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GrantD

Transmission fluid in '94 Echelon

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GrantD

Looks like counterclock wise turn and you can pull stick out of trans to see level and condition.

Any idea what ATF this uses...or is it a 80-90W gear oil? Just no dang manual for it...so relying on this site for info.

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bretski75

I have used ATF DEXRON III / MERCON ATF in the past but some people are going to synthetics. I have some amsoil that I plan to use when I change mine next.

Are you running a Merc with a Borg Warner trans?

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JasonK

Is the fluid in it red or golden/brown? The previous owner might have changed it or put the wrong stuff in.

I don't have my manual here but mine calls for some tractor hydraulic fluid. But what's in mine is red. I think the previous owner changed to trans fuid. I researched it when I got it but haven't had to mess with it. I think the consensus was dexron III.

call a reputable dealer

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coldwater-echelon

I have a '93 Echelon LX and when I bought it, it had hydraulic oil in it (golden/brown). After running the boat for several years with no problems I decied to change the oil. The dealer said to switch to Dex III. To do this I pumped out all the oil I could with a brake bleeder and replaced with Dex III. I started the boat and ran it a few minuted and changed the oil again. I think I did this 3 or 4 times to get any contamination out and it has still run great ever since.

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GrantD

Hmm...OK...will have to check color...familiar with both types. Odd to hear can go from one to other.

One more of a lubricant...the other (Dexron) both lubricant as well as pressure related...

would be surprised if any valve bodies in these velvet drives since only F/N/R...so would think gear lube (hydraulic) would be more appropriate.

But might call bigger dealers in Chicago NW suburbs to see what they say.

It does have the Mercruiser 350 engine...

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