AMSOIL Torque-Drive™ Synthetic Automatic Transmission
Torque-Drive™ Synthetic Automatic
Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Recommended for use in applications specifying Allison® TES-295 or C4, DEXRON® III, MERCON®, Voith G-1363, ZF®
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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 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 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.
| AMSOIL 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, TES-389, C-4, Dexron® III, Mercon,® Voith G-1363 or ZF® TE-ML 14C 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 #1099F for TES-295 fluids.
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