AMSOIL has just released a Synthetic CVT Fluid for “continuously variable transmissions”. This product will be a replacement fluid for most all major automakers using CVT’s. CVT transmissions have been prevalent in Nissan vehicles for several years now and other brands such as Honda, Toyota, Dodge, Subaru and Suzuki have been integrating this technology. AMSOIL has used their vast synthetic oil expertise to create a CVT Fluid that is an upgrade over OEM fluids at a very reasonable price. The new fluid will be available in US quart bottles or 9.45 litre jugs.
How Does a CVT Transmission Work?
The basic concept of the CVT has been prevalent in snowmobile and some industrial applications for generations. Automakers have moved to this technology for the smooth operation and fuel economy benefits. This video produced by Suzuki Motors gives a brief overview of the concept.
What Tasks Does a CVT Fluid Perform?
A CVT fluid’s main task is to prevent wear in drive belts (or chains), pulleys, clutches and bearings. Another chore is to provide cooling for transmission components. It is vital that the CVT fluid is able to conduct these tasks without interfering with the torque transfer duties of the transmission.
Nissan NS-2 vs. AMSOIL Synthetic CVT Fluid
As Nissan is one of the forerunners in CVT technolgy, AMSOIL performed comparison testing with their Synthetic CVT Fluid versus Nissan NS-2 CVT Fluid. In the FZG ASTM D-5182 anti-wear test, AMSOIL CVT achieved 11 load stages, while NS-2 CVT Fluid only survived for 7 passes before failing.
Another test was the JASO LVFA Anti-Shudder Durability Test. In this trial, AMSOIL Synthetic CVT Fluid survived a testing interval that was six times that of Nissan NS-2.
Where Can I Buy AMSOIL Synthetic CVT Fluid in Canada or the US?
Oildepot can offer this product shipped from the closest of 2 warehouses in Canada or 11 in the United States. Simply request a price list using the form on your right or call us at 1-800-748-5781.