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AUTO TRANSMISSION FLUIDS

WHAT IS AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID?

 

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is a critical fluid for lubricating your car's transmission. Selection of the correct type is essential to the smooth operation and durability of the modern automatic transmission.  While early designs of self-shifting transmissions provided 3 or 4 gear ratios, modern computer-controlled versions offer 6 or more output speeds, greatly improving driveability and fuel efficiency.  

 

As transmissions have become more sophisticated, advanced technology fluids are required to ensure continuous smooth shifting under all driving conditions. Adding further to the complexity of ATFs has been the rapid emergence of different technologies, the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which require their own specialised fluids. 

 

With Castrol's wide range of Automatic Transmission Fluids you can be confident of finding the right ATF for your vehicle.  With over 100 years of experience in developing transmission fluids and being the choice of many leading car manufacturers for factory-fill products, you can be sure that Castrol ATF will give a smoother drive for longer.

CASTROL ATF DEX III

Castrol ATF DEX III

Castrol ATF DEX III is an automatic transmission and power steering fluid for use in GM automatic transmissions pre 2005 and in many automatic transmissions where Dexron (II or III) or Mercon performance is required.


Application


Recommended for many transmissions used in General Motors cars, Holden, Isuzu, Opel and Hydramatic transmissions used in a range of vehicles. It is also suitable many earlier model Japanese vehicles where Dexron type fluids are recommended. It is recommended for other transmissions where Dexron and Dexron II fluids are specified except Mercedes-Benz, ZF, BMW, Voith and Renk.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Enhanced friction durability prolongs transmission life and promotes smooth shifting.
  • Increased resistance to oil oxidation and degradation.
  • Increased clutch band and clutch pack capacity.
  • Improved protection of copper and bronze components.


industry SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • Meets Dexron®-IIIH, Mercon®

Also suitable for use where the following performance levels are specified

  • Dexron®-IIDv
  • Suitable for use as Power Steering fluid

 

Protector Series

CASTROL TRANSMAX MULTIVEHICLE

CASTROL TRANSMAX MULTIVEHICLE

Premium synthetic automatic transmission fluid specifically designed for use in vehicles with automatic transmissions made by Asian vehicle and transmission manufacturers.


Application


An automatic transmission fluid for use in most Japanese, Korean and many European vehicle automatic transmissions made by Asian manufacturers

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Outstanding slipping torque converter clutch friction durability for maximum fuel efficiency and shudder control performance – exceeds genuine oil performance.
  • Exceptional high temperature protection to effectively resist fluid oxidation that helps ensure excellent transmission cleanliness and durability.Enhanced friction durability for smooth transmission shift performance.
  • Excellent shear stability helps ensure consistent high temperature performance.
  • Superb low temperature fluidity for cold weather shifting.
  • Excellent wear and corrosion performance to help ensure long transmission life.
  • High torque capacity ensures strong performance in severe applications like towing and off-road applications.


industry Specifications

 

  • JASO 1A
  • Meets Mercon®
  • Dexron IIIH®

 

Recommended for use where:

 

  • Toyota T, T II, T III, T IV, WS
  • Nissan Matic D, J, S
  • Mitsubishi SP II,IIM, III, PA, J3, SP IV
  • Mazda ATF M-III, M-V, JWS 3317, FZ
  • Subaru F6, Red 1
  • Daihatsu AMMIX ATF D-III Multi, D3-SP
  • Suzuki AT Oil 5D06, 2384K, JWS 3314, JWS 3317
  • Hyundai/Kia SP III, SP IV 
  • Aisin Transmissions requiring JWS 3309
  • Honda/Acura DW 1/Z 1
  • Isuzu (where Toyota T-IV is required)

 

Advanced Performance Series

CASTROL TRANSMAX TQ 95

Castrol Transmax Tq 95

An automatic transmission fluid specifically designed for automatic transmission fluid specifically developed for use in BTR Automotive/DSI 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmissions.


Application


4-Speed Ford Falcon and Ford Fairlane cars, Ssang Yong vehicles with M74LE model BTRA transmissions. Castrol Transmax TQ 95 is also suitable for power steering systems where General Motors or Ford type fluids are recommended.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Unique friction characteristics ensure smooth gear shifts and prevent squawk during gear change.
  • Enhanced wear control to ensure a long gear set life.
  • High shear stability to ensure consistent performance throughout the life of the fluid.
  • Excellent viscosity stability for consistent shift “feel” with smooth gear shifting characteristics.
  • Excellent transmission cleanliness characteristics ensuring trouble free operation.
  • Friction characteristics tailored to suit the BTR Engineering 4-speed electronic control transmissions.


industry Specifications

 

  • (former) BTR/ION/DSI Aust 5M-52, 5M-44

 

Advanced Performance Series

CASTROL TRANSMAX Z

CASTROL TRANSMAX Z

High quality full synthetic automatic transmission fluid formulated to provide ultimate wear protection and performance except where Dexron VI type fluids are specified.


Application

 

Recommended for buses, coaches and commercial vehicles operating under heavy loads or extreme conditions wherever General Motors type fluids are recommended.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Excellent resistance to oxidation thus assisting in prolonging the life of the lubricant.
  • Extended oil drain potential resulting in lower operating costs.
  • Enhanced protection against deposits to extend transmission life.
  • Temperature reduction in severe conditions improves transmission and oil service life, and assists in reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
  • Optimised frictional characteristics to provide smoother gear changes and better protection against wear.
  • Outstanding cold flow properties materially assisting in reducing wear at start-up.
  • Proven performance in drag racing (e.g., Lenco drag racing transmission in Pro Stock).
  • Low foam – stable gear shift performance when transmission is hot.
  • Compatible with mineral/conventional automatic transmission fluids.
  • Lower volatility – negligible oil loss at extreme temperatures.
  • Better control of deposits – cleaner transmission – longer transmission life.


industry Specifications

 

  • MAN 339 Typ V2, Z3, Z12 
  • ZF TE-ML 04D,11B,14C,16M,16S, 20C, 25C
  • VW 501 60 
  • MB-Approval 236.81
  • Voith H55.6336.xx
  • JASO 1A

Recommended for use where:

 

  • Toyota T, T II, T III, T IV, WS
  • Nissan Matic D, J, S
  • Mitsubishi SP II,IIM, III, PA, J3, SP IV
  • Mazda ATF M-III, M-V, JWS 3317, FZ
  • Subaru F6, Red 1
  • Daihatsu AMMIX ATF D-III Multi, D3-SP
  • Suzuki AT Oil 5D06, 2384K, JWS 3314, JWS 3317
  • Hyundai/Kia SP III, SP IV 
  • Aisin Transmissions requiring JWS 3309
  • Honda/Acura DW 1/Z 1
  • Isuzu (where Toyota T-IV is required)
  • Suitable for use in BMW, VW, Audi and Jaguar 5 speed automatic transmission and MB 4 and 5 speed automatic transmissions

 

Advanced Performance Series

CASTROL POWER STEERING FLUID

Castrol Power Steering Fluid

Suitable for power steering systems where the following fluids are specified:

  • Meets Dexron®-IIIH, Dexron®-IID, Mercon®


FEATURES & BENEFITS


Multifunctional product with a wide range of specifications.May be used as an ISO 32, ISO 46, 10W or 10W-20 hydraulic oil where rationalisation opportunities arise.

CASTROL ATF HEAVY DUTY

CASTROL ATF Heavy Duty

For car and commercial vehicle applications.


An automatic transmission fluid specifically designed to meet the requirements of Volvo Trucks 97341, Allison TES 389, superseded General Motors DEXRON III H, Ford MERCON and Allison C4 specifications. Suitable for use in GM automatic transmissions pre 2005 and in many automatic transmissions where DEXRON (II or III) or Mercon performance is required. It is also suitable for many earlier model Japanese vehicles where DEXRON type fluids are recommended. It is recommended for other transmissions where DEXRON and DEXRON II fluids are specified except Mercedes-Benz, ZF, BMW, Voith and Renk.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Enhanced friction durability prolongs transmission life and promotes smooth shifting.
  • Increased resistance to oil oxidation and degradation.
  • Increased clutch band and clutch pack capacity.
  • Improved protection of copper and bronze components.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • Allison TES 389
  • Volvo Transmission Oil 97341, 97340
  • Meets Ford Mercon®
  • Meets Dexron®-IIIH
CASTROL TRANSMAX CVT

CASTROL Transmax CVT

Castrol Transmax CVT, formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™, is a full synthetic fluid for use in continuously variable transmissions (CVT) of most Japanese passenger cars. Its superior technology enables longer transmission life. It can be recommended for use in most passenger cars fitted with push belt technologies.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Exceptional steel on steel friction durability maintains transmission performance.
  • Good gear wear protection prolongs the performance and life of the transmission.
  • High shear stability and enhanced antifoaming and air release characteristics maintain effective lubrication.
  • Higher torque capacity.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • For most Japanese cars with CVT
  • Also Hyundai, Kia, Chrysler, Mini, Ford, Mercedes Benz
  • Refer to the PDS for the full list of specifications
CASTROL TRANSMAX DUAL

CASTROL Transmax Dual

Full Synthetic transmission fluid developed for the latest Dual Clutch transmission technology.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Excellent synchroniser and clutch performance due to balanced frictional characteristics.
  • Excellent thermal and oxidation stability.
  • Exceptional cold flow properties.
  • Operating temperature reduction through reduced friction.
  • Very good extreme pressure (EP) anti-pitting behaviour.
  • High shear resistance – constant viscosity during oil life.
  • Good seal compatibility.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • VW G 052 529 (for Audi applications)

 

Recommended for use in:

 

  • Ford WSS-M2C-936-A (Dual Clutch)
  • Volvo, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Peugeot using Getrag DCT
  • VW, Seat, Skoda 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DSG)
CASTROL TRANSMAX DEXRON-VI MERCON LV

 

CASTROL TRANSMAX DEXRON –VI MERCON LV  

Technologically advanced, low viscosity formulation specially designed to deliver and maximum fuel efficiency for modern automatic transmissions. It is blended with premium base stocks, a balanced additive package and is fully approved by GM for use in all their passenger car automatic transmissions and by Ford for use in their vehicles requiring the latest ATF specification.


Features & Benefits

 

  • OEM approved and licensed by Ford (MERCON LV) and GM (DEXRON-VI)
  • Low viscosity formula for maximum fuel efficiency in modern automatic transmissions
  • Enhanced friction durability for smooth transmission performance
  • Superior high temperature protection to effectively resist oxidation
  • Unsurpassed protection against copper corrosion


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • MERCON® LV
  • DEXRON® VI
  • Suitable for use where JASO 1A(03)
  • JASO 1A LV(13) is required including: 
    • Toyota T III, T IV, WS
    • Mitsubishi SP II, IIM, III, IV, PA, J3
    • Mazda ATF M-III, M-V, FZ
    • Honda/Acura DW 1/Z 1
    • Nissan Matic D, J, S
    • JWS 3314/3317/ 3309, Suzuki AT Oil 5D06, 2384K
    • Isuzu
    • Subaru F6, Red 1
    • Daihatsu AMMIX ATF D-III Multi, D3-SP
    • Hyundai/Kia SP III, SP IV
  • Also suitable for use in 6-speed automatics from Audi, BMW, Mini-Cooper, Jaguar, Peugeot/Citroen, Saab, Volvo, VW, Porsche, and all vehicles where Dexron III or Mercon SP is required.
CASTROL TRANSMAX MERCON V

CASTROL TRANSMAX MERCON® V

An automatic transmission fluid specifically designed to provide extended protection for the transmission of the latest Ford 5 speed transmission requiring a MERCON® V specification. May be used in power steering for the majority of cars, light commercial vehicles and tractors except where specialist fluids are recommended.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • Outstanding anti-wear protection for reduced wear on gears, bushes and bearingsIncreased resistance to oil oxidation and degradation
  • Excellent high temperature stability and performance
  • Exceptional low temperature fluidity for smoother winter cold-start shifts, improved performance on vehicles operated in ‘snow’ country
  • Friction stability properties

 

SPECIFICATION / TECHNICAL DATA

  • Ford MERCON® V
CASTROL TRANSMAX TYPE F

CASTROL Transmax Type F

For automatic transmissions requiring Type F or G fluids. Formulated to satisfy the special friction requirements and wear resistance of Ford M2C-33F or G specifications to ensure transmission durability.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Excellent lubrication to gears and bushings thus allowing optimized transmission operation.
  • Good thermal and oxidation stability to prolong component life and maintain transmission cleanliness.
  • Smooth drive – driver comfort fluid compatibility.
  • Higher clutch pack friction than Dexron type fluids.
  • Used in older style Ford, Toyota, Mazda and European cars fitted with Borg Warner UK transmissions.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • Ford ESW-M2C33-F / ESP-M2C33-G