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Old 12-19-2010, 09:00 AM
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Manual tranny fluid suggestions

I'm replacing the rear casing on my 00 ZF6 transmission and will be refilling it with fresh fluid when I'm done. Any suggestions on what fluid to put in it and about how much it holds. Thanks for any input.
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The owners manual should have that info.
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^^^I agree with that guy but pretty sure it's fully synthetic atf. Wierd I know but I've recently changed fluid in my '99 F450 at work and that's what it took. Cant remember how much tho
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Unfortunately I didn't recieve an owners manual with the truck so I'm pretty much flying blind on this one. Atf fluid, that is kindof wierd. Thanks for the replies guys.
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that's what i thought too. i'll check my 07 manual. hold on
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Yep - its ATF in both the tranny and t-case. I just did it this evening; used Royal Purple...$$$$$ but it makes all the difference.
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Ok the manual in my 07 says 5.8qts of Motorcraft Mercon ATF with Ford part number/spec XT-2-QDX/MERCON. possibly not the same but that's what I can give ya. good luck
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atf or gear oil

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I'm replacing the rear casing on my 00 ZF6 transmission and will be refilling it with fresh fluid when I'm done. Any suggestions on what fluid to put in it and about how much it holds. Thanks for any input.
use atf or heavy duty gear oil wont matter much either way, park truck on level ground undo plug and fill it till fluid runs back out.
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^^^I agree with that guy but pretty sure it's fully synthetic atf. Wierd I know but I've recently changed fluid in my '99 F450 at work and that's what it took. Cant remember how much tho


putting atf in a manual tranny will significantly shorten the life of the tranny. ZF 6speed manufacturer calls for synthetic 10w30 motor oil. i use royal purple bcuz of its superior longevity and cooler operating temperature
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:15 AM
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Running Mobil1 Synthetic ATF in my 00' ZF6. Mine took near 7 liters(qts), but I had my trans out so the cooler lines most likely drained out a bit.
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