[Chrysler300] Torky fluid preference???
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[Chrysler300] Torky fluid preference???

I note some feedback that Dexron or Dexron II was best for the TorqueFlite.  The 1964 Service Manual still says Type “A” and my best recollection of many previous posts was Type F.  But, I am no expert so if one of the Dexron’s is better or more favored than Type F, please chime in so that Joe is properly advised.


A 2008 post says this:  “Napa sells a type FA which is basically a direct replacement, I had looked this up for my 56 Roadmaster which uses the type A. Check with a local Napa dealer.”


Trivia:  I heard years ago that the “A” of type “A” was for Armour, as in the meat packing outfit.  And that as the fluid was produced from animal oils.  Later heard it was all whale oil and even later heard that there was some whale oil in it but not all.  Wiki has some information at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEXRON   It says Dexron replaced Type A in 1968 but still had whale oil so was reformulated to Dexron II.


Thanks for a careful review and thoughtful feedback,


Rich Barber

Brentwood CA (Hot and dry here with 105 at 4 PM.  Not complaining—could be worse.  Prayers offered up for safety of members in South Texas and Louisiana.  And, best wishes that no Vintage Chrysler 300’s be lost or damaged from this storm)


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On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:08 PM Scooter465@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


62 and up Torgueflites always used Dexron.

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On Aug 25, 2017, at 7:53 PM, 'Rich Barber' c300@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



A majority seemed to indicate their preference was Type F (the F for Ford and/or friction).  For firmer shifts and easy on clutches and other components.  Type A is not readily available.


It may take some multiple adds and checks to get tranny and torque converter filled. 


Best wishes for a great, leak-proof overhaul and installation.


Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA


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Hi All,

       I know this has been discussed before but I'm still confused.  I'm about to fill a rebuilt trany in my 300H.  What is the recommended fluid type?


Joe Williams


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