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SYNTHETIC TRANNY FLUID?

Im thinking about starting to use a synthetic tranny fluid. my tranny has 120,000 on it. would this be a good idea to switch at this milage? what do you guys think?

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I switched mine to synthetic at like 145,000 miles, no issues. Lower tranny temps too.

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Hey Billsfan what type are you useing? I was reading on the back of royal purple and it isnt compatiable with mercron uses. and at $17 a quart it needs to work some serious magic. haha

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I used Mobil 1

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Royal Purple is mostly marketing hype. Its good, but not great, and definitely not worth the extra money. Mobile 1 is one of the better oils out there. And no, it wouldnt hurt to switch to synthetic. It will never hurt. While youre at it grap a few extra quarts and do the power steering system too.

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POWER STEERING TAKES ATF?

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POWER STEERING TAKES ATF?
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POWER STEERING TAKES ATF?
Yes, I used the Mobil 1 synthetic ATF in there as well. It used to make noise and its now super quiet.

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The power steering seems to respond better to synthetic fluid than the tranny.


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