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Transmission Fluid

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by 2EE, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. 2EE

    2EE New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I need fluid for the transmission in my Freelander. I live in Ontario Canada
    & we have no texaco Stations here. The recommended fluid is TEXACO ATF N402. The Landrover dealer here charges 42.00$ a litre. Was hoping someone
    out there would know of an alternative transmission fluid that can be used. The dealer won't help me at all. I need 2-3 more liters. Thanks a heap for any help.

    2EE

    P.S my email address is winnaferd57@Yahoo.ca
     
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  2. tacr2man

    tacr2man Well-Known Member

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    Try contacting your local Redline oil dealer he will tell you their equivalent (which will be to a higher spec anyhow) or come to that any local branded lubricant supplier as they all mostly can cross reference . HTSH
     
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    I found this on a Jaguar forum, it might be of help.
     
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    tacr2man Well-Known Member

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    the relevant bit ?
    After many nights of searching I found the following information.

    The Jatco JF506E transmission is used in other vehicles under different names.

    2002+ Volkswagen GTI
    2002-03 VW Jetta
    2004+ VW Golf
    VW calls the Jatco a "09A" 5sp Tiptronic which calls for fluid part # G 052 990 A2

    2002+ Land Rover Freelander
    Land Rover calls the jatco what it is "JF506E" which calls for LRN402G aka Texaco N402 fluid

    2002-? Mazda MPV 5f31j
    2003-? Mazda 6 5f31j
    Mazda calls the jatco a "5f31j" which calls out M-III ATF fluid (this is a specific mazda fluid)

    Jaguar X-Type
    Calls for the following fluid specs
    Esso LT 71141; Shell ATF 3403 M115; Shell M1375.4; MERCON V XT-5-QM ATF; IDEMITSU K17; Jatco 3100 PL085

    I then found the following fluid which has been tested and passes the specs for:
    Volkswagen - G052 990
    Land Rover - Texaco N402
    Jaguar - Shell M1375.4 (also Idemitsu's K17 and BMW's LT71141)

    These approvals are enough to make me feel very comfortable putting this in my X-type, but I added the info so you can decide for yourself.


    The Fluid is: Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle ATF


    http://www.castrol.com/castrol/livea...s_ImportMV.pdf

    It can be found online at partsamerica.com for $3.98
     
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    TRXnMe Active Member

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    As the Castrol alternate the guy is suggesting is an equivalent to N402, and costs 3.98 USD, as against 40+ Canadian I thought you might be interested in the stuff..
     
  6. 2EE

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    Thanks for the help guys! Very much appreciated. My brother loves his beer too!!

    2EE