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Mercon V is difficult to get over here in the UK. Last time I changed my tranny fluid the Mercon V I used had these numbers on the bottle:

Ford E-M5
8 000 046
A97SX M2C202 BB
Ford Spec WSS-M2C202-B

I'm just about to get some more from a different company. The guy says his is genuine Ford Mercon V, but the bottle just has XT5-QMC ML 1151 on it.

I was going to order 12 quarts of the new stuff and top off with a couple of quarts that I still have left from last time.

Can anyone tell me whether this is the same spec of oil? Or if its ok to mix them? I think one or other has maybe originated from Europe which maybe why the numbers are different.
 

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Not really, options are severely limited in a country where most of the cars are stick-shift! I had to search high and low to find a company that stocked Mercon at all. I was about to order it to be shipped fronm the US specially (at great expense).
 

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Anyone recognise the specs I posted above? Are they compatible????
 

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OK now I'm wondering if the Ford E-M5 oil is actually the same as Mercon V. It was sold to me as Mercon V and its been in my trans for the last 3yrs (30000 miles). Initially it fixed all my shudder issues, but they've been coming back over the last year or so.

Maybe I'll just buy a couple of extra qts of the new stuff.
 

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Resurrecting this thread I started in 2012, haven't posted on here for a while, but got my Bird out yesterday and sailed through its annual inspection. It's not been used massively in the last few years, and I'm ashamed to say that I never ended up getting my tranny fluid changed - I've just been living with the shuddering.

Anyway yesterday I thought I really ought to get on and get the fluid changed, so I had a quick search for Mercon V suppliers in the UK in the hope that 9yrs on, now that they actually sell brand new Mustang over here, it might be easier to get hold of. I was then absolutely amazed to find that it's available from Amazon! So no excuses now!:)

Mercon V
 

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Welcome back Andy! Great to hear from you.
 

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Did you get the Mercon V? And if you did, did it take care of shudder? Looking to do Drain and fill and doing research on "how to's".
 

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I haven't organised it yet, but hope to fairly shortly. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Did you get the Mercon V? And if you did, did it take care of shudder? Looking to do Drain and fill and doing research on "how to's".
It will get rid of the shudder.

I would look for the tech article for the proper R&R of the fluid, which should be around 12 qts. A drain and refill will only get you about 4 qts. There is a LOT in the torque converter.

Al
 
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