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Old 11-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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My transmission is getting a little notchy from first to second sometimes and I've read alot of people put synthetic in and it smoothes it right out! Any recamendations,or do I have to stay with motorcraft for warrenty purposes? Also I've heard some people say Ford issued a tsb and will replace it under warrenty? Any truth to that? Thx in advance.
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Lucas Transmission Fix, along with whatever is stated in your owners manual is what I would try first. I didn't know the getrags were known to be notchy?
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Lucas Transmission Fix, along with whatever is stated in your owners manual is what I would try first. I didn't know the getrags were known to be notchy?
Is that an additive? Can it be added to stock transmission fluid or does it have to b synthetic? Thx
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Is that an additive? Can it be added to stock transmission fluid or does it have to b synthetic? Thx
It can be added to any tranny fluid, as far as I know. Here's their website.

http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...iid=29&catid=2
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It can be added to any tranny fluid, as far as I know. Here's their website.

http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...iid=29&catid=2
Thank you ill try it out on Thursday and keep you posted on my results! Still thinking of taking the $ hit and going full synthetic. Still hoping to get a member who has changed to synthetic and has improved shifting.
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I've noticed this too from time to time it happens. Hs it gotten worse? I've only had the car for 1.5 months
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The Lucas is good stuff haven't tried it in the stang but I use to work at a diesel mechanic shop that worked on 18 wheelers and they said that was the best stuff money could buy .
It is an additive but I've seen people use just that and fill the whole differential with it. Cost a bit more but they said it made em last forever along with a smoother ride . Been thinking about trying it my self .
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I've noticed this too from time to time it happens. Hs it gotten worse? I've only had the car for 1.5 months
Its o.k if I dont shift fast but as soon as i shift quickly ill feel the notchy unpleasant shift quality between 1st and second and sometimes third.
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Its o.k if I dont shift fast but as soon as i shift quickly ill feel the notchy unpleasant shift quality between 1st and second and sometimes third.
Same problem. Keep us updated when you put the additive in there. Hope it helps!
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Ford issued a tsb on this. I live in Colorado and whenever it got cold my tranny was hard to shift until the fluid warmed up. Took it into the dealer and they changed out the fluid to full synthetic and now it shifts great no matter what the temp.
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Ford issued a tsb on this. I live in Colorado and whenever it got cold my tranny was hard to shift until the fluid warmed up. Took it into the dealer and they changed out the fluid to full synthetic and now it shifts great no matter what the temp.
Did they recommend a brand, like Mobile 1 ATF?
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I personally put RP synchromesh in mine and it has helped quite a lot. Still a little notchy when cold but much better and more smooth overall
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #13
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Ford issued a tsb on this. I live in Colorado and whenever it got cold my tranny was hard to shift until the fluid warmed up. Took it into the dealer and they changed out the fluid to full synthetic and now it shifts great no matter what the temp.
Did you have to tell them about the tsb and enforce the issue or was done right away by your dealer? I'm wondering if ill have to force the issue....that said I really do have great service so I hope it will go smoothly.
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You can find the TSB here, I was curious, searched, and found it on here.

TSB_2011-3-18.pdf

I'll be heading in to have this addressed asap, i've got a new MGW shifter coming and was going to change my fluid to a synthetic anyway.

Here's what they're recommending to have put in by dealers:

Motorcraft® Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid is specifically formulated for use in the DPS6 PowerShift twin dry-clutch transmission. It was designed as dual functioning fluid to protect gear, synchronizers and bearings, while also used to operate the transmission's shift mechanisms
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You can find the TSB here, I was curious, searched, and found it on here.

I'll be heading in to have this addressed asap, i've got a new MGW shifter coming and was going to change my fluid to a synthetic anyway.

Here's what they're recommending to have put in by dealers:

Motorcraft® Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid is specifically formulated for use in the DPS6 PowerShift twin dry-clutch transmission. It was designed as dual functioning fluid to protect gear, synchronizers and bearings, while also used to operate the transmission's shift mechanisms
Thx for the research but when I try to open it I get no image or file?!
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Had the exact same problem, drained my tranny and out in 3.2 quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic atf, cured my problem . do it

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Had the exact same problem, drained my tranny and out in 3.2 quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic atf, cured my problem . do it
My bad...a bit distracted at the moment, wrong forum oooops
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Did they recommend a brand, like Mobile 1 ATF?
I mentioned that a tsb was out there on the trans issues and they looked it up and there was no problem with them changing out the fluid under warranty. I dont remember the tsb number but I am sure you can find it within this forum.
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Thx for the research but when I try to open it I get no image or file?!
Got it Thx, you guys rock!

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I mentioned that a tsb was out there on the trans issues and they looked it up and there was no problem with them changing out the fluid under warranty. I dont remember the tsb number but I am sure you can find it within this forum.
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TSB Transmission Fluid Change UPDATE
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Thx, people are saying its a must if you drive a manual! I hope it solves my problem! I have an app on Friday ill keep you posted on the results. Thx again! I'll post Friday night after I get my baby back.
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So my car went in to Ford today to look at the notchy shifting issue from first to second, I let them know about the tsb and when I picked it up after work the sales guy tells me I have to make another app because they don't have the tranny fluid in stock! I asked him if he was kidding?How the hell do you not have it in stock? So I guess I will give the update sometime next week. : (
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Dang, that ain't too customer friendly. Too bad they couldn't tell you that when you dropped you ride off. Sorry to hear that.
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" update"So from what Ford tells me is that all 2013 mustangs have the dual clutch tranny fluid in them. The tsb is only for the 11-12 models! So I will try the Lucas additive and see if that helps.
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What's a tsb? Maybe I'm dumb but I'm drawing a blank... And, anyone have recommendations on a good tranny fluid for my '12 V6 pony?
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What's a tsb? Maybe I'm dumb but I'm drawing a blank... And, anyone have recommendations on a good tranny fluid for my '12 V6 pony?
Technical Service Bulletin.

It's what Ford (or other manufacturers) release to the service departments when they have a fix for known problems; not nessesarily a recall.
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Hey Bucko, so I really didn't really get the post then... What's the problem and fix?
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Hey Bucko, so I really didn't really get the post then... What's the problem and fix?
Go here:

http://mustangsdaily.com/blog/wp-con...b-11-03-18.pdf

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Lucas Transmission Fix, along with whatever is stated in your owners manual is what I would try first. I didn't know the getrags were known to be notchy?
The TSB Ford put out on this does not recommend any additives...at the bottom of the TSB it states:

"The use of friction modifiers or other fluid additives
is not recommended since although they may
provide some immediate improvement in cold shift
effort, they are likely to result in long term
degradation of the synchronizers."

It could mess with warranty issues if you add the Lucas treatment.

Before I get castrated on this, I'm a huge supporter of Lucas products. In this case, since it has a Ford TSB, I'd go with the Ford fix to prevent any warranty issues.

If you have no warranty, then this is a moot issue.
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Okay, cool Bucko. And the dealership does this for free, or should I do it myself?
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Okay, cool Bucko. And the dealership does this for free, or should I do it myself?
Over where you are, it's cold!, so you'd most likely have this issue.

And yes, they do it for free. Take this information along with you (either the printed doc; they will have it though, or mention the TSB number) and hand it to the Ford service advisor. He/she will go from there. The dealer gets re-imbursed for their work from corporate.

I've had three TSB's done on my 2005 F150 over the years of its ownership. Never had any problems getting the TSB work done. One was done for me while I had some warranty work done; never knew that particular TSB was issued. I great Ford dealership in Lewisville Texas.
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I'll bet I know what The Puma will be getting done in the next couple of days!
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Yeah. The only problem with that is the Ford dealerships here have hardly ever seen Mustangs. I might just do it myself with some royal purple. Will any kind of RP transmission fluid work or is th

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If it's under warranty or covered by a TSB, I'd try the Ford dealer first. The TSP calls for full synthetic for this fix. Give them a try first.

If you do go the route of doing it yourself, then follow the TSB for Ford equivelent fluid requirements. 2.7 quarts of dual clutch, full synthetic.
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The two transmission fluids I see recommended are redline mtl and bg synchroshift ii. Bg was amazing stuff for a lot of vehicles, so im probably going to switch to it this summer. No way in hell am I putting Lucas or any random stuff in my practically new transmission.

Also, get a shifter bracket if you don't have one.
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