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Penrite – Filling The Market Gap

Penrite’s reputation for developing and being first to market with new lubricant, coolant and additive technologies, has once again been enhanced with their new Automatic Transmission Fluid called ATF BMV.

Another Auto Transmission Fluid? The market is already littered with a multitude of types and brands competing for a share of the sales. So, what’s different about this new product from Penrite?

Penrite’s new ATF BMV, fills in one of the biggest gaps in automotive aftermarket fluids. For years the trade has been crying out for a non-OEM fluid designed for servicing of ZF (ZF Friedrichshafen AG) automatic transmissions. Penrite’s new ATF BMV can be used for ZF 6, 8 and 9 speed automatics. Yes, that’s right, it does all three where there are three separate OEM fluids for these transmissions.

Prior to the new Penrite ATF BMV, customers who had vehicles with a ZF 6, 8 or 9 speed transmission that wanted it serviced would be assured of one thing. It was going to be costly whether it was done by a dealer, transmission specialist or their local service centre. The cost of the OEM fluids and filter kit meant that the owner was in for a nasty invoice. Although most service centres and workshops were quite capable of servicing these transmissions, the cost of replacement fluid made the servicing prohibitive.

These transmissions in many instances are deemed by vehicle manufacturers as “Filled for Life” or their servicing interval is listed as “When Needed”. Due to the cost of the fluid, many consumers would choose not to service these transmissions. Items that are “Filled for Life” are still only valid for the warranty period of the vehicle. All fluids will wear out in time and depending on how the vehicle is used, this may be sooner or later. So even if the vehicle manufacturer has a “Filled for Life” specification, it is always good practice to service automatic transmissions at regular intervals. This ensures the fluid which drives the transmission is in good order and the transmission will perform as it was designed to do.

Many Automotive manufacturers use ZF Transmissions. Some are listed below:

  • Alfa Romeo
  • Aston Martin
  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Chrysler
  • Citroen
  • Dodge
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Iveco
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Maserati
  • RAM
  • Rolls Royce
  • Volkswagen and others

Penrite ATF BMV can be used in Ford Falcon BF-FG series, Territory SY and SZ ZF 6 speed automatic transmissions as well as in the 6R80 6 speed transmissions used in Ford PX Ranger and Mazda BT50 models. It can also be used in BMW X1/3/4/5/6/7 and Z series, Aston Martin DBS/DB9, Jaguar XK8, XKR, S Type and in Chrysler 300 series, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee series that use ZF 8 and 9 speed automatic transmissions as well as many other vehicles.

Apart from ZF transmissions, the new ATF BMV can also be used to service Mercedes Benz transmissions where MB 236.10, MB 236.11, MB 236.12, MB 236.13, and MB 236.14 is specified in Mercedes Benz 5 speed W5A 580 / NAG1, NAG2V Sport Transmissions and 7 G-Tronic models W7A 700 / NAG2.

New ATF BMV can be used to replace Lifeguard 6, Lifeguard 8 and Lifeguard 9 as well as where the following specifications and OEM part numbers are used –

  • Ford M2C919-D
  • Ford M2C938-A
  • Ford MERCON® LV
  • Ford MERCON® SP
  • Lifeguard Fluid 6
  • Lifeguard Fluid 8
  • Lifeguard Fluid 9
  • MB 236.10
  • MB 236.11
  • MB 236.12
  • MB 236.13
  • MB 236.14
  • Shell L 12108
  • Shell M1375.4
  • ZF TE ML-11
  • Audi TL 52533 (G052 533), G055 005 A1/ A2/A6, G 060 162 A1/A2/A6 ATF
  • Bentley PY112995PA
  • BMW PY112995PA, 8322 0142516, 8322 2152426
  • Chrysler Part No. 68157995AA, 68218925GA
  • Citroen Z000169756
  • Hyundai Oil No. 040000C90SG
  • Jaguar Part Number 02JDE 26444, JLM20238, Fluid 8432
  • Land Rover Part No. LR023288, TYK500050
  • Maserati 231603
  • Mercedes Benz A0019892203
  • Porsche 999.917.547.00
  • VW Part No. G 060 162 A1/A2/A6 ATF, G055 005 A1/A2/A6, VW TL 52533 (G052 533)
  • ZF No. S671 090 255 (Lifeguard 6), ZF No. S671 090 (Lifeguard 8), ZF No. AA01.500.001 (Lifeguard 9)

Penrite has released the product in4 litres, 20 litres and 60 litres sizes to cater for most service and distributor needs. ATF BMV uses full synthetic base oil with the latest generation additive technology for optimum performance, durability and shift quality in modern multi-speed automatic transmissions.

So once again Penrite is able to offer the trade and retail sector a product that replaces the “Refer Dealer” only option. Penrite has updated their data bases with all of the correct applications for this product, so if you use their Web guide, Mobile APK or in store Touchscreens for your recommendations, the correct product will be shown for your application.

Penrite recommends the right product for the right application, please visit the Penrite website for the correct product for your application at The Penrite Technical Help line is open weekdays from 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM AESDST and AEST – Call 0800 533 698.
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