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post #1 of 11 Old 03-16-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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best product for manual tranny?

hello

was wondering what people are running in their 6spd manual tranny, i just have standard gear oil i believe in mine and once its warmed up drives.. well like a 'truck' can be a bit notchy until you drive it for a few minutes to get things moving in there.

north west bc winters for me so i dont really deal with temperature 'extremes' either way.

in my town i have access to the usual products from napa and canadian tire as well as a lucas dealer where i get my 5w40 synthetic engine oil

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anyone? bueler..
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I'm curious aswell


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I run ATF.
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I'm going to be running amsoil 75/140 as soon as i can.

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Perhaps this will help....
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The ZF6 was designed to run synthetic ATF. There has been some concern about heavy towing, etc. and apparently Ford's current recommendation is for a synthetic 80/90 gear oil, and apparently that's what Motorcraft Manual Transmission Fluid is (now). Why not use that? Don't know if it contains different additives or not.
I wouldn't run 75-140. Couldn't possibly be any advantage and could cause shifting trouble.

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anyone else have input?


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Ford's current recommendation is for a synthetic 80/90 gear oil.
where can this be found?
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Advance auto parts, auto zone, napa, wal-mart, o rieleys....
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