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      10-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #119
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Originally Posted by Snyperx View Post
I just wanted to add that in talking with the Dealer and some other folks mixing ATF fluid IS NOT recommended. If your transmission requires ZF transmission fluid use ZF transmission fluid. You can reference this doc as well:

http://www.thectsc.com/images/pdf/flier_lifeguard3.pdf
You can use any ATF fluid so long as it has the proper specifications. The Castrol oil I use has the proper specs for ZF transmissions. See the attached spec sheet in post 1. Also, don't put a lot of faith in what dealers state. They misinform customers and sometimes make shoddy repairs. I base my statement from personal experience and by reading horror stories on this forum.
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