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Old 04-23-2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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I do not believe I have ever change the tranny fluid on any of my manual transmission vehicles. Is this required? When/what mileage is recommended for the change?
+1................. I'm at 20k so I'm guessing mine's ok for now if you said yours looks fine.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:55 PM   #12
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I do not believe I have ever change the tranny fluid on any of my manual transmission vehicles. Is this required? When/what mileage is recommended for the change?
I used Red Line ATF at 3.8k. Going to use Amsoil at 30k. Amsoil because Red Line is not too available in NC. I talked to Red Line before I made the Amsoil decision. They recommended a 30k change interval.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:55 PM   #13
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I do not believe I have ever change the tranny fluid on any of my manual transmission vehicles. Is this required? When/what mileage is recommended for the change?
Every 4 years or 60,000 miles according to the haynes manual. I changed mine because my manual transmission is noisey. I read it significantly reduces noise. I still haven't driven the car because i'm waiting on some stupid K member bolts that are stripped![:@] I should have them replaced tomorrow.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:39 PM   #14
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Hey Moose,
Sorry I didn't read the entire post, but did you finish? I am curious to see how everything works out. I ordered the Mcleod RST today, and 4.10s, thinking about a spyder shaft. The clutch won't ship until 5-9 which sucks. But once it is here the new mods will be prothane mounts, 4.10's, clutch and maybe a spyder shaft. Do you know anyone wanting a cheap Spec'sII + aluminum flywheel? It just needs a new facing $70.00 from specs. I am think 75.00 + shipping for the flywheel.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:02 PM   #15
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Hey Moose,
Sorry I didn't read the entire post, but did you finish? I am curious to see how everything works out. I ordered the Mcleod RST today, and 4.10s, thinking about a spyder shaft. The clutch won't ship until 5-9 which sucks. But once it is here the new mods will be prothane mounts, 4.10's, clutch and maybe a spyder shaft. Do you know anyone wanting a cheap Spec'sII + aluminum flywheel? It just needs a new facing $70.00 from specs. I am think 75.00 + shipping for the flywheel.
I finished, but I only drove the car around the block. It seems my passenger side K member bolts were cross threaded at the factory. I backed them off, but not out, to lower the engine and went to torque them to spec and couldn't get them back in. I'm getting some new bolts from ford tomorrow and hopefully they thread in no problem.

I swear my clutch pedal feels lighter than stock, but it could be because I haven't driven the car in a few days. I might still have some air in it as well. Atleast the car doesn't roll when in gear and I rev it. I think I also had an exhaust leak at the header/H pipe connection which i fixed. I figure if I eventually take the whole car apart and put it back together, it just might be perfect when I'm done.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:19 PM   #16
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Hmmm... Since I am now approaching 75K, I guess I will add tranny fluid to the AMSOil order.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:00 PM   #17
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Hey Moose, I saw them picking on you in the street/strip section, whats up with that?
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:58 PM   #18
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Hey Moose, I saw them picking on you in the street/strip section, whats up with that?
I guess you need to take your car to the track and beat the shiot out of it or you are not worthy of that forum. Just some jealously among some 2v owners. That forum is dead to me, it's a chevy forum anyway.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:04 PM   #19
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I recently installed RP SyncroMax. I think it made an improvment.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #20
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I have an '05 V6 Mustang (manual). I was having significant issues shifting into gear. Two Ford dealers told me I needed a new clutch (even though it wasn't slipping). I installed Royal Purple MT Fluid a week ago and the difference is night and day. The transmission is now really smooth and I hardly have any issues getting into gears. The majority of the time I have no issues getting into gears.

The car has 35,000 miles on it. The trans fluid that came out was dark brown, sort of like a Guinness or dark coffee color. So, I'd say the fluid should probably be replaced every 30,000 miles at least. And I'd highly recommend Royal Purple. A friend has an E36 ('98) M3 and he put RP in at the same time. His fluid wasn't in bad shape and the difference in shifting was still noticeable.

Mostly, I'd like to thank Moose for the tube recommendation. I can't imagine how much time that saved us.

Any suggestions for changing the hydraulic fluid for the clutch?

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