Two new gearbox oils by LIQUI MOLY

The lubricant specialist presents the TOP TEC MTF 5200 75W-80 and TOP TEC MTF 5100 75W products

September 2017 – Their area of use is completely different, yet gearbox and motor oils still have things in common: they are becoming ever more viscous and they have to be even higher performing. The two new performers in the gearbox oil range by German oil expert LIQUI MOLY are TOP TEC MTF 5200 75W-80 and TOP TEC MTF 5100 75W.

Additives are gaining greater and greater importance for motor oils. This development is similar in gearbox oils. The new MTF oils, which stands for Manual Transmission Fluid, are high-performance lubricants with minimal viscosity. The thinner the oils, the less the wear losses and fuel consumption. "Classic gearbox oils are disused here," says Oliver Kuhn, deputy head of the LIQUI MOLY oil laboratory. Furthermore, classic transmission and axle gearbox oils are set out too differently, as they are separated from one another in construction and have to complete their tasks under completely different conditions.

Nowadays, in modern gearboxes everything is fitted together. Correspondingly, modern gearbox oils such as TOP TEC MTF 5200 75W-80 and TOP TEC MTF 5100 75W have to have a lot of properties. "The material compatibility also plays a role. New materials in the gearboxes require new additive connections," says Oliver Kuhn.

TOP TEC MTF 5200 75W-80 was developed for use in transaxle, transmission and distribution gearboxes, TOP TEC MTF 5100 75W specially for manual transmission gearboxes and double-clutch gearboxes, S tronic and DSG. Both oils ensure outstanding shifting comfort, guarantee a clean gearbox and a long oil service life under all operating conditions.

Top Tec MTF 5200 75W-80
LIQUI MOLY recommends this product for vehicles, engines and transmissions requiring the following specifications or genuine part numbers:
MW 83 22 0 309 031, BMW 83 22 0 403 247, BMW MTF LT-2, BMW MTF LT-4, Ford WSD-M2C 200-C, GM 1940764, GM 1940768, NISSAN MT-XZ, NISSAN MT-XZ TL (JR Type), Peugeot Citroen (PSA) B71 2330, Special Honda MTF-II, Volvo 97308

TOP TEC MTF 5100 75W
LIQUI MOLY recommends this product for vehicles, engines and transmissions requiring the following specifications or genuine part numbers:
BMW 83 22 7 533 818, BMW MTF LT-3, Ford WSD-M2C 200-D2, VW G 052 178, VW G 052 512, VW G 052 726, VW G 060 726, VW G 070 726

Both new gearbox oils are available in 1, 20 and 60 liter containers.

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"Classic gearbox oils no longer fulfill the highest requirements"

Oil expert Oliver Kuhn of LIQUI MOLY explains the features of modern gearbox oils

September 2017 – With the TOP TEC MTF 5200 75W-80 and TOP TEC MTF 5100 75W gearbox oils two new special lubricants by LIQUI MOLY are launching on the market at once. Oliver Kuhn, deputy head of the LIQUI MOLY oil laboratory, explains the properties and areas of use of the two new products.

What do the new LIQUI MOLY gearbox oils do that's so special or what is characterizing for you?
Oliver Kuhn: Similarly to motor oils, the gearbox oil area has permanently moved on from the early, rather simple and clearly separated transmission and axle gearbox oils. It used to be that the transmission gearbox oils mentioned above had only mild additives in order to control their behavior towards the synchronizer rings. By contrast, the axle oils had significantly higher additives, as there are usually higher pressures in these motors. This separation often no longer exists today; everything is fitted together in the gearbox.
Today the products have to combine several properties with one another. The classic oils can often no longer be used. New materials make it necessary to back new additive combinations. Add to this, much as in the motor oil area, the trend towards ever thinner oils. It used to be that oils such as SAE 85W-90 or 80W-90 were usual, going up to SAE 75W-90 and today it is 75W or 75W-80. The low viscosity is used to minimize wear losses and therefore to save fuel. And that is precisely what the two new gearbox oils do, which are predominantly differentiated by their area of use.

What areas of use are there for the new gearbox oils?
Oliver Kuhn: Due to the ever changing oil requirements of the car manufacturers these gearbox oils open up new areas of use. Wear characteristic, material compatibility, pressure absorption or even viscosity are edging ever further into focus. The new gearbox oils also make it possible to cover the requirements of modern car transmission gearboxes, which classic transmission gearbox oils are no longer capable of doing.
If you take into account the market for Japanese and American cars in this area, it becomes clear that many manufacturers still back API GL 4 and API GL 5 and therefore still allow older gearbox oils. The biggest differentiation here is in the European OEM area; outside of Europe this trend is still limited. Similarly to motor oils, it is also the case here that the API and ILSAC approvals differ significantly less and, in contrast to in Europe, the ACEA and the OEM are a lot more complex.

Peter Szarafinski
Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit Ausland
Head of Media Relations International
 
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About LIQUI MOLY
With around 4,000 items, LIQUI MOLY offers a global, uniquely broad range of automotive chemicals: Motor oils and additives, greases and pastes, sprays and car care, glues and sealants. Founded in 1957, LIQUI MOLY develops and produces exclusively in Germany. There it is the undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand. The company led by Ernst Prost sells its products in more than 120 countries and generated 489m euros in sales in 2016.

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With around 4,000 items, LIQUI MOLY offers a global, uniquely broad range of automotive chemicals: Motor oils and additives, greases and pastes, sprays and car care, glues and sealants. Founded in 1957, LIQUI MOLY develops and produces exclusively in Germany. There it is the undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand. The company led by Ernst Prost sells its products in more than 120 countries and generated 489m euros in sales in 2016.

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