Manual Transmission Gear alternative - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104474
Location: West Valley City, UT
What I Drive: 2005 Burgandy ZX4 SES

Posts: 12
Points 186, Level 3
Points: 186, Level: 3 Points: 186, Level: 3 Points: 186, Level: 3
Level Up 72% Completed
Level up: 72% Level up: 72% Level up: 72%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 crzyjef Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Manual Transmission Gear alternative

I have an 05 ZX4 SES 5 speed
and per the book it recommends:
Motorcraft Full synthetic manual transmission fluid
Ford Part number XT-M5-QS Ford specs: WSD-M2C200-C

What is a good retail equivalant to this and how reliable is it. or am I better to pay the 27.00 per quart from Ford.


crzyjef is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
Focus Fanatic
 
GO.army.1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 69605
Location: FT. Lewis, WA
What I Drive: 2008 Vapor Silver Coupe 5 speed

Posts: 1,552
Points 2,851, Level 32
Points: 2,851, Level: 32 Points: 2,851, Level: 32 Points: 2,851, Level: 32
Level Up 68% Completed
Level up: 68% Level up: 68% Level up: 68%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 GO.army.1969 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
WOW 27.00 per quart from Ford. Is there another Ford any where around I only had to pay 19 bucks per quart when I did mine.
__________________
NW Posse#10 Team Duratec#69
F2 Header, Steath Exhaust, CAI, AR103, Tuned by Randy Fswerks, DGR Coil Overs
DOMINANT front and rear LCA DOMINANT endlinks Massive toe and camber arms
GO.army.1969 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104474
Location: West Valley City, UT
What I Drive: 2005 Burgandy ZX4 SES

Posts: 12
Points 186, Level 3
Points: 186, Level: 3 Points: 186, Level: 3 Points: 186, Level: 3
Level Up 72% Completed
Level up: 72% Level up: 72% Level up: 72%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 crzyjef Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Ya there is another dealer I can check with.
I can also ask a friend who used to work for ford and can get cheap prices.
crzyjef is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59784
Location: Northern California, CA
What I Drive: 2002 bright yellow ZX5

Posts: 123
FF Reputation: 3 Monoblanco Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Call Steve at Tousley Ford.
Monoblanco is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
Focus Fanatic
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89280
Location: SouthEast, WI
What I Drive: '14 Tangerine Scream ST3

Posts: 3,457
Points 15,464, Level 80
Points: 15,464, Level: 80 Points: 15,464, Level: 80 Points: 15,464, Level: 80
Level Up 23% Completed
Level up: 23% Level up: 23% Level up: 23%
Forum Activity 9%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
FF Reputation: 17 Elizabeth Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The Ford stuff is very good. But if you live in an area where it does not get cold much. (not really below freezing) then any of the Mercon type transmission fluids will work fine.
I used Mobile One ATF in my Contour SVT for many years. no problem.
The Ford Spec stuff is fabulous, but is not really required.. The best thing about the Ford stuff is when temps are below freezing.
Otherwise it really does not perform any better than stuff like Mobile One.
Royal Purple also has a following for ATF fluid for the manual transaxle.
And yes it IS ATF fluid used in the manual transaxle. Mercon Type F NOT a type A (GM cars)
For a new car under warranty certainly use the official Ford product. All others can switch.
And no you do not need to flush the case when switching.
Elizabeth is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
Mitch1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105151
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: 2001 Zx3

Posts: 115
FF Reputation: 3 Mitch1989 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I used Mobil 1 75-90.
Mitch1989 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104474
Location: West Valley City, UT
What I Drive: 2005 Burgandy ZX4 SES

Posts: 12
Points 186, Level 3
Points: 186, Level: 3 Points: 186, Level: 3 Points: 186, Level: 3
Level Up 72% Completed
Level up: 72% Level up: 72% Level up: 72%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 crzyjef Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitch1989 View Post
I used Mobil 1 75-90.
how is it holding out? have you noticed any leaks etc?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
The Ford stuff is very good. But if you live in an area where it does not get cold much. (not really below freezing) then any of the Mercon type transmission fluids will work fine.
I used Mobile One ATF in my Contour SVT for many years. no problem.
The Ford Spec stuff is fabulous, but is not really required.. The best thing about the Ford stuff is when temps are below freezing.
Otherwise it really does not perform any better than stuff like Mobile One.
Royal Purple also has a following for ATF fluid for the manual transaxle.
And yes it IS ATF fluid used in the manual transaxle. Mercon Type F NOT a type A (GM cars)
For a new car under warranty certainly use the official Ford product. All others can switch.
And no you do not need to flush the case when switching.
I am in utah.. and temps do regularly drop below freezing.

I want to stick to the Synthetic as I deliver pizza in the car and want it to last.
crzyjef is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #8
Focus Enthusiast
 
Mitch1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105151
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: 2001 Zx3

Posts: 115
FF Reputation: 3 Mitch1989 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
My car has 193000 miles on it. I just bought it, and shifting was notchy. Very awkward to go into 1 and 3. Now its like butter. No leaks I can tell. Autozone was 9.99 for castrol I think, 10.99 for Mobil 1 and 19.99 for royal purple. I couldn't bring myself to pay that much for royal putrple or the ford stuff o gne car.


I'm satisfied so far.
Mitch1989 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #9
br/o/stang
 
Buickboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Fan#: 28542
Location: Stratford, CT
What I Drive: 72 Skylark, '12 Mustang

Posts: 5,297
Points 28,544, Level 99
Points: 28,544, Level: 99 Points: 28,544, Level: 99 Points: 28,544, Level: 99
Level Up 12% Completed
Level up: 12% Level up: 12% Level up: 12%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 39 Buickboy Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (29)
ran royal purple in my focus for 50k, wouldnt do it again. ford honey or nothing
__________________
==2012 Kona Blue Mustang V6==
==1995 Light Iris Neon Coupe==
==1972 Skylark==
Buickboy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2012, 01:28 AM   #10
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Fan#: 46016
Location: rockland, ME
What I Drive: 6 Duratec Focus

Posts: 1,477
Points 8,431, Level 61
Points: 8,431, Level: 61 Points: 8,431, Level: 61 Points: 8,431, Level: 61
Level Up 94% Completed
Level up: 94% Level up: 94% Level up: 94%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 Fattie Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
i ran amsoil 10-40w euro motor oil in my tranny for a couple years with no issues , when i swapped it out i was gunna use the ford stuff but it was so expensive , so now ive been using penzoil syncromesh for almost 2 years with no issues excpet for a leaky axle seal , not sure if it was caused by the switch or due to mileage 180k , but its been leaking for over a year and i just top it off every couple months. no negative effects.
__________________
6 Duratec Focus

3 04 zx4's
2 05 zx3's
1 03 zx3
Fattie is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1