T5 Transmission Fluid - Motorcraft Mercon V review

Discussion in 'Drivetrain' started by 95Vertible, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. 95Vertible

    95Vertible New Member

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    The dealer advised that Ford is calling for Mercon V. Two dealers confirmed this. Tremec told me they are recommending Mobil 1 Multi-vehicle ATF. I had a supercharger like whine coming from the transmission that I knew wasn't right. I thought maybe I have a leak and my fluid level is low. I pulled the fill plug and bright cherry red fluid started ouring out so I am not low on fluid. It did not smell burnt at all. It looked brand new. I don't know what type of fluid it has since I got it 2000 miles ago. I filled it with Motorcraft brand Mercon V and I didn't realize how smooth it could shift. The high pitch supercharger like whine is gone. There is still some gear noise which I consider normal. There's a lot of conflicting/confusing information out there about what fluid to use in the WC T5. I plan on using Mercon V as long as it is available and as long as I have this car. I'm sure M1 ATF would work well also but I will stick to Mercon V since I know how well it works.
     
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    BJ98Cobra New Member

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    Thanks 95Vertible, was just looking to replace my Trans fluid, it has over 100k on the car and I'm changing/replacing all fluids/oils on the car.
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    You sure? Not sure there's a big difference, but off the shelf M/D III is what I've always put in T5s. I'm sure there is better stuff out there but I haven't had a reason to complain.
     
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    When I got my 98 gt, it had gear oil in it and it shifted like shit. Clunked into 2nd every time. Put Mercon V into it and it shifted really nice again.