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Valvoline Maxlife ATF

Just went to the autostore to look at ATF's to see if any fit my 2011 hyundai sonata. I found Valvoline Maxlife that said it is recommended for Hyundai SP-IV. Anyone ever use this in their YF hyundai? If so how does it work? Anyone ever have any issues or does it work well? Also, will I void my warranty if I use it?
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Most of the members here are using the Valvoline Import Full Synthetic ATF. It for sure meets the SP III and SP IV specified by Hyundai.

I would think that as long as whatever fluid chosen shows it is meets the SP III and SP IV spec, you should have no warranty issues. Keep your documentation though in case the fluid is ever called into question for a warranty service.

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I just used the Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle for a drain and fill a couple of weekends ago myself.

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Hyundai does own their own steel company; but so far not their own oil company.

Somebody has to make it to their engineering specs; I have used Castrol version for quite a few years without a problem.
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Hyundai does own their own steel company; but so far not their own oil company.
Lookup "Hyundai OilBank"

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Didn't Francij1 mention from another thread the following:

Hyundai in June this year released a new spec for ATF in our Sonatas SP4-M itis now a full synthetic oil and claims to be much improved providing alot of benefits, seems to me everybody would want to get rid of the old SPH-IV they came with now.


Would it be worth trying to locate this or is the Valvoline Import Full Synthetic ATF basically the same thing or good as?

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From what I understand is that Huyndai puts a "tracer" formula in their branded ATF. So if there is any transmission warranty claim, they look for the tracer. If absent, they can deny work based on the fact the correct ATF was not used.
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Ha haaaa. So I stand corrected, they do have an oil company, figures.

I guess the question is would they bother shipping quarts all the way from South Korea; and would it be profitable.

If they are local sourcing oil products then formulation data must be released. With the old technology Mitsu oil specs I don't hesitate to use aftermarket. If I had a new Genesis in warranty I would bend over and buy the special oil regardless.
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From what I understand is that Huyndai puts a "tracer" formula in their branded ATF. So if there is any transmission warranty claim, they look for the tracer. If absent, they can deny work based on the fact the correct ATF was not used.
It is illegal for them to deny a warranty claim based on not using their brand. And anyway, in the Owner's manual it states: "HYUNDAI genuine ATF SP-IV or other brands meeting the above specification approved by Hyundai Motor Co."

To the OP, you can use either the blue container for imports, or the red Dex/Merc MaxLife. There's another thread on here ATF Drain and Fill with pics for those interested which has a discussion of these fluids.

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Just did my transmission fluid this past weekend and I used the Valvoline Maxlife synthetic ATF. Seems to be working pretty good it runs smoother I feel like. Anyone know how long it would take for me to realize the fluid is not good for the car? Would it be immediately or would it take awhile to figure it out? Basically I just want to know how many miles do I need to drive to realize that the fluid works well with the car? Thank you
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