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    What automatic trans fluid do you use in a 1950 Champion?

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    In my 55 (DG250M) I use Dexron III- Mercon. No issues in 18000 miles.


    Bob Johnstone
    www.studebaker-info.org

    64 GT Hawk
    55 President State Sedan
    70 Avanti (R3)
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

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    • #3
      Same for the DG200 in my '51. Modern DexronIII is just plain better than the original 10W oil recommended when those transmissions were new.
      Lubrication technology improves. I wouldn't go for the super synthetics. It's just not worth it and may even create some issues.

      Brad Johnson
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
      "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.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        I gather the new fluids marked IV are NOT to be used in our automatics.

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        • #5
          55 Prez, from the rear your car has my paint scheme, a white. What is the other color. I'm assuming it is two tone. I find the non Studebaker people do like the front of our '55s. It seems the Studebaker folks like the earlier grills, at least from my experience. I like all of the grills in that series 52 to 55.

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          • #6
            Nels, I assume you know this, but for others reading this, drain both the transmission case and the torque converter. Follow factory instructions (see "Search") for refill.

            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              Curt,
              The paint is Shasta White over Saginaw Green. Here's a few pics.
              http://www.studebaker-info.org/7168422/7168422.html


              Bob Johnstone
              www.studebaker-info.org

              64 GT Hawk
              55 President State Sedan
              70 Avanti (R3)
              64 GT Hawk (K7)
              1970 Avanti (R3)

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              • #8
                Gary,
                I just started driving this car. The trans was overhauled by the po but I think the front seal leaks a little. So for now, I just want to top off the trans.

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                • #9
                  Bob, nice color combination. My lower color is yellow. I'm not up to date on proper nomenclature when it comes to the exact color-name, therefor it just yellow.Have a fine 4th.

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                  • #10
                    I have used type F in my Landcruiser for the last 18 or so years. I drive it pretty infrequently and it does leak. This topic has been covered many times in the Turning Wheels "co-operator" but if you read all the articles you will find some contradictions from some very knowledgeable people. So far mine still shifts with the type F. I just hope it makes it for the 60 miles my Wife will drive tomorrow.

                    John Clary
                    Greer, SC

                    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
                    SDC member since 1975
                    John Clary
                    Greer, SC

                    SDC member since 1975

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