Re: Dexron ATF
Perry Noid wrote:
> To the best of my understanding, there are two families of ATF... the Dexron
> and the Type F.... Most recent cars seem to use the Dexron type, although my
> old '79 Toyota wanted the Type F, which I was told was "stickier" than the
> Dexron. Both were red, so you can't go by that, just trust the label on the
> As for oil, for the last couple decades, I've been putting in one quart of
> synthetic, and the other 3 of regular 10w30. My current '89 240 has 220,000
> miles on it, and no problems, even though I got it with 168,000 miles. I
> change oil and filter about every 4,000 miles, give or take a few....
Type F is for Ford transmissions. The "stickeir" that you refer to is a
friction enhancer that provides for more positive band and clutch
engagement. I even used it in my Corvette for over twenty years without
a problem. The first time that I used it (by mistake) I could definitely
feel a more positive shift. 120,000 miles later, everything was still fine.