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Old 08-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Amsoil manual trans fluid

I have just a little over 7000 miles and am finally planning to change the trans fluid. I hear amsoil is the best choice, but I haven't found a good website that specifies the correct weight I should use... I also have the Barton shifter with the two post bracket on order. Can anyone fill me in on which specific fluid to get?
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MTG

Btw, it's great in summer but might not be ideal in cold weather
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Btw, it's great in summer but might not be ideal in cold weather
Ok , does it come in different weights? Or just MTG? That's what I was confused about.... I don't have any issues whatsoever, but I want to do everything possible so I won't have issues later.
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Ok , does it come in different weights? Or just MTG? That's what I was confused about.... I don't have any issues whatsoever, but I want to do everything possible so I won't have issues later.
No, MTG is a specific product.

AMSOIL - Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 (MTG)
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Cool, 2.7 qts it takes right? What's the best way to fill? I have no idea what it looks like underneath
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Cool, 2.7 qts it takes right? What's the best way to fill? I have no idea what it looks like underneath
It's tricky. I had a thread on it last winter that you should look up.
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Re: Amsoil manual trans fluid

Along with the Amsoil you need to add a friction modifier. Says which to order on the Amsoil website.
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Along with the Amsoil you need to add a friction modifier. Says which to order on the Amsoil website.
I've never heard of anyone adding a friction modifier with mtg in a mt82. Are you sure you aren't thinking of the rear end?
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Re: Amsoil manual trans fluid

Darn it you're right. Did both at the same time and got them confused. Sorry about that.
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I finally wedged myself under the car to get an idea how to change the trans fluid and was wondering which of these is the fill plug?? I can clearly see the drain, but I'm assuming the fill plug is the one with the yellow mark? And not that one all the way up top??
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Re: Amsoil manual trans fluid

Yes, that looks like it. See this to be sure:

Ford Service Manuals - GENERAL PROCEDURES

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PS - it should say "FILL" directly above the plug, just like the label by the drain plug.
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I know this subjects beat to death by now, I still haven't pulled the trigger yet... only because I know amsoil is great for the summer but not so good in the winter... its not my DD, but in the winter here and there I take my car out when the roads are clean and not salty. I was wondering if Redline MTL is a good one to go with, supposedly being better than the stock crap that most believe it is. I just don't want to replace the fluid every season, since I don't drive my car that much, I probably only get to drive 4-6K a year, so whatever I put in, I need the piece of mind of knowing I have good stuff w/o the worry of replacing the fluid all the time
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Just do it, you will wonder what took you so long. Stay with a major brand and you will be fine. I chose Royal Purple max gear due to availability, and was really pissed I hadn't made the switch sooner; that was my only regret. Just do it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:34 AM   #14
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Yea I guess I might as well go with the Amsoil, my garage isn't really heated but it stays around 40-50 degrees which isn't that bad... guess its better than the ones that stay out in the freezing zero degree cold. I'm just paranoid going the DIY approach and then the trans decides to grenade on me and warranty won't cover me cuz I did the fluid swap myself and not at an approved shop... I'm not having issues, but I have noticed the gears crunching a bit now, and I'm almost certain Ford dealership is gonna say its normal. Hate taking my car there, techs don't know anything, and the service advisors come and go there pretty often
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