Trans fluid/lencodrive

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  1. CjRedden

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    Hi all,
    last year I put in a lencodrive and was running the LAT racing atf which was highly recommended to me. I was buying it for about 78 a gallon and to have 2 gallons shipped to me was about 60 bucks at the time. I just went to order more and it shows shipping to be up closer to 140 bucks.

    my question is, I have already filled my converter with LAT and have some minimal residual left over from last year. would it hurt anything to switch now to lucas with is way cheaper. I can run the entire season on lucas for about what the shipping alone would cost for the LAT. can I mix with Lucas with the LAT? any input?
     
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  2. pete9857

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    What is LAT? I run the heavy duty Allison trans fluid. It's supposed to prevent overheating. LAT.? Call Coan transmissions and ask for Art.
     
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  3. Mike Canter

    Mike Canter Top Dragster
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    Which Allison fluid. Do you mean their synthetic Transynd fluid?
     
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  4. pete9857

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    Sorry, don't remember. It's a blue 5 gallon pal. Coan suggested I run it with my turbo set up. Supposed to reduce heat. I can check tomorrow when back at the shop.
     
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  5. pete9857

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    It maybe Amsoil power shift fluid.
     
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  6. quickcut

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    Been using Amsoil compressor oil for 5 years, Try the rest this is the BEST
     
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  7. pete9857

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    Quickcut, are you running turbos?
     
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  8. quickcut

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    No ,1471
     
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  9. 57Chev

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    Quickcut,
    Which weight of Amsoil are you using. I see they have SAE 10, 20,30, 40?
     
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  10. quickcut

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    SAE 20 I know a lot of people using this Also in quick drives as well & bruno
     
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  11. quickcut

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    Run it for over a year with out changing it
     
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  12. 57Chev

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    Thanks QuickCut,
    Have you tryed Lucas Sure-Shift? I just switched to Lucas but never had the car out yet. I was using Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF before. I would like to try a few different Transission Fuilds this years. I have a Lenco Drive.
     
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  13. TD381

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    Been using 20w Amsoil Synthetic compressor oil in our Lencodrive for 3 years and absolutely no wear and runs cooler.
    Steve
     
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  14. pete9857

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    Amsoil 30W power shift. CTJ
     
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  15. quickcut

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    No I have not tried Lucas. Have tried Mobil 1 & Castrol zmax without very much luck
     
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  16. quickcut

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    Has anyone try Amsoil in there power glide yet ?
     
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  17. pete9857

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    I used Mobil 1 for years. But when we switched to turbos, it seemed it was getting hot quicker. We'll see how the CTJ does at Indy.
     
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  18. Will Hanna

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    The only trade off with the hydraulic fluids is they will tighten up your converter, sometimes quite a bit.
     
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  19. hotrod796

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    I have been using the Lucas Sure-Shift on my car since new. 14-71 on a TFX running mid 6s with a LencoDrive. Converter and clutches are perfect. I will usually make 12-15 runs and change.
     
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