2012 6 speed manual when cold - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-08-2016, 05:01 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dundee
Region: Illinois
Posts: 31
2012 6 speed manual when cold

Guys, just picked my car a little over a week ago. When its cold, first and second gear isnt real easy to get into. Is this common? Car only has 41k and was driven by an adult female so i cant believe it was beat on.

Thanks!
1970Fordmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-08-2016, 05:03 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Noodles76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Central FL
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,198
Yes. A lot of people swap the tranny fluid and install a new shifter and have pretty good results.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Noodles76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 05:16 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dundee
Region: Illinois
Posts: 31
Great, thanks!
1970Fordmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-08-2016, 02:36 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Voltwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 3,447
Most other brands (royal purple, redline, amsoil...) wont have a specific recommendation for fluid because Ford has changed the factory fill 3 or 4 times now. Just make sure you're getting a quality synchromesh GL-4 fluid. I personally like using the redline 75w90, but I have also used the amsoil synchromesh 5w30 (gear oil is not weighted the same as engine oil) with great success. The amsoil stuff gets expensive though, which is why I made the shift to the redline fluids.
Voltwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 05:39 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dundee
Region: Illinois
Posts: 31
Im a big Amsoil believer. They raised prices a few years ago though....

Thanks for the input!
1970Fordmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 05:45 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Noodles76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Central FL
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,198
I bought the royal purple synchronmesh fluid. I'll be doing the flush within the month.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Noodles76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 05:52 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
FastFord13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Montreal
Region: Canada
Posts: 4,259
I did the swap over 2 years ago to Royal Purple.
When its cold its still notchy.

Sent from the future.
FastFord13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 06:32 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Noodles76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Central FL
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,198
Luckily I'm in Florida. It's never really cold lol. Other than that any complaints with the royal purple?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Noodles76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 06:48 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
FastFord13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Montreal
Region: Canada
Posts: 4,259
None.

Sent from the future.
FastFord13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 07:44 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
tombrochard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Madison
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1970Fordmann View Post
Guys, just picked my car a little over a week ago. When its cold, first and second gear isnt real easy to get into. Is this common? Car only has 41k and was driven by an adult female so i cant believe it was beat on.



Thanks!

Just put new ford fluid in and the little bottle of friction modifier and that will go away. I had the same issue with my 2011 and that's what the TSB (technical service bulletin) said to do. I know a lot of guys use different fluids and love them but I'd prefer to follow the guidelines the ford engineers recommend


Sent from my iPad using Mustang Evolution
__________________
2011 V6 Premium Pony Package
Bama Tunes, BBK Shorty Headers, Magnaflow Exhaust, Airaid cold air intake
Flux Capacitor with a Mr. Fusion
tombrochard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 12:18 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
DEvermore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Iowa
Posts: 106
My solution is simpler. I just wait for the car to finish warming up and the RPMs to sink back down to 650-700. At this point, it seems to have splashed enough oil around to make the shifts smooth.
__________________
2017 GT350 w/electronics package.
DEvermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 05:51 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Voltwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 3,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by tombrochard View Post
Just put new ford fluid in and the little bottle of friction modifier and that will go away. I had the same issue with my 2011 and that's what the TSB (technical service bulletin) said to do. I know a lot of guys use different fluids and love them but I'd prefer to follow the guidelines the ford engineers recommend


Sent from my iPad using Mustang Evolution
The reason the factory fill has changed so many times is because they don't know what to recommend. Just saying.
Voltwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 06:30 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mlp07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Weslaco
Region: Texas
Posts: 425
Mine shifts perfect no complaints, but once the transmission gets hot and shift from 1st to 2nd I will hear it grind at the low rpms. Hopefully it's not damaging anything.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Mlp07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 05:35 AM   #14
Staff

Regular
Staff
 
Strange Mud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Small Town
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 5,020
grinding is not good (well, not in a transmission) and if it's reproducible and under wtty (5/60) bring it in for service.
__________________
2012 V6 with suspension, shifting, stopping and sound mods.
Strange Mud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 11:41 AM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mlp07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Weslaco
Region: Texas
Posts: 425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strange Mud View Post
grinding is not good (well, not in a transmission) and if it's reproducible and under wtty (5/60) bring it in for service.
It won't do it when cold, only when the transmission gets on its normal hot temperature. I did took it to a dealership and they said that ford told them it was normal. Will changing to a better transmission oil help with this problem since it only does it hot.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N915A using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Mlp07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 11:43 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
FastFord13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Montreal
Region: Canada
Posts: 4,259
Heat was the main reason I went with Royal Purple 2 years ago.

Sent from the future.
FastFord13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 01:27 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mlp07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Weslaco
Region: Texas
Posts: 425
Quote:
Originally Posted by FastFord13 View Post
Heat was the main reason I went with Royal Purple 2 years ago.

Sent from the future.
But if something happens they will blame it on the oil and won't honor the warranty

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N915A using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Mlp07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 02:36 PM   #18
Staff

Regular
Staff
 
Strange Mud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Small Town
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 5,020
It ain't supposed to grind. That is NOT normal. Notchy/finicky is. I would try another dealer and escalate it to Ford customer service if needed. If that does not work after really trying they are NOT honoring the wtty in the 1st place. I went with RedLine MTL and it improved the notchy feeling in mine some.

hint: save the OEM oil in a clean container in case it end up imploding and swap it back in before you tow it. I doubt that is necessary but simple/cheap enough to do.

good luck and remind them grinding ain't normal (w/o insulting, clutch all the way to the floor!)
__________________
2012 V6 with suspension, shifting, stopping and sound mods.
Strange Mud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 09:08 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Voltwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 3,447
If you can prove, which you can, the oil you are using meets or exceeds factory specifications they cannot deny warranty because of it.
Voltwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Boss 302 VS 2012 GT TOP SPEED test on the autobahn. Phoenix64 2011-2014 Mustang GT 15 01-10-2016 08:18 PM
Manual vs "auto manual" elkoritaNAY 2011-2014 V6 Mustang 5 08-24-2014 09:22 PM
Who wins? 2008 v6 manual vs. 92 mustang lx 5.0 manual. wc3john The Bar 1 06-23-2011 08:10 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



07:46 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.