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6001 - SMART BLEND HIGHLY FRICTION MODIFIED ATF SUPPLEMENT
6500 - SMART BLEND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID M-V SUPPLEMENT
4001 - SMART BLEND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID PROTECTANT
14000-S - SMART BLEND POWER STEERING FLUSH & PROTECT SYSTEM
3500 - SMART BLEND LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL SUPPLEMENT
4300-S - SMART BLEND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CLEAN & PROTECT SYSTEM
2001 - TRANS FLUSH TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSH
505 - SMART BLEND VERY HIGH STRENGTH THREADLOCKER RED

 

HIGHLY FRICTION MODIFIED ATF SUPPLEMENT

Q1. What is the difference between Smart Blend Synthetic Highly Friction Modified and Dexron® III ATF?

A1. Both Dexron® III and Smart Blend Synthetic Highly Friction Modified ATF's are similar base stock fluids. The major differences are contained within the specific or individual additive package requirements to meet both performance and technical specifications and requirements of OEM's. Dexron® III is the most common type of ATF utilized within the North American factory fill and service markets. Dexron® III is a highly stable ATF with heavy detergent packages, while (HFM) or Highly Friction Modified ATF contains friction modifiers that promote smoother shift quality in efforts to obtain the imperceptible shift quality.

Q2. If a service technician installs Dexron III ATF in a vehicle that requires (HFM) Highly Friction Modified ATF, will it cause immediate transmission failure?

A2. This is a trick question, in most cases NO. However if the vehicle that is being serviced has excessive clutch wear due to excessive usage or improper maintenance, transmission failure can occur. Often one will notice drivability concerns in the form of torque converter lock up shudder prior to transmission damage.

Q3. What brands of ATF are categorized as Highly Friction Modified Fluids (HFM) or Specialty Lubricant Fluids (SLF)?

A3. The following OEM Fluids are the most common Highly Friction Modified Fluid brands.
Mopar® (7176) ATF + 3      Mopar® (MS 9602) ATF + 4
Honda® Genuine ATF         Mitsubishi® Diamond ATF
Toyota® Type T               Toyota® Type T II
Toyota® Type T IV Hyundai® ATF AND MORE

Q4. Will installing Smart Blend Synthetic Highly Friction Modified ATF Supplement alter or effect manufacturer’s limited warranties?

A4. No, upon proper installation Smart Blend Synthetic Highly Friction Modified ATF Supplement will not alter or effect manufacturer’s limited warranties.

 

   

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID M-V SUPPLEMENT

Q1. What is Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission M-V Supplement?

A1. Smart Blend Synthetic M-V Supplement is a uniquely blended synthetic additive package that is designed to convert and enhance Dexron® III/ Mercon® ATF into a Mercon® V type fluid eliminating the need to stock costly Mercon® V.ATF

Q2. Does Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission M-V Supplement meet OEM testing specifications?

A2. Yes, Smart Blend Synthetic M-V Supplement meets or exceeds testing specifications and requirements for Clutch Plate Friction Testing, Turbo Hydromatic Oxidation Testing and Seal Compatibility Testing.

Q3. What vehicles require Mercon® V ATF or Smart Blend Synthetic M-V Supplement?

A3. Most 1997 model and later Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar vehicles and Mazda light duty trucks. Please refer to vehicles service manual for fluid recommendations.

Q4. What makes Mercon® V different from ATF + 3 and Dexron® III / Mercon® automatic transmission fluids?

A4. The major difference between fluid types is specified additive packages. All three fluids are manufactured as similar base stocks, then specific additive packages are added to these base stocks in order to meet OEM performance requirements. Mercon® V is a highly stable fluid that provides durability and extended fluid life characteristics. Compared to ATF+3 that is a highly friction modified fluid that was designed to provide the imperceptible shift in automatic transmissions. Dexron® III / Mercon® functions as a high detergency lubricant.

Q5. Will installing Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission M-V Supplement affect vehicle manufacturers limited factory warranties?

A5. NO, installing Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission M-V Supplement is totally safe, and will not alter or affect Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) limited warranties.

 

   

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID PROTECTANT

Q1. Can Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant be installed in all automatic transmissions?

A1. Yes, Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant is a Universal product that is safe to install in all automatic transmission applications.(except Ford Type F & CVT applications)

Q2. What is the difference between Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant and competitive brands of transmission protectant products?

A2. Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant (ATFP) with its specially formulated synthetic technology treats the ATF improving the thermal stability and sheer stability of the transmission fluid, thus allowing the transmission fluid the ability to remove heat from the transmission extending fluid and transmission life maximizing transmission fluid performance. Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant is suspended in the ATF and does not absorb into the transmissions clutch plate friction material, allowing Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant to work instantly to eliminate unwanted torque converter lock-up shudder. Competitive transmission products are often manufactured with low-level mineral oil components and additive packages. These components and additive packages are often very similar to the additive packages already contained within ATF and provide little or no additional protection or performance benefit to the ATF or transmission.

Q3. Will Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant stop or eliminate transmission fluid leaks?

A3. No, Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant will not address transmission fluid leaks. Smart Blend Protectant does not contain seal swell additives. Automatic Transmissions are internally pressurized systems with hundreds of internal moving components. Additives containing stop leak chemistry or seal swell products can prove detrimental to automatic transmissions. Stop leak transmission products, can cause seals and O-rings to become brittle and flake. These particles can easily become lodged in the transmissions valve body restricting fluid flow, creating pressure problems or transmission failure.

Q4. Will installing Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant affect vehicle manufacturers limited factory warranties?

A4. NO, installing Smart Blend Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant is totally safe, and will not alter or affect Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) limited warranties.

 

   

POWER STEERING FLUSH & PROTECT SYSTEM

Q1. Can the Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Flush be utilized without power steering flush equipment?

A1. Yes. Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Flush can be used with or without power steering flush equipment. When using flush equipment follow equipment manufacturer’s directions. Step 1: Without flush equipment simply remove 4oz of power steering fluid. Install Power Plus Power Steering Flush, replace reservoir cap. Start the vehicle, turn steering wheel left to lock then right to lock 5 times. Turn off vehicle, and then evacuate contaminated power steering fluid. Step 2: Install Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Fluid Protectant, then fill with power steering fluid.

Q2. When using the Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Fluid Protectant, do I need to install specialty lubricant power steering fluids (such as Honda Genuine PSF)?

A2. No, Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Fluid Protectant converts regular PSF into a universal power steering fluid for all applications (excluding Audi & Volkswagen applications).

Q3. What benefits will the customer experience by using the Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Flush & Protect System rather than installing regular power steering fluid?

A3. By utilizing the Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Flush & Protect System, both the customer and installer will notice optimum power steering performance. Smart Blend Synthetic Power Steering Flush & Protect System: Safely removes deposits and impurities from the power steering system Eliminates whines and unwanted noise. Properly lubricates racks and pumps. Eliminates stiffness and reduces wear, while extending system and fluid life. Improves power steering system performance.

 

   

LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL SUPPLEMENT

Q1. Is the Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement recommended for all rear differentials?

A1. No, Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement is specially formulated for vehicles equipped with limited slip differentials.

Q2. Some oil manufacturers incorporate the GL5 additive package in their gear oil. Is it safe to install the Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement with these gear oils?

A2. Yes, by installing Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement, you are simply upgrading the additive package, enhancing the mineral based oil characteristics with synthetic technology.

Q3. What benefits will Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement provide?

A3. Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement provides superior protection against metal-to-metal wear and will resist thermal break down, extending the life of the gear oil. Smart Blend with its unique synthetic technology: Eliminates Rear End Chatter, Protects Clutch Surfaces and Reduces Operating Temperature

Q4. Will Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement void or affect manufacturer’s limited warranties?

A4. No, Smart Blend Semi-Synthetic Limited Slip Rear Differential Supplement is safe to use on all vehicles that contain limited slip rear differentials, and will not alter or affect auto manufacturer’s limited or extended warranties.

 

   

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CLEAN & PROTECT SYSTEM

Q 1. Does Smart Blend Clean & Protect need to be used in conjunction with automatic transmission flushing equipment?

A1. NO, Smart Blend Clean & Protect unique cleaning formula can be utilized with or without transmission fluid evacuation or flush equipment. Smart Blend’s special synthetic formulation works great with equipment or without and is ideal for transmission pan drop services.

Q2. What makes Smart Blend Clean & Protect unique or different from competitive automatic transmission chemical flush systems?

A2. Smart Blend Clean & Protect transmission flush contains MOLECU-TECH technology. A unique non-solvent based chemical flushing agent that is totally safe for transmission clutches, seals, electronics and all other internal transmission components. Smart Blend Clean & Protect cleans internal transmission parts and components utilizing its unique polar action, by safely lifting and suspending and removing harmful varnish and contaminants from the transmission system. Competitive transmission flush products contain harsh and abrasive solvent chemistry that use scrubbing action to remove varnish. Products containing solvent-based flush chemistry can cause and promote abnormal wear on internal parts and components. In the event that solvent based flush products are not completely removed from the transmission system, irreversible seal and clutch damage could occur. Unlike competitive products, Smart Blend Clean & Protect is totally safe and will not harm the transmission or internal components.

Q3. Can the Smart Blend Clean & Protect Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant be installed in all vehicles?

A3. Yes, Smart Blend Clean & Protect Synthetic Transmission Fluid Protectant is a universal product that is safe to install in all automatic transmission applications. (except Ford Type F & CVT applications)

Q4. What is the best method for using or installing the Smart Blend Clean & Protect?

A4. .Step One: Install Smart Blend Clean & Protect Synthetic Transmission Flush via the vehicles dipstick. Run the vehicles transmission for 5 minutes. Drain and or evacuate the used or contaminated ATF. Step Two: Install Smart Blend Clean & Protect Synthetic Protectant via the vehicles dipstick, then fill with new ATF. (Do not over Fill)

 

   

TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSH

Q1. Does Trans Flush outperform machine automatic transmission cooler and line flushers?

A1. Yes, Unlike machine flushers Trans Flush requires no maintenance. If machine flushers are not properly maintained they will actually do more harm than good. Because the filter must be constantly changed or cleaned therefor leaving room for error in which contaminants that it removes will continuously circulate back into the next transmission that is being installed.

Q2. Is Trans Flush totally safe for my transmission?

A2. Yes, Trans Flush is the #1 selling automatic transmission cooler and line flusher in the world. Trans Flush has no performance claims on file in regard to its performance and has been proven in millions of trouble free automatic transmission installations.

Q3. How long does it take to flush out an automatic transmission cooler and line system with Trans Flush versus machine flushing equipment?

A3. Trans Flush only takes about 5 minutes to completely clean automatic transmission cooler and lines whereas machine flushers take 30 minutes or longer to perform a cooler and line flush. Thus saving valuable labor time and money.

Q4. Does Trans Flush contain water?

A4. Yes, Trans Flush contains water in its proprietary cleaning formula that has been approved by one of the worlds largest OEM (original equipment manufacturer). Moisture (water) will naturally form in transmissions overnight through the filler tube, because of the drop in the transmission fluids temperature once the vehicle is turned off. More moisture (water) is left in automatic transmission coolers and lines when using compressed air to clean the system than when using Trans Flush, because Trans Flush's formula evaporates.

 

   

SMART BLEND VERY HIGH STRENGTH THREADLOCKER RED

Formulated to lock engine and transmission nuts and screws. Seals medium threaded parts and fill gaps .002" to .008". Fixture tight in 60 minutes with shear strength of 3000-4000 psi. Smart Blend Very High Strength Threadlocker is a one part, room temperature curing compound that resist vibration loosening. Threadlocker #505 effectively seals metallic mechanical assemblies, preventing costly downtime while improving reliability.

  • Prevents parts from vibration loosening
  • Requires extra effort or special tools for removal
  • Bolts and components stay securely fastened
  • Protects threads from corrosion
  • Military spec S-46163 Type I Grade K, ASTM D 5363 -An0221