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ATF fluid-WS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by grantfire319, May 2, 2009.

  1. May 2, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    grantfire319

    grantfire319 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    From Valvolines website:
    Product Specs

    Recommended for use where the following fluids are specified:
    Ford MERCON®, MERCON® V, MERCON® SP and LV
    GM DEXRON, DEXRON II, III and VI
    Toyota and Lexus Type T, T-III, T-IV and WS
    Allison TES 295 and 389
    Nissan Matic-D, Matic-J and Matic-K
    Honda and Acura ATF Z-1 (except CVT)
    Mercedes NAG-1
    Mitsubishi Diamond SP-II and SP-III
    Kia SP-II and SP-III


    I have been reading on BITOG, and the low viscosity WS has. Any reports on Max life ATF????
     
  2. May 2, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Personally, Im gonna stick with the Toyota WS fluid. I have seen many that "SAY" they are compatible, only to cause issues.
     
  3. May 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    Thanks Chris!! I guess I'm partial to Valvoline since I work for them. I get to see and tour the products lab once or twice a year and its pretty amazing all the stuff they do back there. I know all the tests they run on fluids. One concern though:

    I dont know the "viscosity" of MAX ATF as compared to WS. I researched on BITOG and couldnt find it.

    I can also get MAX atf for basically free.

    Any info on the viscosity of these two fluids. I'm sure I can find it at work, but I am off untill Tuesday and wont have access to any of the stuff???
     
  4. May 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    No idea on the viscosity. Sorry...
     
  5. May 3, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    So what is the scoop with Valvolines supposedly fully Synthetic oil. Is it just a type III severely hydrocracked oil? Or is it truely a synthetic PAO or ester based type IV or better?
     
  6. May 4, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    Found out today that MAX ATF has a Viscosity of 7, not 5. It doesn't meet the recommended viscosity, but does meet all the other requirements.
     
  7. May 4, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Don't know exactly man. I'll have to research some stuff at work on your specific question. Luckily, I'm not one of the Chemist back there. What I do know, is that the lab that tested the Mobil 1 vs Synpower, is an independent lab with no ties to Valvoline. I also know that they tested the crap out of synpower oil in abunch of "oil tests." We have an awesome R&D lab, and chemists that are top notch and smarter than I'll ever be. I will try to find you some info.
     
  8. May 4, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    Thanks. Hope you can find out for all of us here at TW!!
     
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