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post #1 of 8 Old 09-11-2009, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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ZF5 fluid options

I know that it calls for Mercon V synthetic fluid but what other options may I have that would quiet up the noise and smooth up my shifts?

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I think I'm gonna' try Schaeffer's 204SAT. The noise of the new clutch is almost unbearable, hoping it will quiet it some.
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what is that? Elaborate more please

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2008 f-350 CCSB 4x4 6.4 Lariat Spartan Tuned, MBRP Duals, S&B intake, egr delete, ccv delete,custom coolant bypass, RF amps, Infinity Component Spkrs, Pioneer Shallow Sub, 13.9sec best
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A full synthetic ATF.
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Finally got around to changing to the synthetic fluid (used 5 qts as suggested), you wouldn't think it was the same truck. So quiet I can hear the ole' lady complaining from the passenger seat now.
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Finally got around to changing to the synthetic fluid (used 5 qts as suggested), you wouldn't think it was the same truck. So quiet I can hear the ole' lady complaining from the passenger seat now.

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So quiet I can hear the ole' lady complaining from the passenger seat now.
A good trick for that is to turn your radio to a talk station and turn the volume down so you can barely hear it, if you're really concentrating on listening to the radio you won't hear a word she's saying and it's a lot less obvious than cranking the radio up.
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In my '96 thought the syncros where on the way out, would grind on 3-2 shift so drained and filled with Redline MTF 5 litres, truck now has 460K kilometres on it and is fine.....guessing 150K Kilometres on that oil!!

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