Recent Topics
Date code on Mighty Engine Guard II? Air Filter
by blufeb95 - 06/05/20 01:01 AM
My poor Jetta can't catch a break.
by FordBroncoVWJeta - 06/05/20 12:22 AM
Bought a truck finally, warning no Ford content
by bdcardinal - 06/04/20 11:31 PM
Got a septoplasty today....
by daves66nova - 06/04/20 10:44 PM
2020 330i xDrive Loaner
by MCompact - 06/04/20 10:02 PM
Appliance repair?
by motor_oil_madman - 06/04/20 09:44 PM
Glad we got a seasonal RV site
by Pat in Speedway - 06/04/20 09:19 PM
Mobil 1 AP Clearance at Wal-Mart
by KeithS_NW_Ohio - 06/04/20 09:07 PM
Recent experience with a Michelin Defender
by FordSVTGuy - 06/04/20 08:46 PM
music quality of speakers in the 70's vs now
by raaizin - 06/04/20 08:15 PM
pressure washer care
by raaizin - 06/04/20 08:06 PM
Watch Forums?
by maverickfhs - 06/04/20 07:53 PM
Who has a media/sand blast cabinet?
by spasm3 - 06/04/20 07:39 PM
Why isn't Polyethylene Glycol standard?
by RamFan - 06/04/20 06:37 PM
Motorcraft GF-6 at Quick Lane.
by Gene K - 06/04/20 06:29 PM
OEM Honda wiper blade curvature
by mclasser - 06/04/20 06:24 PM
GDI vs. MPFI OCI's
by LubricatusObsess - 06/04/20 06:19 PM
Mobil “full synthetic”
by 53' Stude - 06/04/20 06:01 PM
1992 Ford Ranger Brake Fluid Type
by yeehaw1960 - 06/04/20 04:21 PM
Of 0w-20 oils, which have highest VI
by Bill_W - 06/04/20 03:44 PM
Newest Members
stubby73, Polkaman, Ramboagain, tekfire07, Kernal
71608 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
16 registered members (Delta, FordBroncoVWJeta, Falcon_LS, Char Baby, doolah02, ctechbob, 1 invisible), 718 guests, and 29 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics306,228
Posts5,288,630
Members71,608
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Ravenol ATF Equivalent for Mazda Type-FZ #5414840 04/27/20 05:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,869
The Critic Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,869
https://www.ravenol.de/en/product-r...utomatic-transmissions-1/ravenol-atf-fz/
https://www.blauparts.com/mazda-fz-atf-automatic-transmission-fluid-ravenol-4l.html

Is anyone use Ravenol's Type-FZ equivalent fluid in their Mazda Skyactiv transmission? Obviously it is unlicensed, but it does appear to be made specifically for the application and is not a universal type fluid. The cost is very similar to the Genuine Mazda fluid.


2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 207K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 146K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: Ravenol ATF Equivalent for Mazda Type-FZ [Re: The Critic] #5414994 04/27/20 08:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,832
I
Imp4 Offline
Offline
I
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,832
Straight from the page you linked they state:

Originally Posted by Ravenol
Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH does not liable for transmission failures in case of
wrong selection of RAVENOL special transmission fluid.

If they can't even get the verbiage right in their disclaimer statement, why would you trust the product?

Now, beyond that, you state that the OEM fluid is nearly the same price.
Why would you mess with this unlicensed stuff???
It just makes no sense.

Re: Ravenol ATF Equivalent for Mazda Type-FZ [Re: Imp4] #5415064 04/27/20 09:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 674
B
blufeb95 Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 674
Originally Posted by Imp4
Straight from the page you linked they state:

Originally Posted by Ravenol
Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH does not liable for transmission failures in case of
wrong selection of RAVENOL special transmission fluid.

If they can't even get the verbiage right in their disclaimer statement, why would you trust the product?

Now, beyond that, you state that the OEM fluid is nearly the same price.
Why would you mess with this unlicensed stuff???
It just makes no sense.

Ravenol is a botique oil like Amsoil, it tends to be good stuff, I'm pretty sure that disclaimer isn't that they aren't liable if you use their FZ equivalent in a transmission that calls for it, I'm sure they mean that they don't take liability if you use the wrong type of fluid in your transmission ie. if you put Ravenol Type FZ in your CVT or something like that.

Re: Ravenol ATF Equivalent for Mazda Type-FZ [Re: The Critic] #5415083 04/27/20 09:22 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 134
S
S_Walmer Offline
Offline
S
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 134
I have used this in my CX-5, did 3 drain and refills, shifts are great and the Ravenol is a full synthetic, the OEM fluid is petroleum based, was looking for an upgrade from the factory stuff.

Quite a few are using Ravenol FZ on the Mazda forums with great success.

Mazda FZ Fluid is petroleum made by Idemitsu.

Found the info on the back photo of the bottle on Amazon


09 Volvo C30 128k Amsoil HDD,MTG, PSF, BF ,Sierra AF

14 Mazda CX-5 Touring 72K - Ravenol SFE 5w20, Ravenol FZ ATF + Hengst H97W06 & Sierra AF
Re: Ravenol ATF Equivalent for Mazda Type-FZ [Re: Imp4] #5415719 04/28/20 03:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,869
The Critic Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,869
Originally Posted by Imp4

Now, beyond that, you state that the OEM fluid is nearly the same price.
Why would you mess with this unlicensed stuff???
It just makes no sense.

I was just curious.


2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 207K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 146K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

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