<email@example.com> wrote in message
> Dexron III but best is MTF94 (suspect Texaco and honda are same spec),
> gives a significant improvement in gearchange, ATF isn't really upto
> the job.
i run dexron ll or ll in mine , the thinner it is the better the
gearchanges youll get ..
ATF is ok also but that is mainly a ford oil .
ALL vegetable derived auto transmission fluids are designed so they
can be mixed with eachother .
dexron is for general motors vehicles , it has a softer shift in auto
ATF has a harder sharper shift .
a lot of drag racers use ATF .
"m0bcg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>i run dexron ll or ll in mine , the thinner it is the better the
> gearchanges youll get ..
> ATF is ok also but that is mainly a ford oil .
> ALL vegetable derived auto transmission fluids are designed so they
> can be mixed with eachother .
> dexron is for general motors vehicles , it has a softer shift in auto
> ATF has a harder sharper shift .
> a lot of drag racers use ATF .
Dexron *is* ATF.
ATF is not necessarily Dexron.
Any old ATF was not recommended in LR boxes in guises other than Dexron.
This has now been superseded by MTF type oil and this is backward compatible
with and preferable to Dexron.
It's easy to tell what the wrong oil is if you use it.
I found it almost impossible to engage 2nd gear until the oil - believed to
have been autobox-spec ATF - had warmed up. Had the local LR dealer to
change it (because it was convenient) with whatever it was they used and
everything was fine again. I would give your local dealer a ring and ask
what they use.
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> Which oil is the right one for a R380? (Discovery I 300Tdi 1998)
> 1) Dexron II
> 2) Dexron III
> 3) Texaco MTF94
> 4) Honda MTF