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Lab Q&A: Continuously Variable Transmissions

Question: Why do we need a new CVT Conditioner if BG’s CVT Fluid offers unsurpassed wear protection?

Answer: BG Premium Full Synthetic CVT Fluid, PN 318, is designed for use in only belt-driven CVTs. These CVTs exhibit modest thermal stress and require good surface-to-surface metal protection. CVT units produced by GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Subaru, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Jeep, ZF, BMW, Land Rover, Volvo, Mazda, Acura, Honda, Toyota and Saturn all fall into this category.

CVT designs in Audi Volkswagen and Ford models use chains. This design requires an additional dose of anti-wear protection, more than our CVT fluid alone can provide. Chain-driven CVT designs have a tremendous need for added metal-to-metal surface protection.

For BG Premium Full Synthetic CVT Fluid to be effective in chain-driven CVT units, we’ve created the BG CVT Plus CVT and DCT Fluid Conditioner, PN 303, to accompany it. The power duo makes an effective solution for belt and chain-driven CVTs. On top of that, BG Premium Full Synthetic CVT Fluid Conditioner can be used as a booster in all other belt-driven CVTs.

Remember that automatic transmission fluid and CVT fluid are not interchangeable. Teach your technicians the differences between the products and how to use them effectively.

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