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Old 09-08-2013, 06:22 AM
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sticky please! proper atf usage

New to the forum still but noticing a couple people saying they used fluid other than mercon sp. To my knowledge motor craft is the only maker of this fluid. I haven't found any other fluids that are compatible. Using the wrong fluids can cause your transmission all kinds of weird issues as they can eat up the shift solenoids. They are especially important on our 5r110s as they are completely electronic controlled.

BTW I have seen it first hand and been told this same info from my local transmission shop
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:09 PM
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Redline D6 ATF is a suitable (if not better) alternative for these trucks.

Specs: http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=115&pcid=9
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:47 AM
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Amsoil makes a great Mercron SP/LV approved ATF oil.

AMSOIL Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:37 PM
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My question is can they be mixed with the residuals left behind from the old fluid ?
Would multiple pan drops ( 2 or 3 ) in a row be ok ?
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:35 PM
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Yes you can mix the two (I'm assuming your talking about synthetic fluid). Mixing synthetic fluid with non synthetic is just like running a synthetic blend. (Kinda like Rotella T5 engine oil) or you might be referring to SP and LV... But even those can be mixed without problem. I wouldn't drop the pan several times within a short period of time though, just keep up with regular maintainence on the trans and you'll be fine!
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Thanks for the reply , I shifted from sp to lv gradually last round with a larger pan .
I believe I changed 8 liters and added 4 more ( over sized pan ) = 12 liters .
My trans works fine , but I think I'm going to switch to Amzoil this time . When I say
pan drops it means I have a drain plug which makes it easy , measured coming out
and back in .
I also run a Dieselsite filter set up , which I highly recommend .
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