Scope: The specification will not be designed to give the best or most optimized ATF for a number of different vehicles. Rather, the scope is to allow the marketplace to use fluids that are “suitable for use” because they meet objective technical criteria. Task Force Objective: The objective of this Task Force is to develop a specification for service fill ATF that will apply to conventional automatics, which are the majority of transmissions in the North American market. Conventional designs use a torque converter coupled to planetary gears with shifting clutches. The goal is not to replace OEM factory fill specifications and fluids. We want to design a specification that will be useful in the selection of an aftermarket ATF when the OEM fluid is not available or not desired.
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