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Old 01-11-2016, 10:18 AM   #1
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T5 transmission fluid question

I have a question about what kind of fluid can I use because I know that Ford recommend automatic transmission fluid but companies like Amsoil recommend 5w30 motor oil.
So what should I use?


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Wish one is the best option for street use?


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Every single T5 I ever owned I ran regular Dextron Mercon 3 ATF and they all shifted like butter.
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:30 PM   #4
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And why Amsoil recommend 5w30 motor oil?


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I have no clue but that's not right. Please send the link to where it says that as I am real curious.
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I saw it in a mustang magazine.


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Mustang 101, NEVER believe anything you read in the Mustang rags until you triple check it.

Amsoil makes their own ATF/Synchromesh which would work fine but not 5w-30. Sounds like a misprint or an editing problem or the person writing the article was an idiot.

Just hit up your local autozone, get 3 qts of dex/merc 3, drain your trans, put the plug back in, pull the shifter and dump 3 quarts in through the shifter. This would also be a good time to upgrade your shifter if it isn't already and if you do already have an aftermarket shifter, make sure the stops are properly set.
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Scotty has you covered. ATF for the win.
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Mine has a bit of a whine in 3rd gear. I should probably get it changed as a precaution since I don't know when it was, or if it has ever been changed. I just purchased it with 91k on it.
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Mine has a bit of a whine in 3rd gear. I should probably get it changed as a precaution since I don't know when it was, or if it has ever been changed. I just purchased it with 91k on it.
TBTH when you buy a used car the FIRST thing you should do when you get it home is all fluids and a full tune up. I would not trust the fluids to be fresh or the plugs/wires to be good on a 91K mile Mustang.
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I agree. I am busy compiling parts for a full suspension rebuild.
I found some Roush rear shocks but am still looking to find a matching pair for the front since I found out that they discontinued the front struts.
I have Ford Racing C springs, Energy Suspension Master bushing kit and Hotchkiss camber plates so far...
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Full suspension on a 04-down car means completely ditching the 4 link suspension setup out back just FYI.


Tune up should still be the first thing. I wouldn't really drive it much till you get that done.
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Can you give me suggestions about who to look at for the suspension parts you're referring to?
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Depends how serious you want to get.
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It's a weekend toy that may occasionally be autocrossed. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money on something that I'll never be able to recoup my money from.
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Then probably just do lower control arms, lower the car and a good wheel/tire setup and that's all. I would not use any CC plates except Max Motorsports or maybe Steeda tho.


If you ever wanted to get serious about handling you need to completely ditch the 4 link setup out back and go to a 3 link, a 5 link or an IRS that has had all the bushings replaced with aftermarket.
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I have a set of Hotchkiss plates already. They seem pretty stout.
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