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Transmission Fluid Poll - Which is best for daily driving in mild climates (e.g. Western OR)?

Transmission Fluid Poll - Which is best for daily driving in mild climates?

  • Motul DCTF

    Votes: 6 16.7%
  • Motul Gear 300 75W-90

    Votes: 8 22.2%
  • Ravenol MTF-2 SAE 75W-80

    Votes: 11 30.6%
  • Motorcraft XT-11-QDC

    Votes: 4 11.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 7 19.4%

  • Total voters
    36

TyphoonFiST

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#21
Butter is better any day of the week than notchy....when I put in Ravenol MTF-2 as ive stated before...Best thing I ever did to the Transaxle and I proved that Ford started overfilling them due to bearing failure even though the book says 1.6L my new Factory Trans installed after failure had 2.0L on the nuts. And now there is a TSB currently on this by Ford I'd been told by a Tech @Ford. Then again I guess....Go with what floats your boat and its within spec as a CYA.


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not every manufacturer can fit every little spec from all the OEM vehicles on their bottles either. When in doubt....call Amsoil....call Redline....you might be suprised!
When I spoke to Dave (top tech @ Red Line) about 2 years ago, he specifically told me NOT to use their DCTF in our IB6 gearboxes, even though some on here do, with good results, and no ill effects.

Now, he may have just been covering his azz, since they do not actually carry the Ford spec number, but he does NOT do the same for their motor oils, even though NONE of them (save for some of their Euro specific spec oils) carry any auto/engine manufacturers' actual specs, even though they BEAT those said 'specs' by leaps and bounds. [dunno]
 


ron@whoosh

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#25
we are bringing a new trans fluid in here this week
I'll also be looking for a few test subjects that would like to try it out

Keep an eye out in our section
 


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Just browsing on Redline Oil's site, they have a new MT-LV trans fluid out that meets WSS-M2C200-D2 requirements the IB6 specifies.

https://www.redlineoil.com/mt-lv-70w75w
Yes, it is their answer to all of the DCTF-like viscosity, MTF-3 fluids out there on the market already.

Red Line's MTL labeled manual transmission fluid is a bit too thick for our use, albeit still less viscous than the Gear 300 many use on here with no ill effects. 15.2 cSt @100*C for the gear 300, vs. 10.4 cSt @ 100*C for the MTL, whereas the MT-LV is 6.5 cSt @ 100*C, typical of most of the DCT fluid viscosities out there.

I look forward to trying out both that, and the BG product which Ron @ Whoosh sells, in the future. ;)
 


danbfree

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What did you end up going with Steve? I'm loving the Ravenol MTF-2, it's also Ford spec and I like how its' 75w-80 for the fairly toasty summers we get but not too thick for winter either...
 


danbfree

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Also, not sure why it's not mentioned much, but Triax SynTrans is technically the only full synthetic DCT fluid approved for the IB6, OEM is not full synthetic. Most DCT fluids aren't in general and none of the Motul ones have Ford approval at all, but obviously many people have good luck with them.
 


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I also did this to my fiesta se sedan I felt more improvement in that vehicle currently at 80k miles, pretty happy with the smooth shifts.
 


danbfree

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I also did this to my fiesta se sedan I felt more improvement in that vehicle currently at 80k miles, pretty happy with the smooth shifts.
I just can't get over the mental part of having the Ravenol MTF-2 actually Ford approved in case I want to try for warranty on the gear box AND it's cheaper than the BG SynchroShift stuff... I have heard of one guy blame the BG for his trans going out and also one using Motul, but never heard of the Ravenol ever being blamed for killing a trans either, so there's that too... Just food for thought, to each their own for everyone, I'm pretty much positive the BG stuff is awesome, but yeah, just my thoughts and pref there...
 


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warranty is a distant memory for me, and don't really care for it I am the type of guy who would void it on day one and not look back. BG has a good rep around many auto circles. cheaper not always better. as far as blaming there are many variables that have to be looked at as to why this dude blew his trans lets be honest here he could have fubar the replacement of fluids or did he beat to crap his trans we would never honestly know other than taking somebody's word for it. people tend to point fingers away from themselves when things go wrong.
 




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