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AUTO TRANSMISSION FLUIDS

Transmission fluid really is liquid engineering. Castrol auto transmission fluid can restore smooth shifting, even in vehicles with over 75,000 miles on the odometer.

Engineered to exceed specifications

Automatic transmissions are now more complex than ever, placing ever-greater demands on auto transmission fluids.  In fact, the automatic transmission is perhaps the most complicated mechanical component in an automobile.  The automatic transmission combines electrical & mechanical systems, hydraulics and computer processors to smoothly shift through the gears and transfer engine power to the drive wheels. 

 

There are 3 basic types of automatic transmissions found throughout the world.  The Dual Clutch Transmission (or DCT), the Continuously Variable Transmission (or CVT) and the step-type transmission which is the most common, especially here in the US.  There are several main components that make up the step-type transmission.  The pump supplies pressurized transmission fluid for many uses throughout the unit.  The planetary gear sets provide the chosen gear ratios for the vehicle.  Clutches or “clutch packs” engage and disengage the gear sets.   The Torque Converter connects the transmission to the engine and multiplies the torque during initial acceleration.  It uses two turbines which spin independently, but which are fluid coupled allowing the engine to idle while the engine is stopped and produce smoother acceleration as it shifts through the gears. Finally, the Mechatronics is the “brain” of the transmission, a complex system of ports, valves and electronics that control all transmission functions. 

 

The one component of the entire system that’s critical to all of these parts working properly together is the Automatic Transmission Fluid, or ATF.  It acts as a hydraulic fluid, to engage clutch packs & shift the gears.  It acts as a corrosion inhibitor and wear protection for the Planetary Gear sets.  It has to flow easily from minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to nearly 400, even in fine valve assemblies. The ATF precisely controls friction in the clutch packs and maintains it throughout the drain interval … which is perhaps the most important property of an ATF all while providing lubrication to hundreds of moving parts even under high temperatures and extreme pressure. So using the right ATF is critical to the performance and long life of your transmission.

 

The Castrol® Transmax portfolio contains a broad range of automatic transmission fluids liquid engineered to protect critical transmission components, including products that have been licensed by GM, Ford and Chrysler as well as fluids that meet the JASO requirements of popular Japanese imports from Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

Smooth Drive Technology™: Several Castrol Transmax products are formulated with Smooth Drive Technology™, which are active control molecules that automatically adjust their friction level under changing pressures and speed – delivering a smoother drive for longer.

CASTROL TRANSMAX CVT

CASTROL TRANSMAX CVT

CASTROL TRANSMAX CVT

Castrol Transmax CVT, formulated with Smooth Drive Technology ™, is a full synthetic fluid for use incontinuously 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 withpush belt or chain technologies. It provides higher torque capacity and enhanced wear protection, extending the fluid performance andgiving drivers a smoother drive for longer.

 

* Depending on vehicle type, vehicle condition and driving conditions. All warranties, expressed or implied, are hereby excluded. Please always refer to the Original Equipment Manufacturers vehicle handbook for required specifications, service interval and maintenance recommendation.

ADVANTAGES

  • Higher torque capacity
  • Enhanced wear protection in the push belt–pulley interface
  • Superior operational efficiency with reduced risk of belt-slippage
  • Improved oxidative stability with excellent viscosity control

 

MEETS OR EXCEEDS INDUSTRY STANDARDS

  • Suitable for use where the following are called for: Toyota CVT Fluid TC, FE
  • Nissan CVT Fluid NS-1, NS-2, NS-3
  • MMC DIAQUEEN ATF SP-III, CVT Fluid J1, CVT Fluid J4, CVT Fluid J4+
  • Mazda CVTF 3320, Subaru i-CVT Fluid, i-CVT FG, Lineartronic II
  • Lineartronic High Torque Chain CVTF
  • Daihatsu AMMIX CVT Fluid DC, CVT Fluid DFE
  • Suzuki CVT Fluid 3320, Green 1, Green 2, CVTF TC, NS-2
  • Honda HCF-2 *
  • Hyundai/Kia SP-III, SP-CVT 1
  • Chrysler NS-2, CVTF+4
  • Mini Cooper EZL799
  • Ford CVT23
  • MB 236.20
  • VW/Audi TL 52180 (G 052 180), TL 52516 (G 052 516)
  • Dex CVT
*Transmax CVT is suitable for use in all of Honda CVTs except 2001-2007 Model Honda Fit/Jazz which are equipped with Starting Clutch.
CASTROL TRANSMAX ATF MULTIVEHICLE

CASTROL TRANSMAX ATF DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV Multivehicle



CASTROL TRANSMAX ATF DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV MULTIVEHICLE

Castrol Transmax ATF DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV Multivehicle, formulated with Smooth Drive Technology ™, is designed for modern automatic transmissions. Its superior technology enables longer transmission life. It is approved and licenced by GM and Ford for use in vehicles requiring their latest ATF specifications and is also suitable for use in most Asian and European automatic transmissions.Transmax ATF DEXRON®-VI MERCON® LV Multivehicle, formulated with Smooth Drive Technology ™, delivers enhanced protection and gives drivers a smoother drive for longer.

 

* Depending on vehicle type, vehicle condition and driving conditions. All warranties, expressed or implied, are hereby excluded. Please always refer to the Original Equipment Manufacturers vehicle handbook for required specifications, service interval and maintenance recommendation.

ADVANTAGES

  • 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

 

MEETS OR EXCEEDS INDUSTRY STANDARDS

  • 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
  • MB 236.10, MB 236.12, MB 236.14 & 236.15 236.41, 236.16 & MB 236.17
  • BMW ETL 7045, 7045 E, LA 2634, LT 71141, ZP 5 HP 30, ETL 8072B, GA6L45R, GA6HP19Z, GA6HP19ZTU, GA6HP26Z, GA6H-P26ZTU,GA6HP32Z, S6S53BZ, GA8HP45Z, GA8HP70Z, GA8HP90Z & GA7AHSCD

 

Also suitable for use in 6, 8 and 9-speed automatics from Audi, BMW, Mini-Cooper, Jaguar, Peugeot/Citroen, Saab, Volvo, VW, Porsche. 7 and 9 speed automatics from Mercedes Benz and all vehicles where Dexron III or Mercon SP is required.

Commercial Vehicle Also suitable for use where the following OFF-ROAD application is required:
Volvo AT 102.

CASTROL TRANSMAX ATF DEX/MERC MULTIVEHICLE

CASTROL TRANSMAX ATF DEX/MERC MULTIVEHICLE  

CASTROL TRANSMAX CVT

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 Dexon III/Mercon fluid.

 
*Depending on vehicle type, vehicle condition and driving conditions. All waranties, expressed or implied are hereby excluded. Please always refer to the Original Equipment manufacturers vehicle handbook for required specifications, service interval and maintainence recomendation.

ADVANTAGES

  • 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

 

 

MEETS OR EXCEEDS INDUSTRY STANDARDS

  • 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.