The concept of two transmissions working in tandem within one vehicle dates back to the 1930s. The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) made its first practical appearance decades later and several 1980s era race cars. In 2003, Volkswagen Golf Mk4 R32 was the first production vehicle to feature the technology. Today the spectrum of vehicles with DCT’s has widened to include vehicles made by BMW, Chrysler Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche and more.

Automatic and Dual-Clutch Transmissions

Automatic transmissions have defined set of gears based on vehicle speed. The correct gear is selected as the vehicle accelerates and decelerates.  DCT’s are automatic transmissions based on the architecture of the manual transmissions. They consist of two mandctual gearboxes in the same housing. Most rely on computer controlled, wet multi-plate clutches and do not require torgue converters. DCT’s provide more efficient shifts than the traditional automatics because as one clutch engages, the other readies for the next gear. Probably maintain and lubricated, the system delivers smooth, split-second shifts, the perfect complement to powerful high-performance engine.

While DCT is our compatible of seamless shifts they can suffer from shutter or lurching slow speeds. Transmission fluid with a specific frictional properties is required to prevention. DCT fluids must also maintain a proper viscosity to provide protection in high heat operation native to high-performance sports sedans and Supercross.

Amsoil 100% Synthetic DCT Fluids

Amsoil 100%  Synthetic DCT Fluid is specially engineered for sophisticated dual-clutch transmissions. It’s superior frictional properties protect against shudder and gear clashing to consistently produce fast, smooth shifts. Amsoil synthetic DCT fluids exceptional durability provides stability in stop-and-go traffic and excels under intense, high-heat conditions. Its built-in oxidation resistance helps prevent sludge formation vital transmission parts.