Is Mercon V compatible with mercon?
Mercon V—the most common Ford ATF in late model Fords, it is very much like Dexron III. It is a fully synthetic ATF. It is not compatible with earlier Mercon fluids, so it should neither be mixed with Mercon or Mercon V used to replace those fluids. It is not compatible with any other fluid, either.
DEARBORN, MI – Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) has announced MERCON V as the replacement for MERCON Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Automatic transmissions, power steering systems and manual transmissions previously requiring MERCON must, as of July 1, be serviced with MERCON V.
- If your vehicle has front-wheel drive, the transmission fluid dipstick is sticking out of the transaxle, as shown here. Pull out the dipstick. With the gearshift in Neutral or Park and the parking brake on, let your engine run. Be sure the engine is warm when you pull out the dipstick.
- Service manual transmissions requiring MERCON(R) with MERCON(R) V or MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON/MERCON(R) V. For proper fluid application on current and past model manual transmissions refer to the fluid usage chart. (
- Motorcraft® MERCON® SP is a premium-quality fluid recommended by Ford Motor Company specifically for use in Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles that require MERCON® SP type fluid. This product also provides excellent performance in electronically controlled automatic transmissions.
Castrol® Transmax™ Mercon® V automatic transmission fluid is certified for use in Ford vehicles requiring Mercon® or Mercon® V. Enhanced friction durability provides superior transmission life and promotes smooth shifting. Exceptional thermal protection guards against transmission wear.
- Super Tech Automatic Transmission Fluid Type F is a premium quality automatic transmission fluid formulated to provide excellent performance in your vehicle. It is best when used in Ford Motor Company automatic transmissions built prior to 1977 and certain models for years 1977 through 1980.
- The fluid specification for Dexron-VI was introduced in 2005, and was first used as the GM factory-fill automatic transmission fluid for model year 2006.
- Valvoline DEXRON -VI ATF (automatic transmission fluid) is formulated with premium synthetic base stocks and advanced additive technology, and meets all the stringent requirements of General Motors' DEXRON -VI specification*, which is designed for the modern automatic transmissions in GM vehicles.
It is a fully synthetic ATF. It is not compatible with earlier Mercon fluids, so it should neither be mixed with Mercon or Mercon V used to replace those fluids. It is not compatible with any other fluid, either. Mercon SP—a version of Mercon V with an enhanced additive package.
- Substitutes for Dexron III Transmission Fluid. General Motors (GM) produced the Dexron line of automatic transmission fluids beginning in the 1940s. Dexron III (H) and Dexron III/Saturn are upgrades to Dexron III fluids, and Dexron VI became the official replacement to Dexron III.
- Motorcraft® MERCON® LV is a premium-quality automatic transmission fluid recommended by Ford Motor Company for use in Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles that require MERCON® LV type fluid. This product also provides excellent performance in electronically controlled automatic transmissions.
- A: Toyota models that require synthetic oil have this statement in the Owner's Manual: "SAE OW-20 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather." The original oil change interval stated in the manual for OW-20 vehicles was 5,000 miles/6 months.
Updated: 15th August 2018