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    I have 1961 Hawk Borg warner transmission. I am using F trans fluid, which is the fluid recommended in the manual. Is anyone using anything different, such as, Dexron or Mercon?
    I am also using a 15w/30w diesel rated oil in the engine. I am told a diesel rated lubricating oil is better. It is more tolerant of higher hydrocarbon emmisions. Anyone have a different opinion? Oil pressure reads 60 psi on startup, and after warmup, 20 psi @ idle and 40psi during normal operation. Thanks for you opinions. Harvey[?]

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    Sounds like a good start on the fluids. I'm using type F in my DG 250, and it shifts well. I'm using Shell Rotella 15w40 in the
    engine, but she's giong to get rings, and rod bearings soon. Unless
    the cylinders are tapered too much.

    James K. Clark
    Rutledge, Tenn.
    '55 Prez. 2dr Hdtp.
    Don't take yourself too seriously!

    James K. Clark

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      I'm using Dexron in my 51 DG200 and in the 61 FOM. The shifts are confident but not uncomfortable. I've heard here type F gives a firmer shift. I also use Rotella 15w40 in the 33, 51, 53 and in my S-10. I use it in old tired engines and in fresh rebuilds.
      "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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        quote:Originally posted by Studebayker

        Sounds like a good start on the fluids. I'm using type F in my DG 250, and it shifts well. I'm using Shell Rotella 15w40 in the
        engine, but she's giong to get rings, and rod bearings soon. Unless
        the cylinders are tapered too much.

        James K. Clark
        Rutledge, Tenn.
        '55 Prez. 2dr Hdtp.
        Don't take yourself too seriously!

        James K. Clark

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Harvey
          I am also using a 15w/30w diesel rated oil in the engine. I am told a diesel rated lubricating oil is better. It is more tolerant of higher hydrocarbon emmisions.
          You are on track, Harvey, but I don't think the engine oil gives a hoot about hydrocarbon emissions. The diesel oil contains zinc and phosphorus compounds to properly lubricate our flat-top lifters and cams.

          http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...hTerms=rotella

          These additives are missing from today's ignition rated oils due to the fact that they can find themselves into the catalytic converters and "poison" them.






          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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