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10-07-2012 04:28 PM
sgtsmasher for trans fluid i went and got actual ford $25 a quart stuff
10-07-2012 03:29 AM
Fattie
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Originally Posted by Minchkin View Post
You use motor oil in your transmission? Color me confused... But I don't remember it having this issue before I asked my dealer to switch out the transmission fluid...

As for OP, did this answer any questions?
i ran amsoil 10-40 in my 5spd for like 2 years , 3rd gear would grind. have been running penvoil syncromesh for over a year now with rarely any 3rd gear grinds. only time i grind now is when i mis shift.
10-06-2012 07:48 PM
sgtsmasher well some what i did is move one of the cables are attached to the TB but i moved it back to its stock location not the throttle cable whatever the other is and its fine slammin through gears like i was before, so im good thanks guys, i just turbo tom to tune my damn car hes been at his sons wedding or some shit and ive been waiting
10-05-2012 08:32 PM
Minchkin
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Originally Posted by iminhell View Post
Yes the grind/lockout is a trans issue.
The syncro's can't match speed fast enough at high RPM. Using a lower viscosity fluid helps.
I run 5w-30 motor oil and shift without issue @8,000RPM.
The thinner fluid allows the syncro's to catch up faster, less resistance.
You use motor oil in your transmission? Color me confused... But I don't remember it having this issue before I asked my dealer to switch out the transmission fluid...

As for OP, did this answer any questions?
10-05-2012 06:46 PM
iminhell Yes the grind/lockout is a trans issue.
The syncro's can't match speed fast enough at high RPM. Using a lower viscosity fluid helps.
I run 5w-30 motor oil and shift without issue @8,000RPM.
The thinner fluid allows the syncro's to catch up faster, less resistance.
10-05-2012 04:45 PM
Minchkin I still believe that this is a trans issue. Specifically a MTX-75 issue. Whenever you want to have fun and go to third with some force, it refuses. I think it is related to my issue with it refusing to go into reverse when cold. But before you do more spirited driving, I would check out that TPS and your vac lines to ensure that it doesn't do that again. But as far as the transmission, it is as durable as the sun, but it has flaws still.

(And that grinding issue has made me look like an ass before. Lol. I have said, "that's a trans issue". They think I am a bad driver....)
10-05-2012 04:29 PM
sgtsmasher ok that makes, then why is it that the trans wouldnt go into gear this time while getting on it but every other time it has????
10-05-2012 04:26 PM
iminhell The transmission can not make the engine hold or raise RPM. That requires power, which a transmission can not create.

As stated, throttle cable issue or something engine related.
Bad TPS or collapsed PCV tube would be the common ones.
10-05-2012 03:44 PM
sgtsmasher
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Not a trans issue.
care to explain...
10-05-2012 02:28 PM
Minchkin That acceleration issue sounds like a stuck throttle cable. But the grinding might be a clutch thing. Although I am pretty sure that is just an MTX-75 issue... Mine will do that every now and then...
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