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ATF for E4OD

My truck had its transmission rebuilt at Ford 2 years, 30,000km before I bought it.
I want to do its first(i think) fluid and filter change before the winter sets in.

I use Amsoil ATF in my 5.0 Mustang with an AOD and it works well. It's getting swapped out for a T5speed this winter though with a 351w.
I also used it in a 96 Grand Cherokee V8 with a 44RE (A904) and it worked great, but sold it.

However, I have owned and killed a couple A4LD ford explorer transmissions, with Castrol ATF and Valvoline MaxLife ATF.

However, Valvoline MaxLife worked great in a Chrysler New Yorker I once owned with a A604 Front Wheel drive, and is still going strong with the new owner.

Would a full synthetic fluid like Amsoil ATF and a Wix filter work great in the E4OD?

What is everyone using for ATF and your experiences with it?

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they come with MercIII, which had been replaced with MercV which is a simi synthetic. u can still get merc/dextIII at NAPA and such but may as well upgrade to MercV.

as far as whos running what, im running Kendall mercV in mine with no issues but only have 20k on the change. with that said i think i will be switching to shafers synthetic in about 10k miles, or sooner since i dont know how long the orginal fluid was in there.

a lot of guys are running Mobile 1 syth. with no issues also, soooo... seems to be what ever floats your boat. as long as you keep it changed regularly.

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Haven't put it in the trucks yet but I like Royal Purple. I saw butt dyno and mpg improvements in the Jeeps. I would suggest switching the whole drivetrain over to the purp.
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I use that Valvoline max life in just about everything. It is a great fluid.
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Alright. I've got a new Fram in the pan transmission filter, an AcDelco inline magnetic filter for the cooler line, now I'm just trying to decide between the ATF I'm going to buy this weekend.

I'm trying to decide between Mobil Super D/M ATF, or Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc. I'd prefer the valvoline, but i'd have to drive quite far to find it where I live. The Mobil Super D/M is $22 for a 5L jug at the local auto parts store, and the maxlife is $25 for a 5L jug at a walmart. Should I drive the extra 1/2 hr to the walmart that has the maxlife, or just use the Mobil ATF? Keep in mind its not Mobil1 ATF, it's not a full synthetic:

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I am using the Mobil 1 ,works great in all temperatures is what I like .
Abit pricey I agree but it's just money .

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