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Old 02-07-2010, 05:15 AM
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Default type of transmission fluid

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what type of transmission fluid do i need?
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:24 AM
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Dexron III/Mercon automatic transmission fluid
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:54 PM
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+1 on the mercon. some peeps want to put gear oil in it but that will fubar it
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:59 PM
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so can it either be dex III OR mercon.

or does it have to be a fluid that is a dex/mercon compatible in one.
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Dexron III or Mercon which ever one it will say on the front
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:07 PM
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sooooooo....

gm dex III is acceptable?
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I added synthetic gear oil to mine, will that screw it up? Has anyone had problems with synthetic gear oil instead of ATF?
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I added synthetic gear oil to mine, will that screw it up? Has anyone had problems with synthetic gear oil instead of ATF?
Yes...it will burn up the bearings...use ATF only

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I added synthetic gear oil to mine, will that screw it up? Has anyone had problems with synthetic gear oil instead of ATF?
Why did you do that?

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:21 AM
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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?

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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?
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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?

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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?
Because the M5OD has tight tolerances and gear oil can't do the job right

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:24 AM
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Ok, can I save the gear oil for my rear diff? It's 75w90 I think.
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Ok, can I save the gear oil for my rear diff? It's 75w90 I think.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:28 AM
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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?

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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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Old 11-07-2013, 09:28 AM
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What does the rear dif take?
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