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Offline Mik

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Hydramatic fluid for 1959 eldo
« on: January 04, 2014, 01:48:15 AM »
Hello,

Enquiring about hydramatic fluid for 1959 Eldo,The workshop manual says to use fluid type A, AQ-atf, can anyone recommend which I should use please?

Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: Hydramatic fluid for 1959 eldo
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 09:24:13 AM »
Dexron III as a minimum.

Whatever you do, don't use the AF fluid that is used in the old Fords, as that fluid is not compatible with the guts of the GM Trans.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline Mik

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Re: Hydramatic fluid for 1959 eldo
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 01:32:34 AM »
We have DexronIII here but what is the maximum?

Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: Hydramatic fluid for 1959 eldo
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 10:14:42 AM »
Stay with Dexron III.   I think Dexron IV is Synthetic, and you don't want to start mixing this stuff.

Bruce. >:D.
Bruce Reynolds, Lindisfarne, TASMANIA
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Offline Kerrycos

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Re: Hydramatic fluid for 1959 eldo
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 01:17:58 PM »
Just had reason myself to find out what is the correct fluid today that replaces Type A and as the boys mentioned Dex111 is the way to go.

Cheers,
              Kerry