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Transmission Fluid Type?


The trans in my '62 is an automatic sticking in a 289 - - nothing fancy - - what type transmission fluid would be ok to use?  I've been using Type F because it was recommended by an O'Reilly Clerk.

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My "guess" is Type F; back in the days that was built, there were two types - F was for Fords, and Dexron was for GMs; I don't know what MoPar used, but probably one or the other.

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They say that the newer Dexron fluids will work fine in the older Fords, but I would use the Type F if you can get it. We used to put Type F in our GMs....it would harshen up the shifts (poor mans shift kit)

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thanks, Gents, type F is on da list

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FA will work as well. NAPA, Auto Zone/Advance carry at least the F. My all time favorite is Valvoline and what I'm using in the '31's C4 (and every other auto tranny Ford in the past but the '06 p/u)

If you are going to change it, there is a pipe plug on the torque converter that will drain it pretty well. As far as replacement quantity - that's a 'crap shoot' on a C4 as it varies between 8 and 11 quarts with a Bronco holding another quart or so with a deeper pan



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Thanks Dave, no changing at the moment but if it starts shifting poorly then that's probably the first order of business. I don't drive the damned thing often enuff to keep the fluids distributed anyhow - - grrrrrrrrr However, I do try and crank it at least once a week for the lifters and let it idle up to 210.

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Mello Yello wrote:

Thanks Dave, no changing at the moment but if it starts shifting poorly then that's probably the first order of business. I don't drive the damned thing often enuff to keep the fluids distributed anyhow - - grrrrrrrrr However, I do try and crank it at least once a week for the lifters and let it idle up to 210.


 Sounds like my '31 which hasn't seen daylight this year --- yetcrash.gif



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