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#1 Hammer OFFLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 04:55 PM

When I bought my 318 the guy had been running type f transmission fluid in it and I continued to do so. No issues with it so far but wanted to ask the group their thoughts on this. Should I continue using the Type F since it has not give me any issues or change it to another type?


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 05:28 PM

There have been many, many discussions on this very subject all around the internet.  So say Hy-Guard Low Vis and others say Type F.  I have stuck with the Type F as that was what was in my 120 when it was purchased.  Not sure on the 312 that is stashed away waiting for repair.  The 314 I owned for a while had Hy-Guard in it so I stuck with it.  At this point I will stick with Type F in the 120 and call it good.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Good question. I'm not sure what I have in my 318, it looks light brown, If I remember correctly, the Type F I used in my 140 was reddish in color. Another question, can you mix them, Hy-Guard and Type F?

 

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 07:01 PM

According to the manual you can run either the JD fluid which is a brown or type F ATF.  The big issue is to not run the two together and if you swap the from one to the other make sure you purge the system.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 08:07 PM

I have switched my GT's to Hygard Low Vis. The reason in my case is that I have a front hitch and blade that I am going to adapt to swap between the 2320 and the GT's. I don't want to mix any ATF into the 2320's hydro system. When I got them both the 317 and the 314 had the red ATF in them. The newer JD's all spec Hy Gard with no mention of ATF. 


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 11:59 AM

I wonder how much it has to do with the older model GT's were made before the manufacturers realized they could spec thier own propriatary oils and make more money off of the user.

 

Check out what is specified by the pump makers...

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:01 PM

btw, I have been using Type F in mine when I change the fluids. Type F is hard to find though, I usually just buy all that walmart has on the shelf (3 or 4 quarts) every time I go.



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 01:21 PM

Advance auto around here carries Type F and always seems to have plenty.



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:37 PM

I wonder how much it has to do with the older model GT's were made before the manufacturers realized they could spec thier own propriatary oils and make more money off of the user.

 

Check out what is specified by the pump makers...

 

Going by the spec chart you posted, Auto trans fluid beats out the other oils for best properties.  Note that the pic to the right also says Dextron ATF is fine as well.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 05:25 PM

Going by the spec chart you posted, Auto trans fluid beats out the other oils for best properties.  Note that the pic to the right also says Dextron ATF is fine as well.

I noticed that as well. I've seen Type A and Type F but never Dextron.



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:15 PM

FWIW - Type F has been used in place of Dextron II in Mopar transmissions without problems since it has more friction modifiers (I think that is there right term). 


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 07:59 AM

Hy guard does have a rust preventative, not sure of the others. I do use it also.
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