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I was driving in the snow a week ago (I have snow tires) and I noticed a CRAZY noise coming from either the clutch or transmission. I thought I was going to have to park it and call a tow! It was scary. It stopped whenever I came to a stop and when I revved it didn't make the noise. When I started moving again it slowly started making the noise again. Got it home and parked it for the night and the next day it was gone and has been ever since. Weird.
Snow packed in wheels and wheel wells can make some crazy noise, if it disappears after being parked, more than likely that was your issue. It more than likely melted and fell out. I've actually had wheel balance issues with my cars from frozen ice.


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I just received my bottle of XL-18! I was shocked to see the size of the bottle and even more shocked to feel how little XL-18 is actually in it. I'm planning on adding it tomorrow. I wonder how long it takes before I will notice a difference and will I notice a difference. I will update with some results soon.

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I just received my bottle of XL-18! I was shocked to see the size of the bottle and even more shocked to feel how little XL-18 is actually in it. I'm planning on adding it tomorrow. I wonder how long it takes before I will notice a difference and will I notice a difference. I will update with some results soon.
It took me about 16 miles. I Cant believe the difference. I still get a little rub here and there but no missed shifts. I have not tracked the car yet since the fluid change.

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Theres a guy right now on the 'bay that has several quarts of the dual clutch fluid for sale. Best price I've found yet, even after paying the freight.

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The problem is I've yet to get confirmed that my MY vehicle does or does not have it from the factory. In my situation, kind of a moot point, as I swapped out the fluid for Redline a while back, and frankly it wasn't any better than the oem fluid (and modifier, if indeed installed.) I figure I have nothing to lose by swapping it out again.

My biggest issue with the trans. is the slight crunching going into 2nd when it's cold out. Otherwise it's been acceptable, but I don't think it's a stellar shifting transmission, crunch or not.
I've found that letting it war up 3 to 10 minutes depending on temp that unless I over baby the 1st to 2nd shift then its notchy. Drive it normal no issues. And I love this MT-82 as it's perfect so far.

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The '14s aren't supposed to have the notchy issues though.
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I thought the XL-18 additive was now being discouraged because it might have long term harmful effects on the synchros. I would not mind trying it, the $23 is worth the experiment, but if it negatively affects the longevity of the synchros, then no way.

My transmission mostly shifts fine but that 1 -> 2 nibble is there most of the time, weirdly, particularly when turning left.??? Makes me wonder if the transmission torques out of line with the shifter a bit during a left turn.

Deysha can you confirm whether use of XL-18 is now thought to be harmful or not?

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I have not read anything about it being harmful?!
The package and label in it even says that it's specifically for use with the MT-82
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I thought the XL-18 additive was now being discouraged because it might have long term harmful effects on the synchros. I would not mind trying it, the $23 is worth the experiment, but if it negatively affects the longevity of the synchros, then no way.

My transmission mostly shifts fine but that 1 -> 2 nibble is there most of the time, weirdly, particularly when turning left.??? Makes me wonder if the transmission torques out of line with the shifter a bit during a left turn.

Deysha can you confirm whether use of XL-18 is now thought to be harmful or not?
???

Anyone know?

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I thought the XL-18 additive was now being discouraged because it might have long term harmful effects on the synchros. I would not mind trying it, the $23 is worth the experiment, but if it negatively affects the longevity of the synchros, then no way.

My transmission mostly shifts fine but that 1 -> 2 nibble is there most of the time, weirdly, particularly when turning left.??? Makes me wonder if the transmission torques out of line with the shifter a bit during a left turn.

Deysha can you confirm whether use of XL-18 is now thought to be harmful or not?

Who's you source on it being harmful? I haven't heard this!

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Who's you source on it being harmful? I haven't heard this!

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I read it somewhere but I can't remember where. I'll see if I can find it. I thought it came from Ford though...

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It would be awesome if Deysha can confirm the compatibility of the XL-18 with the current tranny fluid FORD is filling up with. Long term negative effects are usually not immediate, but rather a slow degradation of oil/ components, then suddenly, you have issues on your hands... it could also constitute a decline of warranty...
Before everyone starts to interpret what I'm saying as " don't use this stuff in your tranny, or hell breaks loose" scenario, I am willing to get full confirmation from Ford. I remember looking at the chart posted back in this thread, and it mentioning it CAN be used as an additive, That was a FORD transmission oil type chart, OR it appears to be a legit document.
Daysha can clear this right up for members that are thinking of adding this to their tranny, with FORD's blessings.

Years ago, when I first bought my 2003 full size van, I had taken it in for a basic oil change....it was just around 5,000 KM and book called for oil change at that interval... guy in service ALSO told me the diff oil needs to be changed after seating in, he also said a "NEW" additive to gear oil has been released by Dodge and would be added in as well, something to do with improving the lubrication to the internal clutch plates.....within 20 KM of leaving the dealership, the rear end was binding something nasty, and ended up being towed back resulting in the entire diff having to be replaced on Dodge's dime, so as the saying goes " once bitten, twice shy".
Just being very cautious with this guys, not trying to spook anyone here... Daysha comes back with positive findings regarding this additive, great!!!!

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I thought the XL-18 additive was now being discouraged because it might have long term harmful effects on the synchros. I would not mind trying it, the $23 is worth the experiment, but if it negatively affects the longevity of the synchros, then no way.

My transmission mostly shifts fine but that 1 -> 2 nibble is there most of the time, weirdly, particularly when turning left.??? Makes me wonder if the transmission torques out of line with the shifter a bit during a left turn.

Deysha can you confirm whether use of XL-18 is now thought to be harmful or not?
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Anyone know?
It is not harmful, guys. However, like any other additive if you add too much of it itíll change the viscosity and cause slippage/damage. You should always consult with your service manager/tech at your dealer before adding anything to your vehicle.

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[quote=FordService;5934825]It is not harmful, guys. However, like any other additive if you add too much of it itíll change the viscosity and cause slippage/damage. You should always consult with your service manager/tech at your dealer before adding anything to your vehicle.

Deysha[/quote

Thanks for the answer Deysha, there you have it gentleman, no more, no less than what FORD recommends...


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