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Old 05-22-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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Mtx75 transmission fluid recommendations

I'm going to be replacing both cv axles and axle seals
I read the how to.
What fluid should be used to refill after its all done (if it matters, I had the single mass flywheel installed when the clutch was replaced)? I didn't see this info in the how to.
The how to i read said it took most of the day i believe. But it sounded like the longest part for him was getting the axles out of the hubs and figuring out the driver side axle removal.
Both hubs are new on my car and should come free pretty easily.
Assuming everything goes smoothly and generally mechanically inclined (I've replaced axles on other cars before along with other repairs. I try to do stuff my self. Learn new things and save a few bucks along the way).
How long does this job normally take? A few hours?
It looks pretty simple.

Any tips for replacing the cv axles or anything else?

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Old 05-22-2019, 04:53 PM   #2
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I use mobil1 10-40 turbo diesel oil.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:51 AM   #4
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personally id probably use the Ford Oil for the MTX75. Not cheap by any means. im not one that likes to "MIX" oil of different types together if you dont get all the old stuff out.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:49 PM   #5
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I use the stuff that Ford recommends - seems reasonable. Never had any problems.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:22 PM   #6
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I just picked up the ford stuff.
The dealer said it called for 2 quarts. I read somewhere that ill need 3.
Do i need to get one more?

I'm hoping that the shop i took it to for the clutch didn't gorilla the fill plug in when they were done. I dont need to deal with a stripped out fill plug also. I have a full list of stuff to do already.
But no matter what, im still happy to be driving this car again. I forgot how much I like driving this car.
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Nah 2 is just enough.
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its like 2.1 Qt but you wont ever get all the oil out anyways so 2 works fine
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I used a oil suction pump to get it all out, when I had the case hanging on the end of a trans table. Of course I split the case to get the open diff out.
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I did a MT fluid change on my daughter's 2012 5-speed and I found a chart from Ford on the recommended fluids. Interestingly enough, they recommend the DCT fluid for this application. In prior years, you can use the DCT (XT-11-QDC) or the full synthetic (XT-M5-QS) fluid.
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