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Synthetic Transmission Fluid

My 2009 Ranger is due for a transmission service soon and I'm wondering if it's worth looking into synthetic fluid.

My last rangers were both manuals and I had to run synthetic to maintain second gear during the winter; now I'm running an auto and wonder if it's worth it?
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What mileage you at? Ford quoted me a change at 50k but I'm just over 24k and considering the same thing. Any way to make a Ford tranny last longer is good info to me! LR

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I know the Super Duty's came with synthetic oil in the tranny from the factory. Did the Rangers not go with the better oil? I would think they wouldn't use two types of oil.


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Lone, I'm at 50K. Seems a little early to me, but that's mostly because the truck is only 13 months old! I've always folllowed the recommended service intervals because I tend to keep my trucks for a few years.

I wasn't aware that some models came with synthetic as OE, I'll have to ask the dealer about it I guess.
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I know the Super Duty's came with synthetic oil in the tranny from the factory. Did the Rangers not go with the better oil? I would think they wouldn't use two types of oil.
I'm pretty sure the Mercon SP is just for the torqueshift tranny. I don't know if it would be compatable with your transmission or not. I paid over $10.00 a liter for that stuff.

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only use mercon v fluid as the other fluids won't have the proper aditives and could cause clutch failure,as for the temp this fluid will work fine unless you live in the antarctic at -65c.


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