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js27614
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Location: North Carolina, Raleigh

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:49 pm    Post subject: About ATF Reply with quote

Today went two times around town - was looking for MERCON LV
Funny - Ford pulled out of shelves all atf - from now you can buy it Only at Ford service centers - Huh?? Saturday 4:30 closed
Motorcraft Mercon LV not even synthetic ! After 35k miles atf has dark black color
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et16
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: About ATF Reply with quote

You have aftermarket alternatives. Ask at a parts store.
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Location: sf bay area, CA, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: About ATF Reply with quote

35K miles is considered overdue at least in my book. With MPV draining /flushing ATF is super easy from the radiator core (full write up on the how-to section of this forum). It makes a big difference when I switched to Mobil 1 Full Synthetic ATF, and I changed it again after 20K though it's not that dirty.
* 2016 Kia Soul EV
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novalight
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Location: Honolulu, HI, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:34 am    Post subject: Re: About ATF Reply with quote

I spent my moola on amsoil
2004 A-spec Touring Edition (look it up)
instagram: Tangofury
Added Suspension: Carbing Tower Bar, TEIN Stechs, Airlift Airbags, Energy Suspension Bushings
Added Exhaust: Cherry BOMB Glasspack, 22" X 3" TIP
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euro1990
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Joined: 04 Jan 2012
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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: About ATF Reply with quote

I did the 3x flush with Walmart Supertec Dex-6 about 40k ago. Great improvement in smoothness. While it probably doesn't NEED to be changed, we do a decent amount of towing with our MPV (~1800 lb camper trailer) and the old girl is creeping up on 200k, so I'm going to do the 3x flush again before an upcoming ~3000 mile road trip we're taking at the end of the month. Advance Auto had Castrol products on crazy-sale last week, $8.50 quarts of Dex-6 for only $4. I shoulda bought more than 12, but my car is a manual, no real need...
James
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238,119 miles (13-Apr-17)
Ann Arbor, MI
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