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question transmition oil for 64 transmition????


Todd H
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hi, i am looking to find out what type of transmition oil is the best for my 64 wildcat with a super turbine 400 trans..... it calls for type " A " yet the closet to that is AF from napa auto... thanks Todd

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GM claims that their current DexronIII fluid is backward compatible all the way back to 1949 in their transmissions. The orig Dexron fluid replaced Type A when it came out in the later 1960s. The current DexronIII is the latest variation of that orig Dexron fluid.<P>I highly suspect that DexronIII is highly superior in its additive packages and such than the earlier Type A fluid. My recommendation would be the DexronIII fluid, but others might prefer the earlier Type A spec fluid if it's still around.<P>Enjoy!<BR>NTX5467

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I think that Dexron III is the greatest thing since the paper towel. It's my personal opinion but I use it in both of my old cars and have nothing but good things to say about it. Good luck. smile.gif" border="0<p>[ 05-12-2002: Message edited by: 61lesabre ]

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That type AF that you found is, I believe, Ford Type F. In my parts counterman days, we sold Dextron III to those requiring Type A.

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If you check in Hemmings - you may see some vendors offering Type A. Last year I had some radiator work done and had to top off the tranny to compensate for the loss from the radiator's trans fluid cooler. I used Dexron III and had no problems - even when mixing it in with really old fluid.

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