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What type of oil in a 1978 c6?

Hi,
Do i need a type F oil or dexronIII in a C6??
I used the search fonction, i almost always find the answers i need but not this time...
An old guy at work told me that it need type F, Ford=type F.
The Napa store dosent have any pint of type F in stock.
I must be surely for car older than my bronco (1978).
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I would agree with the type F, its what is in my '78.
I got it from a farm supply store


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Yes type F, try a different store you shouldn't had any problems finding this fluid.

And it's Fluid not oil if you ask for it.


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Thanks guys,
I will try another parts store,
Sorry for the wrong word, english is not my first language.

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makes me glad i put FA. i just guessed

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Unless the trans has been rebuilt; usually a rebuilt will use modern internals (friction material) and then require Dextron or something equal.

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I completly forgot to check on the dipstick,
I need cj fluid, after some reading i can replace it with dextron-mercon II
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Stick with Type F. Ford still produces it, and Ford doesn't recommend Mercon for transmissions built for F.
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Do not use in applications where MERCON® SP, MERCON® LV, Continuously Variable Chain Type Transmission Fluid, Motorcraft® Premium Automatic Transmission Fluid, FNR5 Automatic Transmission Fluid or Type F Automatic Transmission Fluid is recommended
This is incomplete, but it seems to suggest that C6s used F until '81.

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