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I have a 2qm20 and am changing the oil for the first time, and did the transmission oil first.


The manual calls for a bunch of different automatic transmission oils, a lot with ATF in the name. Since a lot of them are no longer available, I bought ATF from chevron. After dumping it in the transmission, I see its not actually oil, but automatic transmission fluid.

So, am I screwed? Or will it work? Or should I try to suck it all out again?
 

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On further investigation the transmission is a KBW10 which according to this DOES take ATF.TRANSMISSION TYPES

So I may be OK. I think the fact it was this purple fluid and not oil totally threw me
 

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It calls for gear oil though in the manual, I think ATF is the synthetic version of that and should be fine?
 

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Yeah, it 100% calls for ATF oil in the manual, see here



I think the thing that threw me is that it talks about 'oil' while recommending ATF (which is a fluid, which I didn't realise until I poured it in and had a panic). This is my first diesel engine so it's all new to me still :)

It appears the PO just used ordinary oil as well - maybe that's why the gear change was a lil rough
 

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Ok, I figured it out. I'm good.

First I found this post

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1885746-post16.html - which lead to Sailboat Supplies, Engine Parts and Boat Parts

According to that, I need to use Dexron II/III in the transmission.

Then I went to http://www.t20host.com/cvx/lubelink/100201_ll/Chevron_MultiVeh_ATF.pdf and https://cglapps.chevron.com/msdspds/PDSDetailPage.aspx?docDataId=274694&docFormat=PDF and according to these two links, Chevron ATF is approved for engines that call for Dexron II/III.

So I'm all good. Man, that took a bunch of googling... hope those links help others with the same issue.
 
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