Tranmission Fluid


Old 10-14-04, 11:23 AM
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Tranmission Fluid


I have a ten year old diesel Ford Transit, with a 2.5 litre engine and a five speed manual transmission.

The transmission has been replaced with a newer ford transmission, ref. VI 4D 88VT 7K4 00AA.

I want to top up the transmission fluid. According to my Haynes manual, I should use a certain grade of gear oil. However, there is a sticker on the side of the tranmission which says I should use 15/40 engine oil.

If anyone can clear up which I should usee and the likely consequence of using the wrong oil I would really appreciate it. Alternatively if you could suggest an alternative source of info it would br great.


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Old 10-14-04, 12:33 PM
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Oil type for ford trans

Use what it says on the sticker on the transmission, it may have been replaced by a revised transmission they were having a certain problem with lubrication with, thats why they are different on the fluid types used in haynes manual verses whats on the transmission.

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Old 10-14-04, 02:45 PM
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When servicing vehicles the stickers on the vehicle are to be followed before any book especialy a Haynes.The only time to vary from that is if the manufacturer has a bulletin advising otherwise.If I were you I would use a synthetic brand for that.

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