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Hi All,Is there any difference between ATF DEXRON III, ATF DEXRON II, or ATF SP-III?I"m not able to find the last type in the local market which was recomended by the user manual for replacing the Automatic Transmission Fluid.Appreceating your kind comments.

always use the genuine SP111 fluid, this is only available from your dealer, l know it is much more expensive but it will save you problems later
The brain washing continues. Without making a statement that is not correct I think most people are like sheep and with a little reading you will find as I did that aftermarket products are not all bad. Some have given others a bad name. I put Amsoil universal ATF in my 03 Sonada. Shouldn"t have to change it again. Look at regular reports made by people like you & I and you"ll find it to last 3 times as long as the factory stuff. NOW don"t get me wrong I am not telling you to use it instead of the factory ATF. Just see what others have said and YOU deside.

there have been several instances of auto. box problems that have been directly contributed to the incorrect use of ATF fluid, if you want to take that chance well thats up to you, personally l think that paying the extra money for the correct SP111 fluid is well worth the peace of mind, it"s alot cheaper that a new gearbox!

I"ll back up montego here- I have seen several cases of the trans not functioning properly after a generic type ATF is used. I haven"t personally delt with a trans failure because of it, but I do know it does happen, and your much better off sticking with the Hyundai ATF. And as for never having to change your ATF again because your using amsoil- I"m sure you"ll make a Hyundai dealer very happy when they get paid cash out of your pocket instead of to replace your tranny because you don"t think you need to change the fluid.

AND KEEP IN MIND,that if there is any problem with the auto baox, a maintenance record MUST be produced (unless the car was serviced at the dealer). If the record show other ATF then SPlll, the warranty is void.
Belive it or not, my dealer did not have that ype of oil and he recomend me to get it from the market :grin: Not only that, no body heared of the SP-III type !!The best type that I can get from the market (and it"s the hihgest in price) is AC Delco DEXRON III.

do not use dextron lll or any other type of fluid, l can not believe that your main dealer can not order the correct SPlll fluid for you, try another dealer
Hi all,I have a 1998 sonata GLS and I want to know if 100% synthetic automatic transmission fluid (tech 2000 from wal-mart) is a good choice even if you say that the best choice is SP-III. Synhetic fluid is it better than regular non-synthetic?Thank you for your help, a french guy, Derick
I think it"s pretty clear from all discussion. No one can guarantee the use of fluid other than factory recommended (SP-III), especially on ATF. I like the way montego put it... prepare a savings account for a replacement gear box.Plus, I just read my manual. Damage due to non-specified fluid (I assume this refers to any other fliud other than Hyundai ATF, Daimond ATF SP-III and SK ATF SP-III) will void the warranty.So, if you do, do it at your own risk
Kia trans fluid and Hyundai trans fluid are the same. Whey even have the same serial number with a different sticker. The Kia fluid is about 35% less than the Hyundai fluid.

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Here"s the thing...I just looked on AMSOIL"s Web site and their universal tranny fluid is $9.05 a quart plus shipping. I got SP III from my local Hyundai dealer for $5.50 a quart. So I would stick with the genuine Hyundai, and save the receipt for a warranty claim. :thumbsup: John
Hello - I see some mis-information above so I thought I would chime in. I"m new to the Hyundai community with my recent Sonata purchase. First off, the Kia and Hyundai fluids are NOT all the same. The KIA Red 1 fluid is unique, no one makes a substitute. Similarly, the 6 speed ATFs made by Aisin Warner take a unique transmission fluid, and only Mobil makes a substitute for this (Mobil 3309) since it"s designed for the Aisin Warner automatic transmission line. So, be careful and make sure you go to fluid compatibility listings on the fluid manufacturers websites. This is because every oil/lubricant has a specification that must be met.That being said, Mobil 1 synthetic ATF IS compatible with the 3 fluids listed in the Hyudai literature (HYUNDAI GENUINE ATF SP III, DIAMONDATF SP III, SK ATF SP III). See this link for confirmation. You may not find it as cheap as others, but perhaps you want this synthetic.In reality, as I understand it, the specification for this fluid is "SP III". Theoretically any fluid that is advertised by reputable manufacturers to meet this specification can be used. I"ve not verified this last tidbit, but that"s my understanding. For sure the Mobil 1 ATF is compatible. My guess is that the manufacturers for any "SP-III" fluid will list the Hundai fluid in their compatibility list. For what it"s worth - to help you with my credibility, I"m an engineer. Good luck.