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07-03-2003, 02:37 PM
Im planning to due a full service on my 96 cobra, what fluids do people recommend for transmission and engine oil?

Ken 01-Cobra
07-03-2003, 08:08 PM
I'm kind of partial to Royal Purple, but you'll get answers everywhere from Motorcraft to stuff you've never heard of with this question. Choose what fits your driving habits, needs and pocketbook. Most all of the modern fluids that meet recommended specifications are acceptable.

07-31-2003, 06:39 PM
This may be late, but I'd tend to agree.

My advice is that whatever you choose, go synthetic. You'll pay more, no doubt, but synthetic is alot cleaner. My Mustang 5.0 has 100K on it, it's been on the Autobahn, and if you look under the oil cap, it looks like a freshly minted quarter. Personally, I use Amsoil, but I'm sure you'd get the same results out of Mobil 1 or some other comparable synthetic.

Hope this is useful.

07-31-2003, 09:31 PM
I use REDLINE SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL. I believe it's the best out there.Look it up, see for yourself. I have a 99 cobra and I USE IT IN MY DIFF,TRANS, AND MOTOR. IT RUNS AWESOME. Good luck.swb:thumbsup:

08-01-2003, 08:11 AM
What makes it better? Less cost, better lubrication, cleaner, heat reduction?

08-01-2003, 06:06 PM
Steve, I conducted some research and Redline sent some empirical data to support their claims. I'm trying to get ahold of their independent testor to verify the finding (I haven't gone this far with Amsoil). Once I gather the facts, I'll present what I've found to Amsoil technical support. If they cannot refute the evidence, I'll switch.