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DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 now available from Finol Oils

DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668, the latest transmission fluid from Petro-Canada, is available to the Irish market from Finol Oils.

This highly sought after, premium lubricant is the only transmission fluid that is compatible with Allison Transmissions’ new drain standard (TES 668) for its on-highway automatic transmissions.

Specifically formulated for heavy-duty vehicles, DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is fully backwards compatible with all Allison transmissions requiring an approved TES 295 fluid.

In fact, DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is now the first-fill supplier of TES 668 automatic transmission fluid for all Allison transmissions.

This means that every Allison TES 668 automatic transmission leaving the factory will be filled with DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668.

Created by the Petro-Canada R & D division the new formulation reduces wear, unplanned maintenance and increases component lifespan, while oxidation control – permitted by Petro-Canada Lubricants’ 99.9 per cent base oil purity – leads to longer fluid life by shielding components from damage caused by contaminants such as sludge, varnish and corrosion.

Through “thousands” of hours of clutch friction durability testing in temperatures as low as -40 degrees, enhanced anti-shudder performance and torque control has been extensively proven, while also leading to smoother acceleration in demanding applications.

Improved protection of friction plates and gears extends the life of transmission components and performance life for the transmission, preserving its residual value.

DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668, the company said, is also suitable for use with Voith and ZF transmissions for standard drains, adding it is currently in the process of testing the fluid to obtain extended drain approvals from OEMs beyond Allison Transmission.

Petro-Canada’s DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is available in Ireland today from the team at Finol Oils.

To find out more about this high-performance synthetic lubricant, contact Finol’s dedicated sales team at 01- 5827111 or go to and organise a meeting with the technical team.