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Dexron VI NP208?

Discussion in 'Transmission & Transfer Case' started by Joe T, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Joe T

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    Going to change the fluid. Is it ok to use this instead of DexronIII (replaced DexronII).

    Owners manual says DexronII.
     
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    Be just fine. I have always used dexron 3 in my NP208. But as far as I am aware dexron 6 is backwards compatible.
     
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    Owners manual was printed before all the new flavors of dexron were made. Afaik, all the new versions are backwards compatible. I can't even find any dex 3 in my area any more. Only the current version, 5 or 6, whatever they're up to now.
     
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    Well you know us backwoods people, we aint up to date on anything, and we are slow. Lol. We still have dexron 3 around here.

    Glad you knew better than me though, so now I know.
     
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    I only know because the last time I went looking for dex3 , I couldn't find any. Shelves and shelves full of dex6 though.
     
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    Heck I topped mine off yesterday with DexIII. That bottle had to be from the early 2000s now that I think about it!
     
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    Cant tell you what year its from but its on a local parts store shelf.
     
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    You will find this stuff in the damndest places! Could not find Type A anywhere around here and one about a year ago day found it at the grocery store of all places! I thought it was obsolete. Just keep your eyes open and it will sneak up on you!

    Or just use dexron VI and be done with it!
     
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    Lol, it all works.
     
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    Many of the big powertrain reman companys ship there rebuilt units with synthetic engine oil 10 30. I seen np208 tcases with gear oil in them with no adverse effects.
     
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    Bet it's hell to get it in 4 wheel drive in a cold climate. Lol
     
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    Dollar General should sell a Dexron III equivalent in a red quart bottle. The blue quart bottle is Dex VI equivalent according to the label. I know @Arkansas_V8 probably can’t walk down to the end of the driveway without seeing a DG, but I don’t know if you have them up there, Christian.
     
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    Yep we have the DGs up here. Along with at least 1 each of the competing dollar stores in the more, let's say, "charming" neighborhoods. Lol.
     
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    We have one at the end of the block to be exact.
    Some jab at Arkansas, from Lousiana? Lol.
     
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    I’m from Mississippi so same situation. I spent the last four years in New Orleans, and I’m currently back in Mississippi on the prowl for a job to make some money before I go and get my law degree.
     

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