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what type of fluid do these trans take in a 97?
i looked around on here a little bit but didn't find a clear answer.
I get the mercon thing but i'm going full syn.
I saw royal purple and mobile 1 full syn ATF works good but I want to double check on this.
so should I go with one of these?
 

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I use Redline MTF full synthetic and put in 4 quarts, excellent product in my experience.

jrc
 

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I use Redline MTF full synthetic and put in 4 quarts, excellent product in my experience.

jrc
How do you like the MTF in the cold? I am running Amsoil suny. ATF right now and seems pretty slick. Better then whatever junk the trans shop put in.
 

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If you don't have any synchro/grinding problems, I would stick with a good synthetic ATF and not the Redline MTL. Castrol TranSynd is what ZF specifies (at least they did when I got my ZF factory-remanufactued trans). The TranSynd is an Allison spec'ed fluid. Cheers!
 

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Ford has done multiple updates to the Mercron V and it is actually a good fluid now, there is no longer the gelling issues that where there a few years ago. I run it in my automatics and Ford manuals! just my $.02 good luck.
 

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Royal Purple ATF in mine and it seems to like it. I have about 5 qts in it to quiet down the noise through the SMF. I'm thinking of going with Redline Syntetic ATF or Amsoil next go round or possibly the Castrol TranSynd. I've heard a lot of guys say that the Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF was the demise of a good trans. I never used it but that's a common sentiment.
 

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i run redline d4 and im very happy with it... my .o2
 

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i went with mobil 1 full syn. atf and i can't complain. drops right into all the gears and it's quiet so i'm happy with this choice.
 
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