[ROVERNET - UK] Transmission fluid/PAS fluid

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sun Apr 23 04:03:35 BST 2006

Type F was Ford spec - has a higher shear strength, which affects the gear
change quality.
Borg Warner boxes used type F up to the mid 80s.
Then they changed their plate specs to use Dexron 3, which is pretty much GM
So if you have a rebuild using recent friction plates, Dexron is ok, but it
can move the shift points due to viscosity difference.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anthony LaVigna" <alavigna at verizon.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 12:35 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Transmission fluid/PAS fluid

> Dirk,
> I had the same question about transmission fluid for my P5 with the DG
> transmission. I read several threads on the Rover P5 UK site and they said
> use "type F". As you probably know, the DG transmission was first used in
> the United States by Studebaker. Since there is an incredible Studebaker
> following in the US I decided to check Studebaker websites and found that
> they recommended Dextron transmission fluid. Finally, I discovered that
> "type A" fluid was originally used in GM transmissions and that GM moved
> Dextron so I decided to use Dextron.
> I decided to use power steering fluid in the PAS since power steering
> have leak preventatives that are not available in automatic transmission
> fluids.
> Hope this helps.
> Tony
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