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Old 03-01-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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New to the world of stangs, couple quetions

Hey guys and gals, I just got my '05 mustang v6 manual about a month ago and so far I'm enjoying it a lot. I've been lurking here since then, and just finally decided to make a profile.

Now I have a couple questions about my new (used) car:

1.I want to change the oil on it, and it looks like there is plenty of room to do it myself in the engine bay (compared to my old escort), but I'm always very paranoid about jacking up my car. Can anyone tell me where to jack it up from? (A picture would be great)

2. If I get a decent amount of cash back from taxes I'm planning on putting in a hurst (or maybe mgw, but I love the look of the hurst) short throw shifter. If I do this I will probably change out my transmission fluid. From what I understand the manual takes ATF? If so I was planning on putting in mobile 1 synthetic ATF, any opinions on that? Am I also to believe there is a revised fill amount instead of the amount posted in the owners manual?

Sorry about the wall of text! You guy have been very helpful to me in the past month, and I appreciate your future help in advance. Im looking forward to being more active in this community!
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This what you need to know! I also use a set of ramps, and a pair of Jackstands and a 3ton floor jack in front of my car. I also use Royal Purple Syn. Oil. BTW, l have an 07 manual V6.
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Welcome!!! I'm on my last payment on my 2005 automatic
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Nice! Can't wait till I'm on my last payment haha.
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Use Royal Purple syn. And if u look under the mustang u will see these long thick square rail looking tubes that where u want to left sorry but i still cant seem to send pics here
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I'm happy too but after 5yrs , alternator, and 77k miles I now have to change both tire rod ends and the radiator
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Well that doesn't seem too terrible for 77k miles. I'm at 86k right now, hoping a wont have too many issues in the near future.
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Use Royal Purple syn. And if u look under the mustang u will see these long thick square rail looking tubes that where u want to left sorry but i still cant seem to send pics here
Don't waste your money in royal purple, it's not that much better for the price
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Yeah I've heard that. I heard mobile one is pretty good, and a lot cheaper? Haven't really looked at prices.

Also thanks for the info on lifting it up! That's the spot I lifted on my last car, but I used to think I could hear metal bending when I did so I was never sure.
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Yeah I've heard that. I heard mobile one is pretty good, and a lot cheaper? Haven't really looked at prices.

Also thanks for the info on lifting it up! That's the spot I lifted on my last car, but I used to think I could hear metal bending when I did so I was never sure.
Yeah royal purple used to be the best but now it's not that much better than alot of other brands
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You know what's really good oil and filter and wint break the bank? Ford Motorcraft synthetic blend.
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I was going to canada and I kept putting off the oil change until the day before was gonna be $30 but since I used synthetic they charged $79.99. They used the same exact oil I had a gallon of in my backseat which cost me like $20 lol. Never being lazy about changing my oil myselcever again.
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