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Old 07-29-2009, 13:09   #1 (permalink)
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Question about transmission fluid

So I know the subject of Mercon/Mercon V has been discussed ad nauseam around the web but I have an additional question. Ford sells a semi-synthetic transmission fluid as seen here: http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricant...ission%20Fluid

With engine oil, synthetic has some advantages over dino oil and I'm wondering if the same holds true here. There are also synthetic fluids available from Mobil 1 and others. Does anybody think using syn would cause problems with the CD4E in the Escape? Would it be beneficial? Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Old 07-30-2009, 21:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Question about transmission fluid

You won't have any problems running 100% synthetic oil in the transmission. Ford sells and advertises what they think works BEST in their vehicles. Of course they'll market their own product wherever and however they can. I run Amsoil ATF in my '99 Taurus which calls for Mercon IV/V. At the time, Mercon was a semi-synthetic and the dealer just charges too much for Mercon V. Amsoil also backs their products with their own warranty. I've been a higher volume Amsoil dealer for nearly a decade and haven't heard of any component failures.
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