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    What years was the Borg Warner model BG-200, Serial No. S-co88321 used. Also the service manual for auto transmissions states that 10 W motor oil could be used. Can AF transmission fluid not be used?

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    There was a "DG-150" which was used behind the 170 Cubic inch Six Cylinder.
    The"DG-200" was used behind the 232 Cubic inch V8.
    The "DG-250" was used behind the 259 Cubic Inch V8 in 1955.
    The V8 transmissions also had an "M" version that started out in 1st gear (200M/250M)
    The first fluid specification was 10W motor oil, but modern ATF fluid like Dexron III- Mercon works fine. If you're going this way, be sure to drain the Converter also ( 3/8" pipe plug on perimeter)
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

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    • #3
      This is a DETROIT GEAR Div. of Borg Warner (hence the "DG"), three band, Studebaker Automatic Drive type trans.

      So a DG-200 would be from a '51 to '54 Stude. Commander V8, 3 Speed with a 2nd. Gear start originally.

      As has been said, Drain ALL of the Fluid from both the Main Case and the Converter and stick with one Type of fluid.

      The Ford Type "F" is still made for older Borg Warner's by Valvoline, and gives a slightly firmer shift than the Dexron but either will work better than Engine Oil.
      Last edited by StudeRich; 10-11-2017, 09:36 AM.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        I've been using Type F in my '59 Lark VI and it's been working very well for a number of years. I got the idea to use Type F from a Contributor session at one of our national meets.
        Rog
        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
        Smithtown,NY
        Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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        • #5
          Originally posted by raprice View Post
          I've been using Type F in my '59 Lark VI and it's been working very well for a number of years. I got the idea to use Type F from a Contributor session at one of our national meets.
          Rog
          Well Hey, if it's made for Pre 1968 Fords with Borg Warner's it should be the best Product to use in a Studebaker, AMC, Jeep or Mercury Borg Warner.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Working in a trans shop since 1985, all we stocked was type F , it wasn't until the AOD came out with a different fluid spec. With ALL the different specs. out there now you almost need a program. Lou Cote

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            • #7
              Originally posted by raprice View Post
              I've been using Type F in my '59 Lark VI and it's been working very well for a number of years. I got the idea to use Type F from a Contributor session at one of our national meets.
              Rog
              I do not want to assume that you know that your transmission is completely different than the one that is the topic of this thread.
              Also, I believe that you mean a Co-Operator Session.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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