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#4607689 - 12/18/17 08:45 PM Blue Colored ATF
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19802
Loc: CA
Lately, I have seen two OE ATF fluids to be of a blue color instead of the usual red or amber.

The two blue ATF's that I have seen are:

1- Mazda Type-FZ
2- Mercedes ATF134FE (236.15)

Both of these fluids are very low viscosity. I believe the Mercedes one is 4.4cSt. Not sure about the Mazda one.

Does anyone know if other OEMs are using a blue-colored ATF? I am curious if these are any similarities among these fluids.
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#4607706 - 12/18/17 09:11 PM Re: Blue Colored ATF [Re: The Critic]
BHopkins Offline


Registered: 11/03/13
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Although technically not ATF, Subaru uses a blue CVTF.
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#4607992 - 12/19/17 09:00 AM Re: Blue Colored ATF [Re: The Critic]
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I would not blame MB for differentiating that fluid.
The Subaru CVT is probably the same as the Nissan Blue, as they went through different colors
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#4608055 - 12/19/17 09:57 AM Re: Blue Colored ATF [Re: widman]
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Registered: 08/20/03
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Originally Posted By: widman
I would not blame MB for differentiating that fluid.
The Subaru CVT is probably the same as the Nissan Blue, as they went through different colors


Subaru has 2, Blue and orange... yet people still drain it thinking its engine oil.
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#4608070 - 12/19/17 10:16 AM Re: Blue Colored ATF [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 08/14/03
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Add Nissan to that list of blue transmission fluids. Nissan NS-3 CVT fluid is blue.
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#4610677 - 12/21/17 09:29 PM Re: Blue Colored ATF [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 06/05/02
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It's just an organic dye to differentiate products.

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#4610702 - 12/21/17 09:58 PM Re: Blue Colored ATF [Re: MolaKule]
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
It's just an organic dye to differentiate products.


Whew ~ was hoping the smurf rumor was not true

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