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Old 06-17-2010, 05:04 AM
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Default What manual transmission fluid to use

I have a 2.3L, 94 Ranger with a Mazda 5 speed manual transmission.
The manual says to use Mercon XT-2-QDX transmission fluid except I hear that it's not made any more.

Could someone recommend a synthetic manual transmission fluid specifically formulated for a syncromesh transmission?

I hear Amsoil is good - can someone recommend other brands that meet Ford specifications for an R-1 Mazda tranny?

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: What manual transmission fluid to use

any mercon fluid is fine. if you're going for synthetic mobil 1 syn ATF is good.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:56 AM
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Default Re: What manual transmission fluid to use

The M50D-R1 requires just Mercron fluid.

Synthetic fluid that is equal to Mercron will handle the heat a lot better than conventional fluid.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: What manual transmission fluid to use

Been checking out Royal Purple Synchromax - anyone tried it?
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:41 AM
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Synchromax is good manual trans fluid.
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