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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, the pump will work. Just more time laying on the ground, I'd rather fill it up standing instead and let gravity do its thing. I also meant to say the factory didn't put enough fluid in originally. I heard around that some others found that too.
Laziness gets the best of you haha, I'll try this project sometime in the next few months. Just gotta find some MTF and a pump.
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The shop I use put Red Line MTL in it at 30,000 miles. I'm in Northern New England, and the transmission shifts fine in the winter with the MTL in it.
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I use a pump I got from Autozone. It screws onto the top in place of the cap and has a piece of flexible hose on the end.
I would use the Ford Motorcraft stuff, not the Redline. Many people who have used Redline report that it is not good in colder weather. The Motorcraft is pretty much the best out there for your gearbox. I use it in my Miata and it makes a big difference. Its going in my 3 when the time comes.

Google this: Motorcraft XT-M5-QS 75W-90 GL-4

Whatever you go with, use GL4 fluid, not GL5.
Does it matter if its MT or ATX? I'm looking to replace the fluid in mine.
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Does it matter if its MT or ATX? I'm looking to replace the fluid in mine.
Automatic and manual transmissions are two completely different things. The above applies only to 6 speed manual shift cars.
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