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post #1 of 6 Old 01-28-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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trans fluid

i have a 97 f 350 4x4 with hd 5 speed manual. wanting to change fluid, but can't seem to find what fluid it takes and how many quarts it holds.

tried a search with no luck..

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the search function is not that great... but an hours worth of searching myself revealed the info i was looking for...
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ZF (trans maker) recommends Castrol TranSynd and it takes a little short of 4 quarts. In any case make sure it's a full synthetic ATF. Cheers!

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got it changed today. really didn't expect it to make that much of a difference though... i was pleasantly surprised... it made a noticeable difference.
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got it changed today. really didn't expect it to make that much of a difference though... i was pleasantly surprised... it made a noticeable difference.
Is that with the TranSynd, or are you running something else?
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Is that with the TranSynd, or are you running something else?
i didn't see the transynd post till i was done.. i didn't expect this to be confusing. i was just gonna get some full synthetic merkonV. but none of the merkonV said full synthetic. they had merkonIV and merkonVI that said full synthetic? i spoke with the counter person, he looked it up and wasn't much help, he called his tech dept, still not much help. went across street... same deal.

so a few people recommended merkon V so i picked up castrol merkonV and went with it. i couldn't find my lil pump so i removed shifter and cover and poured it in till it started coming out of hole in side of case.

it did make a difference, so was worth the effort...
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