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    hi everyone ,just topping up the two reservois on my mercury 4.3 v6 on my 220 thundercraft , the one says to use auto trans fluid , the other one says to use sae j1171 , anybody know what fluid that is ? thanks ...

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    Re: what is sae j1171

    J1171 is not a fluid, nor a standard for oil, it's a standard for marine electrical items. http://standards.sae.org/j1171_200406/

    What reservoirs are you talking about? If you don't know what they are called, post a picture. Over the years, there have been many different reservoirs, styles, and fluids in them.
    Basically, Mercruiser doesn't recommend ATF in anything, so pictures are recommended.
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      Re: what is sae j1171

      Yes, it is that label you should see on your starter and alternator . . .
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        Re: what is sae j1171

        hi everyone , it is the resorvoir for my bennet trim tabs .. thanks

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          Re: what is sae j1171

          SAE stands for Society of Automtive Engineers. Basically it's a society of engineers that is a stamp of approval.
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            Re: what is sae j1171

            Yes, the Bennett trim tab pumps use ATF.

            The J1171 sticker just shows that the motor and solenoids meet the SAE spec for the unit to be in the engine compartment.
            Don S.


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