Mannol ATF-A GM Type A Suffix A Automatic Transmission Fluid & Steering Fluid, 1 Litre
Type A Transmission Fluid
It was first introduced for general motors car brands in the mid-50s. It was used for all automatic transmissions. Type A Transmission Fluid is the semi-automatic and ‘hydra Matic.’ All brands under the property of general motors such as Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC, Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Desoto, Packard, and Studebaker used GM Type “A” transmission fluids from 1949–to 1958.
This was until general motors released a new product to replace type A. It was known as Type “A” suffix “A” fluid. This new fluid can stand higher temperatures caused by newly invented torque converters. Type A transmission fluid was a type F transmission fluid equivalent, which was used by ford motors and Toyota. This fluid was less smooth than type A. It was used until the mid-60 until it was replaced with Dexron, Mercon.
GM ATF Type A Suffix A
- Can be used all year round, even in frigid environments due to very low pour point (-45°C and below);
- Maintains stable viscosity and fluidity even at low temperatures due to a stable viscosity index. Functionality is not dependent on the operating temperature, which ensures minimal power loss, high energy conversion efficiency and low maintenance costs;
- Compatible with all types of gaskets, seals and hoses;
- High thermal and antioxidant stability at high temperatures protects against the formation of deposits and reduces losses due to evaporation;
- Optimum frictional properties ensure smooth operation of the transmission and excellent long lasting synchronization even in harsh operating conditions;
- Effectively redirects heat generated by transmissions to the car body or the cooling system;
- Protects against corrosion, wear and effectively resists foaming.