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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-08, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission Fluid???

Whats up Guys? FIrst post on this site! I m wondering what is the name of the tranny fluid in a 2002 v6 auto mustang? Is it Mercon or something? I'm driving a lot of km's/miles on my car so i want to have the best fluid in there possible.


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Re: Transmission Fluid???

Mercon V is the standard and latest Ford brand fluid.

If you want the BEST PERFORMANCE get Amsoil ATF. it's a 100% synthetic transmission fluid that outperforms all OE fluids and you'll get twice the miles out of a drain interval for nearly the same cost.

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You should use the type of ATF specified by your car's manufacturer. Probably a Mercon V. Check the owner's manual or some times they stamp it on the end of the transmission fluid dipstick. Changing the fluid yourself is not difficult, but it can be a real mess so it's probably best to leave it to a qualified service technician. If you have money to burn Ford makes their own long life, high performance synthetic fluids for most applications.
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Ford Pulls the Plug on Mercon
By Lisa Tocci

For over a decade, Ford Motor Co. has licensed its trademarked Mercon automatic transmission fluid for the service-fill marketplace. Last week, the automaker announced it is going to retire that specification, in a move designed to encourage the lubricants industry to embrace its replacement, the stringent Mercon V spec.

Speaking April 4 in Dearborn, Mich., to the SAE Technical Committee 3 on ATF, Gear Oils and Greases, Ford’s Chintan Ved announced that effective July 1, no new Mercon licenses will be issued. All remaining Mercon licenses will expire on or before June 30, 2007, leaving a clear field thereafter for Mercon V.

Ved, based at Ford’s Automatic Transmission New Product Center in Livonia, Mich., is the company’s lead development engineer for ATF. He noted that although his company has recommended Mercon V for all vehicles for the past seven or eight years, most Ford models on the road continue to be serviced by Mercon. Mercon V, however, is a far better product that more closely resembles the factory-fill ATF which Ford has used for over eight years. It requires the use of a more shear-stable viscosity index improver, and Group II or Group II-plus base oil to meet its viscosity and oxidation targets.

“All transmissions recommending Mercon ATF can now be serviced with Mercon V,” Ved later told Lube Report. “Mercon V is a tighter specification, requiring better anti-oxidation, antiwear and anti-shudder properties from service-fill ATFs. We are doing this because we want to ensure our customers get the better fluid.

Some of the more popular brands include Red Line, Mobil1, Amsoil, Lucas Oil, & Royal Purple. You should be able to use any brand as long as it says on the bottle that it meets and exceeds Mercon V.
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