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You are using an out of date browser. I'm actually flushing the corolla with red line soon, so i may chime in with that too. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Toyota WS ATF vs Valvoline MaxLife V8 2004: natevans65: 4th Gen T4Rs: 34: 08-25-2019 10:16 PM: Valvoline MaxLife 773775 Dex/Merc or Castrol 03521 Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle ATF: Recoil Rob: 3rd gen T4Rs: 18: 12-30-2014 06:31 AM: Valvoline MaxLife: iaonbb: 4th Gen T4Rs: 4: 06-02-2005 09:27 AM » Popular Tags: 3rd 4runner 4th 4wd 5th air area back battery black brake … Go. So I emailed Redline & here is the response I got: Did you ever get a solid viscosity rating for WS. I tend to think that it is closer to 5.8. That one is the thicker version though. With that said, I am still having some trouble here. no problems. Penrite ATF LV seems to be the only one that meets Toyota WS standards. JavaScript is disabled. Certified by Aisin the transmission manufacturer of Toyota vehicles. I've done four drain and fills. It also says certified right on the bottle of the product. Been reading way too many forum posts on Toyota WS ATF Fluid versus the Valvoline Maxlife ATF fluid. Can't beat having clean ATF that comes with a flush using the return line. Discuss towing, modifications, and more. RAV4.3 Third Generation (2006-2012 Models), http://www.aftonchemical.com/Insight/KnowledgeCtr/Research_Trends/Documents/ATFspreads.pdf, https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...e-get-it-out-of-your-transmission-now.331521/, http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/maxlife_atf.pdf, https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=51&pcid=7, https://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulletins/g3110.pdf, http://www.rav4world.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=836557, https://r56hs.com/2016/02/15/diaqueen-sae90-gear-oil-mz320345-oil-test/, https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=115&pcid=7, http://www.kd5byb.net/Tundra/ATF WS MSDS1.pdf, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada, rav4world.com is an independent Toyota enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Since the last owner had done pan drop service in 2011, I decided only do drain and refill. TBH, I shyed away from MaxLife in my parent's Lexus LS430 and my Prius - WS was cheaper for me(it helps to know someone at the dealership) but I'll probably use it next spill and fill in the LS but probably not in the Prius - there is ATF being pumped through the transaxle despite it being splash-lubricated. Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe 12.9K. '11 Toyota Rav4 3.5 V6 Limited AWD - Blizzard Pearl. MaxLife ™ Multi-Vehicle ATF is a full synthetic formulation with advanced additives to prevent the major causes of transmission breakdown and help extend transmission life. The benefit of doing this is a longer transmission life. There is a gray area for Japanese ATF, a Toyota engineer said in a presentation at JASO that genuine parts ATF is best but a "superior-type ATF" is suitable and that spec is JASO M315 which all the "universals" are self-certified by the add pack suppliers and blenders to meet. So there is a OEM certified, aftermarket transmission fluid availabe for Toyotas that specify type WS transmission fluid. Everyone still happy with their Maxlife in their WS application? I will see how it goes as I get more mileage. A drain and fill can be acceptable if you do it frequently with shorter service intervals. They said it is indeed certified by Aisin, hence Toyota. Good pics kyoo! They would not say if Toyota WS … According to Wiki(not 100% reliable) some Suzuki Grand Vitaras had an Aisin tranny that was AKA the Toyota A750F, which is in my 4runner. Post Reply. For the Prius, you do a drain/fill. Content on rav4world.com is generated by its users. It is suitable for most Holden, Hyundai, Toyota… How's it feel since you replaced all the ATF? Yikes! It is Castrol, "it should be noted that MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF is not an OEM licensed product. Valvoline Maxlife ATF DIY / Maintenance / Service. Thread starter Bandito440; Start date Aug 1, 2012; Prev. MaxLife also offers advantages as ATF, which is the more critical design application. It may not display this or other websites correctly. Toyota WS Volvo 1161521, 1161540, STD 1273.41, 97340 VW TL52162, LT71141 ZF TE -ML 14B, 16L, 17C ZF Lifeguardfluid 8 *Please note that legislation in California prohibits Valvoline from recommending MaxLife™ ATF in certain applications where the viscometrics of MaxLife™ ATF do not match those of the official OEM specification. I have seen 5.8 and 7.2. It's good stuff. Maxlife ATF for Toyota WS. I know, I know. I want to get my second drain and refill in this fall. I've been using Valvoline Maxlife in my 05 Tacoma. Joined: Jan 3, 2009 Member: #12191 Messages: 60 Gender: Male First Name: David Flagstaff, AZ Vehicle: '09 TRD Off-Road DC Custom Perforated Stainless Satoshi Grill, 3" Toytech … Valvoline vs. Amsoil have fans of each debating which of their two uncertified ATFs is 'safe' for a Toyota WS application. Rav 4 World is the internet's largest Toyota Rav4 SUV and EV online forum community. Can't beat having … The problem is that I do not know exactly what is already in the car, but I suspect that it is Toyota WS. #25 Leadfoot J. McCoalroller, Apr 24, 2019 Developed to help prevent leaks, maximize transmission performance, reduce transmission wear, and maintain smooth shifting longer than conventional fluids. That pumped fluid does drip on the 2 electric motors and I'm not sure if MaxLife is detrimental to the winding insulation. Hmmm, if I wanted to keep tranny whining at bay, I'd be thinking of swapping out the AT fluid. Mixing Maxlife ATF with Toyota WS? You are free to call Castrol yourself like I did, and you can get the same answer I did. I mean if Castrol, SOPUS and P66 got their "universal" ATFs approved by Ford and GM for Dexron VI and Mercon V/LV(and ULV eventually), it shouldn't be too hard for them to pass Toyota or JASO testing. I did a flush using the return line on the weekend along with replacing the filter inside the pan. That is OEM cerfification just like the example you gave of Aisin's own JWS 3324 product. Well I researched it and came to the conclusion that WS flashpoint is poor and does not tolerate heat. Valvoline™ MaxLife™ Multi-Vehicle ATF is a full-synthetic formulation with advanced additives to prevent the major causes of transmission breakdown and help extend transmission life. It just isn't Valvoline MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF. Do not do a full flush! 6; 7; 8; First Prev 8 of 8 Go to page. No evidence of failure, just a claim that they *have* found it "black" at 30k and recommend a 15k service interval. The reason I used a 'clear' plastic hose is because when you start the car, you can see when the oil starts turning red, when being pumped out of the torque converter. I was thinking of using Vavoline MAX LIFE ATF. Messages 13,195 Location Maricopa Arizona. Jump to Latest Follow 41 - 60 of 67 Posts. Glad I did that flush since this must have been the first fluid change judging from the color. Older 4 speed AW and JATCO transmissions get the blue bottle MaxLife, since they spec Type IV/Nissanmatic D, and anecdotally shifted better in my fleet. MaxLife will be certainly be a cheaper alternative than WS. How about Toyota uses a quality synthetic fluid that doesn't darken easily like other OE fluids and that actually promotes excellent shift quality like non-OE fluids do and folks would use OEM fluid instead. Valvoline ATF Recommended for ... MaxLife ATF, Transmission 09G T-IV Toyota WS Transmission 02E SLF Part number G-052-182-A2 Available from dealer Transmission 09D in Q7 (2007-10 with 4.2L), 0AT (2011 with 3.6L) T-IV Part number G-055-025-A2 MaxLife ATF, Import MV ATF Transmission 09E(2004-2005), 09E (2006-09 with 8 cylinder engine) SLF Part number G-055-005-A2 Transmission … Valvoline Maxlife VS Toyota WS. Also added a Magnefine inline ATF filter. Valvoline MaxLife is 100% Full Synthetic ATF- & Will work just fine, instead of Toyota 'not synthetic' WS As long as you don't fall into the "synthetic is always better" trap. I use them on my other vehicles with factory WS filled A750F transmission. Valvoline MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF is a full synthetic automatic transmission fluid combining superior base oils and unique seal conditioners, long-life friction modifiers, special anti-wear agents and shear-stable viscosity improvers. Im gonna do a drain/pan drop and Im guessing i will get close to a gallon out. JavaScript is disabled. Some interesting metal on the magnet. The Amsoil all good? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. do dealers still sell T-IV? I was thinking Toyota Type T-IV but meant Toyota WS, which is what the manual calls for. Amsoil vs Mobil 1 vs motorcraft vs WS ATF Valvoline maxlife repairvehicle. In their product info sheet they state that it WILL NOT void vechele warranty and if you or your customer have any transmission issues while using it to please contact them. curious on the horror stories - I'd have to imagine they didn't do something right if something's not working. Do those other vehicles spec the WS fluid? I drove my car 100 miles after my first drain/fill and did it again. I called them and they assured me it is compatable with T-lV and WS fluid. So far the transmission whine noise is quieter than before. Its never been done and has130k. Learn about ATF from the first 2-Speed Toyoglide in 1959 to the latest AGA0E 10-Speed transmission in 2017. This topic has come up some much that we are all blue in the face. ", Aisin TB-50LS — 5-speed longitudinal (Suzuki Grand Vitara 3.2 V6 5-door, Isuzu MU-X 2.5), also known as Toyota A750F. Glad I did that flush since this must have been the first fluid change judging from the color. Some really good photo work there, thanks for posting! So... Toyota WS and Aisin WS are not the same. Valvoline vs. Amsoil have fans of each debating which of their two uncertified ATFs is 'safe' for a Toyota WS application. The link to Arts? I recommend doing a drain/fill at least twice to thoroughly get rid of the old fluid. Developed to help prevent leaks, maximize transmission performance, reduce transmission wear, and maintain smooth shifting longer than conventional fluids. project farm like test for Maxlife vs toyota WS. car shifts smoothly, zero issue, haven't really thought about it actually. Hi kyoo, it's been ~6 months since you've done the tranny flush etc., how's it going these day? How far apart should drain and fills be? dave1251. No sale at Repco, Supercheap or Autobarn now. Well done! Toyota WS compatible and synthetic. One size fits all typically doesn't work out well, and it's not just about viscosity - lot of additives coming into play etc. Toyota WS ATF is good stuff for those vehicles that require it. I think it did take a few miles to "break in"/permeate the trans, but working very well since. Your approach to drop the pan, clean up that area, THEN do the flush seems very logical. The first order from 'Toyota of North Miami Parts' was completely beat to hell, the Toyota box was wrapped in plastic to keep it together and the spouts were folded into the containers and many of them were leaking. ….you swear on the Holy bible that AISIN T-IV is just rebadged MOBIL JWS 3309. You must log in or register to reply here. Realistically, we're really all talking anecdotes anyways, unless you show me pre- and post- UOAs of full transmission lifetimes using each different fluid. Castrol Transmax Full Synthetic Multi-Vehicle ATF. i'll probably go 30k on it at least, if not 50k+. It is formulated with premium base stocks, unique seal conditioners, long- life friction modifiers, special anti-wear additives, and shear stable viscosity modifiers, among other performance packages. to ashtony's general point, I'm not too crazy about Valvoline maxlife and its rating for both Toyota's regular ATF and WS. I will see how it goes as I get more mileage. Then ill do 2 more drain and fills. See there is a difference, the Castrol Transmax is indeed OEM certified and the Valvoline product is not. I'm at about 85% Maxlife now works great for me. Everything seems to be working normally. I did check Valvoline Maxlife ATF but the specs indicate viscosity is outside the specs of the Toyota WS. Im gonna switch over in my 4runner today. Help: Toyota WS ATF or Maxlife ATF. Transmission 09G T-IV Toyota WS MaxLife ATF Trasmission 02E SLF Part number G-052-182-A2 Transmission 09L, 09E(2004-2005), 09E (2006 with 8 cylinder engine) SLF Part number G-055-005-A2 MaxLife ATF Transmission 09E (2006 with 12 cylinder engine) SLF Part number G-055-162-A6 Others AE MaxLife ATF 1995 Cabriolet 90 with 097 transmission AF2 DEXRON II MaxLife ATF, MERCON … MaxLife is synthetic providing some advantage regarding higher operating temperature. rav4world.com is not in any way affiliated with Toyota Motor Company. That is completely unlike Maxlife ATF that comes with the disclaimer: "it should be noted that MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF is not an OEM licensed product. So Penrite it is. Loading... Unsubscribe from repairvehicle? Thus my question is whether I can add a compatible ATF like Valvoline MaxLife through a drain and refill, or if I need a full flush to replace the fluid? Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dewriffic16, Jul 8, 2014. Going to try Amsoil ATF next time around once I hit 100k miles, which is a long while away, but I wouldn't mind sticking with the Maxlife. No problems? its sunday here. Many Toyota owners have reported good results when substituting MaxLife for WS in their transmissions. Unfortunately, it took three orders to get a case of it that was not leaking or damaged. Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site > Technical Forums > DIY / Maintenance / Service: Valvoline Maxlife ATF Castrol Transmax Full Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid is OEM certified by Aisin as meeting JWS 3324 specification. Towed, hauled, abused it since. I just got off the phone with Castrol support. Plenty of Subaru owners found out the hard way. How much ATF did you end up using? What I won't do is wait 80k miles again though - "lifetime fill" is a "duration of warranty fill" or a short life. However, Castrol Transmax Full Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid is OEM certified by Aisin as meeting JWS 3324 specificiation. So far it feels no different from the Toyota WS that was already in there. I have always used the expensive Toyota trans fluid both T-lV and WS. MaxLife Multi-VehicleATF is suitable for use in a broad range of ATF applications including most Ford, GM, Toyota & Honda models as well as Dex/Merc, Mercon LV and many more applications. Valvoline has conducted extensive in-house testing, independent lab testing, and field-testing to … Replaced with Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic ATF. Nov 16, 2019 #141 Originally Posted by N Heat. The respective vehicle manufacturers have neither evaluated nor endorsed MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF in these applications. So there is a OEM certified, aftermarket transmission fluid availabe for Toyotas that specify type WS transmission fluid. It's life in the past several years have been severe duty, high load, crazy off road conditions. Older 4 speed AW and JATCO transmissions get the blue bottle MaxLife, since they spec Type IV/Nissanmatic D, and anecdotally shifted better in my fleet. Not 'recommended' certified, as in Castrol paid the money got the product tested and have a certification by Aisin. 1 … Go to page. Jul 8, 2014 at 8:11 AM #1 #1. dewriffic16 [OP] Well-Known Member. Cancel Unsubscribe. One particular formulation kept coming up as I read about what others used – Valvoline Max Life ATF: Note in the next photo you can see that Valvoline says this can replace Toyota T-IV as well – it’s not just guys on the Internet. However, Castrol Transmax Full Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid is OEM certified by Aisin as meeting JWS 3324 specificiation. Valvoline MaxLife™ ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) is the first fluid of its kind that is specifically formulated for higher mileage automatic transmissions. They mentioned JWS 3324 the spec that is met, and Aisin the approver. MaxLife™ Multi-Vehicle ATF : Product Catalog - Valvoline… I will say though I'd give it a week to get in all the nooks and crannies, as well as checking every day to make sure the fluid is topped off. So far the transmission whine noise is quieter than before. Valvoline MaxLife Multi-Vehicle ATF is a full synthetic formulation with advanced additives to prevent the major causes of transmission breakdown and help extend transmission life. :) also it synthetic fluid. Blake the Castrol has not been updated since 2013. You know, I got so tired of this discussion I dropped the pan on my Tundra's A760, cleaned it out, put in a new filter, and filled it back up with MaxLife red bottle in June @80k miles. Valvoline™ MaxLife™ Multi-Vehicle ATF is a full synthetic formulation with advanced additives to prevent the major causes of transmission breakdown and help extend transmission life. I have 100,000 miles on WS and 100,000 miles on maxlife. Everything seems to be working normally. Maxlife in 2012 Corolla, shifts the same as on WS. Poll: what'd you use in your WS-spec'd AT? Replaced with Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic ATF. I'm against a Jiffy Lube type of flush with the crud in the pan rolling through the system, but your approach elimintates that. I had only done ATF drain and fill a month ago on my 2000 sienna (168k miles), I bought the fluid from toyota dealer. well only about 7500 miles on it so far since the flush, but things are going VERY well. The same spec that sold in bottles as Toyota Brand WS. Just talked to the rep it good for our vans that us WS ATF can Valvoline MAX Life ATF been aproved by Toyota!! Oh, just realized, yours is a V6, which would probably take a bit more. 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