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ZF Car Lubricants −

Oil and car oil Change Kits for PC and LCV

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID –

Always the right oil

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID – the right oil for automatic passenger car transmissions

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID

Do not take any chances when choosing the right oil for passenger cars or light commercial vehicles; it always costs more in the end, and the vehicle benefits are obvious:

  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Lower CO₂ emissions
  • Reliable care over the vehicle's entire service life

Do not compromise!

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID – the right oil for automatic passenger car transmissions

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID

Do not take any chances when choosing the right oil for passenger cars or light commercial vehicles; it always costs more in the end, and the vehicle benefits are obvious:

  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Lower CO₂ emissions
  • Reliable care over the vehicle's entire service life

Do not compromise!

Our oils

For passenger cars and LCV

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can
  • 20 liter canister
  • 200 liter drum
  • 1000 liter IBC

Which transmissions is the car lubricant approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 5 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 5 - Bulgarian

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 5 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 5 for passenger cars

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can
  • 20 liter canister
  • 200 liter drum
  • 1000 liter IBC

Which transmissions is the car lubricant approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 5 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 5 - Bulgarian

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 5 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 5 for passenger cars

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can
  • 20 liter bucket
  • 200 liter drum
  • 1000 liter IBC

Which transmissions is the car lubricant approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 6 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 6 - Bulgarian

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 6 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 6 for passenger cars

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can
  • 20 liter bucket
  • 200 liter drum
  • 1000 liter IBC

Which transmissions is the car lubricant approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 6 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 6 - Bulgarian

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 6 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 6 for passenger cars

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can
  • 20 liter bucket
  • 200 liter drum
  • 1000 liter IBC

Which transmissions is the oil approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - English (US)
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - Bulgarian
ZF-Liefguardfluid 8 - French
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - Italian
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - Polish

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID for passenger cars

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can
  • 20 liter bucket
  • 200 liter drum
  • 1000 liter IBC

Which transmissions is the oil approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - English (US)
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - Bulgarian
ZF-Liefguardfluid 8 - French
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - Italian
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - Polish

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 8 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID for passenger cars

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can

Which transmissions is the oil approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - Danish
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - Finnish
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - Norwegian

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 9 for passenger cars

Available in the following sizes:

  • 1 liter can

Which transmissions is the oil approved for? See ZF list of lubricants TE-ML-11.

Material Safety Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - English
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - Danish
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - Finnish
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - Norwegian

Product Data Sheets:
ZF-Lifeguardfluid 9 - German

ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 9 for passenger cars

Everything in one package:

Car oil change kits from ZF

The full package –

Our oil change kits for automatic ZF transmissions

For those who like to keep things simple, our practical ZF Aftermarket car oil change kits include everything you need for a passenger car oil change, saving you time, effort and money.

Oil change kits are suitable for:

  • Car transmission oil changes incl. replacement of filter
  • Oil pan or housing leaks
  • Oil cooler leaks
  • Torque converter replacements
  • Mechatronics replacements

They contain, for example, a filter and/or filter oil pan and seal, fastening screws and a screw plug.

All our oil change kits can be ordered with or without ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID for the relevant transmission type.

We supply kits for over 600 vehicle models with automatic ZF transmissions.

Oil change kits for automatic passenger car transmissions

The full package –

Our oil change kits for automatic ZF transmissions

For those who like to keep things simple, our practical ZF Aftermarket car oil change kits include everything you need for a passenger car oil change, saving you time, effort and money.

Oil change kits are suitable for:

  • Car transmission oil changes incl. replacement of filter
  • Oil pan or housing leaks
  • Oil cooler leaks
  • Torque converter replacements
  • Mechatronics replacements

They contain, for example, a filter and/or filter oil pan and seal, fastening screws and a screw plug.

All our oil change kits can be ordered with or without ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID for the relevant transmission type.

We supply kits for over 600 vehicle models with automatic ZF transmissions.

Oil change kits for automatic passenger car transmissions

Car oil change kits:

The right kit for every transmission

Kits include the following, according to transmission type:

  • Seal and separate oil filter plus the required screws, or
  • a complete plastic oil pan with an integrated oil filter plus the right seal and screw plug.

Optional

7 bottles of ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 6 or ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 8 (1 liter each)

Direct links to oilchange kits in the ZF Part Finder:

Oil change kits for 6HP transmissions

Kits include the following, according to transmission type:

  • Seal and separate oil filter plus the required screws, or
  • a complete plastic oil pan with an integrated oil filter plus the right seal and screw plug.

Optional

7 bottles of ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 6 or ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID 8 (1 liter each)

Direct links to oilchange kits in the ZF Part Finder:

Oil change kits for 6HP transmissions

Save yourself time, money and stress

The advantages of ZF Aftermarket oil change kits at a glance

Oil change kits from ZF Aftermarket save time, money and stress

The screws? All here in a neat row. The new oil filter? Ready to go, along with the right seal. And the oil? Included, of course. ZF Aftermarket car lubricants are specially developed for automatic transmissions.

Advantages for your service operations:

  • Saves time in the office; no research
  • Saves working hours; all parts immediately at hand
  • Saves customer time; no delays due to incorrect or missing parts
  • Suitable oil change kits for a host of vehicle models
  • All parts and oils directly from the transmission experts
  • ZF OE quality

Advantages for vehicle owners:

  • Extends transmission service life
  • Maintains maximum shift comfort
  • Reduces wear on components subjected to a high level of stress
  • Prevents transmission failure and general malfunction
Oil change kits from ZF Aftermarket save time, money and stress

The screws? All here in a neat row. The new oil filter? Ready to go, along with the right seal. And the oil? Included, of course. ZF Aftermarket car lubricants are specially developed for automatic transmissions.

Advantages for your service operations:

  • Saves time in the office; no research
  • Saves working hours; all parts immediately at hand
  • Saves customer time; no delays due to incorrect or missing parts
  • Suitable oil change kits for a host of vehicle models
  • All parts and oils directly from the transmission experts
  • ZF OE quality

Advantages for vehicle owners:

  • Extends transmission service life
  • Maintains maximum shift comfort
  • Reduces wear on components subjected to a high level of stress
  • Prevents transmission failure and general malfunction

Oil and oil change kit

FAQ

  • Why does ZF develop the ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID?

    Modern vehicle and transmission generations are subject to ever more demanding requirements. Ultimately, the same is true of transmission oils. Also, certain oil properties are now essential for certain transmission components to perform at their best ("oil as a component"). ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID is an optimized car transmission oil and therefore guarantees maximum performance and shift comfort.

    Modern vehicle and transmission generations are subject to ever more demanding requirements. Ultimately, the same is true of transmission oils. Also, certain oil properties are now essential for certain transmission components to perform at their best ("oil as a component"). ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID is an optimized car transmission oil and therefore guarantees maximum performance and shift comfort.

  • Why should I use ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID?

    In modern transmissions, the oil is a "component" that needs to match the various transmission functions and materials as closely as possible. ZF Aftermarket transmission oils are developed in conjunction with the individual transmissions and adapted to their specific requirements. Commercially available products usually have to meet the specifications of more than one unit. The compromises involved prevent your ZF transmission from reaching its full potential. Our OEM expertise means that ZF Aftermarket oils always meet the requirements of the vehicle manufacturers.

    ZF Aftermarket transmission oils contain a matched combination of high-quality base oil and special additive packages. This guarantees excellent lubrication and friction properties even under extreme operating conditions and maximizes the service life of ZF units, often significantly reducing fuel consumption at the same time.

    ZF Aftermarket car transmission oils are especially recommended for applications with high thermal stress (e.g., demanding topography, sporty driving style, transmissions with retarder/Intarder).

    In modern transmissions, the oil is a "component" that needs to match the various transmission functions and materials as closely as possible. ZF Aftermarket transmission oils are developed in conjunction with the individual transmissions and adapted to their specific requirements. Commercially available products usually have to meet the specifications of more than one unit. The compromises involved prevent your ZF transmission from reaching its full potential. Our OEM expertise means that ZF Aftermarket oils always meet the requirements of the vehicle manufacturers.

    ZF Aftermarket transmission oils contain a matched combination of high-quality base oil and special additive packages. This guarantees excellent lubrication and friction properties even under extreme operating conditions and maximizes the service life of ZF units, often significantly reducing fuel consumption at the same time.

    ZF Aftermarket car transmission oils are especially recommended for applications with high thermal stress (e.g., demanding topography, sporty driving style, transmissions with retarder/Intarder).

  • How can I recognize a genuine oil like ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID?

    Pay attention to the original packaging and the exact specification. If in doubt, contact a ZF Aftermarket Service Center for an oil sample analysis.

    Pay attention to the original packaging and the exact specification. If in doubt, contact a ZF Aftermarket Service Center for an oil sample analysis.

  • How can I find the right transmission oil for my transmission?

    The lubricants approved for ZF units are detailed in the ZF lists of car lubricants (TE-ML ...) which are updated every 3 months. You can view them on the lists of lubricants website .

    The lubricants approved for ZF units are detailed in the ZF lists of car lubricants (TE-ML ...) which are updated every 3 months. You can view them on the lists of lubricants website .

  • What should I bear in mind when purchasing a transmission oil?

    The oil must be approved by the manufacturer. The relevant recommendations are usually provided in the vehicle's operating instructions. Every 3 months, ZF Aftermarket publishes up-to-date online lists of lubricants; you can obtain these by going to www.zf.com/schmierstoffe. Product descriptions provided by lubricant manufacturers should clearly state that an approval has been issued. Information such as "suitable for," "meets the requirements" or similar statements do not constitute an approval.

    The oil must be approved by the manufacturer. The relevant recommendations are usually provided in the vehicle's operating instructions. Every 3 months, ZF Aftermarket publishes up-to-date online lists of lubricants; you can obtain these by going to www.zf.com/schmierstoffe. Product descriptions provided by lubricant manufacturers should clearly state that an approval has been issued. Information such as "suitable for," "meets the requirements" or similar statements do not constitute an approval.

  • Will the use of high-quality oils result in longer oil change intervals?

    Yes, high-quality oils like ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID need not be changed as frequently. The intervals specified in the vehicle's operating instructions and generally also in the ZF Aftermarket list of lubricants are binding.

    Yes, high-quality oils like ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID need not be changed as frequently. The intervals specified in the vehicle's operating instructions and generally also in the ZF Aftermarket list of lubricants are binding.

  • What do I need to take into account if I want to switch over to a higher-quality oil?

    Switching over to an oil approved by ZF for the unit in question is always possible. However, residual quantities of the lower-cost oil may have an adverse effect on quality. This is why some ZF units require more frequent oil changes after the initial switchover. The relevant ZF Aftermarket list of lubricants provides more information on this topic.

    Switching over to an oil approved by ZF for the unit in question is always possible. However, residual quantities of the lower-cost oil may have an adverse effect on quality. This is why some ZF units require more frequent oil changes after the initial switchover. The relevant ZF Aftermarket list of lubricants provides more information on this topic.

  • What do I need to take into account if I want to switch over to a lower-cost oil?

    As a rule, any car lubricant approved by ZF may be used. We recommend checking this based on the relevant ZF Aftermarket list of lubricants (see the lists of lubricants website). Information such as "suitable for," "meets the requirements," or similar statements in the data sheets do not constitute an approval.

    During the running-in phase, it generally makes sense to use higher-quality lubricants. The lubricants provided by ZF ex works should therefore not be replaced ahead of time. Generally speaking, oils added at the ZF plant are carefully filtered during a test run, so there is no need to change the oil during running-in.

    As a rule, any car lubricant approved by ZF may be used. We recommend checking this based on the relevant ZF Aftermarket list of lubricants (see the lists of lubricants website). Information such as "suitable for," "meets the requirements," or similar statements in the data sheets do not constitute an approval.

    During the running-in phase, it generally makes sense to use higher-quality lubricants. The lubricants provided by ZF ex works should therefore not be replaced ahead of time. Generally speaking, oils added at the ZF plant are carefully filtered during a test run, so there is no need to change the oil during running-in.

  • Can I use oils with a different viscosity?

    The viscosity classes approved for the unit are indicated in the relevant ZF Aftermarket lists of lubricants. Other viscosity classes must not be used.

    The viscosity classes approved for the unit are indicated in the relevant ZF Aftermarket lists of lubricants. Other viscosity classes must not be used.

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