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 of transmission.

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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


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

Technical Details

  • Specific Gravity @ 60°F: 0.864
  • 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 Brookfield
    cP @ -40°C 10300
    Viscosity Kinematic
    cSt @ 40°C 33.9
    cSt @ 100°C 7.3
    Viscosity Index 189
    Zinc, wt % <0.001
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