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Old 03-08-2011, 06:41 AM
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Official Max Life Compatibility Letter for Esso LT 71141

For all those looking for something on official letter head in regards to Valvoline Max Life ATF being compatible with LT 71141, this is what i just recieved in regards to my inquiry on the Valvoline website.
Here was my original email and valvolines response with attachment.

Hope this helps ease anyones fears about using Max Life in their cars.

Thank you for your question. Yes, the Valvoline MaxLife Dex Merc ATF is compatible with the Esso LT71141 specification for BMW. Attached is a letter from the Valvoline Technical Director indicating the specifications the Valvoline MaxLife Dex Merc ATF will cover.
>>>> ----------------------------
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:12:14 AM
>>>> To: valvtechline@ashland.com
>>>> CC:
>>>> Subject: Valvoline.com New User Registration

>>>> Comments:
>>>> Im sure you have recieved this question many many times. But here goes
>>>> anyway. Because your bottles say one thing, but no where on your
>>>> webiste does it state it in the specs.
>>>> Is MAX LIFE ATF compatible with LT71141?
>>>> The bottles i bought state it is, however your website does not say it
>>>> supports this spec.
>>>> There is much debate about whether it does on many BMW forums. I would
>>>> like to hear it straight from the company that makes the product.
>>>> Your quick response is greatly appreciated..
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