Originally Posted by dvranish
I was told this weekend that the gears on the 5 speed manual transmissions are aluminum. Can this be true, or is someone just pulling my chain?
They're playing with you.
There's talk of a magnetic drain plug, have you ever seen an aluminum magnet?
The syncro material is bronze/brass. Although Ford reccomends Mercon V, I'd bet a GL-4 fluid like Redline MT-90 would work great.