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Old April 20th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default what trans fluid for auto behind 7.3?

standard issue stuff or is there a consensus on a good fluid to run? Tranny has under 100k on it and I want to swap the filter and top it off.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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are you looking to spend a lot of money?
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #3
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ive been told by trans guys that as long as its red your good!! also heard of a guy who put exspensive fluid in his trans, it turned clear, he drained it put wall mart fluid in and trans has lasted years... ive got a 55 gallon drum of penzoil atf multi-fit at work, i run it and never have any issues,
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Old April 20th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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are you looking to spend a lot of money?
I am not looking to replace my transmission, I am looking to maintain it. I barely put any miles on the truck, so it's not like I am going to be changing it every week, in other words, I'll spend a few extra bucks if there is a better fluid reccomendation than the standard shit.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 07:59 PM   #5
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What year, some run mercon v and superdutys run atf 4 i think. You dont need to spend a lot of money, it takes quite a bit of fluid anyway from what I remember.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #6
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1996 and newer Ford's took Mercon V, we up until the late 2000's at least
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I would recommend spending the extra $75 and go with royal purple. You can order it online through advanced auto with there coupons for about 9.50 a bottle.

If you end up going the standard route advance has coastal for 2.99/qt.
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I am not looking to replace my transmission, I am looking to maintain it. I barely put any miles on the truck, so it's not like I am going to be changing it every week, in other words, I'll spend a few extra bucks if there is a better fluid reccomendation than the standard shit.
I would run motorcraft. Buy it in bulk at Walmart (eventhough I hate that place), they have good prices on motorcraft oils and filters.
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Just make sure it is Merc V, no dexron.

IIRC Merc V was updated in 2006 to service your transmission. If you look in your owners manual and it says NOT to use Merc V, do some research first.

http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricant...ickref/atf.pdf
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