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anyone running an ATS tranny

Well I just bought a built transmission from ATS and it arrived yesterday. Well I called them up today to see if it took any special atf. Well the guy said it takes atf+4. All the research that I have done says atf+4 is for Chrysler vehicle.

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Well I dont think ATS would lie to you about what their transmission takes but I would call again and explain it all and see what they say to be sure. JMO.

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I would still use the Ford ATF

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Ok that makes a lot of sense. Not. So he calls the manufacturer asking about what tranny fluid to use in his transmission and gets a recommended fluid and then for no other reason than it is a fluid usually found in chrysler transmissions, it is being recommended to use Ford ATF?? I'm sorry but I would need a little more info or something confirming the use of either fluid IMO. I recommend calling ATS and saying to whoever you talk to that you were recommended to use fluid X in their transmission that goes into a Ford vehicle but this fluid is usually found in chrysler vehicles and not Fords. Therefore, have them explain why that fluid is recommended over the Ford ATF and I am sure they will. I would be willing to bet (if it is infact what they recommend) it is because they probably use different clutches or something. Who knows but I would get more information. That's all I'm sayin. JMO. Take it for what it is worth.

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Ok that makes a lot of sense. Not. So he calls the manufacturer asking about what tranny fluid to use in his transmission and gets a recommended fluid and then for no other reason than it is a fluid usually found in chrysler transmissions, it is being recommended to use Ford ATF?? I'm sorry but I would need a little more info or something confirming the use of either fluid IMO. I recommend calling ATS and saying to whoever you talk to that you were recommended to use fluid X in their transmission that goes into a Ford vehicle but this fluid is usually found in chrysler vehicles and not Fords. Therefore, have them explain why that fluid is recommended over the Ford ATF and I am sure they will. I would be willing to bet (if it is infact what they recommend) it is because they probably use different clutches or something. Who knows but I would get more information. That's all I'm sayin. JMO. Take it for what it is worth.
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Only reason I'm saying to use the Ford ATF is because it is a very good quality synthetic lube IMO.

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you lost me at "i bought an ats trans" .. that was your first mistake...

However this wouldnt be the first time i've heard of people using different fluids in a built transmission. My brother's allison uses regular old trans fluid in his built trans where as the stock allison only likes transynd.

In a 5r110 though i'd only use Ford SP because the solenoids are picky on what fluid is used, and it needs to be clean. Im using SP in my trans
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Only reason I'm saying to use the Ford ATF is because it is a very good quality synthetic lube IMO.
Which one?
Mercon? MerconIII? MerconV? Mercon LV? MerconSP?
ATF+4 is usually MercV in my experience.


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The OP needs to call ATS and ask why. It may be because of the type of clutch material used.

When I went with Suncoast Superduty Kit, the instructions state "it is perfectly OK to use Dexron III or Mercon 5 fluid in this trans after the installation of this kit".

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EXACTLY. That is what I'm sayin.

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