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Old 03-04-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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I read up on the Power gear literature regarding the ATF fluid to put in the taknk if the level gets low. I see both The Type A (ATF, Dextron III...) or the Mercon V for larger temp swings. Then I read in another Power gear tip sheet that I also read that Power Gear does not recommend mixing fluids. So does anyone know if it is just the Type A or Mercon? I am assuming National put in just the Type A but want to make sure.
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I read up on the Power gear literature regarding the ATF fluid to put in the taknk if the level gets low. I see both The Type A (ATF, Dextron III...) or the Mercon V for larger temp swings. Then I read in another Power gear tip sheet that I also read that Power Gear does not recommend mixing fluids. So does anyone know if it is just the Type A or Mercon? I am assuming National put in just the Type A but want to make sure.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:30 AM   #3
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When I started getting jack down alarms while driving I topped mine off with Dextron III. I checked with the dealer when I got home from our trip and they said that was correct. This was 4 years ago and I have had no problems since.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Per Power Gear literature, I've used Castrol ATF Dextron III in my Power Gear reservoir when low. You might call Power Gear to verify with your 2008 unit.

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I just drained mine and refilled with mercon V
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We just bought our 2008 SeaBreeze (W22) in January. We had a problem with the jacks down light on the Power Gear jacks. We called Power Gear and they told us to make sure that the reservior was nice an full. They said 'use what ever fluid was in the tank.' They then explained that under no circumstances should you mix the Dexron III with the Mercon V. They said that each of these fluids is a different color, Dexron being red in color.
They also told us that on the 2008 vintage system that we could fill the reservior until the fluid just dripped from the lip of the fill hole. Of course the only method to fill the reservior was to have the jacks in the 'up' position and the coach as level as you can get it before opening and topping off the reservior.
The reservior was about a quart low from the factory so all seems to be workign well now.
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