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Re: recommended ATF Dextron three brandp for 54 Hydramatic
posey #1336355 Wed Dec 04 2019 03:44 AM
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Dex/MERC is labeled as a replacement for Dexron III and IV.
Look carefully at the label in the pic I attached.

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Re: recommended ATF Dextron three brandp for 54 Hydramatic
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Re: recommended ATF Dextron three brandp for 54 Hydramatic
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Re: recommended ATF Dextron three brandp for 54 Hydramatic
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DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid is suitable for use in vehicles that specify the following requirements: fully licensed and approved by GM, recommended for use in GM transmissions model year 2006 and newer calling for DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid (replaces DEXRON-III and DEXRON-II(E), or recommended for any other vehicle manufacturer that calls for DEXRON-VI, III, or II(E). GM OE DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid is not for use in CVT (Continuously Variable Transmissions) or DCT (Dual Clutch Transmissions) which require specialized fluids.


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Re: recommended ATF Dextron three brandp for 54 Hydramatic
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I just talk to a seasoned pro and he said Dex 3 will work just fine and that 54 Hydra-Matic isn't that fussy, you could pee in it and it would run just fine. You can use Dex 6 but it cost twice as much as Dex 3. You can still find Dex 3. The automatic transmissions in the forty's and back used whale oil, those are a little more fussier. He wouldn't guarantee the tranny with the pee though...


Re: recommended ATF Dextron three brandp for 54 Hydramatic
posey #1336576 Thu Dec 05 2019 09:25 PM
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When G.M discontinued Dexron III the they renamed it "manual transmission & transfer case fluid (1 bottle #88861800 for use in gear boxes that required Dexron III, RTV sealant used on some boxes would degrade over time from the Dexron VI.


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