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#4803365 - 07/02/18 05:36 PM Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy.
BurrWinder Offline


Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 179
Loc: WI

I have to change the trans fluid in a Lincoln MKX and need a good source of reasonable ( cheap but reliable ) Mercon LV / Synthetic fluid for it. What are some of the best places you might advise me to look ? I assume Amazon, Ebay, Wal-Mart, Farm and Fleet - any other good sources for this that are the most cost effective that I might not be aware of, gentlemen ?

Thanks in advance,

BurrWinder

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#4803375 - 07/02/18 05:42 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
FlyNavyP3 Offline


Registered: 07/04/16
Posts: 1428
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Walmart has the best price I've found lately on MERCON LV.
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#4803376 - 07/02/18 05:42 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
Jimzz Offline


Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 1170
Loc: NoVA
Walmart has Valvoline Maxlife for around $18 a gallon.

Advance auto has Castrol Transmax for $5 a quart onsale right now.
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#4803379 - 07/02/18 05:47 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
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Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Valvoline MaxLife is a terrific Mercon-LV compatible fluid. I've run it in my Fusion for well over 70,000 miles without issue. It's available all over, in many cases under $20 a jug.

Another option would be buying a 12-back of the genuine Motorcraft Mercon-LV quarts on Amazon for $72 shipped.
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#4803386 - 07/02/18 05:54 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
BurrWinder Offline


Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 179
Loc: WI
Dumb question... Does that Maxlife brand all have the high mileage version with seal swell agents, or are their "choices" of formulas with and without that part of it ?

BurrWinder

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#4803398 - 07/02/18 06:06 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
Tribe21 Offline


Registered: 10/30/15
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Loc: VA - Virginia
Rockauto has quarts for 4.37
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#4803410 - 07/02/18 06:28 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
slacktide_bitog Online   content


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6368
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Maxlife and Castrol Full Synthetic ATF are both great choices thumbsup

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#4803415 - 07/02/18 06:35 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
Jimzz Offline


Registered: 10/03/14
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Loc: NoVA
Originally Posted By: BurrWinder
Dumb question... Does that Maxlife brand all have the high mileage version with seal swell agents, or are their "choices" of formulas with and without that part of it ?

BurrWinder



Maxlife is just a regular Synthetic LV transmission fluid that works in a lot of transmissions.
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#4803533 - 07/02/18 09:15 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
hallstevenson Offline


Registered: 04/25/17
Posts: 420
Loc: Ohio
O'Reilly (at least my local store) has it for $7-something a quart. That's cheaper than Amazon has it (by the quart). I haven't seen it at Autozone or Walmart, at least around here...

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#4803572 - 07/02/18 09:46 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: hallstevenson]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5424
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
AZ's 2 for 1 sale on MaxLife Dex/Merc LV gallons was never repeated.

If you need several jugs you can at least use their 5 X $20 purchases = $20 reward to spend there.

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#4803703 - 07/03/18 06:44 AM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: Tribe21]
ssamaroo01 Offline


Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 52
Loc: Mt. Vernon, NY
Originally Posted By: Tribe21
Rockauto has quarts for 4.37


+1
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#4803996 - 07/03/18 01:09 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: ssamaroo01]
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4067
Loc: The Garden State
Originally Posted By: ssamaroo01
Originally Posted By: Tribe21
Rockauto has quarts for 4.37


+1


Last fall I bought the Motorcraft Mercon LV from RA it was $60 for a 12 qt case delivered and no NJ sales tax. It's currently on their site for the same cost.

Whimsey

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#4809476 - 07/09/18 05:57 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: BurrWinder]
BurrWinder Offline


Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 179
Loc: WI
Thank you for the advice, Bitog'ers... I did find a few places and things I didn't know with this question ask. Thanks again!

I think it will be Maxlife form me in this case...

BurrWinder

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#4809752 - 07/09/18 11:25 PM Re: Mercon LV - Best "reasonable" price places to buy. [Re: Jimzz]
dubber09 Offline


Registered: 02/09/17
Posts: 155
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
Originally Posted By: Jimzz
Originally Posted By: BurrWinder
Dumb question... Does that Maxlife brand all have the high mileage version with seal swell agents, or are their "choices" of formulas with and without that part of it ?

BurrWinder



Maxlife is just a regular Synthetic LV transmission fluid that works in a lot of transmissions.



From their site:

OVERVIEW
MaxLife™ Multi-Vehicle ATF is formulated to help extend transmission life. Additional product benefits include: Additional product benefits include:

High-performance seal conditioners maintain and preserve the elasticity of seals to help prevent leaks
Full synthetic base oils and long-life friction modifiers help improve smooth shifting, eliminate slippage and shudder, prevent clutch wear and improve drivability longer than conventional fluids
Enhanced cleaning additives help reduce varnish formation and keep the transmission running properly longer
Engineered with a unique blend of viscosity modifiers and base oils to provide better oil flow at low temperatures and greater film protection at higher temperatures


I use the ATF too and just yesterday bought some at very good price considering it's in CAD$ and 5L jugs:

https://www.kia-forums.com/do-yourself/330408-heads-up-maxlife-atf.html

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