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Tranny fluid type?


sirfunkeybut

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I have an 87 with a five speed, well four and an OD, and I'm trying to figure out what kind of fluid I'm supposed to use. The auto store said to use dexron/mercon. I think that's the spelling anyway, is this right?
 


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I think it takes gear oil..that's what the 5spd in my 87 BII takes. It's an FM145
 

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^ That is exactly correct.
 

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Thanks for the link! The sticker on the door says,"trans D" so since it says that and going off the chart it's says to use 80-90w gear lube right?
 
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Am I going to hurt anything running it with this thinner stuff?
 

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Am I going to hurt anything running it with this thinner stuff?
yes, you'll burn the trans up if you use atf in a trans meant to use gear oil.
 


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