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Old 11-07-2013, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: type of transmission fluid

Originally Posted by M4tthewd View Post
My father got the gear oil from his work, he said it shouldn't be a problem. Why is a thicker syn oil worse in the manual transmission then ATF? What difference does it make?


I have ATF that replaces MERCON, would it be ok to use the substitute? And my rear diff is not a Limited slip, could I use the gear oil there?
It is a conspiracy by Ford to make more money. Gear oil is cheaper then Mercon. They want to sell more Mercon The "con" in Mer-con is a hidden symbolic meaning for the con-spiracy!

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