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trampintransit



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:20 pm    Post subject: ATF... Reply with quote

...So the manual says Shell Donax T6 / Castrol TQ / EssoAutomaticTransmission 55 / Energol ATF type A ...

What's the modern equivalent of that? Will Dexron 11/111 be ok?

It's for a BG box in an Armstron Sideley Star Sapphire?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a similar discussion on here back in April 2009, but I reckon that that was pretty inconclusive. Personally I would put a call in to Millers or similar who have a significant interest in classic oils and ask their advice
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PAUL BEAUMONT wrote:
There was a similar discussion on here back in April 2009, but I reckon that that was pretty inconclusive. Personally I would put a call in to Millers or similar who have a significant interest in classic oils and ask their advice


Some sound advice from Paul. Many of the postings on OCC reveal manufacturers and specialists as an under used source of specialist information.

Posting informative replies with due acknowledgement may be useful to other OCC members.
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V8 Nutter



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In American cars type A has been replaced by Dextron. Dextron II should be O.K. Dextron III is more suited to heavy duty applications, but as the others have said it always best to check with a specialist
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

V8 Nutter wrote:
Dextron II should be O.K. (...)


But it wasn't too common when I was looking for some about 8-10 years ago, so I suspect you may struggle to find it now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an unopened cntainer of Comma AQM mineral Dexron 11 / 11D .... I've emailed Aylesbury classic oils to ask him .....I'll let you know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can still buy ATF oil, such as here:

http://www.morrislubricants.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=atf+oil

or here:

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-1432-atf-automatic-transmission-fluid.aspx

and lots of other places too no doubt Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Useless information for you. The original Type A atf was phased out because one of it's main ingredients was whale oil.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

V8 Nutter wrote:
Useless information for you. The original Type A atf was phased out because one of it's main ingredients was whale oil.


When I was at school, late 50's, we did projects about whaling and whale factory ships.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dextron III is backwardly compatible with the two previous versions. However, many older gearboxes tended to use mineral type F/G AQF, examples being the Ford C3 and Borg Warner 35 as fitted to UK Fords etc.

Therefore I would want to be certain as using Dextron in a type F/G box would be disastrous.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Borg Warner DG... The consensus seems to be dextron ll is correct oil.
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