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Mercon SP Tranny Fluid?

Anyone know where I can get some Mercon SP tranny fluid other than the dealership? I want to change out my fluid, but all the auto stores only sell fluid compatable with Mercon...not Mercon SP which is what you have to use in the TorqShift...

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mercon sp

Check with your local Orielly's Auto Parts.......call them and they can get it from there warehouse in ussally a day or two. I paid $3.39 a quart for Mercon SP ......i imagine thats alot cheaper than the dealership.

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My dealership is $4.50 / quart. DieselFiltersOnLine used to be $4.89 per quart. The thing about DieselFiltersOnLine, if you buy filters also from them and get a big order (after $250), you can get a 5% discount and pay NO shipping (after $150).

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The O'Reilly's store down in Ft. Walton Beach can't get it...tough luck for me I guess....

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I've never heard of anybody getting it anywhere but Ford.

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Amsoil has an SP compatible fluid also

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Amsoil has an SP compatible fluid also
I've read of this having some controversy to it? Have you heard the same, Dave?

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Yah, i've heard the syn can be too slippery for the clutch paks. I don't know if its true or not though.

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I saw some Mercon SP compatible trans-oil at WalMart for about $2.75 per quart. It was labeled Mercon VI. I haven't tried it nor do I know anyone who has. Anyone know anything about this oil or have you tried it? I need to do a trans oil change very soon and am tempted by the price.
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I saw some Mercon SP compatible trans-oil at WalMart for about $2.75 per quart. It was labeled Mercon VI. I haven't tried it nor do I know anyone who has. Anyone know anything about this oil or have you tried it? I need to do a trans oil change very soon and am tempted by the price.
your tranny isn't worth the money you'll "save" by buying that oil. stick with the right stuff.

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