So I just recently bought a 2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3 liter engine, 5 speed manual transmission and it happens to have 133,158 miles on it recently coincidentally from a mechanic here in Michigan. And I know that all of the fluids need to be changed on it when I get it home. I do have a question when it comes to the gear oil to change on it. What kind of gear oil do I need for it and how many quarts of it will I need before I proceed with the gear oil change? I have been watching your videos now for almost a year now and fixing my own vehicle myself that I currently have as of now and my current 2010 mercury milan premier v6 3.0 liter engine has made it now 244,000 thanks to your videos. I do work a lot and I'm also aspiring to be a mechanic myself as well. It has kept my business costs down as a driver thanks to your videos. But anyways any advice for my new ford fusion since it's a manual transmission and I haven't owned a manual transmission vehicle since 2007 which happened to be a freightliner century with a Detroit diesel engine?
Jamie St Amand
J2ZMike92 I'm so having a great time with my new Fusion. But I still love my Milan just as much for the engine and yes I already have a big overhaul planned for it in the spring time since we have cold winters here in Michigan. I may have just got my Milan a year and a half ago, but I plan to drop in all new components and make it my other vehicle again. It is a family car. We in my house keep our cars forever through thick and thin no matter how much it costs to do these conversions we want or rebuilds. I'll still keep it no matter what happens. I'm still going to convert that to a manual shift transmission anyways whether my husband likes it or not. It's also my car and I quite literally have all of the say in what happens with that one. The Fusion is also my business vehicle as well same as the Milan. I'm just storing it in my driveway for the winter until winter is over til it's time to rebuild it from the ground up. My fusion just needs fluids changed over and I already tuned it up. Luckily I have a friend that wants to get in on that project with me to do the conversion and rebuild the engine if not put a whole new one in it with me so that helps and bonus he's done this type of thing before on vehicles that aren't meant to be manual shift transmission at all. Let's just say that my husband will be pissed off that he is going to be stuck with driving a stick shift.
@jaleestamand : Heck, I'd just sell the Milan and keep the Fusion as your daily driver. At almost 250K miles, the Mercury's best days are behind it, and even if you fix the transmission, it's only a matter of time until the need for another BIG overhaul arises. Congrats on the new car btw. I think you'll like that Fusion. They share a lot of Mazda components and being a 5-speed, you'll get a lot more fun per mile, too.
Thank you so much Scotty. You've saved me on this one and I am a fan of yours. Turns out that I went through my Milan recently and found out that I'm already going to have to rebuild that transmission as is. It's been doing some really harsh up shifts and down shifts. I had a new stereo system put in it for my birthday in August and now major issues in the front end such as tie rods, ball joints on upper and lower, axle shaft since it's front wheel drive. Otherwise it's been very reliable and starts up every time I need it. But it's rust free especially for where I live where it's nothing but salt and snow most winters. I keep it clean and washed every day through the winters just to keep the salt from oxidizing on her. I'm not afraid to spend time and money on a vehicle that's very much worth keeping. Happy Birthday by the way.
2007 Ford Fusion FWD L4-2.3L VIN Z
Vehicle » Maintenance » Fluids » Fluid - M/T » Specifications » Fluid Type Specifications
FLUID TYPE SPECIFICATIONS
Manual Transmission Fluid
Type SAE 75W-90 gear oil
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2007 Ford Fusion FWD L4-2.3L VIN Z
Vehicle » Maintenance » Fluids » Fluid - M/T » Specifications » Capacity Specifications
Capacity 3.0 Quarts
Note: Approximate refill. Service refill capacity is determined by filling the transmission to the bottom of the filler hole with the vehicle on a level surface.
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