Can I use dexron 3 instead 4?

Can I use dexron 3 instead 4?

ATF IV and Dexron II are different enough I’d suggest against using it, however all Dexron fluids are backwards compatible, so you could use Dexron III or Dexron VI.

Can dexron 3 and 4 be mixed?

MaxLife® ATF, ATF +4 and DEXRON® VI are all synthetic transmission fluids. Is it OK to mix synthetic ATF with a conventional and/or synthetic blend ATF? Yes. Synthetic ATF and conventional fluids are 100 percent compatible with each other.

Can you use Dex VI instead of Dex 3?

DEXRON-VI can be used in any proportion in past model vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, in place of DEXRON-III (for instance, topping off the fluid in the event of a repair or fluid change). DEXRON-VI is also compatible with any former version of DEXRON for use in automatic transmissions.

Can I use ATF 4 instead of ATF 3?

ATF+4 is backward compatible with ATF+3 so you can use it with no issues.

What transmission fluid is compatible with ATF 4?

It is fully compatible with all transmissions that require Mopar ATF +®, Mopar ATF+2™ and Mopar ATF+3™. Valvoline ATF + 4 is for use in all applications specifying Mopar ATF+4 or Type MS-9602 fluid.

What can I use instead of ATF 4?

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle ATF is a qualified replacement for ATF+4.

Can I use ATF 4 instead of ATF?

ATF +4 is a synthetic fluid for finely-tuned transmissions, so if you use a non-synthetic ATF instead of ATF +4 in a car or truck that calls for it, you could damage the transmission. You may use ATF +4 in most applications that call for older Dexron and Mercon fluids.

What happens if I use the wrong transmission fluid?

Using the wrong fluid can cause poor lubrication, overheating, and possibly transmission failure. A mechanic might not be able to reverse the damage, even by flushing the transmission. Mistakenly adding motor oil or brake fluid can also destroy your transmission.

What happens if you mix transmission fluid?

You should not mix the old transmission fluid with a new one. The main reason is it won’t offer you the ideal viscosity. At the same time, the mixing will reduce the performance of the transmission system. So it will cause overall engine performance.

What is the difference between ATF 3 and 4?

Graphs in the paper show that the friction coefficient of fresh ATF+3 and ATF+4 is essentially identical, but as the fluid ages ATF+4 retains the “as new” coefficient while ATF+3 degrades.

What happens if you use the wrong transmission fluid?

Can I use ATF 4 instead of Mercon?

Since 1998, Chrysler has been using a synthetic ATF, either ATF+4 or ATF+5, which Chrysler specifically says is not compatible with either Dexron or Mercon. Valvoline’s ads claim this fluid is “recommended” for Chrysler products.

What is the replacement for Dexron II?

It can be replaced by Mercon or Mercon V specification. Ford Mercon: Ford fluid introduced in 1987, very similar to Dexron II. As of July 1, 2007, the production and licensing of Mercon ATF by Ford ends. Dexron III (H): Replaced General Motor Dexron II released in 2003 for use in Torque Flite transmission.

What is the difference between Dexron III and Mercon V?

Dexron III and Mercon V are similar types of automatic transmission fluid, with the main difference being that Dexron is the formula developed by General Motors, while Mercon was created by Ford.

Is Mercon/Dextron III same as Dextron III?

The specs for MERCON and DEXRON III were so similar that any fluid that met one spec also met the other. So yes, MERCON and MERCON/DEXRON III are the same thing.

Is Dexron VI backward compatible?

Dexron-VI is only backwards compatible in GM’s Hydromatic tranmsissions. Most GM Allison transmissions that called for Dexron-III cannot use Dexron-VI…this the new name for old Dexron-III, Allison TES-389.

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