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#1800737 - 03/02/10 11:49 AM ATF for a 2005 mercury sable
taurus_sable Offline


Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 82
Loc: Northeast
the recommended fluid is motorcraft mercon v(it is a synthetic blend). But since atf is difficult to change(compared with engine oil). I decide to go full synthetic. I have mobil 1 in mind, also does motorcraft has a fully synthetic mercon v?

or any other brands of full synthetic mercon v you prefer?

Thank you!

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#1800746 - 03/02/10 11:56 AM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: taurus_sable]
c3po Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3358
Loc: Maryland
I do not believe Motorcraft has a full synthetic ATF, just a semi synthetic at this time.

Amsoil ATF and Redline D4 meet the Mercon V specs, I am using Amsoil ATF in my 2004 Mercury Marauder.

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#1800784 - 03/02/10 12:40 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: c3po]
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Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 6904
Loc: Everett, Washington
Amsoil ATF. Been running it in Ford, Dodge and GM transmissions for 15 years and it holds up excellent. Been running it in 96 and 98 Taurus AX4N transmissions as well.


Edited by oilboy123 (03/02/10 12:41 PM)
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#1800797 - 03/02/10 01:03 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: oilboy123]
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Registered: 08/18/04
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Loc: Raleigh ,NC CSA
I have a 2005 Sable. I use Motorcraft Mercon V. Change it every 25,000 miles. Performs very well. I also added a trans fluid cooler just after I purchased the vehicle.
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#1800802 - 03/02/10 01:08 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: rshaw125]
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Registered: 09/04/08
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Loc: Western Washington

I use Amsoil as well. It's more expensive, but worth it IMO.
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#1800896 - 03/02/10 02:52 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: hate2work]
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I started using M1 ATF when they first came out with it in the early 90s in Fords. To date no tranny failures or PS Pumps to replace.
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#1800953 - 03/02/10 03:31 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: tig1]
taurus_sable Offline


Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 82
Loc: Northeast
how much more expensive is amsoil compared with mobil 1? do they have same change interval(30k miles)?

Thank you guys!

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#1800957 - 03/02/10 03:36 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: taurus_sable]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 8009
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: taurus_sable
how much more expensive is amsoil compared with mobil 1? do they have same change interval(30k miles)?

Thank you guys!


When you replace your regular Mercon V with synthetic, go 60,000 miles between AT Flushes.
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#1800963 - 03/02/10 03:41 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: taurus_sable]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: taurus_sable
how much more expensive is amsoil compared with mobil 1? do they have same change interval(30k miles)?

Thank you guys!


I'm sure Ams ATF is a great ATF, but I go 40K in my Fords with M1 ATF and the fluid still looks good.
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10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
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#1800966 - 03/02/10 03:45 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: tig1]
taurus_sable Offline


Registered: 02/04/10
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Loc: Northeast
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: taurus_sable
how much more expensive is amsoil compared with mobil 1? do they have same change interval(30k miles)?

Thank you guys!


I'm sure Ams ATF is a great ATF, but I go 40K in my Fords with M1 ATF and the fluid still looks good.


oh yeah, great, and M1 ATF is available at walmart but amsoil is difficult to find?

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#1801018 - 03/02/10 04:30 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: taurus_sable]
tig1 Offline


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To my knowledge M1 ATF isn't sold at WM, but can be purchased at AAP or AZ.
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10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF
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#1801083 - 03/02/10 05:48 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: tig1]
taurus_sable Offline


Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 82
Loc: Northeast
Originally Posted By: tig1
To my knowledge M1 ATF isn't sold at WM, but can be purchased at AAP or AZ.


Ok, maybe what I saw were engine oils..

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#1801222 - 03/02/10 07:27 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: taurus_sable]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46940
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: taurus_sable


oh yeah, great, and M1 ATF is available at walmart but amsoil is difficult to find?


You can have Amsoil delivered to your door.

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#1801356 - 03/02/10 08:58 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: Pablo]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 6904
Loc: Everett, Washington
I think Amsoil is 50K for severe service and 100K for non severe use.

I have changed it anywhere from 40k to 85K. The 85K transmission is a Dodge Caravan of my Dad's that I installed a rebuilt transmission. I put the transmission in with a Magnifine filter and filled the dry transmission with the Amsoil ATF. So it went through the break in and all the way to 85K. When I changed it it still had a good red color to it and the trans filter and Magnifine filter were very clean.
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#1801492 - 03/02/10 10:28 PM Re: ATF for a 2005 mercury sable [Re: oilboy123]
Oregoonian Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 2569
Loc: Bend, Oregon
Valvoline Mercon V... Website states its a full synthetic...

Use it, save money (Amsoil?) and replace every 30,000 to 40,000 or so.


Edited by Oregoonian (03/02/10 10:29 PM)
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