what tranny oil ?

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  1. 4point6GT

    4point6GT Active Member

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    royal purple ATF tranny fluid or Synchromax manual tranny fluid ???? as you all kno I will be installing my new clutch soon. My car is a 98 so does anyone know if my car specifies an automatic transmission fluid,motor oil(ATF tranny fluid ) or if it is recommended and requires Ford Mercon® or GM Dexron® III transmission fluids.(Synchromax manual tranny fluid ) ??? please :help2:
     
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    95% sure you use the ATF tranny fluid - i know its wierd how they tell you to use auto fluid even if its a manual
     
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    why couldnt you use Synchromax manual tranny fluid? just curious
     
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    I used to know about 6 months ago lol
     
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    blackfang Active Member

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    You can use ATF Dextron III
     
  6. 4point6GT

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    thanx angie....I will get ATF when I put in new tranny oil in. will I need a lil more than 3 qts if I flush tranny like u need with the synchromax tranny oil or will just 3 qts be good enough ?
     
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    OH SHIT!!!!!!! i just realized i fucked up..... :hammer: my bad......... i mixed them up LMAO!!!!!
    suppose to be- recommended and requires Ford Mercon® or GM Dexron® III transmission fluids-ATF tranny fluid
    - car specifies an automatic transmission fluid,motor oil- Synchromax manual tranny fluid

    my bad, hahahahaha........ok so which one do I use again ?
     
  8. *angiestars*

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    really you can use either one.... mercon type is the ATF fluid, but syncromax is specifically designed for manual transmissions that require auto tranny fluid..... go with the syncromax (better shifting power)
     
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    oh alright, thanx again. sync :thumb:
     
  10. 1BAD96SVT

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    what about royal purple?
     
  11. *angiestars*

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    thats what we are talkin about .... syncromax royal purple for manual transmissions :bunny3:
     
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    Fluid - M/T
    Notes

    NOTE: Use the following Ford recommended fluids or an equivalent meeting the applicable Ford specification.

    ATF Transmission Fluid, MERCON Multi-Purpose
    Part No. XT-2-QDX
    Specification Mercon(r)
     
  13. Willis_98GT

    Willis_98GT Well-Known Member

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    yeah i was actually going to flush my fluid whenever i change my shifter...

    royal purple syncmax isn't good??? i want to know what will stop my grinding. god it makes me so f******g mad sometimes... seriously.
     
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    pennzoil scychromesh :thumb:

    my notchy 1-2 shift is gone, put 100 miles on the car since changing fluids, I love being able to tap 1 finger agiast shifter to get into gear!
     
  15. sk8inrj1

    sk8inrj1 New Member

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    How do you flush a manual tranny? I have a T5 if that makes a difference.