Recent Topics
Septic tank cleaner for fish tanks!!!
by daves66nova
09/28/16 10:34 PM
Is this normal? Wix 57356
by GimmeTorq
09/28/16 10:05 PM
Mobil 1 0W-40 Cleaning Ability
by njohnson
09/28/16 09:56 PM
10 yr old, $5,000 cars
by ET16
09/28/16 08:53 PM
What's with this creepy clown phenomenon going on?
by JeepWJ19
09/28/16 08:29 PM
winter storage of multiple batteries
by bioburner
09/28/16 08:20 PM
Parallel LED strings on power supply
by JHZR2
09/28/16 08:16 PM
SUNL 49cc Scooter
by yeehaw1960
09/28/16 08:06 PM
Yamalube 4 Stroke Motor Oil
by ZeeOSix
09/28/16 08:00 PM
F1 - 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix
by gofast182
09/28/16 07:52 PM
Amazon, Motorcycle oil
by beanoil
09/28/16 07:32 PM
Ruger LC9 S Fails to Eject
by Al
09/28/16 07:22 PM
Newest Members
Bubba1947, climmie, Miatayoga, Jarhead74, spieler
59208 Registered Users
Who's Online
21 registered (Bandito440, asiancivicmaniac, 01_celica_gt, bvance554, bigdreama, 2 invisible), 1004 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
59208 Members
66 Forums
255041 Topics
4189673 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2733348 - 09/03/12 10:14 AM Can you mix Valvoline ATF and Castrol in Hyundai?
zerosoma Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2280
Loc: Omaha, NE
My santa fe will need an atf change before winter hits. I noticed castrol was on sale. I believe valvoline is in there from the last time the owner before me changed it.

will they mix?
_________________________
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L V6 (125k) [Valvoline Max Life Next Gen 5w30]

Top
#2733377 - 09/03/12 10:39 AM Re: Can you mix Valvoline ATF and Castrol in Hyundai? [Re: zerosoma]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 17469
Loc: Iowegia - USA
I have yet to see any ATF or PCMO NOT mix (chemically).


Edited by MolaKule (09/03/12 10:54 AM)
_________________________
You can only be young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. smile


Top
#2733382 - 09/03/12 10:41 AM Re: Can you mix Valvoline ATF and Castrol in Hyundai? [Re: zerosoma]
zerosoma Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2280
Loc: Omaha, NE
i've just heard so many stories of the wrong atf being mixed in, and the trans being ruined. is this just scare tactic or is this true?
_________________________
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L V6 (125k) [Valvoline Max Life Next Gen 5w30]

Top
#2733390 - 09/03/12 10:52 AM Re: Can you mix Valvoline ATF and Castrol in Hyundai? [Re: zerosoma]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 17469
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Check the product labelling and Product Specification Document for vehicle application coverage.

I think what most people mean is that not all ATF fluids cover all vehicles, and that is true.

For example, you would not want to use a Chrysler spec ATF+4 in a Kia. However, they will all MIX chemically, but that does not mean that ATF+4 should be used in a Kia's tranny.
_________________________
You can only be young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. smile


Top
#2733397 - 09/03/12 10:56 AM Re: Can you mix Valvoline ATF and Castrol in Hyundai? [Re: zerosoma]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 17469
Loc: Iowegia - USA
I have heard via testimony that the import versions of Castrol and Valvoline multi-vehicle fluids do work.
_________________________
You can only be young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. smile


Top
#2733409 - 09/03/12 11:06 AM Re: Can you mix Valvoline ATF and Castrol in Hyundai? [Re: MolaKule]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 1715
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
It would probably work if you mixed them. Is the Castrol rated for SP-3?
_________________________
2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Wix Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Mobil 5000/Pureone Filter

Top
#2733704 - 09/03/12 05:33 PM Re: Can you mix Valvoline ATF and Castrol in Hyundai? [Re: zerosoma]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8850
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
My santa fe will need an atf change before winter hits. I noticed castrol was on sale. I believe valvoline is in there from the last time the owner before me changed it.

will they mix?


Having owned a 2008 Santa Fe and been involved over at HyundaiForums for some time, I can tell you both Castol Multi-Import and Valvoline Maxlife ATF both work perfectly in the Hyundai F4A51 trans that you have. I've never read where mixing them is an issue. Any ATF recommended for use where Hyundai/Kia SPIII is specd can be mixed.

Any time you do an initial drain/fill, you're mixing ATFs. It's not a problem provided it's spec'd for your vehicle.

Joel
_________________________
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5, CVT. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Babe magnet III)

Top