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What does the manual say for the wieght and style of tranny fluid to use , i am getting ready to put my car back together and i dont have a zxt manual handy. by the way the T-5 is in my 75 280z turbo project. thanks

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Re: Borg Warner T-5 WHAT FLUID TO USE??

I've reached this myself since the manuals are so poor.........

-Use Dexron3/Mercon ATF for performance. Brand? Your choice.
-75w/90 gear oil is acceptable according to the factory, but I use ATF in mine with great results.

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Re: Borg Warner T-5 WHAT FLUID TO USE??

How did you get a T-5 into it? I ask because I hope to use one on my 74 and need to know if there's a trick to it, or maybe a book.
 

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Re: Borg Warner T-5 WHAT FLUID TO USE??

ford uses type F trans fluid in there T5s from the factory and it has a higher thermal breakdown due to its slight increase in viscosety,IE, thickness.
 

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Re: Redline MTL-only if you want the best.

I bought my 82 zxt with 172K miles on it and the T5 would want to grind a bit when it was cold when shifting to 2nd. This would disappear after a mile or so of warmup.

I drained the ATF and replaced it with Red Line ( differential as well) and the grinding went away. I have to believe the tranny is a little more happy with it.

The Manual says either ATF or 90W is ok, although Ford apparently only recommends ATF. Perhaps high mileage trannies will benefit from the 90W.

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