Originally Posted by Dynasty
For those with a manual transmission what oil are you using in your transmission? I have a 2000 2.5L 2WD 5 speed Ranger and am about to change the transmission fluid. The manual specifies for Mercon ATF. I was just curious if anyone runs anything else, such as a manual specific oil like Redline or Amsoil. If so, what are your thoughts? What oil do you suggest?
MERCON ATF IS BEING REPLACED BY MERCON V
AS A SERVICE FLUID FOR SOME MANUAL
1996-2007 F-Super Duty
2001-2003 Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer Sport
2001-2002 Lincoln LS
MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid is being replaced by MERCON(R) V as the service fluid for manual transmissions originally requiring MERCON(R).
Beginning immediately all manual transmission applications requiring MERCON(R) can now be serviced using MERCON(R) V or MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON(R) / MERCON(R) V. After July 1, 2007, MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid will no longer be manufactured, therefore, availability of this fluid will continue until remaining inventory has been depleted.
Service manual transmissions requiring MERCON(R) with MERCON(R) V or MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON/MERCON(R) V. For proper fluid application on current and past model manual transmissions refer to the fluid usage chart. (Figure 1)
WARNING FULL SYNTHETIC MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID (XT-M5-QS), SAE 75W-90 API GL-4 GEAR OIL (XY-75W90-QGL) AND SAE 75W-90 PREMIUM SYNTHETIC TRANSAXLE LUBRICANT (XT-75W90-QGT) ARE UNIQUE FLUIDS AND MUST BE USED IN APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDING THAT PARTICULAR FLUID.
USE OF ANY OTHER FLUID MAY CAUSE REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY OR DAMAGE.