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What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid #5425807 05/10/20 07:47 PM
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What other uses are there for type F transmission fluid other than power steering in my old explorer? I was given a few gallons of type F transmission fluid. It won’t work in our Honda or 2019 F-150. Thought there might be other things I could use it for and ideas?

Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5425811 05/10/20 07:49 PM
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it cleans well. i use ot for teleflex cables in my boat. pump some down ther to loosen dried up grease and make steering much easier.

Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5425814 05/10/20 07:52 PM
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I think the mix for a good lubricate is automatic transmission fluid and acetone. I guess type F still qualifies as transmission fluid.

Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5425829 05/10/20 08:07 PM
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Drag racer guys love Type F

Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5425861 05/10/20 08:44 PM
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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5425864 05/10/20 08:53 PM
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Soneone was looking for some a day or 2 ago.


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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5425950 05/10/20 11:28 PM
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My Mazda specified Type F for the transaxle.
I've used it to thin #90 gear oil for use on bicycle chains.
I may have also used it in a hydraulic jack.


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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5425959 05/10/20 11:48 PM
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Torqueflite guys use it to firm up the shifts, maybe the Turbo 350/400 guys do to? Old school!


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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5426104 05/11/20 08:06 AM
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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: dwcopple] #5426122 05/11/20 08:22 AM
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gun lube

Make Ed’s Red, a great all-purpose cleaner, if you have stuff to clean.


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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5426126 05/11/20 08:25 AM
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Mix it with acetone for good penetrating.

Type F smells terrible though. Like cat pee.


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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5426242 05/11/20 10:30 AM
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Is the following true?

Type F has "more texture" in it as Ford transmissions used bare metal plates instead of fiber-coated waffles. The metal plates would last longer because they wouldn't collide as hard due to said texture.

I was told this.

Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5426264 05/11/20 10:51 AM
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Type F had NO friction modifiers in it, thats why it is still used today for drag racing and guys wanting firm, solid shifts. Todays autos are for pansies that don't want to feel the shift at all, which results in major slippage every gear change which wears clutches and associated parts faster.


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Re: What are other uses for Type F Transmission Fluid [Re: Tygrant] #5426406 05/11/20 01:16 PM
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Great ideas thanks, I was looking at using it in a log splitter for hydraulic fluid bit it sounds like mixing the two isn't a good idea and don't really want to flush system completely

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