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Old 10-23-2008
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tranny lube

'03 ,2.3, 5 spd I dont care for the ATF as tranny fluid, seems awful thin to me, any substitutes? Why cant i just put 90 wgt in it?

Ps. That slave cylnder that slips over the tranny shaft sucks too, sucks bad.What moron though that up.
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stay with ATF trust me. in my R1 and my R2 that was in my f150, i put about everything in the world on there, atf is the best
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How about synthetic ATF?
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How about synthetic ATF?
Yes. As long as its Mercon V compatible.
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personally ive been running pennzoil syncromesh fluid in mine, its about 5-7 bucks a qt at autozone. ive had it in the trans for almost a year now, 12,000 miles with no problems. 90 wt is way too heavy, i did that once with a 4 speed manual jeep trans and ruined the syncros. there is a mobil 1 synthetic atf available.
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I've been running B&M Trick Shift synthetic in mine and it seemed like my tranny loved it. Shifted a lot smoother too. If I go with anything else it would be the Mobil 1 synthetic.
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