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#4598565 - 12/08/17 09:01 PM VW PS G004000M2 in Dex3 PS application ok?
dirtydannyd Offline

Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 170
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
As the title says, looking for some feedback from knowers. I guess it's "probably ok". Thought I'd ask here in case it's very different stuff.

I used to have an Audi. Have some of the PS fluid left. So it's either use it or turf it.

Looking after someone's old Mazda 121 that specifies Dextron 3 for PS.

Looking for compatibility feedback of the implications of putting the fully synthetic VW/Audi G004000M2 into an old PS unit that specified Dextron 3.


#4598674 - 12/09/17 01:19 AM Re: VW PS G004000M2 in Dex3 PS application ok? [Re: dirtydannyd]
FowVay Offline

Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 2679
Loc: Southeastern USA
If the Mazda specified Dexron-III then use Dexron-III. The Volkswagen fluid is equivalent to Pentosin CHF 202. This isn't something you want to experiment with.

Use what the mfgr. tells you to use and recycle the VW fluid.
Quaker State across the board.

#4598684 - 12/09/17 02:46 AM Re: VW PS G004000M2 in Dex3 PS application ok? [Re: dirtydannyd]
dlundblad Offline

Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10026
Loc: Indiana
A PS system requiring DexIII isn't likely very picky. That said, I would be more inclined to dump the VW/ 202 stuff in a DexIII system than dump DexIII in a VW/ 202 system. Stranger things have been done though..
03 Jeep WJ 4.0 199k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
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#4598692 - 12/09/17 03:59 AM Re: VW PS G004000M2 in Dex3 PS application ok? [Re: dirtydannyd]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
It should be okay, certainly better than the reverse. wink But, I'd rather be safe than sorry. Take a look at both the Pentosin and Beck Arnley site. While not terribly user friendly, both sites list some compatibility guidelines for the product.

If it were me, my fear wouldn't be using it in the system, but mixing with what's in there already. For instance, the Pentosin stuff is supposed to be suitable for use in my G37. However, I'd only consider that with a complete flush and fill. I'm not so very desperate to find things to do that I want to do flush and fills with a $30 per litre fluid in a system that calls for Dexron-VI at a quarter that cost. wink

Of course, you're looking to use up product, and the mixing would rule it out for me.
Plain, simple Garak.

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#4598738 - 12/09/17 07:01 AM Re: VW PS G004000M2 in Dex3 PS application ok? [Re: dirtydannyd]
dirtydannyd Offline

Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 170
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for the feedback.

Didn't think about issues with mixing. I'll recycle the remaining VW PS fluid.


#4599807 - 12/10/17 11:27 AM Re: VW PS G004000M2 in Dex3 PS application ok? [Re: dirtydannyd]
ET16 Offline

Registered: 10/28/08
Posts: 1270
Loc: MD
Pentosin is great. You can get it at NAPA and Autozone.