Recent Topics
How engine capacity affects fuel consumption?
by NICAT. 12/14/18 01:12 PM
Pep Boys
by Zee09. 12/14/18 12:41 PM
How early in engines life can I start to extend OCI
by Doublehaul. 12/14/18 12:33 PM
EFB and AGM batteries charge faster?
by slybunda. 12/14/18 11:20 AM
97.5 Regal GS climate control illumination
by 71Chevyguy. 12/14/18 11:04 AM
Cool train site for Canadians
by Papa Bear. 12/14/18 10:09 AM
Putting together a groups 3/4/5 synthetic list
by MrWideTires. 12/14/18 10:02 AM
VW Atlas V6 Oil
by motech. 12/14/18 09:32 AM
Great shakes, it's Yahtzee... or a Taurus
by redhat. 12/14/18 09:03 AM
MWI Micro Wave Ignition
by Danno. 12/14/18 08:52 AM
8k Miles on M1 EP 2017 Subaru 3.6
by BISCUT. 12/14/18 08:47 AM
Wrong ATF Fluid in my 07 Chevy Impala
by CM613. 12/14/18 08:39 AM
Hyundai motor oil
by pbm. 12/14/18 08:16 AM
Which Exhaust Manifold Should I Buy
by Miller88. 12/14/18 08:10 AM
Rotella T5 10w30 Ford 6.7L anyone?
by sw99. 12/14/18 07:49 AM
Advice on spark plugs for 90,000 mile Accord
by Chris B.. 12/13/18 11:24 PM
Elec star kit for predator engine...
by SmokeyBear. 12/13/18 11:07 PM
Mecredes Bosch vs Ngk sparks plug
by Rohan. 12/13/18 09:48 PM
Wife problem?
by penguin. 12/13/18 08:04 PM
Newest Members
jcr1293, maxwellk, BlueFog, Frank_G35, captobvious
66681 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
98 registered members (Anduril, 71Chevyguy, 4WD, andyd, 2004tdigls, 14 invisible), 1,958 guests, and 42 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,062
Posts4,927,101
Members66,681
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Should I add this green Lubegard? #4440712
06/24/17 09:50 PM
06/24/17 09:50 PM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 21
Texas
beavis87 Offline OP
beavis87  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 21
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?

Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87] #4440781
06/25/17 01:00 AM
06/25/17 01:00 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 30
Jordan
Fadi Offline
Fadi  Offline
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 30
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

Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87] #4441021
06/25/17 10:02 AM
06/25/17 10:02 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 545
Denver
marine65 Offline
marine65  Offline
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 545
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.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles
Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87] #4457060
07/12/17 08:24 AM
07/12/17 08:24 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 19,516
Iowegia - USA
MolaKule Offline
MolaKule  Offline
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 19,516
Iowegia - USA
Not worth using.

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


Scars remind us of where we have been, but do not have to dictate where we are going.
Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87] #4457360
07/12/17 02:08 PM
07/12/17 02:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,277
North Texas
ARB1977 Offline
ARB1977  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,277
North Texas
I run lube guard platinum in the Tacoma and red in the Honda with not issues.


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87] #4458856
07/13/17 10:21 PM
07/13/17 10:21 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 420
Kentucky
Fsharp Offline
Fsharp  Offline
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 420
Kentucky
Lubegard recommends platinum for your car with DM, D6 or MV base fluid. Not the green bottle.

ATF conversion chart

Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: MolaKule] #4460229
07/15/17 01:25 PM
07/15/17 01:25 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 19,516
Iowegia - USA
MolaKule Offline
MolaKule  Offline
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 19,516
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.

Last edited by MolaKule; 07/15/17 01:26 PM.

Scars remind us of where we have been, but do not have to dictate where we are going.
Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: MolaKule] #4460282
07/15/17 02:51 PM
07/15/17 02:51 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 183
PA
MarcS Offline
MarcS  Offline
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 183
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?

Re: Should I add this green Lubegard? [Re: beavis87] #4460558
07/15/17 10:28 PM
07/15/17 10:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 420
Kentucky
Fsharp Offline
Fsharp  Offline
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 420
Kentucky
^^^Max-life already meets the matic s specs so you don't need the silver, just the red, but no harm done.


BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™