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,
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)
62 and up Torgueflites always used Dexron.
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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
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.
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