Engineered to eliminate the deficiencies common to all conventional, petroleum ATFs, AMSOIL Torque-Drive™ 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 ATFs. 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
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 ATFs, protects better than conventional ATFs
and extends transmission life beyond that possible with conventional ATFs.
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 improver shear down regardless of the operating
environment. The unmatched film strength of AMSOIL Torque-Drive™ prevents wear, significantly increasing the
transmission service life.
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 less
In cold temperatures, AMSOIL Torque-Drive™ easily
flows, as it does not contain the wax found in conventional
ATFs. Cold temperature fluidity allows for the proper
operation of small, delicate, electronically controlled
solenoids that affect gear changes. Unlike conventional
ATFs, transmissions using AMSOIL Torque-Drive™ have
quick response times during cold operations and can be
used immediately upon start-up.
Torque-Drive Synthetic Automatic
Transmission Fluid is based on the same
type of chemistry as TransSynd®. This
fine Infra-red (IR) scan, revealing a
chemical "picture" of both products,
shows no measurable differences.
AMSOIL Torque-Drive™ is recommended as a direct
replacement for TranSynd® Synthetic ATF in heavy
duty, on and off highway automatic transmissions
manufactured by Allison,® General Motors,® Ford,® Voith®
and ZF® or wherever the standards TES-295, C-4,
Dexron® III, Mercon®, TE-ML 14C or Voith G-1363 are specified.
Examples of operations that benefit from using AMSOIL
Torque-Drive™ include municipal or transit buses,
motor coaches, 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
#1099E for TES-295 fluids.