Is this as good as using Mercon V to start with? It is not compatible with Dexron or Mercon fluids. Type F oil has different additives in it that match the friction characteristics of the clutch plates used in their automatic transmissions. Use exactly what Ford recommends and problem solved. Using the wrong type can cause damage to the transmission. The owners manual will list the proper type of fluid for your vehicles transmission, or if you cant find it, check at your local dealership for their recommendations. Is a 10% dilution factor gonna matter? Copyright © 2004 by Hi-Tech Transmissions, Inc. All product names and company logos are the property of their respective owners.
Nissan Matic J—factory specified for certain Nissan models. I recently purchased a 2001 Excursion with a V-10. I have searched nad read as much as I can on this and I am still. Synthetics have some advantages in terms of temperture stabilitity and longevity. Yes, the formula was changed.
Because using the wrong one can damage the transmission, getting the right one matters. Mark, Do you know if they changed the formula of the fluid when they respec'd it? Advance carries both types of transmission fluid. I have put hundreds of thousands of miles on my vehicals following the owners manual direction. The amount of transmission fluid and fluid level should be set by the indication on the dipstick's normal operating range. I'm trying to be a cop when i graduate. The problem is that when i took a ride of the ford taurus, it was too small and tight inside.
Automobile companies develop automatic transmission fluids, or at least set specifications for them. It provides wear protection and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam. But to be safe, always use the specific fluid the manufacturer calls for. Both cars specify Mercon V for the transmissions. A specification, not a branded product. These are found in the transmission section of the manual.
It actually says that using dual use Mercon and Mercon V in place of Mercon may cause damage. The simple answer is, if your transmission callsfor Mercon V. Follow us on Twitter See us on Yelp! I thought Mercon V replaced Mercon, and Mercon V can be used wherever Mercon is called for. That must mean there is some difference in friction characteristics or something else that makes a difference in hydraulic uses. One common problem is that oil companies started to claim that these fluids could be used on a whole list of vehicles manufactured by companies other than Ford and General Motors. What could be wrong that it consuming mote gas? I know that the ford police interceptor is based on the taurus so i'm really worried that.
Originally, the Dexron fluid used sperm whale oil as a friction modifier. Honda for example, uses engine oil for automatic transmissions in some models. If the manual says use Mercon V, use V. Know the type of oil your transmission needs and be sure to ask what they are adding before they put any in. The best power steering fluid substitute and the safest one is automatic transmission fluid. Not as good as full synthetic, but better han non-syn. In todays car the type fluid you use is critical to the longevity of your transmission.
I was looking at topping off my transfer case with fluid if need be and just want to be sure to use the correct transmission fluid. It also prevents against rust and corrosion. Can a newly hired officer ask them if he can drive an suv instead of a sedan if they have suv units? Why would you even consider adding any other fluid to your transmission and take a chance on doing damage. Pennzoil 5-30 can be mixed with Quaker State 20-50 for example. The owners manual has a futuristic for the time space age brand name for the suggested transmission fluid. You should be careful when choosing a substitute because by using the wrong type of fluid, you could cause plenty of damage. The additive package in Type F oil is very strong, so one litre of Type F oil added to several litres of Dexron oil will essentially change all the oil to have Type F characteristics.
It used to be called Type A transmission oil but as improvements were made to the oil, the name was changed to Dexron. There have also been many variations of these two fluids. Also used in Pontiac Vibe which has a Toyota powertrain. I was at Advance Auto Parts yesterday and I had the clerk there lookup in their system, what type of transmission fluid my 2005 Ford Explorer V-6 uses in the 4x4 Transfer Case. Ford Type H—developed for the C5 Ford automatic transmission introduced in 1981, it has been superseded by Mercon. Either is a reasonable resource for determining the right type of fluid for your trans. Even product data sheets can provide questionable information.