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80-96-list-digest Sunday, July 11 1999 Volume 03 : Number 193



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Transmission fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Transmission fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - Need more power for 300
FTE 80-96 - Brake lights, and digest trouble.
Re: FTE 80-96 - Brake lights, and digest trouble.

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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 08:01:27 -0700
From: "Mark Behling"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Transmission fluid

If you find that you have a Mazda tranny, I would recommend using regular Mercon
ATF and the Ford additive P/N C8AZ-19B546-A. I ask the Ford dealer about using the
synthetic Mercon, which is called out for in the owners manual for the heavier duty ZF
5sp. The service adviser said the synthetic ATF is not compatible with the Mazda's
composite syncros, and transmission would be difficult to shift. He also suggested
using what the owners manual recommends and the Ford additive.
Naturally, I thought he was just BS'in me and I went ahead and tried Redline
synthetic ATF anyway. Unfortunately the dealer was right, it was difficult to shift and
I had to double clutch it many times just to get it into 1st and 2nd gear. It didn't
get any better till I switched back to the non-synthetic Mercon and made it shift
normal. Later I had the additive put in, which made it shift even smoother.
I don't know why the owners manual doesn't mention to use this additive. But the
dealer said there is a memo or bulletin from Ford. In regards to difficult shifting and
that newer trucks with 5speeds, already have this additive put in at the factory.

Mark
'96 F150 I6 5spd


>Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 13:02:18 EST
>From: "James"
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Manual Transmission fluid

>I have a 1989 F150 with a 5 speed and an inline six and I'll be
>changing the fluid in the transmission soon. According to
>the owners manual this manual transmission takes automatic
>transmission fluid. I was wondering if there is any reason
>NOT to use synthetic automatic transmission fluid in my 5 speed?
>Also, I've been told that some of these trucks had the T5
>transmission and some had a Mazda designed transmission. What
>is the easiest way to tell which one I've got?
>
>Thanks,
>James Hiers


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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 11:39:04 -0400
From: S Spaulding
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Transmission fluid

That's interesting. In '93, at about 40,000 miles, I was having a
little trouble shifting mine ('91 F150, Mazda 5sp.). I changed the
fluid, using Mobil 1 synthetic ATF, and it got better. I changed it
again at 97,000, and still no problem at 120,000. Maybe I'll try some
additive, too.

Steve S.

Mark Behling wrote:
>
> If you find that you have a Mazda tranny, I would recommend using regular Mercon
> ATF and the Ford additive P/N C8AZ-19B546-A. I ask the Ford dealer about using the
> synthetic Mercon, which is called out for in the owners manual for the heavier duty ZF
> 5sp. The service adviser said the synthetic ATF is not compatible with the Mazda's
> composite syncros, and transmission would be difficult to shift. He also suggested
> using what the owners manual recommends and the Ford additive.
> Naturally, I thought he was just BS'in me and I went ahead and tried Redline
> synthetic ATF anyway. Unfortunately the dealer was right, it was difficult to shift and
> I had to double clutch it many times just to get it into 1st and 2nd gear. It didn't
> get any better till I switched back to the non-synthetic Mercon and made it shift
> normal. Later I had the additive put in, which made it shift even smoother.
> I don't know why the owners manual doesn't mention to use this additive. But the
> dealer said there is a memo or bulletin from Ford. In regards to difficult shifting and
> that newer trucks with 5speeds, already have this additive put in at the factory.
>
> Mark
> '96 F150 I6 5spd
>
> >Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 13:02:18 EST
> >From: "James"
> >Subject: FTE 80-96 - Manual Transmission fluid
>
> >I have a 1989 F150 with a 5 speed and an inline six and I'll be
> >changing the fluid in the transmission soon. According to
> >the owners manual this manual transmission takes automatic
> >transmission fluid. I was wondering if there is any reason
> >NOT to use synthetic automatic transmission fluid in my 5 speed?
> >Also, I've been told that some of these trucks had the T5
> >transmission and some had a Mazda designed transmission. What
> >is the easiest way to tell which one I've got?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >James Hiers
>
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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 19:24:31 GMT
From: "Hummer Luvver"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Need more power for 300

www.cliffordperformance.com
Their motto is 6=8, and they've got everything you can think of for your
300.---Nathan '88 F-150 XLT Lariat


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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 18:28:11 -0500
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Brake lights, and digest trouble.

On my '79 F-150 the brake light switch did some sort of ratchet action, and
needed to be reseated from time to time....a thought eh?

As to the digest, got all of #192???? Crazy man!!!!

Dave H.
Houston
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Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 04:40:27 -0400
From: "Michael McCarthy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Brake lights, and digest trouble.

I emailed the owner of the list and he informed me that some guy in
Australia is messing up the digest every time he posts a message. He has
asked him to stop posting until he figures out the problem. I also asked f
we could get 188-192 reposted and there was no reply. I guess the answer is
"no". Too bad, I was following some interesting problems.

Michael McCarthy
Export, PA
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From: Dave Harmier
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, July 10, 1999 7:33 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Brake lights, and digest trouble.


>On my '79 F-150 the brake light switch did some sort of ratchet action, and
>needed to be reseated from time to time....a thought eh?
>
>As to the digest, got all of #192???? Crazy man!!!!
>
>Dave H.
>Houston
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>

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