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Question Manual transmission fluid type?

Here's the issue. I have a 96 F250 with the 5 speed ZF transmission S5-47 type. I am told this was made by Mazda. There is a sticker on the side to the trans that says Use ONLY Mercon synthetic or equivilent. I could not find so I went to the Ford dealer and asked about it. He said they usually use Mercon V which is synthetic. He also said that they make a special fluid but it is about $20 a quart, that is why they use the Mercon V. Any thoughts on this?
The fluid that is in the trans is green colored. I have no idea if it has ever been changed. Anyone know anything about this?

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anybody know? im wanting to service the tranny in my 97 PSD. not sure if its the same as above. just looking to find out what to use and if i can use synthetic? not sure when the last service was so i rather be safe than sorry.

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Use dexron/mercon III automatic trans fluid.

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can i use that in a synthetic blend?

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the mercon 5 is synthetic, but very costly. Mercon 5 will replace any type mercon atf.

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you da man thank's.. im not to much worried about the cost cant be to much more per qt than freakin syn gear lube these days.

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