ATF+4 Fluid Protectionism?

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  1. Lancer

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    Fairy nuff! Thanks!
     
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    Any approved (on the list) ATF+4 is essentially the same stuff. Buy according to price.
     
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    Thanks, I did find The Mobil Super ATF+4 at Can Tire which also was available for $8 per Litre, and will use this for the front transfer case.
     
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    Front transfer case? You got two? Kept a franco from putting ATF in the diffs on his truck the other day. In french anything with gears in it qualifies as a transfer case. Poor dude, would've hated to see how long his diffs would last with ATF in them!
     
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    Wow good catch on that fatal mistake!!!!!
     
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    Same here.. Cant find the stuff anywhere anymore. Not sure what happened to it.
     
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    Glad I found this thread. I'm more of a LOST member but I'm going to start using this site more. In a few weeks I'm going to have the Jeep dealership service my T-case and tranny. I'll just let them use the fluids they use. :shrug:
     
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    A Jeep dealership will automatically use the correct fluid,besides the 247/249 t-case they will only put ATF+4 in a t-case.
     
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    I was reading my Jeep Owners Manual. And seeing what it said specifics in regards to ATF+4 stuff

    Page 338 of manual says Using transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in a more frequent fluid and filter changes.. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.

    On page 362-363 it states for Engine Oil to use API Certified SAE 5W30… but for Auto Trans fluid it states Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Trans Fluid. (no substitute, by name specific).. But upon calling Jeep's 1800 helpline, and speaking to local Jeep Service Dept any ATF that meets or exceeds ATF+4 is authorized. (to include Royal Purple MaxATF)
     
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    Sp the royal purple MaxATF is good to run, because i cant find any other ATF over here. Atleast not on 2 bases... But i can find the purple.
     
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    I bought some Castrol ATF+4 last year at either Walmart or Canadian Tire... pretty sure it was CTC though cause I normally stay away from Wally World.
     
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    Royal Purple Max atf? Can it be used? I know that its not on the list, but thats what the mechanic here in Germany recommended because ATF+4 can't be found in Germany...
     
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    No it will not work.Any Chrysler dealership will have the correct ATF+4 and I now they are over there.
     
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    I don't want to sound like im beating a dead horse but the RP website says that it covers ATF+4. All I hear is great things about it. I just don't understand.
     
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    They also say it covers DEXIII which in GM trans does not like friction modifiers that is needed for ATF+4.Plus they state do not use in place of Ford's type F ATF which has a heavy does of friction modifiers like ATF+4.
     
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    They are selling a product,do you think a certain toothpaste will get you laid?? P.T.Barnum said there was a sucker born every minute,he sold stuff too.