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TECHNI-TIP: Engine Oil Degradation

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL: 1150 Trans-All EHP Automatic Transmission Fluid


March/April 2011



Lubrication Engineers' commitment to continuous product improvement has resulted in the re-formulation of its automatic transmission fluid (ATF). 1150 MONOLEC Syn Multi-Vehicle ATF has been upgraded to a new additive package that includes our proprietary wear-reducing additive, MONOLEC. The new 1150 MONOLEC is a versatile, high performance product suitable for regular to severe-duty use in a variety of automatic transmission in passenger cars and trucks.

Replacing the previous 1150 Trans-All EHP ATF, the new synthetic formulation is fully compatible with its predecessor. Benefits of the upgraded product include:

- Versatility: 1150 MONOLEC is suitable for use in a variety of automatic transmission, including those used in GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota vehicles. This allows fleet owners to stock and use a single ATF, rather than keep multiple products in inventory.

- Outstanding Wear Reduction: 1150 is formulated with MONOLEC to reduce stress on the gears and bearings caused by varying speeds and loads. It ensures smooth shifting, reduced friction and wear on parts, efficient operation in cold temperatures up to -35 degrees Celsius and a significant decrease in maintenance costs over competitive ATFs.

- Extended Fluid Life: Due to its synthetic formulation, 1150 MONOLEC retains its lubricating properties over longer drain intervals by reducing operating temperatures, resisting condensation and acid formation, and preventing the generation of sludge and varnish deposits.

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TECHNI-TIP: Engine Oil Degradation

Manufacturing engine oil is a precise operation: careful control of temperatures, pressures and processing times is required. Extreme care is taken to eliminate contaminants in the finished product and much work is needed to produce first rate lubricants that can operate in engines of all types, under all conditions of operation and service. Such wide performance standards require that the oil meets exacting specifications such as viscosity, viscosity index, pour point, flash point, carbon residue, ash content and resistance to oxidation.

When new oil is poured into an engine, it enters a completely uncontrolled environment. It is subjected to temperatures ranging from below zero degrees to hundreds of degrees and pressures from atmospheric up to thousands of pounds per square inch in the bearings. It is also exposed to a variety of contaminants, such as water, dust, combustion by-products, carbon deposits and air. It is no wonder that the oil eventually deteriorates! Although it is not possible to eliminate oil contamination, we can certainly minimize its effects to prolong oil life.

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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL: 1150 Trans-All EHP Automatic Transmission Fluid

"For trouble free service, LE is the way to go!"

The New York Water Ways operates a fleet of shuttle buses in Manhattan to connect customers to and from its ferry service. In 2003, New York Water Ways updated its fleet of 25 city buses equipped with Allison World transmissions (MT643) filled with Allison Transyn Fluid TES 295. The buses operate in bumper-to-bumper Manhattan traffic and ambient temperatures range from below 0 degrees Celsius up to 38 degrees Celsius. The shop supervisor decided to convert the entire fleet to 1150 Trans-ALL EHP ATF due to its ability to provide superior protection under these harsh conditions. After three years and 10,000 hours of trouble-free service, the transmissions were drained. Out of the 25 buses, 23 of them had clear/clean fluid. Only two showed some discoloration, which would be expected in this rugged service.

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