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Old 07-13-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Manual Trans Additive?

I'm changing my trans fluid for the first time since I purchased the car. I have never owned a manual trans before this car. I know people often put additives in with the new fluid in an auto and I'm curious whether anyone has suggestions on what to put in with the new fluid. Or no additive at all. The trans is not in the best of shape and I'm just trying to make it last.
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I have never put an additive in any trans I've ever owned either stick or auto. Stick should get about 3 qts of Mercon V fluid and call it a day. Pull your shifter and pour the fluid in through there to make it super easy.
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I have never put an additive in any trans I've ever owned either stick or auto. Stick should get about 3 qts of Mercon V fluid and call it a day. Pull your shifter and pour the fluid in through there to make it super easy.
My trans calls for regular Dexron III Mercon. It's probably different on the 98 and back models. I doubt changing it to Mercon V would hurt. I would have completely empty it because I'm pretty sure Mercon V is synthetic. But thanks for the input.
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Synthetic and conventional will mix just fine but yes you should always drain as much as possible.
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Synthetic and conventional will mix just fine but yes you should always drain as much as possible.
Well I was doing a little research and now It seems like Mercon V and Dexron III are basically the same so... idk I think I am just going to put in what ford recommends and call it a day.
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Ford and Chevy. Lol. It's all just hydraulic oil. You cant go wrong using what the factory recommends, usually...
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Ford and Chevy. Lol. It's all just hydraulic oil. You cant go wrong using what the factory recommends, usually...
Ya that's what I figured. \: But like I said I haven't changed it in this car before and didn't want to f*%k it up. Lol
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I would just call ford and ask them the correct fluid then go buy it elsewhere
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Its all been updated to Mercon V.
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Its all been updated to Mercon V.
Seems like they are constantly superseding these fluids with the same fluid and a different name. Lol
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