97) calls for Dextron II, which is no longer available.

Is there any particular brand or spec Dextron fluid Allison recommends for the 3060 transmission?


The Beave
30' 1997 Beaver Monterey
(The shortest DP we could find)
2005 Honda CR-V
Remco surge brake



Posted By: imgoin4it on 06/26/10 06:14am

Call them but I think they will tell you to switch to Transyd.


Retired and loving it
Living in the Land of Enchantment
Traveling in 2007 Newmar KSDP
towing a Jeep Liberty
with a Blue Ox tow bar


Posted By: BaldyD1 on 06/26/10 07:08am

Switch to Allison's synthetic as noted above.


Speedy, Jackie & Dusty {Shih-Tzu/Maltese}
2006 Kountry Star KSDP 3912
2005 Saturn Vue (dinghy)


Posted By: The Beave on 06/26/10 07:33am

imgoin4it wrote:

Call them but I think they will tell you to switch to Transyd.


If budget were no issue I would go with Transyd, but needing almost 5 gallons at $40-$50 per gallon, thats more than I feel like spending.


Posted By: Sully2 on 06/26/10 07:51am

The Beave wrote:

My Allison transmission manual ('97) calls for Dextron II, which is no longer available.

Is there any particular brand or spec Dextron fluid Allison recommends for the 3060 transmission?


Dexron III is perfectly compatible.


2000 Country Coach Allure; Cummins ISC 330 HP; 71/2 - 8 MPG regardless
2002 Jeep Liberty



Posted By: wolfe10 on 06/26/10 08:32am

Price the 5 gallon pail. That is what you need (on mine leaves one quart left over).


Brett Wolfe
1997 Safari Sahara 3540
EX: 1993 Foretravel 36' U-240


FMCA Forum: www.community.fmca.com/index

Diesel RV Club:http://www.dieselrvclub.org/


Posted By: Devocamper on 06/26/10 06:03pm

Not sure about your 3060 but there was a list of serial numbers and at a point on the list they did not recommend using the newer dexron fluids something about the new fluid and the older seals in the transmission this of course was on the Allison in my truck which I think is the 2000 better check with Allison they have a pretty good website. They were talking about dexron VI which is the current standardand that was backwards compatible


08 NU-WA Hitchhiker Discover America 339 RSB
07 Chevy 3500HD LT1 EXT Cab LB DRW D/A


Posted By: Dog Trainer on 06/26/10 06:56pm

Sully2 wrote:

The Beave wrote:

My Allison transmission manual ('97) calls for Dextron II, which is no longer available.

Is there any particular brand or spec Dextron fluid Allison recommends for the 3060 transmission?


Dexron III is perfectly compatible.

My last 2 changes were with dextron 3 no problem in 35,000 miles


93 Airstream 35' Dp
5.9 230 uprated to 300 HP
Allison MD 3060
Shadow 12 yr old Golden Daktari & Lydia Cavalier King Charles (fur Bearing Children) Duchess my Golden daddys little girl at the Rainbow bridge since 4/12



Posted By: Sully2 on 06/26/10 09:14pm

Devocamper wrote:

Not sure about your 3060 but there was a list of serial numbers and at a point on the list they did not recommend using the newer dexron fluids something about the new fluid and the older seals in the transmission this of course was on the Allison in my truck which I think is the 2000 better check with Allison they have a pretty good website. They were talking about dexron VI which is the current standardand that was backwards compatible


Dexron III OR Dexron IV is usuable where Dexron II was used....but NOT Dexron V or VI


Posted By: Sully2 on 06/26/10 09:15pm

The Beave wrote:

imgoin4it wrote:

Call them but I think they will tell you to switch to Transyd.


If budget were no issue I would go with Transyd, but needing almost 5 gallons at $40-$50 per gallon, thats more than I feel like spending.


I just bought the filter kit and 5 gallons of Transynd here and it set me back $175 for the total


Posted By: jtfcons on 06/27/10 08:02pm

Sully2 wrote:

The Beave wrote:

imgoin4it wrote:

Call them but I think they will tell you to switch to Transyd.


If budget were no issue I would go with Transyd, but needing almost 5 gallons at $40-$50 per gallon, thats more than I feel like spending.


I just bought the filter kit and 5 gallons of Transynd here and it set me back $175 for the total


Did the same here but set me back $256 through Allison dealer. The cheapest I could find.


John & Sharon, 2 Daughters, 2 Sons-in-law, 5 GK
Terriers (Chloe)&(Twiggy)
1997 HR Imp., 38CDS, 1 Slide
325 Cummins C8.3Mech., MD3060, EBw/Coast.Sw.,
Toad-98Tracker 4X4 or 03GMC Envoy 4X4, Excallibar TB, Pressure Pro TPMS, Henderson Mot. Ctrl. Units



Posted By: 80psi on 06/27/10 08:14pm

Hey Sully2, Will you tell us where you got your $175 deal on the oil and filters? Thanks, I need to do a service on my T3000.


Posted By: Sully2 on 06/28/10 11:41am

80psi wrote:

Hey Sully2, Will you tell us where you got your $175 deal on the oil and filters? Thanks, I need to do a service on my T3000.


Clark ( used to be Detroit / Allison)


Posted By: 80psi on 06/28/10 05:57pm

Thanks for the info.


Print  |  Close