December 12, 2018

Transmission Lubrication and Longevity

A vehicle’s drivetrain must resist heat and friction, in all temperatures and circumstances. The forces acting on the gears in a transmission are subject to high loads. The starting a stopping forces transmitted via the transmission from the engine create large amounts of friction and heat on the components. When metal components come into contact, they exert directional loads on one another. Even the smoothest machined surfaces have microscopic irregularities known as asperities. When asperities […]