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mobil type f atf automatic transmission fluid

Mobil™ Type F ATF

Engineered especially for Type F specifications in certain transmissions

Mobil Type F ATF is an automatic transmission fluid that is made from high quality base oils with viscosity index improvers, antioxidants, anti-wear agents, defoamants and special additives to provide the controlled frictional characteristics of a Type F fluid in automatic transmission applications.

Automatic transmissions should be checked for proper fluid levels at regular intervals, and the fluid should be changed at manufacturer-recommended intervals. However, this may vary due to your vehicle's operating conditions. Some manufacturers recommend more frequent changes of transmission fluid under severe driving conditions, such as heavy traffic, hot weather and trailer pulling.

Features and benefits

Applications

The frictional characteristics of an automatic transmission fluid are an important factor in the design and operation of the transmission. All Ford transmissions built prior to 1977, and certain models that continued in use during 1977-1980, were designed for a high-friction fluid that allowed the shifting clutches to lock up or engage quickly. Ford specification ESW-M2C33-F covers this type of product, which is commonly referred to as "Type F" fluid.

These vehicles are identified as:

  • All 1976 and earlier Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models of cars, vans, and light trucks;
  • All 1977-1980 models having either ESW-M2C33-F or no number at all stamped on the transmission dipstick

Mobil Type F ATF is recommended by ExxonMobil for use in applications requiring Type F fluid as follows:

  • Automatic transmissions in certain older Toyota, Mazda, Volvo, and other imported vehicles that require an ESW-M2C33-F fluid. In addition, this type of ATF is specified for some Ford power steering systems.
  • For the makeup and refill in power steering systems of the following Ford vehicles:
  • 1980 and older Lincoln, Continental, and Mark;
  • 1978 and older models of all other Ford cars, vans, and light trucks
  • For anti-wear requirements of Sperry Vickers industrial hydraulic systems where low wear in the ASTM D 2882 vane pump test is the principal criterion.

Mobil Type F ATF is not recommended for automatic transmissions in Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, American Motors, or any other cars requiring a Dexron-II, Dexron-IIE, Dexron-III or Mercon-approved fluid, or for those Ford products requiring an M2C 138CJ (Type CJ) fluid or an M2C 166H (Type H) fluid.

Available viscosity grades

What does this viscosity mean?
  • Mobil Type F ATF

    Specifications and approvals

    According to ExxonMobil, Mobil Type F ATF is of the following quality level:

    • FORD ESW-M2C33-F

    Technical details

    Viscosity
    cSt @ 40ºC 36.0
    cSt @ 100ºC 7.2
    cP @ -18ºC (0ºF) 1,600
    cP @ -40ºC (-40ºF) 45,000
    Viscosity Index, ASTM D 2270 150
    Pour Point, ºC, ASTM D 97         -40ºC (-40ºF)
    Flash Point, ºC, ASTM D 92 160 (320)
    Gravity, API 31.4
    Color Red


    View product data sheet for Mobil™ Type F ATF



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