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Correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite
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Grady
Posted 2019-12-28 2:11 PM (#592131)
Subject: Correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite


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What's the general consensus on the correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite? I've had people tell me ever transmission fluid on the market. I know type A is what was originally used. The only type A still available seems to be the cheap golden star brand found at the gas station. Any experience with different types and brands appreciated.

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local2Ed
Posted 2019-12-28 2:26 PM (#592132 - in reply to #592131)
Subject: Re: Correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite


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I use DexIII/Mercon which I'm pretty sure was recommended on this forum.
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57chizler
Posted 2019-12-28 3:49 PM (#592138 - in reply to #592131)
Subject: RE: Correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite



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Welcome to the board.

There is no agreement on what is "correct", some favor the Dexron/Mercon and others favor Type F. Either will work.
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Grady
Posted 2019-12-28 7:44 PM (#592151 - in reply to #592131)
Subject: Re: Correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite


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Thanks for the replies everyone.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-12-29 2:23 AM (#592165 - in reply to #592131)
Subject: Re: Correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite


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really need to search on this one its been discussed alot Can't remember what I bought but its synthetic... way dextron 3 or 4 or 5... cant remember, original stuff was swill
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57chizler
Posted 2019-12-29 1:01 PM (#592186 - in reply to #592165)
Subject: Re: Correct transmission fluid for a cast iron Torqueflite



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The original spec Type A fluid contained sperm whale oil because of its exceptional lubricity and heat stability. Sperm oil was outlawed in the early seventies so its use ended.

Calling Type A "swill" isn't very informed.
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