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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:51 pm 
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I got a turbo 400 trans with a brake goin in an S10 soon and lately I've been reading about using tractor hydraulic fluid in place of "transmission fluid". It's definitely cheaper but what are the  other benefits from it. Just looking for some info before I go spend a ton on some other fluid.

If I ever get this thing together I'll post some pics. My transmission guy is taking FOREVER!!! ](*,)


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Dun make sure that what you get is TRANSMISSION fluid, not just Hydraulic fluid, which won't work.  What I use is Penzoil HydraTrans Tractor Fluid that I buy at the local Tractor Supply store.  It has to be made to work in the transmission and not just the hydraulic system.

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So I guess you have had good results with it. About where does the temp. run and how long do you run it before changing?


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I ran the stuff in the last dragster I had for about a year and a half with zero problems that I know of.  

The Camaro I have now has had it in it for the better part of 3 years and I did change it last week after the second trip into reverse at the stripe that kinda burnt it a bit.  It smoked the reverse clutch pack too so you really can't blame the fluid, hey.  

That tranny has the same pump, high gear clutch pack, low band etc that was in it at the original build.  I checked the high gear clutches and there was only .001 wear on'em so that was good.  Not only that, but I log transmission pressure and with the new Pro Brake valve body I installed last week line pressure is up from 230psig to 250psig, which means that the pump is still pretty good, hey!

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how much per gal etc. thanks

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you may be able to get a gallon but a 5 gal pail costs under 50 bucks =;  =;

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Beretta wrote:
you may be able to get a gallon but a 5 gal pail costs under 50 bucks =;  =;


about 65.00 here...and think thats what I'm gonna try if I ever get this dang C4 fixed!lol

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Yeah Tray, the last bucket I bought was about 4 years ago and I think I paid like $45 or so for it then so you can bet ur arse that it's gone up quite a bit since then.

Good stuff though.

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Yeah Ken,,everyone here swears by it,,,,I've never used it but plan 2...Tim @ PTC said it was worth using...And it you say it good stuff..nuff said....      =;    \:D/

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Tray you know iv been running it for ever haven't you looked at the buckets setting in my garage. tractor supply 48.10 for the last bucket i got.


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ron owens wrote:
Tray you know iv been running it for ever haven't you looked at the buckets setting in my garage. tractor supply 48.10 for the last bucket i got.


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