1928 Packard Transmission Fluid

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classiclincoln
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1928 Packard Transmission Fluid

Post by classiclincoln » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:58 pm

Need to get some 600W or equivalent fluid for my car. NAPA only has 140, and I understand 160 is the "equivalent". Also, how many quarts are needed? Manual isn't overly detailed.

Thanks!
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Don Shields
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Re: 1928 Packard Transmission Fluid

Post by Don Shields » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:22 pm

There are two sources for 600W that I know of, and probably there are several others also. One is Restoration Supply Co., http://www.restorationstuff.com. The other is a supplier of Ford Model T & A parts, Snyder's Antique Auto Parts, http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com. I've no idea what the capacity is of the 1928 rear axle, but probably a couple of quarts would do it. Perhaps "The Man Who Owns One" will step forward with a more precise answer to that question.

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Re: 1928 Packard Transmission Fluid

Post by Adam » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:21 am

I have never yet drained the gearbox or axle oil on my 533, so I am not sure of the capacity. I would speculate that a single 5 litre container (ie 4 quarts) would be sufficient to refill both.

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Re: 1928 Packard Transmission Fluid

Post by classiclincoln » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:54 am

Found some 140 (was told 160 equals 600W) and put it in for now. Will order 600 for the next time. Funny thing happened.

Prior to the change, I had to double clutch when driving. Now, after putting in the 140, regular single clutch works and double clutching causes the gears to grind...... :o :shock:

Oh well, at least it runs well!
Stu


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1979 Fiat Spider
1957 Thunderbird
1930 Hudson Coup
1928 Packard 526 Runabout

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Re: 1928 Packard Transmission Fluid

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:19 am

The change is viscosity of the gear oil has changed the gear "free spin" so to successfully double-clutch you'll have to refine your timing of clutching and shifting to compensate.

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Re: 1928 Packard Transmission Fluid

Post by Adam » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:54 am

And I have checked my service manual for capacities.

Dave was spot on; 2 quarts for the gearbox and 2 quarts for the rear axle !

Adam..
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