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Q: Transmission fluid on 2010 Ford Taurus

For the ford six speed auto transmission, there are two different types of transmission fluid, one more costly than the other. whats the difference? one is very expensive.
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The only fluid I am seeing is Mercon LV. This is for either front wheel drive or all wheel drive, and the turbo model as well. (XT-10-QLVC)

What other type are you seeing, and where are you seeing this information?
How long has Mercon LV been used in Ford transmissions? I was quoted a price for the 30,000 mile transmission servicing, and when it was done, the bill was bumped up by $80 bucks. The answer I received was The 2010 Taurus required XT*10*DLV OIL - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID. Is this a rip-off?
Mercon LV has only been used in the last year or two of Ford transmissions. It is a very expensive transmission fluid compared to what had been conventional for many years.

XT-10 is the basic number for this fluid. DLV and QLV are methods of packaging, in bottles, bulk, etc.

Of course the bigger problem here is that you were bumped up on the quote. That is illegal in many states...maybe even yours. If it's not illegal, it's a horrible practice that is not forthcoming or straightforward. Not a good way of doing business.
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