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changing manual fluid to synthetic?

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Old 09-10-2006
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changing manual fluid to synthetic?

i bought a 94 ranger back in early july with 163,000 miles on it...i changed the tranny fluid and just put regular atf in it but i feel like the shifting is rough, expecially between 1st and 2nd, and 2nd and 3rd.

now i am thinking of draining it 2 months later and going with synthetic atf.
will mobil 1 sunthetic be ok or should i go for amsoil?

and will it give me smoother shifts?

thanks....any help is appreciated.
 
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Old 09-10-2006
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i got much smoother shifts with amsoil and changing your fluid again might be a good thing since it would basically be a tranny fluid flush... you should change your t-case fluid as well
 
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well guys, i used mobil 1 synthetic atf, i found the Transfer case but could not get the 4 bolts loose in order to drain and refill it.

time will tell if i notice smoother shifting in her....i'll let everyone know.

thanks.
 

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Old 09-13-2006
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took truck out today for a drive. i cant beleive it but i definately did notice a difference in the shifting.....it was much smoother.

i had a gutt feeling about synthetic doing this but it is true........much better.

too bad there is nothing this simple we could do to the 3.0 to make is accelerate better.
 
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sure there is......lower gearing!
 
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Old 09-14-2006
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Originally Posted by racsan
sure there is......lower gearing!
and how much does that cost?
 
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true, reletivly simple, but there is a price.
 
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explain
 
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Old 09-23-2006
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yea...my gears are louder......but.....i need to put my interior back together. that'll help.
 
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