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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by NORTI, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. NORTI

    NORTI Crazy VS lady

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    Anyone know what the difference is between 'Ford' & 'GM' Trans fluid??? I just grabbed the first bottle, & filled the VN up, forgetting that we have the Ford here which is goin thru power steering fluid like water.... anyhoo.... Have I posioned my VN now??


    *sigh* this is why I shouldnt allow Fords in my driveway, cus Im so used to only have holden products, I dont check labels!



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    Shortstuff Random

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    You should be ok, since both cars will more than likely be able to take either dextron 2 or 3 trans fluid.
     
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    AirStrike Administrator Staff Member

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    Dont know about that. When you look at them there is always a specific ford one and a GM one, both the same dexron rating.
    AirStrike :air:
     
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    Thats just because the Ford one is designed to break faster!!!:D

    Seriously though, I wouldn't have thought it would do any harm. K-mart junk is doing fine in my car at the moment:whistling ! It should all do the same job shouldn't it?
     
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    Depends... In one of our other cars we have to use a specific trans fluid... If we dont the car stalls all the time on idle etc... We found out when the mechanic put in a trans fluid he figured was fine for it, but was different to that reccomended by the manufacturer. Useless mechanic anyway, he put a screwdriver or something through the radiator then just patched it up and didnt mention it... the head ended up cracking because of it... cost us a fortune.
     
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    NORTI Crazy VS lady

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    Your not helping!!! lol ....



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    Did you put it in the Power steering or gearbox, wont matter in the PS you can put any crap in there in a pinch :p
     
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    lol good 1
    gearbox mate

    i think it should be ok maybe just to be on the safe side just go to a trans place and ask them just to be on the safe side
     
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    NORTI Crazy VS lady

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    yeah Ill give DRW a call this morning I think, was going to ring them about service & shift kit anyways :p



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    w00t, Good news!!! Ford into Holden fine!!! phew, but Not the other way around!!! cant put Holden into Ford ;)

    But bad news is, hard seals in my trans :( damn it!

    Price on shift kit & service..... $220!!! w00t that will be shortly after exhaust me thinks :p



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    azzfox Braaap.

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    its pretty obvious... it wont be able to handle it :p
     

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