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What is the difference between engine oil and transmission oil?

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  • Jces Mar 22, 2011

    Do I need to change the ATF of my Isuzu mu? When should I do change oil/fued?



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Engine oil lubricates the engine bearings and piston rings. It has different properties and is much lighter in viscosity than gear oil (standard transmissions) or ATF (automatics). Gear oil is much thicker (high viscosity) and ATF is a hydraulic fluid.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • Donald Tucker Mar 22, 2011

    I generaly change engine oil around 4000 miles and use 10-50, or 20-50wt synthetic oil. The 10-50 is for colder climates. ATF should be added as needed and changed at the recommended time in your owner's manual (or aruond 50,000 miles). Most cars have a filter in the auto transmission that is also changed.



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