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6 speed manual uses ATF fluid?

Hi All,

I am new here, been lurking for a while. I just picked up a 2000 F-350 7.3 Diesel 4X4 Crew Cab with the 6 speed manual transmission. I was told this transmission and transfer case takes ATF fluid and not normal 80/90 weight gear oil like most manuals.

Is this correct or was I told a bunch of BS, this just does not seem right. I have had Toyotas and VW manuals and they all took normal gear oil in the tranny.

I want to put the best fluid in the transmission. What do you all recomend and how much do I need to get to do a complet change.

Thank you all very much for your time and help
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It takes ATF.
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It takes ATF.
yup it takes regular ATF I changed mine when I put my new clutch in last summer

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Its like 16qts of ATF, has something to do with the syncros in it. Actually all at least 95+ manual ford trucks use ATF.



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dam thats weird i never knew that




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YEP ATF it is, Mercon V is fine to use in the manual and TC, I wouldn't put it in the 4R100 though. Good luck with your truck.

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Thanks folks for all the help. I did the job today and it was very easy but messy. The 6 speed manual with the trans cooler takes just about 6 qts.
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