What is the viscosity of ATF fluid?

What is the viscosity of ATF fluid?

ATF III – Mineral automatic transmission fluid

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s] Kin. Viscosity [mm²/s]
0 217.29 247.39
10 118.06 135.42
20 70.04 80.93
30 44.70 52.04

What viscosity is dexron ATF?


Brookfield Viscosity @ -40 C, mPa.s, ASTM D2983 11500
Color, Visual Red
Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup, °C, ASTM D92 220 (428)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100 C, mm2/s, ASTM D445 5.83

What is the weight of ATF?

Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF is approx 10wt.

What thickness is transmission fluid?

Your transmission fluid shouldn’t be too thick or sluggish. It should be pretty thin and less viscous than motor oil meaning thinner than motor oil. It is normal for the transmission fluid to get a little thicker over time through use.

Can ATF be used as power steering fluid?

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is the same fluid used inside the automatic transmission. ATF can also be used in some power steering systems. Some ATF types include Dexron and Mercon. Synthetic power steering fluid is a non-oil-based fluid that’s created in a lab.

Is DEXRON VI low viscosity?

BG DEXRON®-VI Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF offers dependable protection for most passenger and commercial automatic transmission applications where low viscosity fluids are recommended. Low viscosity transmission fluid offers better performance and fuel efficiency gains.

Is DEXRON 3 the same as ATF 4?

Dexron IV was an upgraded version of Dexron III, which was used by GM only briefly. GM considers Dexron VI to be “backward compatible,” meaning GM recommends it for use in any vehicle that originally used any earlier version of Dexron and that it can be mixed with them.

Can I use ATF in my forks?

I don’t run ATF in forks, it is not designed to be slippery. I use 0w20 motor oil with great results. It doesn’t have the viscosity index of fork oils but I have no issues running it year round, and I am certain it does a better job at lubrication.

Can I use hydraulic oil instead of power steering fluid?

There are different kinds of hydraulic fluids used in an automobile and they should not be mixed. Power steering fluid is the only hydraulic fluid that should be put in a power steering system.

What type of automatic transmission fluid should I use?

Dexron III/Mercon – This is one of the most common fluids on the market. Most GM and Ford units call for this type of ATF, as well as many imports. If your owners manual recommends any form of Dexron, or any Mercon – other than Mercon V – this is the fluid you want.