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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2016 Thread Starter
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6 speed man oil ?

So I was wondering what kind of manual Transmission fluid is in my 2013 GT 6 speed row your own box? Is it like auto trans fluid or motor oil is it a heavy viscosity or thin like extra virgin olive oil? I am just wondering not that my trans needs any fluid I hope not anyway. Actually since I am asking can it be checked easy and how hard is it to add fluid?

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It's pretty heavy lube, compared to engine oil - 75W-90. I used Royal Purple for the MT in my 2006, as well as the differential.

http://www.theoilfinder.com/en_US/eq...tang_EFt8Pkmql
It's expensive, but in my opinion, worth the money.

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The fill plug is on the rear-passenger side of the transmission and may be a little tricky to get to.
Are you having any issues or noticing any leaks from the transmission? If not, then there really is no reason to check or add fluid.
Your owners manual lists the spec and quantity for the oil.
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The fill plug is on the rear-passenger side of the transmission and may be a little tricky to get to.
Are you having any issues or noticing any leaks from the transmission? If not, then there really is no reason to check or add fluid.
Your owners manual lists the spec and quantity for the oil.
Yup, the drain and fill plugs are on the passenger side of the trans. The manual only gives you a Ford number for the type of fluid, but a buddy of mine is a Ford tech and he pulled up the Ford fluid spec site/resource and showed that number equalling 75W-90 gear oil. Pretty sure the amount is 2.8 qts., but I think it might be like differentials, fill until it runs out the fill hole, the manual does have the exact spec for the amount though.

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It is a 75w-90 but be careful because they're not all the same.
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I'll throw in my 2 cents for consideration.

Ford originally specified a heavier oil (75W-90, iirc) for the MT-82 but there were complaints about 'nibbling' on the 1-2 shift (and others). The spec was revised (for the '12 model year?) and made retroactive for all MT-82's to a lighter oil (5W-30). There is an additive, XL-18, that Ford adds, too, that makes things more silky, too.

On 'another site', there is a lengthy thread about the trans oil for MT-82's and the recommendation is 75W-90 for hot weather climates (where temperatures don't get below 50 F very often) and 5W-30 for colder climates. My own experience is that I just installed Amsoil MTG (75W-90) and it was a mistake (LOL) because eastern Missouri gets pretty cool and there is a nibble on the 1-2 and 4-5 shifts until things warm up. I work around the 1-2 nibble by starting in 2nd or shifting from 1 to 3. I will be switching to Amsoil MTF Syncromesh fluid (as was recommended....).

Redline MTL is used by some with good success, too. I am not pushing Amsoil, just reporting that it is popular for the MT-82. Some people will add the XL-18, too, to aftermarket fluids but some don't. You pays your money and you takes your chance.

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I've heard of a few people adding a bottle of friction modifier as well.
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baggyp:

I would fork out the cash for XL-18 additive and not mess around with the differential friction modifier stuff. I'm a bit cautious, lol. This transmission is a bit sensitive to fluid and I am not sure if friction modifier would do the same thing as the more expensive XL-18 stuff. The cost difference is small compared to the cost of a rebuild (in the worst case).

"Bob is the oil guy" (BITOG.com) may have some good info on XL-18 vs. friction modifier. I'll go see if I can something worth re-posting.

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