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Okay, I"m a little confused here. What type of fluid are you all putting in your manual trannies? Ford calls for some 75w90 or something, and a lot of people are putting in the GM synchromesh, which is a lot closer to a 5w30. I bought some Amsoil manual tranny fluid, which is 5w30, which is the Amsoil equivalent of the GM synchromesh. Whats the real deal?
umm i hope you arnt putting that into your MTX focus. the MTX-75 needs automatic tranny fluid. not the oil. and if you go with synthetic ATF you might get easier shifts, and it smooths them out a bit.
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The lubricant to be used in your MTX-75 transmission is XT-M5-QS from Ford.Don"t know who"s page this is, but it sure helped me when I changed mine: linky Been running the XT-M5-QS for 20k miles and the tranny shifts like butter in all but the coldest conditions. Only issue, and I"ve had this from day one, is that when its real cold out it doesn"t like going into 1st when the car is not moving.
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My 2001 sure as hell didnt have ATF in ut originally. I have run Synchromesh since almost new, but recently switched to BG fully synthetic synchro-shift fluid. Hard to find unless you know a BG distributor in your area.Scott
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well dont know what you had then my fiances 01 zx3 had ATF (RED), My 00 ZX3 had ATF (RED), the used 03 tranny i bought was the manual transmission fluid (A light tan color). Go ask the dealer, the 00-02 specified Mercon V for its MTX75 then after that went to the full synthetic manual tranny fluid
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well dont know what you had then my fiances 01 zx3 had ATF (RED), My 00 ZX3 had ATF (RED), the used 03 tranny i bought was the manual transmission fluid (A light tan color). Go ask the dealer, the 00-02 specified Mercon V for its MTX75 then after that went to the full synthetic manual tranny fluid
That"s really odd. My 2000 ZX3 most certainly had XT-M5-QS in it from the factory. Very distinct odor and color from ATF.I personally wouldn"t put ATF in a Focus MTX-75.... I tried it, and within 5,000 miles it was shifting poorly. XT-M5-QS brought it back to normal. YMMV.
Yeh, dont know why. Maybe diff fluids for diff regions (Temp etc). Terry haines recomends Synthetic ATF or Manual Transmission Fluid based on your areas temp. I wil try to find the thread.
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well, I went ahead and put the Amsoil manual tranny fluid in there anyways. It didn"t look like ATF coming out, it had to be the Ford stuff. It was kinda dirty though, and it shifts exactly the same as it did before the swap. I"ll report back in a few thousand miles...
Specialty Formulations IMO are the best. I would recommend (from experience) MTL-P for warmer climates, SynchroGlide for cooler climates. IMO these are superior to ANYTHING on the market, and are priced right! Very smooth with a firm/crisp feel. It does not even seem like the same tranny. No BS http://www.specialtyformulations.com/index_files/Page457.htm SynchroGlide shifts a tad easier in cooler weather. SynchroGlide shifts superbly...smooth as melted butter and a very positive/crisp feel. SynchroGlide is closest to the new Ford fluid in feel, but smoother and more crisp. Night and day. Again, I personally prefer the slightly more firm/positive/crisp feel of MTL-P. MTL-P is also super smoooooth...They sure use slick stuff BTW Specialty Formulations makes a product, MTFGLIDE, with the viscosity close to Mercon. The lowest viscosity of their MTL line. I haven"t used it but I imagine it shifts veerrryyyy easily/smooth even in super cold weather.. Mercon V cSt
100 14.3 (Torco RTF). While the Torco RTF was very good (much better than ATF, NEW Ford synthetic, and Redline), the Specialty Formulations are the best. Again from my first hand experience, Specialty Formulations MTL-P (warmer climates like So Cal where I live) or Specialty Formulations SynchroGlide (cooler climates)is the way too go. Don"t dismiss these because you may have never heard of the company.