CVT Fluid

Full-Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid for Belt-Driven Continuously Variable Transmissions


Kendall® CVT Fluid is a premium-quality, full-synthetic transmission fluid specifically designed for use in passenger cars with belt-driven continuously variable transmissions. It has been specifically engineered to have the unique frictional properties required for use in this type transmission.

Features & Benefits

  • Meets performance requirements for nearly all vehicles with belt-type continuously variable transmissions
  • High steel-on-steel friction to prevent belt slippage, which can result in high or even catastrophic wear
  • Low steel-on-paper friction to prevent torque converter clutch slippage, which can result in shudder
  • Excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability for long fluid life
  • Protects against sludge and varnish formation
  • Protects against wear
  • Protects against rust and corrosion
  • Excellent low-temperature properties for easier shifting in cold weather
  • Good seal compatibility
  • Good foam resistance

Applications

  • Passenger cars with belt-driven continuously variable transmissions (CVTs)

Technical Details

Licenses & Approvals

CVT Fluid is recommended for most Honda, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Nissan (except Altima hybrid) and Suzuki vehicles with CVT transmissions. It is not recommended for eCVT or most chain-driven CVT transmissions, or in any non-CVT transmission. Please refer to the owner’s manual for correct transmission fluid recommendation.

Additional Details

Specific Gravity @ 60°F 0.864
Density, lbs/gal @ 60°F 7.2
Color, Visual Amber
Flash Point (COC), °C (°F) 196 (385)
Pour Point, °C (°F) <-45 (<-49)
Viscosity, Brookfeld
Viscosity, Brookfield
cP @ -40°C 10300
Viscosity, Kinematic
cSt @ 40°C 33.9
cSt @ 100°C 7.3
Viscosity Index 189
Zinc, wt % <0.001