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DRIVELINE FLUIDS

As vehicles are required to carry heavier loads and the need for durability increases, driveline fluids are more and more critical for vehicle reliability. Getting the right oil for your vehicle is key to ensuring your gearboxes and axles operate as they are designed to, and get the maximum protection under demanding conditions.

Castrol, with over 100 years of experience in developing gearbox oils and, being the choice of many leading vehicle and equipment manufacturers for factory-fill products, offers a range of gear oils for your vehicle’s requirements; providing you the peace of mind that you are getting the right oil for your vehicle and keeping your vehicle in operation longer.

ALLISON® TRANSYND® RD

CASTROL ALLISON® TRANSYND® RD

 

Premium synthetic universal powershift and automatic transmission fluid. For ‘rigorous duty’ applications where extended drain intervals and reduced life cycle costs are designed in Allison 5000, 6000, 8000 and 9000 off-highway series transmissions.


Product sold exclusively through Allison Transmission Distributor Network, i.e. Heavy Automatics, MTU Detroit Diesel &Transdiesel in Australia.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Premium synthetic technology
  • Extended drain and filter change intervals
  • Provides superior high and low temperature performance for all year round use in various geographical locations

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • Allison TES-353 (AN-032001)
  • Allison C4-31554001
CASTROL ATF HEAVY DUTY

CASTROL ATF HEAVY DUTY

 

REPLACES TQ-DIII, TRANSMAX M AND ATF DEX II

 

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An automatic transmission fluid specifically designed to meet the requirements of Volvo Trucks 97341, Allison TES 389, superseded General Motors DEXRON® III H, Ford MERCON® and Allison C4 specifications.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

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • Volvo 97341
  • Mazda M III Fluid
  • Allison TES 389, (C4, C3 superseded)
  • Ford MERCON®
  • DEXRON® III H, IID and II
  • Allison C4
  • Holden HN 2126
  • Ford M2C-138CJ
  • General Motors Type A Suffix A
CASTROL AXLE EPX 80W-90

CASTROL AXLE EPX 80W-90

 

Multipurpose axle oil which may be used in differentials, final drives and other applications

 

APPLICATION

 

Approved by ZF for use in a range of axle


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Wide range of European OEM approvals
  • 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

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-5
  • ZF TE-ML 16D, 21A
  • US MIL-L-2105 D & E
  • SAE J306B Viscosity Classification 80W-90

Protector Series

CASTROL AXLE EPX 85W-140

CASTROL AXLE EPX 85W-140

 

High viscosity, multipurpose axle fluid oil for use in differentials, final drives and other applications where API GL-5 is required.

 

APPLICATION

 

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


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Wide range of European OEM approvals
  • 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

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-5
  • SAE J306B Viscosity Classification 85W-140
  • ZF TE-ML 16D, 21A
  • Ford ESW-M2C-108A
  • US MIL-L-210. B. C and D 85W-140
  • Chrysler 41/MS 3725

Protector Series

CASTROL AXLE GO-J 90

CASTROL AXLE GO-J90

 

Specially formulated extreme pressure gear oil for Mack differentials, transmissions and gear cases. It is also suitable for use in other truck, passenger car, commercial vehicle and earthmoving applications where SAE 85W-90 or SAE 90, API GL-5 is specified.

 

APPLICATION

 

Approved by ZF for use in a range of axle


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • High oxidation stability provides longer oil life enabling longer drain intervals.
  • Excellent EP performance protects highly loaded gears lengthening equipment life especially under heavily loaded conditions.
  • High thermal stability ensures no performance loss at high temperatures increasing drain intervals and reducing sludge and gear deposits.
  • Excellent seal compatibility lengthens seal life and reduces oil usage and maintenance cost
  • Mack service fill, quality acceptance

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-5
  • Mack GO-J
  • Dana S5M-65
  • For Mack Transmissions differentials and transfer cases
  • Ford Falcon ute Non LSD Beam axles
  • Passes performance requirements of SAE J2360

Protector Series

CASTROL AXLE LIMITED SLIP 85W-140

CASTROL AXLE LIMITED SLIP 85W-140

 

Mineral based gear oil for use in limited differentials in cars and commercial vehicles where API GL-5 performance is required; also suitable for use in conventional differentials. May be recommended for use in differentials, gear boxes, and steering gears of many cars, trucks, farm machinery, earthmoving and excavating machinery requiring a hypoid lubricant. It is particularly recommended for conventional hypoid differentials where the differential is operating with very high loads. The higher level of extreme pressure and limited slip additives give added wear protection in both conventional and limited slip hypoid differentials.

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Very good anti-wear and load carrying performance even under high load conditions prolongs component life
  • High film strength – providing protection against wear
  • Thermally stable additive chemistry – less sludge and cleaner gears
  • Anti-weld – high tooth loadings can be tolerated

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API Service Classification GL-5
  • SAE J306 Viscosity Classification 85W-140
  • US MIL-PRF-2105E (SAE J2360)
  • Ford M-2C-1013A
  • Mack GO-J
  • Limited slip applications
CASTROL AXLE LONG DRAIN 80W-90

CASTROL AXLE LONG DRAIN 80W-90

 

Mineral based gear oil designed for use in axles and final drives operating under severe conditions and over a wide range of operating temperatures. It is specifically approved for use in MB Actros, MAN, Scania and ZF axles and is also recommended for other applications where API GL-5 or SAE J2360 performance is required.

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Extended drain potential compared with conventional MB 235.0 fluids
  • Enhanced seal compatibility
  • Effective wear protection under severe load conditions, ensuring longer component life and allowing it to be used in the final drives of most vehicles in a wide range of operating temperatures
  • Excellent resistance to foaming and corrosion

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-5
  • MAN 342 M3
  • MB-Approval 235.20
  • Scania STO 1:0*
  • ZF TE-ML 05A, 12E, 16B, 17B, 19B, 21A
  • SAE J2360

*Scania do not recommend SAE 80W-90 grades in Australia

CASTROL DYNADRIVE 80W-90

CASTROL DYNADRIVE 80W-90

 

Synthetically fortified manual transmission and final drive lubricant. Suitable for use in highly loaded final drives and differentials of commercial vehicles in trucks, buses, vans and 4WD’s as well as synchronised manual transmissions requiring API GL-4 or GL-5.

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Significant extension in oil drain interval compared to standard API GL-5 SAE 85W-140 EP gear oils
  • Reduced operating temperatures and extending oil and component life in Rockwell-Meritor axles
  • Synthetically fortified for long drain performance and improved low temperature fluidity while maintaining high temperature viscosity
  • Excellent trouble shooting lubricant for problematic differentials operating in arduous conditions

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • SAE 80W-90
  • API GL-4, GL-5
  • ZF TE-ML 02 Page 02 for manual transmissions
  • ZF TE-ML 05 Page 02 for final drives without LSD’s
  • MAN 341 & 342
  • Volvo (Rear Axles) up to 30°C
TRANSMAX UNIVERSAL 85W-140

Transmax Universal 85W-140

Replaces HSA 460
 

Castrol Transmax Universal 85W-140 is a multipurpose gear lubricant for use in synchronised manual transmissions, final drives and differentials where API GL-5 is specified.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A single product for transmissions and final drives, reduces 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.

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-5
CASTROL SYNTRANS 50E

CASTROL SYNTRANS 50E

 

Specially formulated synthetic transmission fluid designed for extended drain and severe service in heavy duty manual transmissions which require a non EP gear or transmission fluid. It is approved against Eaton PS 164 Rev.7 and suitable for use in transmissions used in road transport equipment where long drain intervals and extended warranty conditions apply.

 

APPLICATION

 

Approved by ZF for use in a range of axle


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Suitable for extended warranty programmes
  • Extended drain intervals reduce maintenance and operator costs
  • Excellent high temperature stability and load carrying durability improves transmission service life
  • Synthetic technology provides lower running temperatures and low temperature fluidity which aidssmooth gear shifting, cold starts and fuel efficiency

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-4/MT-1
  • Eaton extended drain PS 164 rev. 7
  • Meritor Extended drain (TP 900014)
  • Meets Mack TO-A plus
  • Meets Navistar TMS 6816
  • Meets Volvo 97305
SYNTRANS HEAVY DUTY 75W-90

SYNTRANS HEAVY DUTY 75W-90

 

Fully synthetic manual transmission fluid with excellent performance for up to 400,000 km oil drains intervals in manual transmission applications. It is our prime recommendation for Volvo, Spicer, Eaton, Road Ranger and Rockwell truck transmissions, in both normal and severe duty conditions.

It is suitable for both synchronised and non-synchronised manual transmissions. It is particularly recommended for long haul interstate trucks, B-double, road train and other severe duty applications.
However it may also be used in manual transmissions of cars and light commercial vehicles where API GL-4 oils are recommended.

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Extended drain performance to lower maintenance costs and increase vehicle availability
  • Excellent oxidation stability ensures suitability in high temperature and extended drain applications
  • Easier cold start gear shifting in synchronised transmissions
  • Excellent wear protection reduces wear and prolongs gear life

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-4
  • Volvo Approved against Volvo 97315 for high load, high ambient conditions
CASTROL SYNTRAX E

CASTROL SYNTRAX E

 

Fully synthetic rear axle oil for arduous service in rear axle (differential) and power dividers. Recommended for use in Eaton and Rockwell rear axles operating where long oil drain periods and extended warranty conditions apply. Also recommended for use under severe conditions, particularly in B-double or road train applications.

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Thermally stable – provides protection at extremes of very low/high operating temperatures
  • Improved performance over conventional mineral API GL-5 85W-140 lubricants
  • Reduced wear, increased gear component life
  • Approved for extended warranty programmes for longer real axle drive life

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • SAE 85W-140
  • API GL-5
  • Eaton/Dana extended drain and warranty programme
CASTROL SYNTRAX LONG LIFE 75W-90

CASTROL SYNTRAX LONG LIFE 75W-90

 

Full synthetic multigrade final drive lubricant, designed to provide superior protection at both high and low operating temperatures where conventional mineral oils prove unsatisfactory.

 

APPLICATION

 

For MAN Heavy Duty commercial vehicles and for all BMX conventional differentials


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Fuel savings and reduced emissions due to the excellent low temperature fluidity.
  • Superior pumpability and protection of the complete differential at low temperatures.
  • 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

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • API GL-5
  • SAE 75W-90
  • BMW Conventional axles: Service instruction 33 01 96 (149)
  • US Military MIL-L-2105D
  • Scania STO:1, STO: 2 0A
  • MAN 342 S1
  • ZF TE-ML 05B, 12B, 17B, 19C, 21B

Advanced Performance Series

CASTROL SYNTRAX UNIVERSAL PLUS 75W-90

CASTROL SYNTRAX UNIVERSAL PLUS 75W-90

 

Fully synthetic multipurpose manual transmission and final drive lubricant for smooth shift at low temperatures.

 

APPLICATION

 

For synchronized manual transmissions and final drives/differentials of a wide range of vehicles (commercial vehicles, construction equipment, passenger cars) where API GL-4 or GL-5 are required.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A single product for transmission and final drive.
  • Excellent low temperature fluidity provides improved cold shift quality in cold conditions and 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 conventional mineral oils and seals allows this product to be used in a wide range of applications.
  • Outstanding EP gear synchroniser performance.

 

SPECIFICATION

  • API GL-4, GL-5 and MT-1

Suitable for use where the following specifications apply:

  • MAN 3343 Type S
  • Scania STO 1:0
  • MB Approval 235.8
  • ZF TE-ML, 02B, 05B, 12B, 16F, 17B, 19C, 21BC
  • SAE MJ2360 (MIL-PRF-2105E)
  • Eaton Approved for 300,000km’s drain

Advanced Performance Series

CASTROL TRANSYND

CASTROL TRANSYND

 

Premium synthetic universal powershift and automatic transmission fluid. Extends oil change guidelines for Allison transmissions to 160,000 km/48 months for general duty and, 80,000km/24 months for severe duty. Product sold exclusively through Allison Transmission Distributor Network, i.e. Heavy Automatics, MTU Detroit Diesel &Transdiesel in Australia.

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Premium synthetic technology
  • Extended oil change intervals offering reduced downtime and more on-road operating time
  • Allison approval for extended drain

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • Dexron®III superseded
  • Allison C4-31554001
  • Allison TES-353
CASTROL TFC 400 SERIES

CASTROL TFC 400 SERIES

 

A range of transmission fluids specifically formulated to satisfy the requirements of Allison C4, Caterpillar TO-4 and Komatsu transmission fluid requirements. Powershift transmissions in many types of earthmoving equipment.

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • TFC 430 prime recommendation for Cat. Power transmissions
  • TFC 450 and TFC 460 recommended for Cat. Final drives requiring TO-4
  • Multifunctional, TFC 450 is recommended for most heavy truck manual transmissions where either SAE 50 engine oil or GL-1, 2 or 3 (straight) SAE90 is specified
  • TFC 400 series also approved against ZF TE-ML 03, 04, 06, and 14 in the appropriate viscosity grades

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • TFC 410: SAE10W-20, 80W
  • TFC 430: SAE30, 85W
  • TFC 450: SAE50, 85W-90
  • TFC 460: SAE60, 85W-140
  • Allison C4
  • Caterpillar TO-4
  • API GL-1,2,& 3: CD
  • Komatsu Micro Clutch
  • ZFTE-ML 03,04,06,14
Transmax Universal 85W-140
Transmax Offroad 10W

TRANSMAX OFFROAD 10W

 Replaced TFC 410/Autran TO 410
 

Castrol TRANSMAX Offroad 10W is designed for use in powershift transmissions, direct drive transmissions, wet disc brakes, final drives and differentials in off road machinery where Caterpillar TO-4 is required. It is approved against ZF TE ML 03C and is recommended for use in Komatsu off road machinery drivetrain and hydraulics.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Good oxidation stability maintains high temperature performance and transmission cleanliness during service life
  • Stable friction characteristics eliminate slippage and reduce brake noise
  • Excellent friction performance with a wide range of friction materials ensures smooth positive changes and enhanced friction material durability
  • Improved wear performance extends component life.

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • Approved - ZF - TE-ML 03C
  • Meets - CAT TO-4
  • Recommended for use in Komatsu Equipment
  • Castrol TRANSMAX Offroad 10W is registered under the following ZF approval numbers: ZF004914
Transmax Offroad 30

Transmax Offroad 30

Replaced TFC 430/Autran TO 430
 

Castrol TRANSMAX OFFROAD 30 is designed for use in powershift transmissions, direct drive transmissions, wet disc brakes, final drives and differentials in off road machinery where Caterpillar TO-4 is required. This product is also approved for use where ZF TE ML 03C and 07F are required and recommended for use in Komatsu off-road machinery drivetrain and hydraulics as well as the now obsolete Allison C-4 applications.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Excellent oxidation stability maintains high temperature performance and transmission cleanliness during service life.
  • Stable friction characteristics eliminate slippage and reduce brake noise
  • Excellent friction performance with a wide range of friction materials ensures smooth positive changes and enhanced friction material durability
  • Improved wear performance extends component life.

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • ZF TE-ML 03C, 07F
  • Meets CAT TO-4
  • Recommended for use in Komatsu Equipment
  • Recommended for use where Allison C4 is required. 
  • TRANSMAX Offroad 30 is registered under the following ZF approval number: ZF 004897.
Transmax Offroad 50

Transmax Offroad 50

Replaced TFC450/Autran TO 450
 

Castrol TRANSMAX Offroad 50 is designed for use in powershift transmissions, direct drive transmissions, wet disc brakes, final drives and differentials in off road machinery where Caterpillar TO-4 is required. It is also recommended for use in Komatsu off-road machinery drivetrain and hydraulics and is suited to severe operating conditions such as mining.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Excellent oxidation stability maintains high temperature performance and transmission cleanliness during service life.
  • Stable friction characteristics eliminate slippage and reduce brake noise.
  • Excellent friction performance with a wide range of friction materials ensures smooth positive changes and enhanced friction material durability.
  • Improved wear performance extends component life. 
  • Suitable for mining and Off-Highway applications.

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • Meets CAT TO-4
  • Recommended for use in Komatsu Equipment
Transmax Offroad 60

Transmax Offroad 60

Replaced TFC460/Autran TO 460
 

Castrol TRANSMAX Offroad 60 is a transmission lubricant using highly refined mineral oil, designed for use in powershift transmissions, direct drive transmissions, wet disc brakes, final drives and differentials in off road machinery. It is also suited to severe operating conditions such as mining.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Excellent oxidation stability maintains high temperature performance and transmission cleanliness during service life.
  • Stable friction characteristics eliminate slippage and reduce brake noise.
  • Excellent friction performance with a wide range of friction materials ensures smooth positive changes and enhanced friction material durability.
  • Improved wear performance extends component life. 
  • Suitable for mining and Off-Highway applications.

 

SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DATA

  • Suitable for use where CAT TO-4 is required.
Transmax Offroad FD 60

Transmax Offroad FD 60

Replaces BP Autran FD 60
 

Castrol Transmax Offroad FD 60 is a monograde final drive lubricant recommended for use in Caterpillar final drives according to their FD-1 requirements.

NB: Not recommended for use in Caterpillar transmissions as it does not meet the frictional requirements.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Caterpillar's preferred performance level for final drives and axles that do not contain friction material.
  • Extended drain potential of up to double compared with TO-4 performance oils in off highway truck final drives.
  • Enhanced wear protection to increase durability of the final drive.
  • Excellent oxidation stability reduces oil thicking and prevent deposits extending component and lubricant life.
  • Compatibility with seals materials and with TO-4 type fluids eliminates the risks of operational problems when changing to new lubricant.