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Old 11-28-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
wisebag02
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Originally Posted by bringler26 View Post
I would advise having fresh fluids put in the trans. Use the Ford honey it is what most swear by here.
I did a tranny swap 3 months ago with new fluid (including 1 qt. of the $20 Royal purple stuff), new clutch, new slave cylinder, and a lot of new brake fluid ended up getting mixing with the old. Had no problem bleeding the air out of it. Replaced the clutch master cyl 2 yrs ago. All that and I'm having the same problem as CGfreak, Like the clutch isn't disengaging to let me shift.

Has anyone heard of running straight 75w or lower viscosity during the winter months?
Just wondered what the harm would be in using thinner gear lube and if it would result in smoother shifts.

And oh yea focus fanatics this is my first post!
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