ATF for manual transmission?

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  1. gt_thunder

    gt_thunder New Member

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    So I'm looking to replace the transmission fluid in my 5 spd 99 GT, and in my research as odd as it is I've read that the 5 spd manual transmission takes Automatic Transmission Fluid.

    Can somebody confirm or deny this and if so explain why this is?

    If it does indeed take ATF is this a good choice?

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  2. lutter94

    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    I have ATF in my T5, no problems, its what they recommend....
     
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    Thomas_W Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Its true. Dex/Merc V is what im using
     
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    To add here

    Their are manual tranny fluides available. Like royal purple and B&MTrickshift. Ive experienced all three and would highly recommend the Royal Purple!
     
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    Mobil 1 ATF here
     
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    I use Pennzoil Syncromesh in my T-56 and Tremec.
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    Go with what is recommended. MD3 (Merc/Dex 3) for a T5.