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Suzuki swift What type of transmission fluid should be used

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What type of transmission fluid should be used on the 1.2 suzuki swift cvt 2008 model imported from japan. No owners manual as it was a used vehicle.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Billy replied 3 years ago.

Billy :

Hello Sir, and welcome to JA!!!

Billy :

I'm Billy and i will help you with your inquiry.

Billy :

Now the CVT fluid differs a lot from automatic transmission ATF, so never put generic Dexron III or something like that

Billy :

Your car needs, Esso 71242, or equivalent, that would be only available at the dealer.

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Get the fluid from dealer, and you can ask for an owner's manual which they may be able to supply.

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Regards,

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Customer:

Hi Billy

Customer:

Many thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately the Esso 71242 is not available here, can you advise an alternative please?

Customer:

Thank you

Customer:

Regards

Customer:

Jean Marc

Billy :

Hello Jean-Marc,

Billy :

CVT transmissions are relatively new on the markets, and very few models have them installed, so there is no generic CVT fluid that i can recommend safely.

Billy :

The only fluid recommended for your vehicle, would be the OEM recommended fluid, which should be available at any Suzuki dealership.

Billy :

Now, if the dealership where you reside do not have it at the moment, you can have them order it for you.

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They should supply any spare part or fluid related to a suzuki model.

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If you really want a fluid other than that recommended by Suzuki, i suggest you check out this site:

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http://jaytec.jp/eng_multi_cvt_fluid.htm

Billy :

But i still recommend the use of Suzuki recommended fluid, which should be available at any Suzuki dealership.

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Regards,

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Customer:

thank you once again for your help

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