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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS

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ATF - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS

As automatic 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 transmission operates as designed and maintains performance throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.

Castrol, with over 100 years of experience in developing transmission fluids, and being the choice of many leading truck and transmissions manufacturers for factory-fill products, offers a range of automatic transmission fluids for your vehicle requirements; providing you the peace of mind that you are getting the right oil for your vehicle and keeping your vehicle on the road longer.

CASTROL TRANSMAX Z
ATF DEX III
POWER STEERING FLUID
CASTROL ATF HEAVY DUTY
CASTROL TFC 400 SERIES
CASTROL TRANSYD
TRANSYD RD
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.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MB-Approval: 236.81
  • MAN 339 Type V2, Z3
  • Renk
  • Voith 55.6335.33, 55.6336.33
  • VW 501.60
  • ZF-TE ML 04D, 11B, 14C. 16M

Advanced Performance Series

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 in a range of makes and models where Dexron (II or III) or Mercon performance is required.

 

APPLICATION

 

It is fully compatible with earlier Dexron and Mercon type fluids and maybe used for topping up or completely replacing it.

 

Castrol ATF Dex III is dyed red to distinguish it from engine oils should leakage occur.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Enhanced high temperature performance giving improved and more durable shift feel on gear changes.
  • Increased resistance to oil oxidation and degradation. Increased clutch band and clutch pack capacity.
  • Improved protection of copper and bronze components. Improved low temperature fluidity compared to Dexron IID, Dexron and type Suffix A fluids.
  • Longer transmission component service life especially in high load applications.
  • Enhanced life of copper alloy based components and improved fluid service.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dexron® III H, IID and II.
  • Holden HN 2126.Mazda M III Fluid.
  • Ford Mercon IV.
  • Allison C4.
  • Ford M2C-138CJ.
  • General Motors Type A Suffix A.
POWER STEERING FLUID

CASTROL POWER STEERING FLUID

 

Mineral oil based fluid suitable for most power steering systems including:

  • Dexron® II: Dexron® III
  • Ford M2C 138 CJ
  • Ford Mercon
  • Type A, Suffix A
  • Ford M2C 166H
  • Ford M2C-33 F or G
  • SAE 10W engine oil: e.g., API SF, SG, SG, CC, CD
  • SAE 10W-20 engine oil
  • ISO 32 or 46 hydraulic oil
  • Mitsubishi Power Steering Fluid

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MB-Approval: 236.81
  • MAN 339 Type V2, Z3
  • Renk
  • Voith 55.6335.33, 55.6336.33
  • VW 501.60
  • ZF-TE ML 04D, 11B, 14C. 16M

Advanced Performance Series

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.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Volvo 97341
  • Mazda M III Fluid
  • Allison TES 389, (C4, C3 superseded) o Ford MERCON®
  • DEXRON® III H, IID and IIAllison C4
  • Holden HN 2126
  • Ford M2C-138CJ
  • General Motors Type A Suffix A
CASTROL TFC 400 SERIES

CASTROL TFC 400 SERIES

 

A range of lubricants specially formulated to satisfy the requirements for automatic, powershift or manual transmissions. Recommended in Allison C2, C3 or C4, Caterpillar TO-2 or TO-4, Komatsu Micro clutch, API GL1, 2 & 3 or when CF engine oils are specified.

 

 

The Castrol TFC Series are also suitable for use in hydraulic systems where the appropriate SAE grades are specified. Castrol TFC 450 supersedes CRB 50 and ST 90 in heavy duty truck transmission applications.

 

Castrol TFC 460 is recommended for use in some Caterpillar final drives, and only in equipment which is involved in continuous operation; this being due to the lengthy start-up procedures specified by Caterpillar when using SAE 60 oils.

 

The Castrol TFC 400 Series is available in five viscosity variants.

 

*Allison no longer recommend any C4 fluids for use in any on-highway transmissions.

Castrol TFC Grade Viscosity Grade SAE
410 10W-20, 80W
430 30, 85W
440 40, 85W-90
450 50, 85W-90
460 60, 85W-140
CASTROL TRANSYD

CASTROL TRANSYND

 

Castrol TranSynd can be recommended for all vehicles calling for Dexron III/Mercon or Allison TES 295 and TES 468 ATF's suitable for bus and refuse vehicles with automatic transmissions.

 

ADVANTAGES

  • Excellent thermal and oxidative stability means that the viscosity remains almost constant helping prevent deposits and oil thickening - this extends transmission life and avoids incorrect gear changing.
  • Excellent transmission cleanliness under all conditions permits extended oil drain and decreased servicing.
  • Excellent temperature reduction through reduced friction leads to longer oil and component life and permits extended drain and decreased servicing.
  • Lower power input means fuel savings potential and reduced emissions.
  • Optimised frictional characteristics gives smoother gear changing at all ambient temperatures and load conditions.
  • Constant frictional properties improve driving comfort.Outstanding cold flow properties enables faster oil flow to all critical components (eg torque converter, friction plates, planetary wheels and brake bands) particularly during cold starts.
  • More responsive and comfortable gear change. Minimises 'shift stock' when changing gear.
  • Excellent shear stability properties helps retain full transmission performance over whole oil drain period. 
  • Optimal lubrication ensures constant level of comfort during gear changing.
  • Optimal lubrication ensures constant level of comfort during gear changing.
  • Good extreme pressure (EP) and anti-wear performance gives better transmission component protection leading to longer life.
  • Very good seal performance helps avoid oil leakages, reducing repair costs.
  • Free from chlorine and heavy metals for better environmental compatibility - easier waste oil disposal and recyclability.
TRANSYD 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

Advanced Performance Series