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Old 02-15-2006, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Carl
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Trans Fluid

99 Mustang v6 vert automatic. Dipstick says Mercon V. I can't find Mercon V
anywhere.. Will Mercon/ Dexron 3 work?

Carl


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Old 02-15-2006, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Trans Fluid


Carl wrote:
> 99 Mustang v6 vert automatic. Dipstick says Mercon V. I can't find Mercon V
> anywhere.. Will Mercon/ Dexron 3 work?
> Carl


How hard have you looked? I'm not trying to be funny, but most auto
parts store should have it and if they don't go to your Ford
dealerships parts counter.
While some refiners claim to have an oil that can be used for "every
Mercon ever made" requirements, (particularly one that starts with the
letter "A") don't be tempted and use what the factory calls for. Your
car will thank you.

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Old 02-15-2006, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Trans Fluid

Looked harder and found Valvoline Mercon V. 15 quarts at 3.79 a quart was
steep, but I got it.

Will be changing the trans fluid, fliter, and converter fluid tomorrow.
Tips?

Carl


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>
> Carl wrote:
>> 99 Mustang v6 vert automatic. Dipstick says Mercon V. I can't find Mercon
>> V
>> anywhere.. Will Mercon/ Dexron 3 work?
>> Carl

>
> How hard have you looked? I'm not trying to be funny, but most auto
> parts store should have it and if they don't go to your Ford
> dealerships parts counter.
> While some refiners claim to have an oil that can be used for "every
> Mercon ever made" requirements, (particularly one that starts with the
> letter "A") don't be tempted and use what the factory calls for. Your
> car will thank you.
>



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Old 02-15-2006, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Trans Fluid

How do you plan to get all of the fluid out of the tranny? You can't just
"drain" all of it out. There is quite a bit of it inside the tranny that
won't drain out. Basically, you are stuck with either having the
transmission flushed or changing the filter and a few quarts of the fluid
that comes out yourself.



"Carl" <carlsaiyed@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Looked harder and found Valvoline Mercon V. 15 quarts at 3.79 a quart was
> steep, but I got it.
>
> Will be changing the trans fluid, fliter, and converter fluid tomorrow.
> Tips?
>
> Carl
>
>
> "Kruse" <kruse@kansas.net> wrote in message
> news:1140050047.361928.46160@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> Carl wrote:
>>> 99 Mustang v6 vert automatic. Dipstick says Mercon V. I can't find
>>> Mercon V
>>> anywhere.. Will Mercon/ Dexron 3 work?
>>> Carl

>>
>> How hard have you looked? I'm not trying to be funny, but most auto
>> parts store should have it and if they don't go to your Ford
>> dealerships parts counter.
>> While some refiners claim to have an oil that can be used for "every
>> Mercon ever made" requirements, (particularly one that starts with the
>> letter "A") don't be tempted and use what the factory calls for. Your
>> car will thank you.
>>

>
>



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Old 02-15-2006, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Trans Fluid

JB wrote:
> How do you plan to get all of the fluid out of the tranny? You can't just
> "drain" all of it out. There is quite a bit of it inside the tranny that
> won't drain out. Basically, you are stuck with either having the
> transmission flushed or changing the filter and a few quarts of the fluid
> that comes out yourself.


It all comes out except for what's in the torque converter. Doing just
a flush is bad news since you don't get the filter changed. You can
also change the fluid/filter, refill with new fluid, drive it around a
bit then...

Disconnect the transmission cooler return line and let the
transmission's own pump empty 5-6 quarts of fluid.

Then reconnect the line and refill to the appropriate level.

This doesn't get a 100% change of fluid either, but it's reasonably close.

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Old 02-16-2006, 01:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Trans Fluid

I'm going to change the fluid in the torque converter too. Will this
suffice?

Carl


"JB" <df> wrote in message news:43f3fb08$0$1687$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
> How do you plan to get all of the fluid out of the tranny? You can't just
> "drain" all of it out. There is quite a bit of it inside the tranny that
> won't drain out. Basically, you are stuck with either having the
> transmission flushed or changing the filter and a few quarts of the fluid
> that comes out yourself.
>
>
>
> "Carl" <carlsaiyed@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Nu-dnY3UQ9leTW7eRVn-pA@comcast.com...
> > Looked harder and found Valvoline Mercon V. 15 quarts at 3.79 a quart

was
> > steep, but I got it.
> >
> > Will be changing the trans fluid, fliter, and converter fluid tomorrow.
> > Tips?
> >
> > Carl
> >
> >
> > "Kruse" <kruse@kansas.net> wrote in message
> > news:1140050047.361928.46160@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >>
> >> Carl wrote:
> >>> 99 Mustang v6 vert automatic. Dipstick says Mercon V. I can't find
> >>> Mercon V
> >>> anywhere.. Will Mercon/ Dexron 3 work?
> >>> Carl
> >>
> >> How hard have you looked? I'm not trying to be funny, but most auto
> >> parts store should have it and if they don't go to your Ford
> >> dealerships parts counter.
> >> While some refiners claim to have an oil that can be used for "every
> >> Mercon ever made" requirements, (particularly one that starts with the
> >> letter "A") don't be tempted and use what the factory calls for. Your
> >> car will thank you.
> >>

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 02-16-2006, 05:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Trans Fluid

Carl wrote:
> I'm going to change the fluid in the torque converter too. Will this
> suffice?


Yup.
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