Transmission

Eliminating The Confusion

Many Original Equipment Manufactures commonly refer to transmission fluids and lubricants by utilizing letters or symbols like SLF, Type F, Diamond SP, Diamond SP II, ATF -3, ATF-4, CVT, Type T, Type T-II, Dex II, Dex III and Type A just to name a few. Below is an example of a frequent transmission fluid identification problem. Example: What is (SLF) fluid? Many Fast Lube Managers and Lube Technicians are perplexed by the (SLF) automatic transmission fluid recommendation listed in some original equipment manufacturers service manuals.

CVT, What does it mean?

In recent months it seems that we have been receiving an increased number of phone calls regarding CVT's on our SMART BLEND SYNTHETICS Tech Service Line. The main question that we are often asked is, what do the letters CVT stand for on the vehicles transmission fluid dipstick? The letters CVT stand for or identify the vehicles automatic transmission type as a Continuously Variable Transmission better known as a CVT Transmission. When the letters CVT appear on the transmission dipstick this means install specialty CVT transmission fluid.

Flush Chemicals What is the Difference?

Exactly what is the difference between Transmission Flush Chemicals and will transmission flush products harm or cause damage to a transmission?

This is the most frequently asked question by Fast Lube Operators and Service Tech’s.
Answer: There are basically two different types of Transmission Flush Chemicals available. Solvent Based and Synthetic Oil Based, and depending on which one you choose to use they can or can not cause harm to a transmission.

Keeping Cool

SUMMER IS HERE AND THINGS ARE HEATING UP. THIS TECH TIP WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A FEW QUICK DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION IDEAS THAT COULD ASSIST TECHNICIANS IN IDENTIFYING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID OVERHEATING PROBLEMS, PRIOR TO PERFORMING A TRANSMISSION FLUSH SERVICE.

Heat is the number one reason for automatic transmission failure. By implementing the following pre service diagnostic procedures in your facility, Fast Lube Owners and Managers can greatly reduce the number of heat related transmission failure claims, by identifying pre existing fluid flow problems.

Chemicals, Chemicals, & More Chemicals.

Exactly what is the difference between Transmission Flush Chemicals and will transmission flush products harm or cause damage to a transmission?

This is the most frequently asked question by Fast Lube Operators and Service Tech’s.
Answer: There are basically two different types of Transmission Flush Chemicals available. Solvent Based and Synthetic Oil Based, and depending on which one you choose to use they can or can not cause harm to a transmission.

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