In the last 15 years, the assembly of automatic gearboxes in European vehicles has multiplied significantly. We have moved from the classical 4-speed torque converter boxes to sequential automatic transmissions, where the driver can select the desired gear, such as the VAG group Tiptronic model, to dual-clutch automatic transmissions known by the acronym DSG, DCT, DKG, EDC, PDK ..., which the VAG group has made popular under the name S-Tronic, and finally the continuously variable transmissions (CVT) used by the VAG group (Multitronic) and Lexus, among other manufacturers, and which is very common in electric and hybrid vehicles and can be of the belt (Belt-CVT) or chain (Chain-CVT) variety.
Manual gearboxes have also been upgraded, featuring a greater number of gears, and there are even piloted manual gearboxes, these being manual transmissions with an internal clutch system that prevents the driver from having to operate the pedal to engage the gears and that require lubricants with highly specific levels of quality.
As a means of meeting all these needs in the workshop, OLIPES presents its new MAXIGEAR product line for the manual transmission (MTF) family, and MAXIFLUID ATF for all ranges of automatic transmissions (ATF), now available in 1-litre format, enabling professionals to conduct all maintenance operations, while optimising stocks.
The MAXIGEAR range includes the classical, mineral-based 80W90 EP and 80W90 GL5 fluids, in addition to the most demanding formulations such as the fully synthetic MAXIGEAR TS 4500 for 4x4 gearboxes and non-self-locking differentials, and the new MAXIGEAR 90 LS PLUS for 4x4 vehicles with self-locking differentials and heavy machinery. The Maxigear family is complemented with the synthetic-based MS 3500, specifically designed for boat propulsion systems, while not forgetting the 75W80 & 75W90 GL5 / GL4 + / GL4 fluids with a high-performance semi-synthetic base.