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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....list your PT Parts here too.

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Default Transmission Fluid And Steering Fluid

I have an '86 PT40 with the 8V92. Going through and doing fluids and filters right now...

I believe I'm supposed to use Dexron II transmission fluid, this is no longer made. Will Dexron III work?

Also, what is the rough capacity?

I have no idea what to use for power steering fluid, but it clearly needs changed. Could someone point me to the type and capacity needed?

Thanks!
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Here is a thread on fluid for the power steering/fan system. note there are three 10 micron filters stacked in the reservoir and a screw on high pressure filter external to the reservoir.

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...onaldson+fluid
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I have an '86 PT40 with the 8V92. Going through and doing fluids and filters right now...

I believe I'm supposed to use Dexron II transmission fluid, this is no longer made. Will Dexron III work?

Also, what is the rough capacity?

I have no idea what to use for power steering fluid, but it clearly needs changed. Could someone point me to the type and capacity needed?

Thanks!
I purchased 8 Gal. of ATF MERCON / DEXRON-III and External Transmission filter P550223 from Valley Power Mira Loma, CA. Transmission took about 27 quarts. Filled filter until about full and installed it.
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I have an '86 PT40 with the 8V92. Going through and doing fluids and filters right now...

I believe I'm supposed to use Dexron II transmission fluid, this is no longer made. Will Dexron III work?

Also, what is the rough capacity?

I have no idea what to use for power steering fluid, but it clearly needs changed. Could someone point me to the type and capacity needed?

Thanks!
Straight 30 wt.
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I purchased 8 Gal. of ATF MERCON / DEXRON-III and External Transmission filter P550223 from Valley Power Mira Loma, CA. Transmission took about 27 quarts. Filled filter until about full and installed it.
OK this lines up with what my mechanic has said. He said he found an external filter, but wasn't sure if there were any others. Much appreciated.
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SAE 30 engine oil, correct? Any idea on capacity for a full flush?
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Power steering I used 10w30. Don't forget the high pressure seal on that canister filter made by perkins. There is an equivalent cat seal -ave to do a search.

Make it more difficult look at this thread on transynd trans fluid. http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...light=transynd

All sorts of opinions. Mike H is guru on this subject and he says dinosaur oil. Certainly a lot cheaper. That said I went with transynd cause didn't want to do it again for a long time.

Filter #'s etc http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...t=filters+mail

Filter1.com good prices and mailed quickly to your door.
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SAE 30 engine oil, correct? Any idea on capacity for a full flush?
Everything is gallons. ..roughly 5 if you replace it all.
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Glad to see you posting. How is the bus coming along ?

I just picked up an 87 PT 38'

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Power steering I used 10w30. Don't forget the high pressure seal on that canister filter made by perkins. There is an equivalent cat seal -ave to do a search.

Make it more difficult look at this thread on transynd trans fluid. http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...light=transynd

All sorts of opinions. Mike H is guru on this subject and he says dinosaur oil. Certainly a lot cheaper. That said I went with transynd cause didn't want to do it again for a long time.

Filter #'s etc http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...t=filters+mail

Filter1.com good prices and mailed quickly to your door.
For the canister filter seal, you're talking about the transmission, correct?

I appreciate all the insight on the transmission fluid, though I didn't realize my original question was this nuanced.

If I go dino, I will probably change annually or every 18 months based on what I've read. Seems like it will lose its viscosity over time and an oil change is cheaper than a transmission rebuild.

If I decide to go to Transdynd, I will never hit the milage limits speced. I've also read about moisture concerns, meaning it can't be run to it's mileage limits. Now that you're running transynd, what are your planned calendar year change intervals?
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