Transmission Fluid

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  1. Kraig Pavlonnis

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    I own a first gen speed 3. How much transmission fluid should I buy and what type should I get? I'm going to be fully replacing the fluid.
    Also how much power steering fluid should I put in after a flush?
     
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    3qt and 75w90. I'm on the Ford XT-M5-QS.
     
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    Ford fluid

    Be prepared for $20+ per quart
     
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    This.

    As for power steering fluid (ATF) dry fill should be 1qt
     
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    TriboDyn 75w90 Synthetic Gear Oil 1 US Quart - Premium Full Synthetic Oil + Patented Additives - Lower Gearbox Temperatures - Incredible Cling Rate -

    I would actually go with this over the Ford fluid. Ford stuff works great but this stuff works even better. No grinding even when it was -10f out. Make sure your shake it really well before pouring so the additives can get mixed back in. @Sho is also running this.
     
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    I used this for power steering works well.
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    Ive run redline, motorcraft, Torco rtf. This stuff has outdone all of those
     
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    I'll be trying the Motul 75w90 next for shits and giggles. And because I got a leak and all my jizz leaked out :oops:
     
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    How's that for a pat on the back!

    Now for the gen 2 guys who's manual calls for 75w80 people have been running even the Ford stuff in gen2 tranny without issues right?
    Tribodyn only makes it in 75w90. Motion makes 75w80 but tribodyn seems to get a better rep.
     
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    I haz a genPu.

    Been using 75w-90 since 12k miles on the car back on 2013.

    Used to run Amsoil, I would not recommend it. This stuff sucks to shift when cold.

    Now I am using Motul 75w-90, it's ok. Smooth when hot, a little hard to shift when cold but nothing to worry about.

    I use Ford Mercon V for power steering, good stuff and you can shop around for a good price.
     
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    Cold is a big concern for me I'll see -25f here in the winter... Redline I also find hard to shift when cold but better than OEM in the Pu. I'll be swapping my power steering fluid to motomaster Mercon V (basically the Ford stuff) as I'm due for a flush.
     
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    I have a pu trans in my juan. They are the same besides gearing so I don't know why the weight would have change other then them trying to cover up 2nd gear grinds or something. I never had any issues in the winter -10f and lower. A few times I had to drive and was not able to let it warm up and it still shifted smooth.
     
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    I ordered some Tribodyn this weekend, as well. Shifts finna feel like I got a bucket fulla @Sho in my trans.
     
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    Any issue ordering the Tribodyn 75W-90 LS for limited slips? This would be for a 2008 MS3 GT.

    Amazon
     
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    curse you folks and your cheap Tribodyn, looking like $200 for me with shipping costs... seriously considering going ford fluids and saving $100 although I see -43 or lower at peak here in winter (C/F its the same) anyone have experience with both in the cold (-13f average temps) or just sub freezing
     
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