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Manual Transmission Fluids

Manual Transmission Fluids

As manual transmissions become more complex there’s a need for more technologically advanced fluids to ensure vehicle reliability. Getting the right oil for your car is key to ensuring your gearbox operates as it is designed to and you get a smooth driving experience every day. 

 

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

 

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 MANUAL VMX 80W

TRANSMAX Manual VMX 80W

Castrol TRANSMAX Manual VMX 80W is a manual transmission fluid designed to provide easier gear changes over a wide temperature range. It may be used in the manual transmissions of most car or light commercial vehicles requiring GL-4 performance and where improved low-temperature shifting is required.


Application


It should be used in manual transmissions of most car and light commercial vehicles (LCV’s) requiring GL-4 performance, where improved low temperature shift performance is required.


Features & Benefits

 

  • Quieter transmission operation and easier low temperature gear shifting improves driving experience.
  • Improved gear tooth and bearing durability reduces the risk of breakdown and extends component life.
  • Effective lubrication over a wide temperature range.
  • It can be used as a low drag gearbox oil in 2-stroke motorcycles with separate gearboxes.


industry Specifications

 

  • API Service Classification GL-4
 
TRANSMAX MANUAL LONG LIFE 75W-85

TRANSMAX MANUAL LONG LIFE 75W-85

Castrol TRANSMAX Manual Long Life 75W-85 is a full synthetic transmission fluid recommended for most commercial vehicle manual transmissions (truck, bus, light commercial vehicle) where API GL-4 lubricants are required. These transmissions are generally larger and subjected to higher loads and temperatures than those in passenger cars. TRANSMAX Manual Long Life 75W-85 was developed for these particular requirements and is approved by a number of manufacturers.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Excellent oxidation stability makes it suitable for high temperature and extended drain service.
  • Proven synchroniser performance makes gear shifting easier and transmission operation quieter.
  • Very fluid at low temperatures for easier cold start gear shifting in synchronised transmissions.
  • Good wear and EP performance ensures component protection under high load conditions reducing downtime and service costs.
  • Compatible with normal mineral oil, hence no special flushing procedure is needed when changing from mineral to synthetic oil.
  • Long drain performance – potentially lower maintenance costs and greater vehicle availability.
  • Specially selected synthetic base fluids and additive system – very stable viscosity in service.


industry Specifications

 

  • API GL-4
  • Volvo Transmission Oil 97307:045
  • MB-Approval 235.4
  • Eaton 500,000 km drain Europe (service bulletin 2273)
TRANSMAX MANUAL FE 75W-85

TRANSMAX MANUAL FE 75W-85

Castrol Transmax Manual FE 75W formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™ is a full synthetic transmission fluid recommended for most passenger car conventional manual and "dry clutch" transmissions where API GL-4 lubricants are required. Its superior technology enables longer transmission life. It is approved for use where Ford WSSM2C200-D2 is specified. Transmax Manual FE 75W’s low viscosity synthetic formulation offers the potential for fuel economy benefits while maintaining excellent wear protection.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Low viscosity synthetic formulation offers the potential for fuel economy benefits while maintaining excellent wear protection.
  • Good cold flow properties provides added protection on start up and improves shift quality.
  • Excellent frictional characteristics extends synchroniser life and improves shift comfort.
  • High shear stability maintains performance over the lifetime of the lubricant.
  • Excellent high temperature stability maintains transmission cleanliness prolonging the life of transmission and lubricant.


industry SPECIFICATION

 

  • API GL-4
  • MB-Approval 235.73
  • Meets Ford WSS-M2C200-D2
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 & Benefits

 

  • 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
CASTROL TRANSMAX MANUAL E LONG LIFE 40

TRANSMAX MANUAL E LONG LIFE 40

TRANSMAX Manual E Long Life 40 is a specially formulated synthetic lubricant designed for fuel efficiency, extended drain intervals and severe service in heavy duty commercial vehicle transmissions which require a non-EP transmission lubricant. It is specially formulated to protect higher torque transmissions coupled with increased horsepower engines. It is approved for use in Eaton transmissions such as Ultrashift Plus, Fuller Advantage, FR and RT Series transmissions.

  • Proven to provide better fuel economy versus earlier PS-164rev7 transmission fluids.
  • High performance and extended drain capabilities in transmissions.
  • Excellent thermal and oxidation stability which resists deposit and sludge formation.
  • Excellent protection from corrosion, foaming, rust, and wear.
  • Superb high and low temperature performance.
  • Friction retention, friction durability, and excellent shear stability to ensure and maintain smooth transmission operation throughout the extended service interval.
  • Formulated to reduce sump operating temperatures.