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Old 09-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #31
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Yikes! Indeed you're right.

Hope I haven't done bad by running Synchromax in mine for the past 61K miles... (No, I'm not being facetious here.)
I think you should be fine?!? Mobil 1 on sale at Napa for $5.99 a quart. 10w40 going in tomorrow. I'm pissed, I spent $37 on syncromax today, tomorrow right done the drain. FML!
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #32
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Ok so couldn't find 10w40 full synthetic. So I went with a supertech 10w30, so far the transmission feels the same. I think u can pretty much put whatever oil you want and they will be fine.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:19 AM   #33
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I run the OEM Motorcraft Full Synthetic MTF and change it out every fall. Never had a problem what so ever.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:09 PM   #34
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Royal Purple Maxx Gear 75w-90
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:17 AM   #35
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15w50 mobil 1. My svt is a dedicated track car. Oil does great
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BG Synchroshift II. It's specifically made for transaxels.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:23 AM   #37
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Red Line MTL! I swear it feels waaay better than royal purple, mobil 1 75-90, and whatever else the car used to have.. also run it in the miata and it made a great difference, will probably change to that in the eclipse as well

This one is old but it explains stuff about RP.. somewhere in the thread it has a list of a couple that are "ok" to use: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...g+tranny+fluid
I had Royal Purple Syncromax in my Getrag..... loved the stuff.....

I moved over to Red Line MTL just to try something new..... HATED IT! It isn't as thick as the RP so it seems like it (in MY opinion) doesn't mesh to the gears as well. My gears felt grindy and as if the fluid was VERY old and not lubricating good. Anyways, well before my next actual interval, I picked up some Royal Purple, changed the fluid again and it feels nice again. I swear by the RP and will never look back again....

I say RP... you can pick it up cheap-ish online... I recall paying $15/bottle? Could be cheaper, I can't remember and I don't want to look it up. You will need 2.1 bottles lol or you could chance it and do 2.0 bottles. You could also get some OTHER additive to make up for the 0.1... to avoid needing to purchase a 3rd RP bottle.
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I'm currently using the Red Line stuff that's spec'd to be used with the getrag transmission (also for the Mini Cooper S). I've liked it so far. I might try Royal Purple next time around but that won't be for a while since I have two new bottles of the Red Line.
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Royal Purple Maxx Gear 75w-90
Went to this after trying the Euro formula Amsoil, the Royal Purple is 10 times better.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #40
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I just changed my fluid again from the 10w30 full syn to mobil1 75w90 full syn.
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