Gear Lubes & Tranny Fluids

MERCON® V Aluminum Beaker Oxidation Test

by AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil Dealer

Automatic transmission technology has quickly evolved in recent years, and automakers are demanding higher quality, longer lasting transmission fluids to protect these transmissions in extreme conditions. In fact, Ford Motor Company recently retired its MERCON® automatic transmission fluid specification. Its current MERCON V specification requires significantly improved anti-oxidation, antiwear and anti-shudder properties over previous specifications. […]

AMSOIL Synthetic Gear Lube Outperforms Valvoline

by AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil Dealer

AMSOIL submitted its 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (FGR) and Valvoline 75W-90 Gear Lube to an independent laboratory for quality comparison tests. The gear lubes were tested according to ASTM testing procedures in several critical performance areas, including oxidation resistance, viscosity retention and cold temperature fluidity. Oxidation resistance was measured using the L-60-1 Thermal Oxidation Stability […]

AMSOIL Synthetic Gear Lubes: Superior Shear Stability

by AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil Dealer

The extreme pressures and temperatures generated by modern vehicles increase stress on gear lubricants and can lead to a serious condition known as thermal runaway. As temperatures in the differential climb upward, gear lubricants lose viscosity and load carrying capacity. When extreme loads break the lubricant film, metal-to-metal contact occurs, increasing friction and heat. This […]