What is a good alternative to Toyota WS ATF fluid?
I took the time to search for alternatives to Toyota’s WS ATF fluid. Kendall VersaTrans LV ATF (Made by Phillips 66 Lubricants) (This is what my local Firestone buys buy the 55-gallon drum to service automatic trasmissions) Schaeffer Oil – 205A Dexron® VI/Mercon® Automatic Transmission Fluid (Suitable for Aisin Warner JWS 3309, JWS 3324)
What is the best shear stable ATF fluid for transmission?
This lubricant is one of the most shear-stable ATF fluids that guarantee consistent operation for specified engines. Aside from Toyota WS, this fluid is compatible with Dexron II-VI, and Mercedes Benz NAG-2 specifications. Redline D6 ATF does a grand job of protecting the transmission against general wear even during extreme use.
How much is the ATF in a Toyota Corolla transmission?
Note: Although the Corolla, Camry, and other cars now have a “lifetime” ATF, it is not the “WS” ATF that is used in those transmissions. Those transmissions still spec the Toyota T-IV ATF, which is avaliable at most dealers for $4-$5/qt. Thus, in curiosity, I e-mailed the Toyota dealer today to check on the price of the “WS” ATF:
Is the ATF worth $20 more?
It’s only $20 savings if you go with oem, since the ATF is good for the life of the car then $20 more will be a wise investment and will go a long way. By the way, did you log all those miles yourself?
What type of fluid is ATF WS?
Mobil ™ ATF WS is an exceptionally high performance lubricant that meets original equipment manufacturers’ specifications for use in certain slip-controlled lock-up automatic transmissions.
What does ATF WS stand for?
World StandardIn 2002, Toyota releases the Genuine ATF WS (World Standard) Fluid Specification (JWS3324 or NWS9638). It is a mineral base fluid manufactured by Exxon Mobil. This fluid was first used in the following transmissions: 2004 Toyota P112 Hybrid Transaxle. 2006 AB60E 6-speed transmission.
Is TOYOTA ATF WS full synthetic?
ATF WS is a fully synthetic low viscosity fluid for automatic transmission with or without slip controlled lock-up clutch system. Specifically engineered for 6 speed system of TOYOTA and LEXUS vehicles, equipped with AISIN-WARNER automatic transmissions. Reduces friction in automatic gearbox to optimize fuel economy.
What is the difference between TOYOTA ATF WS and ATF T IV?
T-IV is the transmission fluid for the 2001-2003 Prius, requiring replacement every 30k miles for this application. In these early Prii, the fluid acts to prevent corrosion of the hybrid drive windings internal to the hybrid trans-axle. WS is now used in almost all automatic and hybrid applications since 2006.
Is AISIN WS synthetic?
ALL AISIN Automatic Transmission and CVT Fluids are fully Synthetic. Excellent flow and temperature characteristics ensure smooth engagement with no judder in any weather condition.
Can you mix TOYOTA transmission fluid?
Most people don’t service their transmission and the ones that do will likely only use ATF 3-5 times over the life of the vehicle. Toyota is only going to officially certify non-Toyota fluids. They make money off those fluids….. And mixing in a fluid that is certified WS is not going to void your warranty.
Do I have to use TOYOTA transmission fluid?
Toyota recommends that vehicles featuring an automatic transmission have their fluid changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Vehicles with manual transmissions should have their fluid changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
Is TOYOTA ATF dexron?
Toyota Automatic Transmission Fluid-(DII) Formulated to be used in any application where Dexron II or Dexron III automatic transmission fluids are specified. Mineral oil based formulation. Contains friction modifiers to provide smooth and consistent shifting.
Is TOYOTA transmission fluid red?
New transmission fluid should be a red translucent color. Transmission fluid is actually dyed this red color to make it easier to identify. The fluid will become darker as time passes, causing it to go from its original red to a dark, burnt color due to age and excessive driving.
What ATF does TOYOTA recommend?
Genuine Toyota ATF – WS is Toyota’s “World Standard” automatic transmission fluid. Specifically formulated for use in Toyota sealed automatic transmissions. Provides optimum frictional performance and durability for consistently smooth shifting over the life of the transmission.
Is TOYOTA ATF Type T-IV synthetic?
ATF TYPE T-IV is a fully synthetic automatic transmission fluid specially engineered to exceed the service fill requirement of all TOYOTA and LEXUS vehicles installed with AISIN WARNER gearboxes, where ATF T-IV fluid is recommended.
Can I use ATF Type T-IV?
Here are several automatic transmission fluids that are listed as suitable for T-IV applications: Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc ATF, Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF, Castrol Trans-Max Synthetic ATF, Quaker State Ultimate Synthetic Multi-vehicle ATF, Pennzoil Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid — to name just a few.
Can I use ATF in CVT?
The most common situation where the wrong transmission fluid is used is in the case of using automatic transmission fluid in place of variable transmission fluid and vice versa. Adding ATF to a to a CVT will eventually result in the death of your transmission.
What is the difference between ATF and CVT fluid?
No, these two are different. A CVT transmission fluid is only compatible with CVT transmission vehicles, while the automatic transmission fluid only works with automatic transmissions.
What is the best ATF fluid?
Our top pick for the best transmission fluid is the Castrol Transmax Dex/Merc ATF. It works for the majority of domestic cars out there and delivers great results. If you’re looking for something even more wallet-friendly, check out the ACDelco Dexron VI Synthetic ATF.
What type of power steering fluid does TOYOTA use?
Dexron IIHere are the Toyota power steering fluids we recommend: Dexron II or Dexron III Automatic Transmission Fluid. This is Toyota’s primary power steering fluid and is the main fluid we recommend for your Toyota vehicle.
What fluid is used in a General Motors transmission?
Meets the requirements of General Motors automatic transmissions calling for DEXRON VI fluid
Does Toyota endorse other brands of fluids?
For what it’s worth, when it comes to fluids, Toyota does not approve or endorse any other brands.
Is Gear Cruncher wrong?
In my opinion, Gear Cruncher was wrong. Not only that, but his post was somewhat unoriginal. It’s a repost from another forum (BITOG) dating back to 2008.
Where did Eneos CVT fluid come from?
The one alternative I have seen used is the Eneos CVT fluid (helped a member put that into their 2010 awhile back). He got it from Art’s Automotive in Berkeley.
What happens if you use aftermarket fluid?
The use of additives or aftermarket fluids that are considered compatible or substitutes may result in shift concerns and damage to the internal transmission components.
Does Valvoline recommend MaxLife?
Valvoline’s product information sheet for MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF does say it is “Suitable for use in,” among many others, “Toyota WS,” but it also says, “Valvoline does not recommend MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF for use in most continuously variable transmissions (CVTs).”.
Is the transaxle the most expensive part of a car?
This is something you do once or twice in the car’s lifetime, the Owners Manual emphatically warns against using anything but, the transaxle is more-or-less the most expensive component on the car . Go with an iffy alternative fluid, one that as likely as not costs MORE? Hell yeah!
Why do I use WS on my A750F?
In my A750F I use the WS because that’s what the FSM/OM calls for . The TDS on WS is not all together clear on its properties so that makes it hard to compare against alternates. Some greases, fluids and FIPG Toyota private labels are in fact unique enough to make a difference. Is WS one of those? Maybe Maybe not but I haven’t found a suitable replacement that I can objectively trust in its place.
What happens if you overheat transmission fluid?
Overheating fluid will lead to the death of transmission components. Monitoring your ATF temps via Torque app or Scanguage will help you oversee whats going on and establishing a baseline.
Does the 2017 GX460 have a dip stick?
Our 2017 GX460 doesn’t have a dip stick. I have not looked for a sight gauge, or weep hole etc. I was told by the dealer that it should never be serviced? “Even the new tranny’s come already serviced”. As an old mechanic, I really can’t buy into that. But its under warrantee, so guess I don’t care. At my age, I doubt we will drive it long enough to wear it out anyway. It shifts funny at times, but that is electronic gremlins, not mechanical issues.
What group is base oil?
They hint about base oil being group 3 or 4 (page 2).
Is RF Overlord better than OEM?
Even though there is a better product on the market,they will never recommend it.Most times they will claim that damage will be done, rather than tell you it is better than there product.
Does Toyota license ATF?
Toyota doesn’t seem to license compatible products like GM does with DexOS approved oils and ATF.
Does Toyota recommend a flush for WS?
RTexasF. Toyota does not recommend a machine flush for WS fluid equipped transmissions in spite of what the dealer/garage says. The chance for overfill or underfill is great and they are VERY sensitive to the amount of fluid in the trans.
Is ATF specific to OEM?
Based on the results, one can conclude that each ATF is uniquely formulated to specific OEM requirements. In addition, the results show that a customer should not deviate from the automatic transmission fluid specified in the vehicle’s owners manual.