Recommended fluid for mercomatic

Recommended fluid for mercomatic

Joined: November 1st, 2010, 1:26 am

November 2nd, 2010, 1:57 am #1

Hi, I am still looking for a overhaul manual for my 1963 Mercomatic 3 speed, but have a question about what modern trans fluid is recommended for this transmission - Type F or a synthetic or ? Thanks in advance. Bill
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Joined: November 18th, 2004, 4:20 am

November 2nd, 2010, 11:57 am #2

The dipstick will have the recommended type imprinted on it.
Should be type "F".
There is no need for synthetic fluid.

Libraries are a good source of material.
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Joined: November 1st, 2010, 1:26 am

November 2nd, 2010, 9:42 pm #3

Hi, I am still looking for a overhaul manual for my 1963 Mercomatic 3 speed, but have a question about what modern trans fluid is recommended for this transmission - Type F or a synthetic or ? Thanks in advance. Bill
Stuart, Thanks for your help. I seem to remember it being type F, but the owners manual gave a Mil spec which looked familiar and I also wondered about synthetics. I did find a full fordomatic/mercomatic manual in pdf on line for the 1958 year. It looks like it should give me what I need except for the changes noted for 1963 in another car manual I have. I will post you when I find out if that ball is for the shift detent. Again, Thanks. Bill
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