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Always the Right oil

Lubricants for Trucks and Buses

ZF-ECOFLUID –

The right oil for every automatic truck transmission

ZF oils for commercial vehicles – ECOFLUID

Making sure everything runs like clockwork

Do not leave it to chance when choosing the right oil for trucks and buses; 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 – use ZF Aftermarket oils for commercial vehicles!

ZF oils for commercial vehicles – ECOFLUID

Making sure everything runs like clockwork

Do not leave it to chance when choosing the right oil for trucks and buses; 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 – use ZF Aftermarket oils for commercial vehicles!

Our oils

For trucks and buses

The hydrocrack-based high-performance oil for all manual ZF transmissions – technically perfect and cost-effective. Which transmissions is this oil approved for?

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid M - English
ZF-Ecofluid M - German
ZF-Ecofluid M - Bulgarian
ZF-Ecofluid M - Polish
ZF-Ecofluid M - USA

ZF-ECOFLUID M for commercial vehicles

The hydrocrack-based high-performance oil for all manual ZF transmissions – technically perfect and cost-effective. Which transmissions is this oil approved for?

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid M - English
ZF-Ecofluid M - German
ZF-Ecofluid M - Bulgarian
ZF-Ecofluid M - Polish
ZF-Ecofluid M - USA

ZF-ECOFLUID M for commercial vehicles

ZF-ECOFLUID A PLUS and ZF-ECOFLUID LIFE are no longer available. They have been replaced by ZF-ECOFLUID A LIFE .

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid A life - English
ZF-Ecofluid A life - Polish
ZF-Ecofluid A life - Danish
ZF-Ecofluid A life - Norwegian
ZF-Ecofluid A life - German

ZF-ECOFLUID A for commercial vehicles

ZF-ECOFLUID A PLUS and ZF-ECOFLUID LIFE are no longer available. They have been replaced by ZF-ECOFLUID A LIFE .

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid A life - English
ZF-Ecofluid A life - Polish
ZF-Ecofluid A life - Danish
ZF-Ecofluid A life - Norwegian
ZF-Ecofluid A life - German

ZF-ECOFLUID A for commercial vehicles

ZF-ECOFLUID X first fill and service fill oil is a high-performance lubricant for ZF bus axles, combining high temperature stability with premium protection for gearing and bearings.

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid X - English
ZF-Ecofluid X - German
ZF-Ecofluid X - Bulgarian

ZF-ECOFLUID X for commercial vehicles

ZF-ECOFLUID X first fill and service fill oil is a high-performance lubricant for ZF bus axles, combining high temperature stability with premium protection for gearing and bearings.

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid X - English
ZF-Ecofluid X - German
ZF-Ecofluid X - Bulgarian

ZF-ECOFLUID X for commercial vehicles

ZF-ECOFLUID LIFE PLUS transmission oil is optimized for modern ZF-EcoLife transmissions. It is a low-viscosity, highly fuel-efficient and temperature-stable oil specially developed for this transmission type.

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid Life Plus - English
ZF-Ecofluid Life Plus - German
ZF-Ecofluid Life Plus- Polish

ZF-ECOFLUID LIFE PLUS for commercial vehicles

ZF-ECOFLUID LIFE PLUS transmission oil is optimized for modern ZF-EcoLife transmissions. It is a low-viscosity, highly fuel-efficient and temperature-stable oil specially developed for this transmission type.

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

Material safety data sheets:
ZF-Ecofluid Life Plus - English
ZF-Ecofluid Life Plus - German
ZF-Ecofluid Life Plus- Polish

ZF-ECOFLUID LIFE PLUS for commercial vehicles

Frequently asked questions about oils

For trucks and buses

  • Why does ZF develop the ZF-ECOFLUID?

    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-ECOFLUID is optimized for transmissions and therefore guarantees optimum 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-ECOFLUID is optimized for transmissions and therefore guarantees optimum performance and shift comfort.

  • Why should I use ZF-ECOFLUID?

    In modern transmissions, the oil is a “component” that needs to match the various transmission functions and materials as closely as possible. ZF 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. ZF oils benefit from ZF's OEM expertise and always meet the requirements of the vehicle manufacturers.

    ZF transmission oils contain a matched combination of high-quality base oils 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 transmission oils are especially recommended for applications with high thermal stress (e.g., demanding topography, sporty driving style, transmissions with retarders/Intarders).

    In modern transmissions, the oil is a “component” that needs to match the various transmission functions and materials as closely as possible. ZF 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. ZF oils benefit from ZF's OEM expertise and always meet the requirements of the vehicle manufacturers.

    ZF transmission oils contain a matched combination of high-quality base oils 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 transmission oils are especially recommended for applications with high thermal stress (e.g., demanding topography, sporty driving style, transmissions with retarders/Intarders).

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

    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 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 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-ECOFLUID 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-ECOFLUID 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 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 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 lubricant approved by ZF may be used. We recommend checking this based on the relevant 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 lubricant approved by ZF may be used. We recommend checking this based on the relevant 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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