Anyone used the new Mobil-1 ATF instead of Z1?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by johngdole, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. johngdole

    johngdole Guest

    Mobil-1 has a new fully synthetic formulation of ATF (not the syn-
    blend multi-vehicle formula).

    Going through the specs during recent discussions on ATF I noticed
    that Mobil-1's new fully-syn ATF can be in Honda Z1 applications. So
    instead of Dexron III in an emergency or even the Z1, people now have
    an option in using Mobil-1.

    Has anyone used this new Mobil-1 fully synthetic formulation in

    Also suitable for use in vehicles that specify the following fluid

    * Audi G 052 025-A2, G 052 162-A1
    * BMW LA2634
    * Esso LT 71141
    * ETL-7045E, ETL-8072B, N402
    * All 2005 and earlier GM vehicles**
    * Honda ATF-Z1*
    * Hyundai SP-II, SP-III
    * Idemitsu K17
    * JWS 3309
    * Kia SP-II, SP-III
    * MAN 339F, V1, V2, Z1, Z2, Z3
    * Mazda ATF-III, ATF-MV
    * Mercedes-Benz 236.1, 236.2, 236.5, 236.6, 236.7, 236.9
    * Mitsubishi Diamond SP-II, SP-III
    * Nissan Matic-D, Matic-J, Matic-K
    * Subaru ATF
    * Toyota T-III, T-IV
    * Voith 55.6335.XX (G607, G1363)
    * Volvo 97340
    * ZF TE-ML 03D, 04D, 09, 14A, 14B, 16L, 17C

    * Not recommend for CVT applications, MerconĀ® SP, Ford Type F
    johngdole, Oct 11, 2008
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    jim beam Guest

    well technically, dexron III meets or exceeds the spec for z1, but it
    makes a honda shift like you just got rear ended. [trust me on that.]

    i'm willing to be convinced so will welcome the experience of others,
    but /i'm/ not going to be the first on this one! see above.
    jim beam, Oct 11, 2008
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    Bob Jones Guest

    Haha, do you really need an ATF that cost twice as much as Honda Z1?
    Bob Jones, Oct 11, 2008
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    Pszemol Guest

    Yes, they have an option, but why would they want to do it?
    Pszemol, Oct 12, 2008
  5. johngdole

    johngdole Guest

    That's probably why Honda allows its use only in emergency situations.
    Just enough to get to a dealer. ;)

    Anyway, the new Mobil-1, also suitable for Toyota T-IV, which is
    actually Mobil-3309, has additional friction modifiers that allow
    additional slipping of the clutch (therefore less of a kick), that's
    why a few owners say they prefer the firmer shift of the new Mobil-1
    to prolong the life of the clutch.

    But like you said, I'm not sure about how comfortable the shifts will
    be with the new Mobil-1 Fully Syn ATF.
    johngdole, Oct 13, 2008
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    johngdole Guest

    No, Mobil-1 ATF is reasonably priced at Walmart. Honda PS fluid is a
    must, but not their lousy CCI-made brake fluid (Castrol GT Low
    Moisture Activity is better).

    So when I noticed the new application Mobil-1 in place of Honda ATF-Z1
    (or Toyota T-IV, not to mention the ubiquitous Dexron II/III), I like
    to know what other people's experiences are with this new formulation
    (in this case, in Hondas).

    My guess is the Z1 is either a blend or fully-syn. Probably more of a
    blend, if at all. I certainly hope it's not dino given the cost. The
    expensive Mobil-3309 used in Toyotas for instance seems to be
    completely dino:
    johngdole, Oct 13, 2008
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    johngdole Guest

    BTW - Firmer shifts vs the Z1, but less of a kick vs regular Dexron
    johngdole, Oct 13, 2008
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