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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.

 

As part of a global simplification program, Castrol’s entire driveline range is now unified under the Castrol TRANSMAX brand.The advanced Castrol TRANSMAX range features Smooth Drive Technology™ with active control molecules that automatically adjust their friction level with changing pressures and speed. This ensures the transmission is constantly served the right level of friction at any given moment – protecting the parts and delivering a smoother drive for longer. That’s why, 2 out of every 3 major vehicle manufacturers** choose Castrol transmission fluids as part of their factory fill. 

TRANSMAX ATF DEX-MERC MULTIVEHICLE

TRANSMAX ATF DEX-MERC MULTIVEHICLE

Replaces Castrol ATF Dex III

 

Castrol TRANSMAX ATF Dex/Merc Multivehicle is recommended for use in GM and Ford vehicles requiring Dexron III or Mercon fluids and the automatic transmissions of a wide range of Japanese cars, light commercial vehicles and SUVs. Additionally, it is suitable for use in most European passenger cars requiring a Dexron III/Mercon fluid.


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 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 for smooth transmission performance.
  • Exceptional high temperature protection to effectively resist fluid oxidation and the formation of deposits.
  • Superb low temperature fluidity for cold weather shifting.

 

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
TRANSMAX ATF Z

TRANSMAX ATF Z

 Replaces Castrol TRANSMAX Z

 

Castrol TRANSMAX ATF Z, formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™, is a full synthetic automatic transmission fluid. It can solve shiftability problems in automatic transmissions, enabling longer transmission life. It is recommended for use in automatic and semi-automatic transmissions used in cars, buses and coaches. As such, it is recommended for fleets employing a mixture of Voith, Renk, ZF, Allison and MB transmissions alongside the Leyland Pneumocyclic and Hydracyclic units. Extended oil drain [120,000 km] in ZF Ecomat and EcoLife, MB AT and Voith AT. TRANSMAX ATF Z, formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™, delivers enhanced protection and gives drivers a smoother drive for longer.


Application

 

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


Features & Benefits

 

  • Enhanced friction durability for smooth transmission performance.
  • Enhanced wear protection to provide longer component life offers extended drain potential and lowers operating costs.
  • Excellent thermal and oxidative stability to effectively resist oxidation and maintain operational efficiency for longer.
  • Enhanced protection against deposits extends transmission life.
  • Temperature reduction in severe service improves transmission and oil service life and helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
  • Outstanding cold flow properties giving high protection to transmission especially at start-up.
  • A problem-solver for gear shiftability issues with over 15 years of trouble-free field performance.


industry Specifications

 

  • JASO 1A(03)
  • MB-Approval 236.81
  • MAN 339 V2, Z3, Z12
  • Voith H55.6336.xx
  • VW/Audi 501 60
  • ZF TE-ML 04D, 11B, 14C, 16M, 16S, 20C, 25C

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, 3317
  • Hyundai/Kia SP III, SP IV
  • Aisin Transmissions requiring JWS 3309
  • Honda/Acura DW 1/Z1
  • Isuzu (where Toyota T-IV is required)
  • BMW, VW, Audi and Jaguar 5 speed automatic transmission and MB 4 and 5 speed automatic transmissions.
  • BMW Oil No. 8322.9407807
  • Citroen Oil No. Z 000169756
  • Jaguar Oil No. JLM 20238, LA 2634, LT 71141
  • Mercedes Benz Oil No. 0019892203, MB 236.1, 236.6, 236.7, 236.9, 236.10
  • Peugeot Oil No. Z 000169756
  • Porsche Oil No. 999.917.547.00
  • VW / Audi TL 52162 (G 052 162)
  • ZF Lifeguardfluid 5.
  • TRANSMAX ATF Z is registered under the following ZF approval number: ZF002158

 

TRANSMAX POWER STEERING FLUID

TRANSMAX POWER STEERING FLUID

Castrol TRANSMAX Power Steering Fluid may be used in power steering units of many types of vehicles where DEXRON®-IIIH, DEXRON®-IID, MERCON®, or JASO-1A type performance is required.


FEATURES & BENEFITS


Efficient operation of power steering units in all conditions

 

INDUSTRY SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • Meets - Ford MERCON®, GMDEXRON® -IIIH
  • Meets DEXRON® -IIIH, MERCON®
  • Suitable for use where JASO 1A(03), JASO 1A LV(13) is required.
TRANSMAX ATF HEAVY DUTY

TRANSMAX ATF HEAVY DUTY

Castrol TRANSMAX ATF Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission Fluid for Heavy Duty applications. It is approved against Allison TES 389 and Volvo 97341 Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission specifications.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Formulated to provide optimized seal compatibility meeting Allison TES 389 requirements.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

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

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

Transmax Dual

Castrol TRANSMAX DUAL, is a full synthetic SAE 75W transmission fluid developed for the latest Dual Clutch transmission technology. Formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™, Castrol TRANSMAX DUAL delivers enhanced protection and provides a smoother drive for longer. It is suitable for use in (6-speed) VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT DSG.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Enhanced friction durability for smooth transmission performance
  • Improved wear protection to provide longer component life
  • Excellent thermal and oxidative stability to effectively resist oxidation
  • Excellent synchroniser and clutch performance due to balanced frictional characteristics
  • High shear resistance - constant viscosity during oil life
  • Proven performance in field trials


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • Audi / VW TL 52529 (G 052 529)

 

Recommended for use in:

 

  • Audi / VW TL 52182 (G 052 182), 
  • Seat Chrysler (Europe)
  • Ford WSS-M2C936-A (Dual Clutch)
  • Mitsubishi dual clutch including Dia Queen SSTF-1
  • Peugeot using Getrag DCT, PSA Transmission oil 9734 52
  • Skoda 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DSG)
  • Volvo Dual Clutch Transmission
TRANSMAX DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV MULTIVEHICLE

 

TRANSMAX DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV MULTIVEHICLE

Castrol TRANSMAX ATF DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV Multivehicle, formulated with Smooth Drive TechnologyTM, is a Full Synthetic Technology formulation designed for modern automatic transmissions. Its superior technology enables longer transmission life. TRANSMAX ATF DEXRON®- VI MERCON® LV Multivehicle is approved and licenced by GM and Ford for use in vehicles requiring their latest ATF specifications and also exceeds the requirements of the JASO-1A for use in most Asian automatic transmissions. TRANSMAX ATF DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV Multivehicle is also suitable for use in the majority of 6,7,8 and 9 speed automatics of European cars, meaning it is suitable for use in nearly all passenger car automatic transmissions. It delivers enhanced protection and a smoother drive for longer.


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
  • Recommended for use in most automatic transmissions


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