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    Just bought this car. I was not aware that it had not been looked after, to say the least.
    I got some oil for the auto gearbox. Is there something else I need to check or replace on the gearbox.
    I have got some info about the auto gearbox, but not enough info about maintenance.

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    There is a a dipstick low down for what is probably the diff which needs diff oil. The Automatic oil is put down where the Auto dipstick is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winkbul45 View Post
    Just bought this car. I was not aware that it had not been looked after, to say the least.
    I got some oil for the auto gearbox. Is there something else I need to check or replace on the gearbox.
    I have got some info about the auto gearbox, but not enough info about maintenance.

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    Is there anything else I need to do or check?

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    Do you mean just gearbox wise or the whole car? If the gearbox works correctly, I'd just fill it with new fluid and leave it alone. I've never worked on an automatic, but know you need to be careful There is two different types of oil in that gearbox. The diff runs a separate oil. When you drain them it would pay to make sure the diff oil and ATF show no signs of mixing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Do you mean just gearbox wise or the whole car? If the gearbox works correctly, I'd just fill it with new fluid and leave it alone. I've never worked on an automatic, but know you need to be careful There is two different types of oil in that gearbox. The diff runs a separate oil. When you drain them it would pay to make sure the diff oil and ATF show no signs of mixing.

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    Just the gearbox, everything else has been fixed. Learned something again, thanks. Penrite ATF 33 came up on the computer in the shop as the oil needed. I need to go back to get diff oil.

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    ATF 33 is made to suit the old Ford ATF standard and is not a friction modified oil like Dexron.
    http://www.penriteoil.com.au/pis_pdfs/ATF%2033.pdf
    From memory, Dexron would be incorrect for the DS, although some manufacturers used other versions of the BW35 and did specify early versions of Dexron fluid. Presumably, there are mechanical differences between the Dexron and non-Dexron versions.

    The parts listing has detailed exploded diagrams of the BW35 used in the DS and manual 814-2 has an overhaul section. If you've not already obtained these, download the 'Green CD' and you will find them there.

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    Suggest you check the condition of the hoses to the transmission cooler as we had one blow on us, the only trouble we had with the Borg Warner in 100k km. Don't park with the front wheels against an ostacle or chock with gearbox in park and handbrake on.......as car sinks it puts strain on gearbox/shift down cable (or so I was told). Also the seal between the trans axle and torque c/gearbox shrinks and the oil can flow into the transaxle, so check its level it uses a 90 gear oil and has a separate dip stick . We only used the old ford (non dexron) auto transmission fluid in our DS23.
    In my view being no sports car, the auto transmission suited the DS23 very well.. a true limo.
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    Not sure how the suspension sinking would put strain on the cable. The cables stay in location relative to the gearbox. The only connection between the gearbox and height affected components is through the driveshafts.
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