Type “F” fluid is a heaver viscosity. Stands more heat also. Just the installation of type “F” fluid will have a firmer shift. You can not use it in a any of the GM overdrive transmissions.
What vehicles use Type F transmission fluid?
Havoline Automatic Transmission Fluid Type F is recommended for automatic transmissions in Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln passenger cars and light trucks manufactured by Ford Motor Company and certain other makes prior to 1977, and some makes from 1977 to 1981 (consult the vehicle owners manual).
What is the difference between Type F and dexron transmission fluid?
What is the difference between DEXRON® III/MERCON® and type F transmission fluid? The Valvoline Type F transmission fluid is a high quality NON-friction modified fluid. DEXRON® III/MERCON includes friction modifiers in the fluid additive package.
Can I mix Type F and Dexron?
Yes. A newer (in the last 40 years) rebuild of a C4 means it can use Dexron and work just fine. Some folks use Dexron and then a single quart of Type F for the additives. …
What can I use in place of Type F transmission fluid?
This type of drive train fluid should not be used in automatics that require Type F. It can be replaced with Mercon or Mercon V specification.
Can I use Dexron 3 instead of Mercon V?
Mercon is a suitable replacement for Type H and Type CJ fluid, but not for Type F. Mercon V—the most common Ford ATF in late model Fords, it is very much like Dexron III. … It is not compatible with earlier Mercon fluids, so it should neither be mixed with Mercon or Mercon V used to replace those fluids.
What happens if you use the wrong transmission fluid?
Using the wrong fluid can cause poor lubrication, overheating, and possibly transmission failure. A mechanic might not be able to reverse the damage, even by flushing the transmission. Mistakenly adding motor oil or brake fluid can also destroy your transmission.
What kind of fluid goes in a Powerglide transmission?
The instructor recommended using Ford fluid (type F) in all Powerglide or Turbo 350 transmissions. It is heavier duty fluid than the fluid that came in the transmission originally. I have used this fluid ever since in both Powerglide and Turbo 350s and never had any problems.
What type of ATF fluid do I need?
Dexron III/Mercon – This is one of the most common fluids on the market. Most GM and Ford units call for this type of ATF, as well as many imports. If your owners manual recommends any form of Dexron, or any Mercon – other than Mercon V – this is the fluid you want.
Can Type F transmission fluid be used for power steering?
Generally yes, you can use ATF in your power steering pump.
Does it matter what type of transmission fluid I use?
Even if you change your transmission fluid, you never will be able to drain all of the fluid from your system so it is important to use the same kind of fluid. It is also important to use the correct type of automatic transmission fluid because different fluids have very different properties.