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Transmission Oil

What is the general consensus on what type of automatic transmission oil or additives to run. I've got a '97 4X4 w/200k. I only put about 10k miles a year on it, most of which are pulling something. I'm opposed to synthetic oils in general, I don't think that they would be worth it.

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Basically the electronic trannies need the thinner synthetic to work with small ports and the electric solenoids.
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I too have been opposed to synthetic for many reasons including the costs but dealing with expensive transmissions that get severe service and heat I chose Mobil One on my last service .
I was pleasantly surprised by the shifts hot or cold ,which makes me a believer in synthetic for this application . I did add a Trucool cooler ,replacement pan from Ford with drain ,filter , and drained the convertor as well .
Mobil One can be had anywhere for less than 10 bucks a quart( I know that's high ) or Amzoil can be a bit less if you know a dealer .

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