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Old 29th August 2013, 19:28   #1
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Hi , i just changed my transmission fluid as the gear change was very slow and seemed to be slipping i used the method of removing bottom oil cooler pipe and flushing out old brown smelly fluid ,, it seemes much better since change so thanks to all the posts here that helped soo much .
Only thing im not sure about is the fluid i used that i got from my local motor factor !!! it is called silver hook autmatic transmission fluid it says it exceeds specifications (Ford M2C 33G) Dextron IID & R SHT5 . its lookes the right colour a nice reddy pink . Has any one heard of this make and will it be ok for prolonged use ??? many thanks Mike .
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Old 29th August 2013, 21:08   #2
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Only thing im not sure about is the fluid i used that i got from my local motor factor !!! it is called silver hook autmatic transmission fluid it says it exceeds specifications (Ford M2C 33G) Dextron IID & R SHT5 ...
MG Rover recommends ATF which meets Texaco specification N402. Dexron II is a very old standard. My SD1 use that, and it is now 30 years old!

If you have any continued problems with your automatic transmission you might consider changing to the recommended spec.

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A reasonably priced fully synthetic ATF from CARLUBE (ATFU) meets the the Texaco N402 specification and is probably more available. It does actually mention the N402 on its packaging too.
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A reasonably priced fully synthetic ATF from CARLUBE (ATFU) meets the the Texaco N402 specification and is probably more available. It does actually mention the N402 on its packaging too.
Its what I used in my last car, vastly cheaper and apart from the problems with the box which were not fluid related, it worked perfectly fine. I would use it again if I had another auto. This is it here...
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Thanks again for all the helpfull advice ,,, i will run the car for now till i have the spare cash for better fluid , as long as its not going to damage the transmission and i guess it will give it a good flush out .
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The correct fluid is available from Xpart / Rimmers. I see no reason to use a compatible product if the original correct stuff is still available

VYK000040 is the part number.

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-VYK000040

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I did, on a very tight budget I saw good reason to use the compatible! By the time you add vat and extortionate delivery charge from Rimmers, your looking at over £50. For less than that I got twice the fluid, delivered to the door, and was able to to a complete flush.

However I do take your point, if money was not so tight I would have used the original fluid myself.
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I looked at using Carlube but it only saved £20 over the MGR fluid. imho £48 every 60k is not a huge ammount so worth it.

The MGR fluid can be collected from Xpart outlets Rimmers are just one of many.

http://mgroverpartfinder.com/Distrib...JF403E%29.aspx

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Ed & David,

In RAVE Rover states: "Use Texaco N402 or equivalent". I understand that to mean a container branded with the Texaco logo and the ATF type N402. A club member wrote to Chevron (the OEM company) who said that they no longer manufacture Texaco N402. They offered a current product, Texaco Havoline Multi-Vehicle ATF, which is suitable. We cannot argue with the OEM about that!

We don't know who manufactures MGR/X-Part VYK 000040 but if my memory serves me correctly Chevron said it wasn't them. So, strictly speaking, VYK 000040 isn't any more 'correct' than Carlube ATF-U or Havoline Multi-Vehicle ATF. Since the original Texaco fluid is no longer available, they are all 'compatible' products because they all meet the required specification: Texaco N402. This is all that matters. ATF-U might meet other standards as well but that doesn't make it any less suitable or inferior to VYK 000040.

When it comes to lubricants people seem to be very passionate about brand loyalty, and that's entirely their choice. I guess that the marketing people have done a good job. But as far as engineering considerations are concerned, if it meets N402 spec. it's fine!

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