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5sp and royal purple

so i want to put royal purple in my tranny. i have a 06 xl 2.3 and my tranny calls for mercron lv. so would i put poyal purple ATF or the synchromesh for manuel trannys.thanks for any help
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mercon is a special type of ATF that is ford specific and must be used...no other ATF would work is what i heard
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Royal Purple ATF is supposed to be within the requirements of Fords Mercon V
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oh...but IMO royal purple is over priced
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oh...but IMO royal purple is over priced
Agreed, I went with Lucas when I did mine.
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what lucas product did you go with. and i finally got on the RP website and there cross reference sheet says use synchro mesh check it out

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really and did it help smooth out the shifts i kno on my ranger 1-3 are pretty rough and theres only 33k on it
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ranger trans are like that...mine occasionly grinds a little going into 3rd
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yea i heard that im just lokking for somthing that my help smooth it out a little
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still a laugh these things take atf
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yea makes no sense...oh well thats typical ford
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I usually run Royal Purple ATF in my trans....not the synchromesh royal purple because it wasn't out when I did my syn swap. I noticed the trans was easier to shift and with my hurst, the gear meshing noise got a little quieter. The good thing about running syn is it runs cooler....and a cool gear is a happy long lasting gear.

Now I'm running standard dino oil atf...idk the mercon level at all. lol.

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with the lucas, it runs cooler and shifts alot better. Also the gear mesh with the hurst is much quieter now.
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whoops.... I got stupid there for a second! lol. The meshing got quieter, not louder with synthetic. That with cooler temps and shifting easier are all traits of synthetic atf in manual trannys.
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you said the synchromesh wasnt out then would that be what to use now is it better than there ATF for our tranny
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I said I use dino oil now.... 'cause i'm cheap and broke and my tranny went boom! A 4 gal jug if dino ATF is $10. I like that price. lol.



I'd probably run the Synchromesh next time around....when I got the $30 to blow on oil. lol.
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great thanks for the info
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