Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I want to do a complete ATF exchange, and I'v been keeping
my eyes on this product from NAPA since 3 years ago.

http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Detail.aspx?R=VAR360_0006431190http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Detail.aspx?R=VAR360_0006431190

Is this still a fully synthetic fluid?
I remember two years ago, when the price dropped to $3.89/qt,
I went to NAPA and read the label of this ATF, and there was
"full synthetic" printed on the label. But in this one, there is no
"full synthetic" printed on the label. By the way, this is the only
Mervon V ATF from Valvoline carried by NAPA. The Mobil 1
fully synthetic ATF is priced at $8/qt in Autozone here.

If this ATF is still a fully synthetic version, why the manufacturer
didn't print it noticeablely on the label?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,022 Posts
beat me to it lol it a blend and it not good

pay more and keep your tranny alive longer and add a secondary tranny cooler so it will last longer and flush on a regular basis and the tranny will last for ever
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,283 Posts
You know, a synthetic fluid is not going to make much of a difference. The friction coefficients are the same, what causes the failure of the fluid is the saturation with friction material that comes from the bands and clutches. This is kept in control by changing the fluid out on a regular basis. Whether you use synthetic or conventional, this is gonna happen every 30,000 miles or so. Sure the synthetic can handle more heat without breaking down, but that is rarely the cause of the problem. Maybe thats just my opinion. I am a huge fan of synthetic motor oil, but in the trans you don't wanna run longer than 30,000 between fluid changes, go beyond that and trans damage is likely to happen no matter which fluid you use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
83 Posts
The Valvoline MaxLife™ ATF Advantages:
• Synthetic fluid
• Conditions transmission seals to prevent leaks
• Reduces varnish formation and wear
• Improves and maintains smooth shifting longer than conventional automatic transmission fluids
• Provides excellent flow properties at low temperatures and greater film protection at high temperatures
• Maximizes the life of higher mileage transmissions
http://valvoline.com/pdf/Maxlife_ATF.pdf

$19 for 5 litres at Walmart in Canada.

Mercon V http://valvoline.com/pdf/MERCON_V.pdf
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,235 Posts
Maxlife has "seal conditioners" in it. After rebuilding my trans I'll never use anything with conditioners in it. Way too many seals to replace when the rubber turns to goo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top