Maxlife ATF is in no way anything like the VW fluid specified for the DSG.
in fact, if you look at the application chart, it says go to the VW dealer for the VW part number.
I called Royal Purple today and they confirmed with me that there Max Atf is compatible with the 09A tiptronic transmission and even told me that it would take 2.7 quarts for a drain and re-fill and 7 quarts for a complete flush and re-fill. Also comparing the properties to the valvoline maxlife the Royal Purple had better numbers and it also seems that Royal Purple did more extensive testing according to the available info between the two.(sorry this did'nt format out the way I originally typed it) See comparisons below:
MAXLIFE, ROYAL PURPLE
@ 100c 6.11, 7.5
@ 40c 28.18, 35.0
@-40c 8400, 7150
VISCOSITY INDEX: 173, 180
FLASH POINT: 202c, 226c
POUR POINT: -51c, -69f
@ 60F 0.843, 0.84
FIRE: no info, 475f
How does that compare to the NAPA Altrom febi Bilstein numbers?
Flash point [°C] 200 (EN ISO 2592)
Density [g/ml] 0,85 (DIN 51757) (15°C / 59,0°F)
Viscosity 6,5 mm²/s (DIN 51562) (100°C)
or the Mobil Delvac ATF
Viscosity, ASTM D 445
cSt @ 40ºC 39
cSt @ 100ºC 7.3
Brookfield Viscosity, ASTM D 5293
-cP @ -40ºC 8400
Viscosity Index, ASTM D 2270 168
Pour Point, ºC, ASTM D 97 -54
Flash Point, ºC, ASTM D 92 236
Density @15ºC kg/l, ASTM D 4052 0.85
Valvoline product support has confirmed their Maxlife ATF is recommended for the Audi/VW 09A, however you can't find a Valvoline shop to change it lol.
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