LAS VEGAS. Two new synthetic transmission lubricants and a replacement clutch for the Volvo I-Shift transmission where announced by Eaton during the 2016 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conference.
The two new lubes are part of a move to rebrand the company’s entire lubricant offerings under the Eaton name and standardize labeling. That line also includes two axle fluids and multi-purpose grease.
Designed for late model Eaton heavy-duty transmissions, the new Eaton PS-386 is backward compatible and mandatory for the Eaton Fuller Advantage Series of automated mechanical transmissions as well as its heavy-duty manual transmissions. It replaces the company’s PS-164rev7 spec lubricant and is said to improve fuel economy in manuals by 1.5%.
The new Eaton PS-278 lube has been formulated for the medium-duty Eaton Procision transmissions and their wet dual-clutch design. It is not intended for any other Eaton transmission.
The metric sized Eaton 430mm Push Wear-Thru clutch is designed to be a direct aftermarket replacement for Volvo I-Shift automated mechanical transmissions. Initially it will be offered in 232mm and 254mm damper sizes with a softer rate damper design intended to reduce vibrations and extend driveline component life, according to the company. Maintenance free, adjustment free and lubed for life, the new clutch is built with all new components that include premium organic driven disc facings.
It will be available starting in March through OEM dealerships, distributors and Eaton’s Factory Direct program.