Recommended for use in applications specifying
Allison® TES-295 or C4, DEXRON® III, MERCON®, ZF®
Engineered to eliminate the deficiencies common
to all conventional, petroleum ATF's, AMSOIL Torque-Drive Synthetic
ATF provides superior performance and protection against thermal
and oxidative degradation, sludge and varnish formation, viscosity
shear down, cold temperature oil thickening, poor friction stability,
high component wear and shortened oil life. Automatic transmission
operating expenses can be directly linked to transmission fluid
quality. Poor quality oils need frequent changes and they reduce
the effective service life of transmissions. Delivering the ultimate
in oxidation resistance, wear control and friction performance,
AMSOIL Torque-Drive extends lubricant life up to six times* and
provides protection beyond that possible from conventional ATF's.
Vehicles stay on the road longer, unnecessary labor and maintenance
costs are reduced, and the return on costly transmission investments
is maximized. Immediate financial benefits are realized upon the
installation of AMSOIL Torque-Drive.
* Depending on duty cycle, local conditions,
oil analysis and/or OEM recommendations.
Thermal and Oxidative Stability
Hot weather and operating conditions are no excuse
for poor transmission reliability. By delivering a slower than
normal oxidation rate, AMSOIL Torque-Drive prevents sludge that
blocks small valves, prevents varnish that restricts component
movement and reduces oil thickening that slows down shift times.
AMSOIL Torque-Drive lasts longer than conventional ATF's, protects
better than conventional ATF's and extends transmission life beyond
that possible with conventional ATF's.
Conventional automatic transmission fluids use
petroleum oils with viscosity index (VI) improvers added to increase
the oil's operational temperature range. Over time, VI improvers
shear down, promoting premature wear by leaving only a thin base
oil to protect vital transmission components. AMSOIL Torque-Drive
does not contain VI improvers, which means no VI shear down regardless
of the operating environment. The unmatched film strength of AMSOIL
Torque-Drive prevents wear, significantly increasing the transmission
Oxidation by-products destroy the sensitive friction
characteristics of transmission fluids, resulting in the rapid
degradation of shift quality. The thermal and oxidative stability
inherent in AMSOIL Torque-Drive assures consistent, smooth clutch
engagement with no harsh shifting throughout the life of the fluid.
AMSOIL Torque-Drive maintains proper coefficients of friction,
prevents clutch glazing and prevents elongated shift times.
Extreme Temperature Performance
Transmissions operate in temperature extremes.
In hot temperatures, the synthetic construction of AMSOIL Torque-Drive
virtually eliminates oil evaporation and delivers a better lubricating
film than conventional oils for better overall protection of vital
components. Oil consumption is reduced and transmissions require
In cold temperatures, AMSOIL Torque-Drive easily
flows, as it does not contain the wax found in conventional ATF's.
Cold temperature fluidity allows for the proper operation of small,
delicate, electronically controlled solenoids that affect gear
changes. Unlike conventional ATF's, transmissions using AMSOIL
Torque-Drive have quick response times during cold operations
and can be used immediately upon start-up.
AMSOIL Torque-Drive is recommended as a direct
replacement for Allison® or Castrol® TranSynd® Synthetic ATF in
heavy duty, on and off highway automatic transmissions manufactured
by Allison®, General Motors®, Voith® and Ford® or wherever the
standards TES-295, C-4, Dexron® III or Mercon® are specified.
Examples of operations that benefit from using AMSOIL Torque-Drive
include municipal or transit buses, garbage haulers, motor homes,
delivery vans, emergency vehicles, school buses, dump trucks,
utility vehicles, cement trucks, line haul trucks and tow trucks.
Where extended drain intervals are not specified
by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), it is recommended
that AMSOIL Torque-Drive be evaluated with oil analysis at standard
OEM drain intervals or more frequently to establish proper drain
interval. Where extended drain intervals are recommended by the
OEM, follow that recommendation. This includes the recommendations
set by Allison® in document #10-TR-99 Rev. B, January 2002, for
TES-295 quality fluids.
AMSOIL Torque-Drive Synthetic
Automatic Transmission Fluid is based on the same type of
chemistry as TransSynd®. This fine, infra-red scan (IR),
revealing a chemical "picture" of both products,
shows no measurable differences.