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Hey guys.
So, i've been searching (a lot) around here, and on the web on general but I'm still a bit confused about what I should do.
Long story short, my '06 159 still have the red fluid, from factory I think.
It's level on the reservoir is a bit low and I'd like to put some to get it back up.
Around here I can get hands on a few Dexron III ATF oils, MOTUL Dexron III ATF being the cheapest.
These are equivalent to the GI/E?
Should it be ok to use?

The other doubt is about the green one.
Should I change the oil to the green or equivalent and it's reservoir?

I have a little tiny groan on cold starts and when maneuvering the steering wheel turning to the max it gets.
Other than that, no noises, vibrations or weird sounds.

I read somewhere that it if ran so much time with the red oil, changing to green now could cause major leaks because of the seals.

Around here, ambient temps when on winter, might reach only -1° usually.

What would you do?
 

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common theory now is that if it's been on red for quite some time, leave it be.
 

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Any Dextron 3 will be fine, as has been said stick with the red fluid but instead of just topping it up syringe or empty out as much as you can and put the whole bottle of new oil in there.
 

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Any Dextron 3 will be fine, as has been said stick with the red fluid but instead of just topping it up syringe or empty out as much as you can and put the whole bottle of new oil in there.
Thanks, I'll try that and see if it doesn't make strange noises.
Didn't really wanted to change it to green and get leaks everywhere.
 

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I think the green fluid might be better for Northern Europe, so colder climate
I live in Portugal, the coldest I've seen here were around -5°C.

I'll try new oil, if it's level on the reservoir continue to go down, then I'll have to ask my mechanic what he think I should do.
 
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