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Old 04-10-2010, 05:47 PM
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Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF

Just used this stuff to change my transfer case fluid. Took 2-1/4 quarts BTW.
Mobil 1 Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

Reading the bottle, and the above web page, Mobil says it replaces Mercon, Mercon V, and Mercon LV! It also notes that it is NOT a recommended replacement for Mercon SP.

As we know, Ford says LV now replaces SP. We also know that Mercon V will destroy the servos in the Torqshift. So how can it be that Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF can be a replacement for Mercon V, and Mercon LV, but not be suitable for SP applications?

Just tossing this out for discussion. Your thoughts?
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Just used this stuff to change my transfer case fluid. Took 2-1/4 quarts BTW.
Mobil 1 Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

Reading the bottle, and the above web page, Mobil says it replaces Mercon, Mercon V, and Mercon LV! It also notes that it is NOT a recommended replacement for Mercon SP.

As we know, Ford says LV now replaces SP. We also know that Mercon V will destroy the servos in the Torqshift. So how can it be that Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF can be a replacement for Mercon V, and Mercon LV, but not be suitable for SP applications?

Just tossing this out for discussion. Your thoughts?
I too had the same thought...but it didn't stop me from using it in both the transfer case and powersteering box. If you were blind-folded and ask to (smell) tell the difference between Mercon SP and Mobil1 ATF...
you would not have a clue. They smell and look the same, except one bottle is gray and the other is red. Interesting...
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:29 PM
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Same thought here. I would use it in the p.s. pump but would be scared to use it in the tranny. What is the advantage vrs. the risk? I don't personally see one.
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my truck is not under warrenty and I have the 6spd manual, I was going to change my tranny fluid this week and replace with the mobil 1 syn atf I think it would be good right?
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Just my opinion, but I think it would be perfect for a manual.
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