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Antiwear additive stops automatic transmission overheating

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Cost Effective Maintenance recommends the AW10 Antiwear additive to reduce wear and internal friction in automatic transmission vehicles.

Formulated to deliver massive increases in lubricant load-carrying ability, AW10 Antiwear cuts internal friction to help minimise heat build-up and component stress, enabling both oil quality and lubricated components last much longer.

Controlled engineering type tests conducted on three different oils confirmed AW10’s ability to increase load-carrying ability by 46-470%, before seizure occurred on the test rig. The test rig bearing temperature was reduced by 69°C under stable load conditions while the torque required to drive the test rig was reduced by 34-44% on two engine oils, indicating reduced machine frictional losses and efficiency potential.

Several customers of Cost Effective Maintenance, who had reported overheating automatic transmissions in Mitsubishi Pajero 4x4s, were able to rectify the problem by simply adding a little AW10 to the oil.

John Tasker who drives a Pajero 2004 NP 3.2L DiD Auto noticed while towing his 1500kg caravan that the transmission tunnel was becoming extremely hot under load. At 45,000km, he added a dose of AW10 at the rate of 1% to the auto transmission and solved the problem. 

The AW10 Antiwear additive is also suitable for manual transmissions, final drives, hydraulics and engines.

Phil Riseley of Riseley’s Bulk Haulage owns a Freightliner FLC112 powered by a Series 60 Detroit with 18 speed Roadranger and Eaton diffs. He used the AW10 in the prime mover resulting in smoother gear shifts especially in cold conditions. A slight engine rattle has also disappeared. 

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