Just recently, AMSOIL has unveiled a new synthetic fluid for dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs). The product features superior frictional properties that protect against shudder and gear clashing to constantly generate fast and smooth shifts. It is also proven outstandingly durable, hence giving stability in stop-and-go traffic and excelling under intense, high-heat conditions. Moreover, its built-in oxidation resistance helps inhibit sludge formation in essential transmission parts.
While it is true that DCTs are capable of smooth shifts, they can suffer from lurching or shudder at slow speeds. Transmission fluid with certain frictional properties is needed to avoid shudder. DCT fluid should also maintain the proper viscosity to offer protection during the high-heat operation native to high-performance supercars and sedans.
The concept of two transmissions working in combination within one vehicle originally dates back to the 1930s. The DCT made its first appearance decades later in a number of 1980s-era race cars. In 2003, VW Golf Mk4 R32 was the first product vehicle to be equipped with the technology. Today, the spectrum of vehicles with DCTs has widened from the Hyundai Sonata to the Nissan GT-R.
AMSOIL Synthetic DCT Fluid is suitable for use in DCTs requiring any of the following specifications: VW/AUDI G 052 182, G 052 529, TL 521 82; VOLVO 1161838, 1161839; PORSCHE 999.917.080.00, 043 207 29, 043 207 30, 000 430 20; PENTOSIN FFL-2, FFL-3, FFL-4; NISSAN GT-R® Transmission Oil R35 Special; MITSUBISHI Dia-Queen SSTF-I; MERCEDES BENZ 236.21, 236.25; FORD WSS-M2C-936-A; FERRARI/SHELL TF DCTF-3; CITROEN/PEUGEOT 9734.S2; CHRYSLER 68044345; and BMW 83 22 2 148 578, 83 22 2 148 579, 83 22 0 440 214, 83 22 2 147 477, DCTF-1, MTF-LT-5.
This product must be changed in accordance with the automaker’s recommendations and is available in quarts.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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