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Old 04-01-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Stealership @*!% parts counter.

OK, I went to get the manual specified flavor of Mercon V FULLY SYNTHETIC - listed in the SVT booklet to do a gearbox oil change. I ask three times at the counter after the numb skull hands me regular Mercon V. Out $8 and less than 75 miles or so,

HERE IS THE QUESTION -

Has anyone used Red Line D4 ATF in their SVT 6-speed?


It's described on the company site as "Fully synthetic, auto and manual, transmission and transaxle for Dexron II, III, IIIH, Mercon and Mercon V.

Although I'm only a lab tech I do understand what "sheer stability" means and WHY we need sheer stable oil in the 6-speed. Therefore, I will NOT be convinced that I should use anything that isn't.


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Old 04-02-2010, 12:19 AM   #2
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Check this should help.

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:56 AM   #3
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i used the royal purple. works , no complaints
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I'll take the first two posts as, "no."
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While I haven't used Red Line D4 ATF in my SVT, I have used it in another vehicle. It works fine, I believe I had at least 50K miles on the redline oil before I sold it. Never had a problem with it at all.
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again, everyone here uses the Royal Purple.

love that shit!
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again, everyone here uses the Royal Purple.

love that shit!
The motor oil is a waste of money.
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yes, but the trans fluid is very good indeed
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yes, but the trans fluid is very good indeed
Agreed. I run the RP tranny earl but I refuse to pay the premium for the motor oil. I have been running mobil 1 full syn which is still mundane and unneeded when I change every 3500, but whatever.
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i agree too. but now that the SVT is only a weekend car, so im running the oil again. im looking for RP sponsorship next year. i recently emptied all available fluids and re-filled with RP. another good product of Royal Purple is their power steering fluid. i believe it feels way better than the OEM stuff.
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