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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?
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Mercron ATF is automatic transmission fluid not sure what your should put in a manual transmission but im pretty sure that isnt the right stuff i would call ford and ask i think they take gear oil
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Here is what the owners manual calls for it you just wanna stick with Motorcraft
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Motorcraft ATF
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I just used valvoline merc/dex today.
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Ya, I just use ATF in them
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Mercron ATF is automatic transmission fluid not sure what your should put in a manual transmission but im pretty sure that isnt the right stuff i would call ford and ask i think they take gear oil
No way. Never put gear oil in a Ford Tranny. Almost all of them use ATF.
I am running royal purple in mine, and I can't complain. It does get a bit annoying in the winter. I find that it is a little harder to shift.
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I use Royal Purple regularly.....but...since i'm sorta broke, I needed fluid last night badly, so i used the Chevron ATF I had lying around for my chevy. lol.

But yea....Something MerconV equivilent is the fluid the trans calls for....same goes for the transfer case and the power steering.


Almost all newer manual trans take ATF....only rangers that take 90W are the pre-mazda trans manuals from the early 90's.
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Just changed mine last week and used Castrol atf because it was cheaper. Doesn't really matter what I use for now cuz the tranny is gettin rebuilt soon. Then I'll use Royal Purple.
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For those that use Royal Purple, Redline, or Amsoil in the transmission do you notice a different in shifting?
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I noticed it when i swapped Royal Purple ATF in at about 50k. Little smoother shifts. Of course, now I've got a hurst, and there's no way in telling smoothness of shifts anymore. lol. I have yet to try that Royal Purple Syncromax stuff...supposed to be even better than RP ATF in a transmission.
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Hey Shane, I was looking on Royal Purples cross reference sheet, and they actually recommend the Syncromax for our trans. Not the ATF. Hmmm, I think I might give it a try next week when I drain mine.
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thats nuts they need to sell it as ATF/MTF
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thats nuts they need to sell it as ATF/MTF
It would confuse the hell out of people. Ford uses ATF for just about everything.
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I just use the bulk valvoline ATF at work.. its easier to stick a pumper hose into the hole than quart bottles..

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Mercron ATF is automatic transmission fluid not sure what your should put in a manual transmission but im pretty sure that isnt the right stuff i would call ford and ask i think they take gear oil
you're a moron.. when it comes to something this critical don't speak unless you know what your talking about.


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thats nuts they need to sell it as ATF/MTF
no, cause not all Automatics take all the same fluid, not all manuals take ATF.
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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?
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TSB 06-26-1
01/08/07
MERCON ATF IS BEING REPLACED BY MERCON V
AS A SERVICE FLUID FOR SOME MANUAL
TRANSMISSIONS
FORD:
1981-2003 Escort
1984-1995 Thunderbird
1985-2007 Mustang
1985-1996 Bronco
1985-2007 Ranger
1986-1997 Aerostar
1991-2004 Explorer
1995-2007 F-150
1996-2007 F-Super Duty
2001-2003 Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer Sport
LINCOLN:
2001-2002 Lincoln LS
MERCURY:
1984-1995 Cougar
1987-1999 Tracer
ISSUE
MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid is being replaced by MERCON(R) V as the service fluid for manual transmissions originally requiring MERCON(R).
ACTION
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 PROCEDURE


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.
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