[Vwdiesel] Glow plug, relay,& ATF fluid

brian gochnauer brian at gochnauer.net
Fri Mar 20 15:57:14 PDT 2009

Back in the '70s there was a type A (GM/chrysler) and F (ford) but now it's
just one, I'd suggest "Valvoline ATF Mercon/Dextron (high mileage)"
I've had nearly constant tranny problems with my '01 Ford Escape after 45k
miles, took it several times to Aamco Tansmission and had them flush it and
check it over with very limited sucess, but after I changed the ATF at 80k
miles with Valvoline ATF the problem has disappeared.
Aamco told me they use the same fluid for all transmissions only 'modifying'
it with addititives.

On 3/20/09, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:
> > I think most of the independents &foreign manufacturers use Dextrin
> Just to nitpick, it's Dexron, I think.  ;-D  There's now variations
> like Dexron 2, 3 I think up to 6 or 7 by some definitions.  Freaky
> how many "special" ATF variations are out there now!  I think
> they always did refer to Type F/Mercron  (Ford/Mercury?)
> I know all the TD's had the fast plugs so that would be '83.  That's
> pretty close to where the overall switch happened.  I THINK it was
> a gradual changeover after the TD's but not positive.
>    Loren
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