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Transmission Fluid

About that time to change out the fluid and filter. Any particular fluid yall are running? I ran Amsoil Syn. in my Dodge but dont know a lot about the Ford transmissions.

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Mercon SP or LV only. I would stay with SP if possible.
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As stated Mecron SP.
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About that time to change out the fluid and filter. Any particular fluid yall are running? I ran Amsoil Syn. in my Dodge but dont know a lot about the Ford transmissions.

Thanks in advance.
ABSOLUTLY!!! Amsoil, it's the best there is, handles heat and protects better than anything else you can buy IMHO.
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ABSOLUTLY!!! Amsoil, it's the best there is, handles heat and protects better than anything else you can buy IMHO.
Not in a 5r110 Torq Shift
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^^^ Agree, ONLY use Mercon products! Should say the exact kind on the trans dip stick!


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If you use Amsoil, be sure to use the Low Viscosity. Their regular atf is not Mercon SP compatible.

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Mercon SP/LV
ot Valvoline Max life Dex Merc
is stated on the Bottle to be OK for Merc SP/LV
mater of fact Valvoline told Me they sell in bulk to a lot of ford dealers because it is also compatible with other types and keeps the amount of fluids they need to stock lower ( think Ford dealer with a used vehicle lot or multi Brand lot

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Overview

MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF contains a blend of superior base oils and a unique additive package to help extend the life of transmissions with over 75,000 miles. It is formulated to maximize transmission performance, reduce transmission wear, and improve and maintain smooth shifting longer than conventional fluids. MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF is compatible with new and rebuilt transmissions and will not void new car warranties.

Recommended for use where DEXRON, DEXRON II, III and VI, Toyota T-IV and WS, MERCONŽ, MERCONŽ SP and LV, Allison TES 389, Nissan Matic-D, Matic-J and Matic-K, Honda Z-1 (except CVT), Mercedes NAG-1, Mitsubishi Diamond SP-II and SP-III and many others are required.
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Oh and the Amsoil is 11.50 a qt why piss that extra money away ?
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Well looks like Motorcraft sp/lv is $8.99 a quart while Amsoil is either $8.90 or $11.50 depending if your a preferred customer or not. You can also buy a "6 month trial preferred membership" for $10.

Has anyone had a bad experience using Amsoil low viscosity? I havnt found where it "meets or exceeds factory SP/LV specifications", or if its simply "compatible with".

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