Is ZF a good transmission?

The ZF 8 Speed transmission has an overwhelmingly positive reputation within the automobile industry. Its highly flexible design means that the ZF transmission can be used within a huge number of car models, ranging from expensive sports cars to luxury sedans.

How long does a ZF transmission last?

How Long Does Your Transmission Last?

Transmission Quick Facts
Transmission Lifespan Without Maintenance 100,000 miles or less
Transmission Lifespan with Proper Maintenance 300,000 miles or more
When to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid Every 30,000 miles
When to Change Manual Transmission Fluid Every 30,000 to 60,000 miles

Who manufactures ZF?

The ubiquitous ZF 8HP automatic transmission For those not in the know, the 8HP automatic transmission, produced by German manufacturer ZF, is one of the most ubiquitous transmissions on the automotive market.

How often should you service a ZF gearbox?

The German top manufacturer of transmission ZF recommends oil change every 8 years or 100,000 km. The oil change interval is actually set by the type of the transmission and also by the strength, or how long it is designed to be.

What does ZF stand for?

Acronym Definition
ZF Zone of Fire
ZF Zelda Forever (web site)
ZF Zonal Filter
ZF Zahnradfrabrik Friedrichshafen (German transmission type)

Does GM use ZF transmissions?

Currently, GM offers two models of eight-speed transmissions, the light-duty 8L45 and heavy-duty 8L90. When GM developed the 6L80/6L90 transmission series, they were loosely based upon the ZF 6HP family of transmissions. The 8L90 also has a ZF thumbprint on it, though somewhat less than the previous six speeds.

Does Ford use ZF transmissions?

The ZF6 is a heavy-duty, fully-synchronized, constant-mesh 6-speed manual transmission. Ford has been using the ZF6 since the late 1990s.

Do ZF gearboxes need servicing?

The lifetime of your ZF transmission can be extended with a service every 60,000 miles or every 6 years and in our experience not changing the oil has caused problems including slow or jerky gearshifts and in some cases premature transmission failure.

How much oil does a ZF gearbox take?

ZF automatic transmissions are filled with specially developed semi-synthetic oils. ZF recommended a transmission oil change every 80,000 – 120,000 km or after 8 years at the latest….Additional Images:

Oil pan 1 Unit
ZF Lifeguard 8 ATF 7 x 1 Litres