ATF DX3 serves as an automatic transmission fluid engineered for older automatic transmissions demanding Dexron® IIIH or Mercon® performance standards. Moreover, it suits transmissions necessitating other prevalent performance levels like Allison C4 and TES-389, as well as power steering, pump, and hydraulic applications. In today’s modern vehicle transmission designs, there is an increased demand for the automatic transmission fluid to meet stringent criteria. ATF DX3 is the solution that ensures dependable friction performance, stability at high temperatures, exceptional anti-wear properties, fluidity at low temperatures, and compatibility with various materials, all in alignment with current specifications.

The outstanding oxidation stability of ATF DX3, assessed through Ford ABOT tests, results in cleaner transmissions and more dependable operation. ATF DX3 effectively combats foaming tendencies in transmissions, ensuring that a consistent lubricating film is maintained across all surfaces requiring lubrication. ATF DX3 has been proven to exhibit stable friction properties in both Dexron® IIIH friction durability tests and the demanding Mercon® 20,000-cycle friction durability test.


ATF DX3 meets the following demanding performance requirements:

  • Allison TES-389B and C-4
  • Ford Mercon® and XL-12
  • General Motors Dexron® IIIH
  • Volvo 97325, 97335 and 97340
  • ZF TE-ML 05L, 09L and 21L
  • TASA
  • Auto Trak II
  • BTR 95LE and BTR 85LE
  • Voith H55.6335.xx
  • Sperry-Vickers, Denison and Sundstrand hydraulic pump systems.
  • Power steering fluid applications and many hydraulic systems and smaller rotary air compressors.

Note: DO NOT use for Dexron® VI, Mercon® V or Type F applications.

Always consult your vehicle owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s lubricant recommendations.


Property                                                              Results

Colour                                                                  Red

Density (kg/Lt) @ 15oC                                        0.857

Viscosity (cSt) @ 40oC                                        38.1

@ 100oC                                      7.37

Viscosity; Brookfield (cP) @ -20oC                      1430

@ -40oC                      19600

Viscosity Index                                                     164

Flash Point; COC (oC)                                         218

Copper Strip Corrosion 3 hours @ 150oC           1b

Rust Protection                                                    No rust or corrosion on any surfaces

Miscibility                                                             No separation or colour change at end of test using Reference fluid

Wear Test (80oC, 6.9MPa)                                  Pass

Available in:         Bulk, 1000 Litres, 200 Litres, 60 Litres, 20 Litres, 5 Litres and 1 Litre

Item code:            VI3-2688

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