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bluetech
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posted 01-19-2002 02:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got across a can of ATF made by Caltex. It says recommended for Allison C-4. Is this the C-4 trans used by Fords?

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bluetech
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posted 01-19-2002 06:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did some research on Allison C-4. Turns out this is not a trans but a specification for an oil type. No relation to our C4s Now, I really have a problem. I poured this into my C4 and I'm worried that this is the wrong type. I know I have to use type F but I can't find type F here.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-19-2002 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's just one quart, I wouldn't worry about it.

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bluetech
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posted 01-19-2002 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I added only half quart. Besides, other fluids specified for Allison C-4 are also recommended for type F. Thanks.

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Fastback68
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posted 01-19-2002 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Ed! I could just as easily tell you this over the phone, but what the heh I used the easy-to-find Caltex ATF for more than a year, then decided to give the hard-to-find Pennzoil a try. No difference, as far as I could see. The Caltex stuff is just fine.
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bluetech
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posted 01-19-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon, I think I'm just paranoid regarding this type F stuff. Others say that as long as its ATF it will do the job. Thanks.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-20-2002 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, you want type F in your Ford. It's a different viscosity. I'd look some more.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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