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    What is everyone using for Powerglide fluid in dragsters

    been hearing alot of different opinions out there. I have used the old Dex for many years but hearing alot more on hydralic fluids etc. Each opinions?

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    Re: What is everyone using for Powerglide fluid in dragsters

    Quote Originally Posted by holeshotta
    been hearing alot of different opinions out there. I have used the old Dex for many years but hearing alot more on hydralic fluids etc. Each opinions?
    I tried different fluids in the last few years, type f and dexron, no difference, hyd fluid did lower the trans temp a little bit but it also released the transbrake much slower for me. I bought Amsoil Syn Fluid this year .. hopefully will be lower temps without slowing the release of the brake

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    B&M trick shift. we like the trick shift as it has a higher boiling point and lubes better than regular dexron or type F. we ran 3-4 seasons without a transmission cooler on our 4 link dragster with a 540 bbc. didn't have any problems unless back to back multiple runs and ended up knocking a bearing out of the converter and nuked everything. after that,for last season, we installed a cooler with fan.

    tried some hyd fluid from local implement and it ended up tearing the clutch lining off a band new low gear band.

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    Type F here

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    Been running type F for 17 years and have never had a problem.....

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    Started using Lucas semi-synthetic about 3 seasons ago.So far ,no complaints
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    Type F, if you need some at the track somebody will probably have some you can borrow or buy.

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    What about Amsoil compressor oil? I know Neil Trans uses it.

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    Type F here also,used it for years.

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    Being in the trans business for years we have tried just about everything from Type F to hydraulic fluid. Hydraulic fluid is good but it just sucks having to bottle it up and it is hard to come by around here. The farmers eat that stuff up like hot cakes. We have been using type F for the last couple years mixed with 2 quarts of Mobile 1 synthetic. The temps have remained just the same as the hydraulic fluid. I believe when you break it down the hydraulic fluid is actually cheaper but tends to be a little hassle.
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