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Old 11-04-2019, 11:06 AM   #41
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Hi Delco

This is for you have regained your composure.


You drain the oil by dropping the pan.

Your shop just gave it their best shop.

Mechanic labor costs money today.

Then you add knowledgeable about old stuff and that is pushing things a little.

Stop by your shop and ASK why they recommended farm tractor oil.

Maybe they have a darn good reason.

Hydraulic oil is sort of all the same.In a way.Auto type probably has some specialized features to it.Recover from overheating.Corrosion resistance. Who knows?

List your 'symptoms' and take it back to them and see what they do.

Little much to expect them to know the adjustment procedure by heart when the last one they did was probably 20 years ago.

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Old 11-05-2019, 06:26 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by delco1946 View Post

Just an update. I called to schedule an appt to do the adjustments. Mentioned the biggest issues of delayed shifting and feeling like it was slipping from a stand still ( engine rpms was no longer directly related to the vehicles speed- gassing it and the vehicle would just barely accelerate).

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They did the adjustments and it is working much better now. They also took the converter out and completely dissembled it to to make sure no damage was done from slipping which was unexpected but nice. Whatever they did, itís much quieter now and shifts usually in the 27 to 37 range depending on how much I gas it. Put 200 miles on it this weekend and all seems well . Very happy with the result. And Hopefully Iíll be able to scrub the grease stains out of the carpet
That's great!. Seems they stand behind their work.

As for the fluid, they should be able to give you the exact specs/vendor as a shop draws it out of drums. If they give you that, it may give you peace of mind. After all, you got two different descriptions of what went in it.

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