AMSOIL recommends Torque-Drive® for use in all
automatic transmissions requiring any of the following
specifications: Allison® TES 295, TES 389, C-4; Voith®
55.6336.XX; ZF® TE-ML 14C; GM Dexron® III; Ford
Mercon®; Mercedes-Benz® 236.10
Engineered to eliminate 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
reduce the effective service life of transmissions. Delivering maximum
oxidation resistance, wear control and friction performance, AMSOIL
Torque-Drive extends lubricant life and provides protection beyond that
possible from conventional ATFs. Immediate financial benefits are possible
upon the installation of AMSOIL Torque-Drive. Vehicles stay on the
road longer, unnecessary labor and maintenance costs are reduced,
and the return on costly transmission investments is maximized.
THERMAL AND OXIDATIVE STABILITY
Hot operating conditions are no excuse for poor transmission
reliability. By delivering a slower-than-normal oxidation rate,
AMSOIL Torque-Drive helps prevent sludge that blocks small
valves and varnish that restricts component movement, and
reduces oil thickening that slows 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 exceptional
film strength of AMSOIL Torque-Drive greatly reduces
wear, promoting longer 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 helps ensure consistent,
smooth clutch engagement with no harsh shifting throughout
the life of the fluid. AMSOIL Torque-Drive maintains proper
coefficients of friction, and helps prevent clutch glazing and
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 maintenance.
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
operation and can be used immediately upon startup.
AMSOIL recommends Torque-Drive for use in heavy-duty,
on- and off-highway automatic transmissions requiring any of
the following specifications: Allison® TES 295, TES 389, C-4;
Voith® 55.6336.XX; ZF® TE-ML 14C; GM Dexron® III; Ford
Mercon®; Mercedes-Benz® 236.10. 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.
Torque-Drive is designed to replace TranSynd® brand synthetic
automatic transmission fluid for use in Allison® transmissions.
Torque-Drive is recommended for use according to the
extended service interval established by the original equipment
manufacturer for the performance specifications identified
above under Product Applications.
HEALTH & SAFETY
This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended
application and according to the recommendations in the Material
Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). An MSDS is available via the Internet at www.amsoil.com
or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Don’t pollute.
For warranty information, visit www.amsoil.com/warranty.aspx.
AMSOIL Torque-Drive® Synthetic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
@ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)
@ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D445)
Brookfield Viscosity @ -40°C
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)
Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92)
Point °C (°F) (ASTM D97)
Four-Ball Wear Test
(ASTM D4172B: 40 kg, 75°C, 1200 rpm,
1 hr) mm
Corrosion (150°C, 3 hr)