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MOTORCRAFT®

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS


Always use the Correct Fluid for the Best Performance

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MOTORCRAFT®
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OFFERINGS

Motorcraft® offers several application- Why doesn’t Motorcraft® Offer


specific automatic transmission fluids Additives or Conditioners?
for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.
Ford engineers recommend NOT adding cleaners,
These include: conditioners or other “performance enhancing”
• MERCON® V products to the Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Specially designed performance additives are already
• MERCON® LV
included in Motorcraft ATF formulations, therefore,
• MERCON® SP additional additives are not needed.
• MERCON® ULV Aftermarket additives do not prolong the life of
• Continuously Variable Chain Type the fluid and/or the transmission and can mask
Transmission Fluid symptoms without providing a cure.
• Premium Automatic Transmission Fluid
• FNR5 Automatic Transmission Fluid What is Special About MERCON®
• Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid Transmission Fluids?
• Type F
MERCON® transmission fluids undergo extensive
testing, both in the lab and in real-world conditions,
Why so Many Offerings? to ensure they provide optimum performance and
durability. MERCON® fluids are the only fluids
Ford transmissions are designed for use in many approved by Ford Motor Company for their
different service environments and operating recommended application.
conditions. Each transmission has its own set of
requirements for its fluid and each Motorcraft® The different MERCON® fluids are unique fluids
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) has specially formulated for specific applications. Their
formulated properties to meet those requirements. specifications DO NOT overlap and use of fluids
There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to other than specified may cause reduced functionality
automatic transmission fluids. or transmission damage. Remember – there is
no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to automatic
transmission fluids.

MERCON® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company


Motorcraft® MERCON® V ATF and Power Steering Fluid
• Premium-quality dual-use fluid for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles
• Can be used in vehicles requiring MERCON® V or MERCON® ATF
• Excellent performance in older electronically controlled automatic transmissions
• Manufactured with high-viscosity index, premium-quality, hydro-processed base oils and
specially designed performance additives
• Excellent shifting characteristics at high and low ambient temperatures
• Excellent thermal and oxidation resistance, as well as good low-temperature fluidity
• Helps protect against wear and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam
• Provides protection against rust and corrosion
• Also suitable for use as hydraulic oil in a wide variety of industrial applications that call for
an ISO 46 or SAE 20W viscosity grade hydraulic oil
• Do not use where MERCON® LV is specified

Motorcraft® MERCON® LV ATF


• Lower viscosity than MERCON® V for improved fuel economy
• Excellent performance in newer electronically controlled automatic transmissions
• Manufactured with high-viscosity index, premium-quality, hydro-processed base oils and
specially designed performance additives
• Excellent shifting characteristics at high and low ambient temperatures
• Specially formulated to guard against transmission shudder
• Excellent thermal, oxidation and shear stability, as well as good low-temperature fluidity
• Provides wear protection and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam
• Helps prevent rust and corrosion
• Not for use in transmissions that require MERCON® V - viscosity specs are not compatible

New Motorcraft® MERCON® ULV ATF


• Improves fuel economy
• Improves shear stability, provides less viscosity loss providing consistent operation and durability
for the life of the fluid
• Improves low temperature performance ensuring proper transmission function at all tempertures
• Improves aeration performance ensuring acceptable operation under all operating conditions
• Provides protection against deposits, rust, corrosion and wear
• Not for use in applications specifying MERCON® V, MERCON® SP, MERCON® LV, Premium Automatic
Transmission Fluid, CVT Transmission Fluid, FNRS Automatic Transmissions Fluid, Duel Cluth
Transmission Fluid, or Type F

Motorcraft® MERCON® SP ATF


• Unique formulation is designed for use in specific transmissions
• Manufactured with premium base oils and specially designed performance additives
• Provides excellent shifting characteristics at high and low ambient temperatures
• Offers excellent thermal and oxidation resistance
• Helps protect against wear and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam
• Provides protection against rust and corrosion
• Friction-modified for smooth transmission operation while guarding against
transmission shudder
Motorcraft® Continuously Variable Chain Type (CVT) Transmission Fluid
• Premium-quality specialty fluid for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury CFT-30 transmissions
• The only fluid approved for use in CFT-30 transmissions – any other fluid may cause internal damage
• Provides optimal frictional characteristics and good low-temperature fluidity
-- Helps protect against chain and pulley wear
-- Helps protect against sludge and varnish buildup, 60,000 mile maintenance
schedule is important for maximum performance
• For use in CFT-30 transmissions only
• Contains blue dye for easy identification

Motorcraft® Premium ATF


• Premium-quality ATF for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury AW F21 transmissions
• Features unique frictional characteristics vital for AW F21 six-speed transmissions
• Offers excellent high-temperature thermal and oxidative stability
• Helps protect against transmission shudder
• For use in AW F21 6-speed automatic transmissions only, it is the only fluid fully
tested and approved by Ford for this transmission

Motorcraft® FNR5 ATF


• High-quality transmission fluid for use in FNR5 5-speed automatic transmissions only
(2006-2009 Fusion and Milan vehicles)
• Manufactured with high-quality, high-viscosity index base oils and specially designed
performance additives designed specifically to meet the frictional requirements of this transmission
• Provides optimal shift quality over a wide range of conditions, including at low temperatures
• Provides protection from wear and corrosion
• This is the only ATF specification for this transmission

Motorcraft® Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid


• Motorcraft® Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid is specifically formulated for use in
the DPS6 PowerShift twin dry-clutch transmission
• Dual function fluid that protects gears, synchronizers and bearings, and also
hydraulically operates the transmission’s shift mechanisms
• Motorcraft® Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid is manufactured with synthetic base oils and
performance additives providing improved shifting at all ambient temperatures
• Protects against wear and corrosion, while low viscosity helps improve fuel economy
• Easily identified by its amber/brown color
• Tested and approved for the DP56 transmission only, use of other fluids can
affect performance

Motorcraft® Type F ATF and Power Steering Fluid


• Dual-use, high-static friction fluid developed for Ford automatic transmissions manufactured
during the 1970s and earlier
• Resists foaming and helps protect against rust, corrosion, wear and deposits
• Also recommended for power steering systems in a wide variety of 1995 or older model-year
Ford vehicles requiring Type F fluid
• Low viscosity also makes it suitable as a hydrostatic drive fluid for many farm
implements and certain industrial equipment applications
• Not for use in newer transmissions requiring MERCON® LV, MERCON® V
or MERCON® SP
MOTORCRAFT®
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS: AT-A-GLANCE

Mercon® V Mercon® LV Mercon® SP Mercon® ULV

Product Red Red Red Red


Color/Dye

Available 1 Quart Bottle - XT5QMC 1 Quart Bottle - XT10QLVC 1 Quart Bottle - XT6QSP 12 Quart Bottle - XT-12-QULV
Package Sizes 5 Quart Jug - XT55QM 55 Gallon Drum - XT10DLV 55 Gallon Drum - XT6DSP
1 Gallon Jug - XT5GM
55 Gallon Drum - XT5DMC

Features • Premium quality dual purpose ATF - • Premium quality ATF for newer • Premium quality ATF • Improves fuel economy
also suitable as a hydraulic oil electronically-controlled • Unique formulation is designed for use • Improves shear stability providing
• Formulated for top performance transmissions in specific transmissions less viscosity consistent operation
in older electroncally-controlled • Lower viscosity than MERCON® V to • Made from premium base oils & and durability
transmissions provide improved fuel economy special performance additives • Protects against deposits, rust,
• Can also be used in transmissions • Formulated with high-viscosity that provide excellent shifting corrosion and wear
calling for MERCON® fluid index, hydroprocessed base oils and characteristics at high or low temps • Guards against transmission shutter
• Made from high-viscosity index, special performance additives that • Inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, • Improves aeration performance
hydroprocessed base oils and special help guard against transmission lacquer and foam and helps protect • Improves low temperature
performance additives shudder against rust and corrosion performance
• Inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, • Protects against rust & corrosion • Transmissions that specify MERCON® • Do not use were MERCON® V,
lacquer & foam while reducing the formation of gum, SP often have unique maintenance MERCON® SP, MERCON® LV, Premium
• Protects against rust & corrosion sludge, lacquer & foam schedules - it is important to follow Automatic Transmission Fluid, CVT
• Do not use where MERCON® LV is • NOT interchangeable with other the schedule for best transmission Transmission Fluid, or Type F Fluid is
specified MERCON® fluid specifications performance specified

Ford MERCON® V MERCON® LV MERCON® SP MERCON® ULV


Specification

CVT Premium FNR5 Dual Clutch Type F

Product Blue Red Red Brown Red


Color/Dye

Available 1 Quart Bottle - XT7QCFT 1 Quart Bottle - XT8QAW 1 Quart Bottle - XT9QMM5 1 Quart Bottle - XT11QDC 1 Quart Bottle - XT1QF
Package Sizes

Features • Premium-quality fluid for • Premium quality fluid • High-quality specialty ATF • Specifically formulated for • High static friction dual-use
use in the Ford CFT-30 required for the AW F21 for use in FNR5 5-speed use in the DPS6 PowerShift fluid
transmission 6-speed transaxle automatic transaxles only twin dry-clutch transmission • D esigned for Ford automatic
• Provides optimal friction • Features unique frictional (2006-2009 Fusion and • Dual function fluid that transmissions built in the
charateristics for this type of characteristics vital for this Milan vehicles protects gears, synchros ‘70’s or earlier
transmission transmission • Manufactured with high- and bearings, while also • Also recommended as a
• Features excellent low • The only fluid fully tested and quality, high-viscosity index used to hydraulically operate power steering fluid for a
temperature fluidity approved by Ford for use in base oils and specially the transmission’s shift variety of Ford vehicles
• Helps minimize wear on the this transmission designed performance mechanisms • Resists Foaming
chain and pulley assembly • Offers excellent high- additives designed • Manufactured with synthetic • Protects Against Rust &
• Protects against sludge and temperature thermal and specifically to meet the base oils and performance Corrosion
varnish build up oxidative stability frictional requirements of additives providing balanced • DO NOT use in place of any
• D esigned for use ONLY in • Helps protect against this transmission shifting at all ambient MERCON® type fluid
the CFT-30 Continuously transmission shudder • Provides optimal shift temperatures
Variable Chain Type • Use of fluids that do not quality over a wide range of • Protects against wear and
Transmission meet the Ford spcifications conditions, including at low corrosion
• D yed blue for easy for this fluid may affect temperatures • Low viscosity helps
identification and to help performance • Provides protection from contribute to improved fuel
avoid misapplication and durability wear and corrosion economy
• This is the only ATF spec for
these transmissions

Ford WSS-M2C933-A WSS-M2C924-A Mazda M5 WSS-M2C200-D2 ESW-M2C33-F


Specification

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MOTORCRAFT®
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE
TRANSMISSIONS
5R110 6R140
Model C6 4R70W/ 4R75W/ 5R55W/ 6R60/
E4OD 4R100 TORQ 4R44E 4R55E 5R55E 5R55N 5R44E 6HP26 6R80 TORQ 6R100 10R80
Year AL4D 4R70E 4R75E 5R55S 6R75
SHIFT SHIFT 6
1996 V V V V V
1997 V V V V
1998 V V V V V
1999 V V V V
2000 V V V V V
2001 V V V V V V
2002 V V V V V V
2003 V LV V V V V
2004 V LV V V V V V
2005 V LV V V V V V SP
2006 LV V V V V V SP SP
2007 LV V V V V V SP SP
2008 LV V V V V V SP SP
2009 LV V LV V V V LV LV
2010 LV LV LV V V V LV LV
2011 LV LV V V LV LV
2012 LV LV LV LV
2013 LV LV LV LV
2014 LV LV LV LV
2015 LV LV LV
2016 LV LV LV
2017 LV LV LV ULV

TRANSAXLES
Model F4E AX45 4F50N CFT-30 AW 6F50N/ HF35
ATX 4F20E CD4E 4F27E AWF - 21 FNR5 6F35N DPS6 6F15
Year (4EAT) (AXODE) (AX4N) (CVT) ECVT 6F55N HYBRID
1996 V V V V V
1997 V V V V V
1998 V V V V V
1999 V V V V V
2000 V V V LV V V
2001 V V V LV V V
2002 V V V LV V V
2003 V V LV V V
2004 V V LV V
2005 V LV V CVT P V
2006 V LV V CVT P V M5
2007 V LV V CVT P V M5 V
2008 V LV P V M5 V
2009 LV P LV M5 V LV
2010 LV P LV LV LV
2011 LV P LV LV LV DCT
2012 LV P LV LV LV DCT
2013 LV LV LV DCT LV
2014 LV LV DCT LV
2015 LV LV DCT LV
2016 LV LV DCT LV LV
2017 LV LV DCT LV LV

KEY
V MERCON® V Premium Automatic Transmission
P
Fluid
LV MERCON® LV
M5 FNR5 Automatic Transmission Fluid
ULV MERCON® ULV
DCT Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid
SP MERCON® SP

CVT Continuously Variable Chain Type


Ford Motor Company Position Statement on
Universal Transmission Fluids
Ford Motor Company position on fluids that are claimed to be universal and work in all transmissions is
“This is not possible”. In 2008 Ford started manufacturing transmissions that were designed to function
on MERCON® LV which has a lower viscosity than MERCON® V, which was used in previous transmission
designs. The viscosity ranges of these two specifications are mutually exclusive (DO NOT overlap). Other
transmissions used in Ford vehicles, requiring other ATFs, have a similar viscosity to MERCON® V. Viscosity
is a critical property of an ATF. Using an ATF of the correct viscosity insures adequate fluid pressure and
oil film thickness which are necessary for the transmission to function correctly under all temperature
conditions. Using an ATF with the wrong viscosity will adversely affect the function, efficiency and
durability of the transmissions. Since MERCON® LV has a lower viscosity than MERCON® V it is impossible
have one fluid that will meet the viscosity requirements of both MERCON® LV and MERCON® V. Next are
the additive systems used. Advances in transmission materials to enhance shifting and durability required
different additive formulations to provide optimum performance and durability out of these materials.
Using a fluid licensed by Ford with of the correct viscosity and formulation is the only way to insure the
transmission will function correctly and provide the durability the customer expects.

Ford requires that service / aftermarket ATFs / power steering fluids be a Ford approved licensed fluid
in the case of MERCON®/ fluids, like MERCON® V or MERCON® LV. All products on the market that are
MERCON® licensed or have data that has been presented to Ford showing they meet the Ford Material
Specification are acceptable to be used to service the appropriate transmissions Ford, Mercury and Lincoln
branded vehicles. Fluids that are MERCON® licensed are evaluated by Ford engineering to insure that they
meet the appropriate MERCON® specification and contain the approved additive systems designated in
these specifications, designed for Ford transmissions. Unlicensed or unapproved fluids on the market that
claim they meet the requirements of these specifications cannot be guaranteed to contain the approved
additives or have successfully completed the appropriate testing necessary to demonstrate that the fluid
will function in the transmission properly and achieve the appropriate level of durability.

Using a Ford approved fluid is the only way to meet the warranty requirements for Ford vehicles,
protect the transmission from damage and insure the proper function of the transmission.
Most newer transmission fluid change intervals are 150,000 miles (check owner guide for correct interval).
To achieve this drain interval without issue Ford Motor Company recommends customers and
fleets use only a MERCON® licensed ATF in your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury transmission.

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