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MT82 repairs/upgrades/parts/tech advice

JDee

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Last year when I had my trans rebuilt, Ford was recommending their Motorcraft DCT fluid for the MT82. Based on that I bought Motul DCT fluid, which meets the Ford DCT fluid spec. I have just finished my 2nd summer on that rebuild and everything is still working fine.
Prior to the rebuild I had used both BG syncroshift and Ford's previous trans fluid and neither of them were any good on track. After the rebuild I also put a trans cooler in so I'm not too sure which did the trick, the fluid or the fluid cooler, or the better quality parts used in the rebuild? Or maybe a bit of all 3?
A fluid cooler's not that expensive or hard to put in and it's good insurance, I'd highly recommend that.
 

Mad Hatter

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I would not think so. In general, if you keep your shifts below 7000 rpm, the mt82 should last a long time even with the stock oils. Its when you stress the thing, that it starts failing. Oil cooler and the best oils you can get help out for more robust use...too a point.
 

Mad Hatter

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I was all set for a Tremec as well, but @Fabman and his tremec failure had me thinking again... These things fail with the hard use we give them at the track. At least for now, just went and rebuilt my stage three. Cost me US$2000 and the previous one lasted two years. Fingers crossed.
 
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I was all set for a Tremec as well, but @Fabman and his tremec failure had me thinking again... These things fail with the hard use we give them at the track. At least for now, just went and rebuilt my stage three. Cost me US$2000 and the previous one lasted two years. Fingers crossed.
Unfortunately the magnum wasn’t designed to shift at 8200 rpm.
Neither is the mt82.
 
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Last year when I had my trans rebuilt, Ford was recommending their Motorcraft DCT fluid for the MT82. Based on that I bought Motul DCT fluid, which meets the Ford DCT fluid spec.
Тhis is what I'm using and minus a very small leak from the shift selector. I'm very happy with the Motul DCT.
 

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