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2001 passat transmission fluid

Anyone out there used valvoline mercon v as a substitute for oem transmission fluid, and how it works.

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    are there any major differences between valvoline's mercon v atf and castrol's mercon v atf?


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Valvoline Mercon V ATF is a premium synthetic blend designed to provide better performance over conventional ATF fluids

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You need to use Hyundai Diamond ATF SP-II M or any fluid which lists compatible. I recommend Hyundai brand fluid but aftermarket is ok. The listing would be on the bottle. Do no use Dextron / Mercon fluids.

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Ford F150 2006 transmission is down 1 litre. The one garage in this lovely town of 400 does not sell Mercon. Is there another transmission oil I could use. Need to travel 80 k tomorrow to larger centre and...

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I have just fixed my transmission on my 2001 F350 7.3L super duty truck and need to double check what transmission fluid do I use?

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