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Is it OK to Use DEXRON lll for the ATF ???
« on: June 22, 2006, 06:22:33 AM »

I can't find any DEXRON ll...
which some of My manuals recommend...
some just say DEXRON.... but most say DEXRON ll...
So, is it OK to use DEXRON lll  ??
If thats all I can find...
I'll have to use it....

does anyone know any reason for NOT using it??

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 06:37:53 AM »
Lee,
     Dexron 111 supersedes 11 and 1. It also supersedes ATF that VW specified.  Castrol brand Dexron 111 that is.....I remembered that on their website (www.castrol.com.au) you can find their recommendations for Stickshifts :shock:

I am using it and can't think of a reason why not.

I am also using ACE30 just to try it out. I have some of their ATF as well and I'll read the specs and post back tomorrow.


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Is it OK to Use DEXRON lll for the ATF ???
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 06:23:29 PM »

Hi Sean,
I have never used a single grade of oil in an air cooled Beetle...
I believe the only reason they did use 30 SAE as thats all was available back then...
I have been using Castrol GTX2 which Castrol recommends...
I was going to use Castrol Magnatech, but Castrol don't recommend it...
I believe Multigrade oils are Now much better oils than 30 grade oil...
although this "new" oil may be OK....
My Son uses 20W60 multigrade oil.... in His Beetle...
When You see how hot the oil gets... in an air cooled engine..
 I tend to think the thicker the better...

Thanks for the info on the Dexron lll....

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Is it OK to Use DEXRON lll for the ATF ???
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2006, 09:10:36 PM »
now this is good info as i was wondering about this dilema myself :)
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 08:30:41 AM »
I am a nervous nelly myself,  but remember this isn't an auto trans.
with specific requirements,  but a torque-converter only. You could probably put peanut oil in there and it would work!

We have Dexron II in most all auto supply stores around here,  in fact it
is recommended for the power steering on my '91 Ford Ranger.

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Is it OK to Use DEXRON lll for the ATF ???
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2006, 06:16:26 PM »
Yes Ok on the transmission, but We also have the ATF Pump which may not work with peanut oil ??  :D  :D
the torque converter may not like peanut oil either... :)  :)

I actually used ATF in a Mitsubishi gearbox a few years ago, as it was recommended if You had shifting problems... by Mitsubishi..

I have many VW manuals and they all say that You Must use DEXTRON ll
in the ATF...

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Is it OK to Use DEXRON lll for the ATF ???
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 06:21:46 PM »
You are correct, of course.  I wouldn't use anything but what is recommended , :(  I'm a coward.