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Old 10-07-2012, 01:57:47 PM
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Default 1954 pontiac.

We have 54 Pontiac with a automatic transmission. I would like to change the oil in the tranny. What should I use.
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I believe type F - usually says on dipstick. You need to drop the pan and clean ths screen.
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i think all GM transmissions used ' dexron' fluid. I know from mid 60 and later. The type F fluid will make the shifts firmer than if you use 'dexron' fluid. Most shift kits recomend type F fluid for this reason,(for racing). The current fluid I think would be 'dexron IV, Mercon'
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I remember that my 58 pontiac used what was then called Type A automatic transmission fluid. Power steering used it also. Type F was for Fords. Today I am told that type A is long gone. Probably have to use the modern equivalent which would be Dextron. In the 70s the fluids all changed as the old ones contained some whale oil and that became politically incorrect and was hard on whales. Next they used hohoba bean oil which was not as good and that led to a lot of people ripping thru the desert gathering the beans and running over tortises and knocking over cactus.Now there are some newer ones that are supposed to be more environmental.
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...the old ones contained some whale oil and that became politically incorrect and was hard on whales. Next they used hohoba bean oil which was not as good and that led to a lot of people ripping thru the desert gathering the beans and running over tortises and knocking over cactus.Now there are some newer ones that are supposed to be more environmental.
That's interesting. I'd seen "jojoba" mentioned before in print, but I didn't realize it was a spanish word, so i'd been pronouncing it wrong until you spelled it with an "H" and I looked it up wondering if it was the same thing. So thanks for teaching me something today!
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Dextron is what replaced Type A. If your clutches are slipping, you can use type F to get some extra life out of them.
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