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Old 12-28-2008, 01:52 PM
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Mercon sp in Transfer case

Any thoughts on using mercon sp in transfer case of a 2006 f 350 cc psd 4X4 instead of the recommended mercon V?
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:34 PM
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Mercon sp is thinner than Mercon V. A better alternative would be to use Mobil synthetic transmission fluid.
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I think Ford is now calling for "transfercase Fluid" on the 2008's+. Not sure what is in that motorcraft bottle of transfercase fluid. or if it's rebadged MercV.
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So, you think mercon sp is a bad idea? Better a sythetic aftermarket substitute like the Mobil 1 or Amsoil, ect.?
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is a synthetic in such a thin lubricant really needed? I mean ATF in general is so thin.... what does it matter?
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:04 PM
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Anybody else have any opinions
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Oils and fluids seems to spark so much attention I thought I would get a few more responses from techs and the like. Just wanted to keep this post alive long enough for a few more people to see it and maybe respond, and to thank everybody for their input so far
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:27 PM
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is a synthetic in such a thin lubricant really needed? I mean ATF in general is so thin.... what does it matter?
Maybe it doesn't, I just thought I might get a little extra protection from a synthetic since the psd is such a torquey little bast*rd, I don't know. I thought a few extra bucks on what is supposed to be a better product would be a good idea...........or not
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Sorry guys, hate to quit this post but I was hoping for more responders than the two, while I appreciate the two I got I was hoping for a few more including a tech or two.
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I used Mercon SP during my last change ~12k miles ago. It's similar to Mercon V but is synthetic. So far so good....
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