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WS ATF Compatibility Question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dragonle87, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    dragonle87

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    Are there any Toyota WS ATF compatibility?

    I emailed Castrol & they said their "Import Multi Vehicle" is compatible with it, but I don't see it on their website.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:16 AM
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    I used the almighty google to find this out. The only two that I find that say it on the package and on the website is Amsoil and Valvoline Max Life Dex/Merc. The valvoline is the one I used because I could go to my local parts store and buy a gallon container for $17.99. Where as other brands want more than $12 a quart. So far the valvoline has worked well.

    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/we...-Valvoline-MaxLife_8150020-P_N3291A_T|GRP2071_____
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:19 AM
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    I got the toyota ATF for like 7;50 a quart
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    My local dealer wants $12.50 a quart for the WS fluid.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    i don't think there is, regardless of what they say. our transmissions are very sensitive to fluid characteristics. i wouldn't risk it.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    You're right, exact compatibility is f.ing critical. That's exactly what I'm worried about. But the Valvoline Max Life is spec'd for "Toyota/Lexus ... WS (except hybrids)".
    So wtf? Do we trust it?
    I want to add a dab because one time I accidentally let some out the first time I changed my oil. Oops. I'm scared to add it now that I have a bottle. A couple bucks a quart is worth the peace of mind.
    What do you think?
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    I've had Valvoline dex/merc in my trans for 40k miles, and no problems.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    thats wierd that it says except hybrids, they use WS fluid also. i'd pay a couple bucks for peace of mind
     
  10. Jan 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    I just swapped out my old fluid at 68K and I put in max-life. WS compatible so no issues here either.
     
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