best fluid for a T45?

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  1. powerfreak

    powerfreak New Member

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    Drained out my fluid in my T-45...what's the best fluid to put back in?

    My trans had a bit of a input-shaft bearing whine to it (seems to go away after the tranny heats up)...the fluid was a little low so maybe that was the cause. Will the use of a synthetic fluid also help quiet things down?
     
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    I used RP synchromax or however it's spelled..
     
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    isn't the t45 supposed to have ATF? Looks like the syncromax is considered manual fluid.

    ALSO...how the hell do I put the fluid in? Seems impossible to pour in where the fill plug is....can I pull the shifter out and pour the fluid in there?
     
  5. In the automatic Mustang, there is a place to put automatic transmission fluid right in the engine compartment. For the 5 speed or manual transmission, you'll have to put the transmission oil in through a small hole on the transmission itself. (When under your stang), You will see 2 screws, a "drain" and a "fill" hole on the side of the transmission case itself, each hole is clearly marked. By unscrewing these set screws you can drain and fill your manual transmission fluid using a tube and an oil squeeze bottle. It's quite easy. You'll need to be on a level surface when doing this. It does not need to be changed very often, check your owners manual for service schedules.
     
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    I fill it through the shifter.
     
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    Yeah that seems much easier.
     
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    yup...did that. So much easier than trying to will the fluid up into the "fill" hole. With an air ratchet it took not even 10 minutes...remove shifter, fill tranny, install shifter.

    I went with RP syncromax after reading lots of posts on several sites.

    Should have it all back together for the weekend. Gotta put on the new O/R-H pipe and I have a XCAL2 coming in the mail tomorrow. Hopefully it'll be a nice, fun weekend. :banana: :dancing6: :bunny3:
     
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    You DO know you're working on a Ford right???? :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :banana:
     
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    YEAH...don't remind me...I'm really a chevy guy. >:D (shhh....don't tell anyone).
     
  12. scarface

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    :lame: :gtfo: :slap:





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    sorry, no body is perfect...don't hold it against me...at least I'm not a ricer.