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  • DG 200 Transmission Fluid

    I recall reading, either on the forum or in Co-Operator that STP transmission fluid was recommended; is than still the case? It's for a DG 200 in a 54 Starliner. Ken, Deltavillle, Va.

  • #2
    I thought it was Dexron II or Dexron III. Not leaking out much.
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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    • #3
      The service book says #10 motor oil.
      Experts please!

      Robert Kapteyn

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      • #4
        In a Detroit Gear 3 band automatic? #10 motor oil is for cooking fried crow.
        Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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        • #5
          10 weight oil was the best available when these transmissions were designed. Dexron-Mercon is simply the most advanced lubricant specific to automatic transmissions. I don't put bear grease on my axle bearings. I do use Dexron-Mercon in all my automatics.Click image for larger version

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          Last edited by rockne10; 04-28-2014, 11:48 AM.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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          • #6
            This is a good one: ...everything that comes in contact with the SAE 10-10W Motor Oil must be "Scrupulously" Clean!

            (Paraphrasing a Paragraph here.)

            I like that!
            Last edited by StudeRich; 04-28-2014, 02:37 PM.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Dexron III- Mercon was in my 55 President when purchased in 2002. It functioned perfectly for 8 years and about 18,000 miles
              64 GT Hawk (K7)
              1970 Avanti (R3)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
                Dexron III- Mercon was in my 55 President when purchased in 2002. It functioned perfectly for 8 years and about 18,000 miles
                Dexron III - Mercon is still used in the 55 President since purchase in 2010. Still functioning perfectly with 30,000 miles of daily driving.
                South Lompoc Studebaker

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                • #9
                  I hate to stir things up, but I use Type F auto trans fluid in my '59 Lark. That was on the recommendation of the Cooperator session at the 2012 International Meet in South Bend. It's been working very well.
                  Rog
                  '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                  Smithtown,NY
                  Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by raprice View Post
                    I hate to stir things up, but I use Type F auto trans fluid in my '59 Lark. That was on the recommendation of the Cooperator session at the 2012 International Meet in South Bend. It's been working very well.
                    Rog
                    Either will work. I believe it is thought that Type F gives crisper shifts. I have always used Dextron-Mercon in my '53 and, other than leaking a lot, has never been a problem. I also have found Dextron-Mercon a lot easier to find than Type F. Type FA is available, but I believe it is different from F. I even mixed Dextron-Mercon and Type F in my '64 Avanti when I had a bad leak and couldn't come up with F.
                    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                    • #11
                      The consensus is either Type F or Dexron/Mercon are perfectly acceptable, depending on if you like your shift firm or not so firm (can't call either of them unnoticeable). Suffice it to say, either are modern products superior to simple 10W motor oil.
                      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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