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*NEW* AMSOIL Torque-Drive™
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Recommended for use in applications specifying
Allison® TES 295 or C-4, Dexron® III, Mercon®, TE-ML 14C
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Allison® transmission owners are being held hostage. They are being forced to purchase aAMSOIL Torque Drive will reduce fleet costs significantly. transmission fluid that is costing more money than they should be spending. They do, however, have options.

Allison® transmission has established the Technical Engineering Specification 295 (TES 295) for automatic transmission fluids. When TES 295 products are used in Allison® transmissions and according to Allison® recommendations as outlined in Allison® Service Information Letter 10-TR-99, Rev. B, the service life of these oils can be extended several times that of mineral oils. This extended drain recommendation saves money for Allison® transmission owners.

The only oil on the market, however, that is formally identified by Allison® as a TES 295 product is TranSynd® Automatic Transmission Fluid, which happens to be sold by Allison® in partnership with Castrol®. Other companies seeking TES 295 approval are faced with formidable obstacles. Allison® has not made its stationary test stand available to the competition and has not established formalized field trial protocol. Outside companies, therefore, without unreasonably heavy investments in an ambiguous test program, are locked out of the market. And Allison®, by positioning itself as the only player, is able to charge exorbitant prices for their product. As a result, Allison® transmission owners who want to benefit from the potential savings realized through extended drain intervals are being taken advantage of.

In response, AMSOIL closely examined TranSynd® and developed a cost-effective replacement product named Torque-Drive™. Torque-Drive™ is a premium synthetic transmission fluid based on the same type of chemistry as TranSynd®. This is supported by the infrared (IR) scan and physical data comparisons included here. Clearly, the testing shows no measurable performance differences between Torque-Drive™ and TranSynd®. They do, however, differ in cost. Allison® transmission owners save money with Torque-Drive™.

The Allison® extended warranty states that Allison® will only cover repairs in which the transmission had been operated with TranSynd® or an equivalent fluid which meets the TES 295 specification. Torque-Drive™ is, in fact, based on the same type of chemistry as TranSynd® and is, therefore, recommended by AMSOIL as a replacement for TranSynd® and for use in all TES 295 applications. And because it is not specifically designated by Allison® as a TES 295 product, the AMSOIL warranty is in place to cover all lubricant related failures.

All Allison® transmission owners would be wise to reevaluate their use of TranSynd®, as well as their investment in the Allison® extended warranty program. There is no justification for paying the high cost for TranSynd® when an equivalent product is available for less.

The AMSOIL and Castrol products are so exact, it cannot be determined  if the AMSOIL product is used. It's an exact copy for less money. 

Product Applications
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® or TE-ML 14C are specified. Examples of operations that benefit from using AMSOIL Torque-Drive™ include municipal or transit buses, 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 #10-TR-99 Rev. B, January 2002, for TES-295 fluids.

Please See Product data sheet  - Important fluid data.


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