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Old 02-24-2019, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by imetvegeta View Post
I will DEFFINITLY be swapping out my power steering fluid for mercon v whats LV used for? and why is it bad for power steering
LV is the trans fluid for most fords 2009 and newer.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:09 PM
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thanks for the info
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:10 PM
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Has anyone had good luck with using canadian tires moto master trans fluid for their transmission? ill be doing a pan drop and filter change soon
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Haha, I wasn't shopping for t-case fluid at the time, but that caught my eye walking by. Had to order the XL12 when it came time.

Ford discontinued Mercon, what,- back in 01/02 there abouts..Valvoline and others carried on the formulation until Motorcraft finally came up with XL12. For the T-case in these trucks, that's what you need. Curtains for sure, probably sooner than your average Merc V fail lol...that stuff eats the T-cases in these trucks.. further, taps the wallet before that one is all said and done lol.
This all reminded me that it's time to change the t-case fluid in my truck again (age not mileage) and I took to Ebay for some XL-12.... I was about to click "Buy It Now", then I read the confusing description. It says it works on Crown Vics, Mustangs, Town Cars.... LOL. I sent the seller an email asking for some details.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Quart-Gen...frcectupt=true
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Originally Posted by imetvegeta View Post
I will DEFFINITLY be swapping out my power steering fluid for mercon v whats LV used for? and why is it bad for power steering
The Mercon LV is much thinner than the Mercon V. It is not compressible so it will still work as a hydraulic fluid. The fluid used must also lubricate parts of the steering system.
Lower viscosity usually means a weaker film strength which is fine for machines built for that viscosity, but may not provide the proper lubricity when needed. And higher temps. will aggravate the problem as the film strength will weaken further at higher temp.

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Old 03-02-2019, 08:27 AM
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Since this is the ONLY fluid I havenít changed Iím going to do this in the Spring.....with Mercon V .
This looks like the best way. I like it better than using the motor to drive the pump.
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I have an 06F-150, and I switched to Mobil 1 ATF, as I was having noise issues/stiffness when very cold in the winter. This stopped the noise issues and I change it out about every 3-4 yrs with new fluid. No problems since using it
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