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AXLE AND UNIVERSAL OILS

AXLE AND UNIVERSAL OILS

As cars become heavier and the need for durability increases, rear axle fluids are more and more critical for vehicle reliability. Getting the right oil for your car is key to ensuring your rear axle operates as designed and you get a smooth driving experience every day. 

 

Castrol, with over 100 years of experience in developing axle fluids, and being the choice of many leading car and transmissions manufacturers for factory-fill products, offers a range of axle and universal fluids for your car’s requirements. Providing you the peace of mind that you are selecting the right oil for your vehicle.

 

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 AXLE EPX 80W-90

TRANSMAX AXLE EPX 80W-90

Castrol TRANSMAX Axle EPX 80W-90 is a multipurpose axle oil which may be used in differentials, final drives and other applications in passenger cars and commercial vehicles where API GL-5 performance is required.

 

Application

Approved by MAN and ZF for use in a range of commercial applications including axles in off-road and agricultural equipment.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • High load carrying capability ensures gears operating under high loads are protected prolonging component life
  • High film strength ensures protection against wear and shock loads
  • Good thermal/oxidation stability protects against the formation of deposits and oil thickening prolonging the life of components and lubricant.


industry Specifications

 

  • API GL-5
  • ZF TE-ML 05A, 12E, 16B, 17B, 19B, 21A
  • MAN 342 Typ M2
  • TRANSMAX Axle EPX 80W-90 is registered under the following ZF approval numbers: ZF000163, ZF000165, ZF000167, ZF000168, ZF000169.
TRANSMAX AXLE EPX 85W-140

TRANSMAX AXLE EPX 85W-140

Castrol TRANSMAX Axle EPX 85W-140 is a multipurpose axle oil which may be used in differentials, final drives and other applications in passenger cars and commercial vehicles where API GL-5 performance is required. It is approved by ZF for use in a range of commercial applications including axles in off-road and agricultural equipment.


Application


Recommended for use in differentials, gear boxes and steering gears of cars. Castrol TRANSMAX Axle EPX 85W-140 should be considered for use over the lighter Castrol TRANSMAX Axle EPX 80W-90 when ambient temperatures are high (in the vicinity of 30C or above).


Features & Benefits

 

  • High load carrying capability ensures gears operating under high loads are protected prolonging component life
  • High film strength ensures protection against wear and shock loads
  • Good thermal/oxidation stability protects against the formation of harmful deposits and oil thickening thus prolonging of both lubricant and components


industry Specifications

 

  • API GL-5
  • ZF TE-ML 05A, 12E, 16D, 21A
  • TRANSMAX Axle EPX 85W-140 is registered under the following ZF approval numbers: ZF002148, ZF002173, ZF002177
TRANSMAX LIMITED SLIP 80W-90

TRANSMAX LIMITED SLIP 80W-90

Castrol TRANSMAX Limited Slip 80W-90 is a mineral gear oil that is suitable for use in limited slip differentials in cars and commercial vehicles where API GL-5 oils with specific limited slip friction performance is required. It can also be used in conventional differentials.

 

Application


Primarily recommended for use in limited slip differentials fitted to a wide range of Australian, American, Japanese, British and European vehicles.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Optimised and stable friction characteristics for effective operation of limited slip differentials throughout the drain interval.
  • Very good wear protection, even under severe conditions, prolongs component life.


industry Specifications

 

  • API GL-5
  • Limited Slip Performance
TRANSMAX LIMITED SLIP 80W-140

TRANSMAX LIMITED SLIP 80W-140

Castrol TRANSMAX Limited Slip 80W-140 is a full synthetic rear axle fluid designed to provide protection at the extremes of low and high operating temperatures. It is recommended for competition, severe duty and long drain applications. It may be used in both limited slip and non limited slip differentials. Applications include Holden V8 rear axles, trucks operating in severe service where high temperatures in differentials and power dividers are encountered, and competition vehicles e.g., Group A, sports sedans, Formula Holden and Rally cars.


Application


For many limited slip differential applications. Primarily intended for use in rear Axles of Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore high performance models.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Excellent high temperature and load performance provides maximum protection against wear and noise.
  • Low friction improves axle efficiency offering fuel economy improvements.
  • Highly shear stable ensuring properties are retained over very long service periods.
  • Reduced operating temperatures increase life of gears and seals.
  • Wide viscosity range ensures suitability for use in all temperatures.
  • Compatible with mineral gear oils and seals so it may replace conventional oils with no need for seal changes or extensive flushing.


industry Specifications

 

  • API GL-5
  • Suitable or use in axles with limited slip differentials.
Castrol TRANSMAX Axle Long Life 75W-90

Castrol TRANSMAX Axle Long Life 75W-90

Castrol TRANSMAX Axle Long Life 75W-90, formulated with Smooth Drive TechnologyTM, is a full synthetic rear axle fluid. It provides superior protection, especially when driving under stop-start or extreme conditions e.g. towing. This enables smoother axle operation and noise reduction, resulting in a more comfortable drive throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.

 

Application

Specially designed and approved by BMW for use in all BMW final drives fitted with conventional (non limited slip) differentials. It is Castrol's prime recommendation for final drives in heavy commercial vehicles, and is approved by MAN and ZF.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Fuel savings and reduced emissions due to balanced viscometric and frictional characteristics.
  • Superior low temperature fluidity pumpability ensures optimum protection at start up under all conditions.
  • Excellent thermal and oxidative stability provides final drive and differential cleanliness which permits extended drain and decreased servicing.
  • Optimal anti-wear, extreme pressure performance at all ambient temperatures and load conditions.
  • Excellent temperature reduction and shear stability enhance final drive performance and extends component life


industry Specifications

 

  • API GL-5
  • MAN 342 S1
  • ZF TE-ML 05A, 12B, 17B, 19A, 21A
  • BMW (Non-Limited Slip Rear Axles) According to Service Instruction 33 01 96 (149)
  • TRANSMAX Axle Long Life 75W-90 is registered under the following ZF approval number: ZF002142
TRANSMAX AXLE LONG LIFE 75W-140

Transmax Axle Long Life 75W-140

Replaces Syntrax Long Life 75W-140

Description

Castrol Transmax Axle Long Life 75W-140 is a full synthetic final drive lubricant that is suitable for use in axles and final drives in commercial vehicles and passenger cars where API GL-5 performance is required. It is included in the Scania High Performance product list and is approved against Scania STO 2:0A.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • Excellent anti-wear and extreme pressure performance at all ambient temperatures and load conditions provides better final drive protection leading to longer life and reduced repair costs.
  • Excellent cold flow properties reduces torque loss and increases efficiency.
  • Improved protection at start up and in cold conditions.
  • Excellent thermal and oxidative stability combined with superb temperature reduction protects against pitting.
  • Excellent shear stability permitting longer oil and component life.     
  • Extended drain reduces repair costs.


Product Performance Claims   

  • API GL-5
  • Scania STO 2:0A
TRANSMAX UNIVERSAL 80W-90

TRANSMAX UNIVERSAL 80W-90

Castrol TRANSMAX Universal 80W-90 is a multipurpose gear lubricant for use in both synchronised manual transmissions and final drives and differentials where either API GL-4 or API GL-5 are specified.

 

FEATURES & BENIFITS

 

  • A single product for transmissions and final drives reducing inventory and the potential for misapplication.
  • High temperature stability gives superior performance and extended drain potential.
  • Optimised synchroniser performance gives smooth gear shifting at all temperatures.
  • Excellent wear protection extends component life and reduces maintenance costs.

 

industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • SAE 80W-90
  • API Service Classification GL-5, GL-4
TRANSMAX UNIVERSAL LL 75W-90

TRANSMAX UNIVERSAL LL 75W-90

Castrol TRANSMAX Universal LL 75W-90 formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™ is a full synthetic multipurpose manual transmission and final drive lubricant. It may be used in synchronised manual transmissions and final drives/differentials of a wide range of vehicles (commercial vehicle, construction equipment) where API GL-4 or API GL-5 fluids are required. It carries a number of OEM approvals.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • A single product for transmissions and final drives reducing inventory and the potential for misapplication.
  • Excellent low temperature fluidity provides improved shift quality and wear protection in cold conditions and improves fuel efficiency.
  • Superior high temperature stability and excellent and wear protection even in the most arduous conditions prolongs equipment life and allows for extended oil drain intervals.
  • Full compatibility with mineral oils and seals allows this product to be used in a wide range of applications.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • API GL-4/GL-5/MT-1
  • SAE J2360
  • MAN 341 Z2, 342 S1, MB-Approval 235.8,
  • Scania STO 1:1G, STO 2:0A FS,
  • Volvo 97312,
  • ZF TE-ML 02B, 05A, 12L, 12N, 16F, 17B, 19C, 21A
  • TRANSMAX Universal LL 75W-90 is registered under the following ZF approval number: ZF002144
TRANSMAX AXLE AP 85W-140

TRANSMAX AXLE AP 85W-140

Castrol TRANSMAX Axle AP 85W-140 is a multipurpose gear oil for use in most trucks, LCV, and Passenger cars' conventional differentials, non-synchronized manual transmissions, and steering gears where API GL-5 performance is required. It is not recommended for Eaton, Spicer, Renault, or Rockwell transmissions as those manufacturers prefer non-EP transmission oils.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • Formulated to be particularly stable under high temperature operating conditions and resist degradation which can lead to deposits which reduce oil seal and overall equipment life.
  • Provides high oil film and wear protection which ensures components are protected even under severe operating conditions and thus prolongs equipment life.

 

industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • API GL-5, MT-1
  • SAE J2360
  • Mack GO-J
  • ArvinMeritor O76-A

 

TRANSMAX LIMITED SLIP LL 75W-140

Transmax Limited Slip LL 75W-140

Replaces Syntrax Limited Slip 75W-140
 

Castrol TRANSMAX Limited Slip LL 75W-140, formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™, is a full synthetic hypoid gear oil designed for use in both conventional and limited slip differentials. It has demonstrated outstanding performance in competition vehicles employing limited slip differentials. It is approved for use in the high performance BMW-M Series and Mercedes Benz AMG limited slip differentials.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • Reduces noise and vibrations in the axle.
  • Excellent shear stability maintaining performance over the life of the lubricant.
  • Exceptional stability at high temperatures extending the life of lubricant and axle.
  • Effective wear resistance ensures protection under high loads and prevents damage to components.
  • Very good low temperature fluidity properties increases protection at start up.

 

industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • API GL-5
  • MB-Approval 235.61
  • ZFTE-ML 05C, 16G, 18, 21C
  • BMW LS Rear Axles
  • Recommended for Nissan GTR limited slip axles

*SAE Class according to J306 pre 1998.

 Transmax Limited Slip LL 75W-140 is registered under the following ZF approval number: ZF002141

TRANSMAX DYNADRIVE LL 80W-90

TRANSMAX DYNADRIVE LONG LIFE 80W-90

Castrol TRANSMAX Dynadrive Long Life 80W-90 is a part-synthetic SAE 80W-90 gear oil specifically developed to meet all the gear oil requirements for both manual transmissions and final drives. The unique additive system provides the extreme pressure protection needed in heavy-duty differentials, as well as the frictional properties required for smooth shifting synchromesh manual transmissions.


The excellent viscosity/temperature characteristics of Castrol TRANSMAX Dynadrive Long Life 80W-90 overcome gear change baulking at low temperatures, whilst the outstanding thermal stability of the semi-synthetic base oil minimises deposit formation and allows oil drain intervals to be extended when appropriate.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • High oxidative stability enables better component cleanliness and longer oil life, resulting in extended servicing.
  • Excellent viscosity/temperature characteristics.
  • Synthetic base oil provides enhanced lubricant durability.
  • Excellent shear stability ensures high performance throughout the lubricant's life.
  • Being one product for both manual and final drive transmissions, it offers rationalisations that reduce workshop stockholding and helps prevent service filling errors.
  • Reduced gear change baulking at low temperatures.
  • Excellent differential cleanliness.
  • Reduced wear.
  • Extended drain.
  • Excellent transmission performance.
  • Extended axle bearing life.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • API GL-4/GL-5
  • SAE J2360
TRANSMAX LIMITED SLIP 75W-85

TRANSMAX Limited Slip 75W-85

Castrol TRANSMAX Limited Slip 75W-85 is a full synthetic high-performance SAE 75W-85 gear lubricant that is specifically developed for highly loaded limited-slip axles of modern vehicles. It is also suitable for use in axles and non-synchronised manual gearboxes, where API GL-5 performance is recommended.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • Excellent anti-wear and extreme pressure performance at all ambient temperatures and load conditions provides better final drive protection, leading to longer life and reduced repair costs.
  • Excellent cold flow properties reduce torque loss, increase efficiency and improve protection at start-up in cold conditions.
  • Excellent thermal and oxidative stability.
  • Excellent shear stability permitting longer oil and component life.


industry SPECIFICATIONs

 

  • API GL-5
  • Suitable for use in limited slip axles