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#4440712 - 06/24/17 10:50 PM Should I add this green Lubegard?
beavis87 Offline


Registered: 08/28/15
Posts: 14
Loc: Texas
Found this bottle of green Lubegard ATF additive. This: https://www.amazon.com/Lubegard-62005-M-V-ATF-Supplement/dp/B004BSOIIM
I'm not sure if this is appropiate for my 2010 Mazda 3. Says: "Enhances Dex/Merc to Perform Like Mercon V", "Resolves Additive Depletion in Mercon V", "Protects the Fluid. Protects the Transmission." "Automatic Transmission Supplement for Ford Applications". Since my car is basically a Ford Focus, parts of the tranny say "FordMoCo", I figure it shouldn't hurt. I know that Mazda specs a specific ATF for its cars. Mazda M-V, which doesn't mean "Mercon-V". I've read somewhere that people have used Mercon V in place of M-V with no ill results. Just wanted to see if this green bottle is worth using, since I didn't even know I had it and might as well throw it in. In the future, if I ever use Lubegard ATF additives, should I go with another kind?

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#4440781 - 06/25/17 02:00 AM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87]
Fadi Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 30
Loc: Jordan
For me I don't recommend to use any additives in the transmission , it's more sensetive than the angine, I don't mind to use them in the engine but not the transmission smile

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#4441021 - 06/25/17 11:02 AM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: Denver

Waste of money in a transmission that is performing properly. May even do some harm.
But in a transmission that is slipping I would toss in something just to see if it helps.
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#4457060 - 07/12/17 09:24 AM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 19042
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Not worth using.

It changes the dynamic coefficient of friction and could cause slipping of clutches.

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#4457360 - 07/12/17 03:08 PM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 5167
Loc: North Texas
I run lube guard platinum in the Tacoma and red in the Honda with not issues.
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#4458856 - 07/13/17 11:21 PM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87]
Fsharp Offline


Registered: 12/11/15
Posts: 409
Loc: Kentucky
Lubegard recommends platinum for your car with DM, D6 or MV base fluid. Not the green bottle.

ATF conversion chart

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#4460229 - 07/15/17 02:25 PM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: MolaKule]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 19042
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Not worth using.

It changes the dynamic coefficient of friction and could cause slipping of clutches.



If you think you have varnished valves or sticky solenoids LubeGard Red may help.

If you are using the correct ATF and changing it very 30-40k, there is no need for " conversion" fluids, regardless of that ATF conversion chart.


Edited by MolaKule (07/15/17 02:26 PM)

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#4460282 - 07/15/17 03:51 PM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: MolaKule]
MarcS Offline


Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 183
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Not worth using.

It changes the dynamic coefficient of friction and could cause slipping of clutches.



If you think you have varnished valves or sticky solenoids LubeGard Red may help.

If you are using the correct ATF and changing it very 30-40k, there is no need for " conversion" fluids, regardless of that ATF conversion chart.


I used platinum with maxlife because i didn't want to pay dealership price for matic s. Was that a mistake, or simply unnecessary?

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#4460558 - 07/15/17 11:28 PM Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87]
Fsharp Offline


Registered: 12/11/15
Posts: 409
Loc: Kentucky
^^^Max-life already meets the matic s specs so you don't need the silver, just the red, but no harm done.

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