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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission question

My first Mustang (and simply love my 19 Bullitt), but what is the exact make and model of the six speed transmission? Is it the same for the GT?

Did search on this site and couldn't find anything. Ford sites really didn't help and weren't specific about the Tremec they use. Tremec wasn't allowed to tell me anything about OEM parts on-line? Go figure?

Got 1500 miles on the Bullitt.........tranny just OK.......seems to work smoother on quick shifts vs. cruising shift? Strange? Just doesn't feel top notch for this power/motor? Maybe it's just me?

Had many other sport/muscle cars with much cleaner manual shift mechanisms. Any info appreciated. Tx.
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The current transmission is a Getrag MT-82. Getrag is a subsidiary of Ford. The transmissions are built in China these days. There have been some complaints for early 2018's regarding shifting fork failures. The current Bullit transmission was developed for the 2018 GT and Bullit and uses the same ratios, different than 2017. Geared for better fuel mileage with 5th and 6th both overdrives and now utilizing a twin disc clutch for added durability.

PS I believe the GT 350 uses a Tremec TR-3160 gearbox
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I saw on a recently delivered Bullitt to a dealership that the transmission was made in China, as you report. I would like to know if this is something to worry about, in terms of quality. Relative to shift fork failure, it is my understanding that this is nothing new for Mustangs. I had a 2001 Bullitt and shift forks were a problem as there was some problem regarding the lack of some kind of coating on them they were supposed to have but was not applied in the manufacturing process. Is there any way to find out if the 2019 Bullitt has had shift fork failures?

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Like I said Dennis, it was an early issue and it's supposed to be fixed? Hey man, everything is made in China, Getrag was originally German, but labour costs were too high in Europe. As long as the QC guys are doing their jobs, should be OK.
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The current manual is actually the 3rd revision to the MT-82 by Getrag since the 5.0L Coyote was introduced for model year 2011. Yes, it's produced in China. Yes, it's the same for the Mustang GT. The shift forks were supposedly more problematic in the 2018 model year when that 3rd revision was introduced. There was a change done to the material just ahead of the 2019 model year. I've seen one person get a '19 that had an issue with the shift forks. I had a 2015 Mustang GT, and I had no trouble with the transmission. I find the one in the '19 to feel smoother to shift than in my '15.



Yes, back in the day, the Tremec T3650s had issues with shifting. I actually had the one in my 2003 Mach 1 replaced under warranty when it started grinding going into 2nd and 3rd gear. Bottom line is that it's not something to worry about as much as when they first came out, in my opinion.
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Just an additional note here. The 08 initially had issues with the synchronizers causing them to grind when cold. There was a Ford TSB ford describing how to fix it. Mine was fixed under warranty.
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