Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby oef0102 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:47 pm

Regarding Transmission fluid, is there a particular type to use in these Chrysler marine transmissions?

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby Tuggle » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Have used Rotella in everything for years, with the Lucas additive. Run Rotella Synthetic in my outboards with the synthetic additive too. Would be interested to hear what everyone is running in there transmissions, me standard ATF.
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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby EWRice » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:57 am

For those that have Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmissions (which should be all but the very early boats from the 50's or 60's) multi purpose ATF would be the proper fluid. This is what replaced the Dexron/Mercon fluid. Don't run the dexron VI fluid because it has aditives that don't jive with the clutch material in the Velvet Drives. I don't like running synthetic oil in them, especially if they have been rebuilt, because the bronze clutches will actually slip more. Remember, these are industrial transmissions meant for boats, backhoes and dozers, not cars.
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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby oef0102 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Thank you both for the information!

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby oef0102 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:07 pm

What I meant to include was how do you change/flush them? is there a filter to change? Is it a good idea to add a quart of Lucas?