ZF has developed a new automatic transmission for cars with eight speeds that can achieve more than 6% fuel savings. The priority aim in development, however, was not the maximum number of gears, but minimum consumption.
ZF engineers had set the bar high to produce a new benchmark for automatic car transmissions. The second generation of the ZF 6HP 6-speed transmission, that entered production only in 2006, defines standards that are hard to top: reaction times faster than human perception, direct engine linkage by early-stage torque converter lock-up and intelligent, adaptive control software, that almost reads the driver's intentions from his foot.
But the new transmission is capable of even more - it saves (even more) fuel. It also guarantees ultimate driving enjoyment, as well as the variability needed to be able to use future technologies.
How Its Made: A TCI® Torque Converter
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AUDI/Volkswagen 7 Speed DSG/S tronic 3D Animation
http://www.eurocarnews.com - The worlds first 7-speed DSG to be produced in high-volume. For many car drivers this could signify the final turn away from conventional transmissions. Because the new DSG can do everything better than a manual gearbox. It is more fuel efficient, sporty and comfortable.
Mercedes Million Kilometer Test
Mobil 1 put 1 million kilometers on a Mercedes-Benz engine then broke it down to see how the fully synthetic motor oil did in leaving minimal deposits and minimal wear on the engine, demonstrating how Mobil 1 will allow an engine to operate in like new conditions through an extended test length.
How Diff Lock Works and When To Use It (UK Terminology, Land Rover)
This video instructs the viewer on how the standard *CENTRE* "diff lock" works in a permanent 4 wheel drive (4x4) vehicle, a Land Rover in this case, and gives an idea for how and when to use it.
A Land Rover Discovery was the vehicle featured in the demonstrations, but this video applies to any 4x4 vehicle with a center diff lock.
In summary, diff lock (whether it be the centre diff lock fitted as standard or front/rear aftermarket diff lock) is useful in slippery situations such as snow, ice and mud.
Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC Hybrid Animation
https://www.eurocarnews.com - A Blue TEC hybrid features an additional magneto-electric motor and a 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission specially configured for the hybrid module, the necessary operating and control electronics, the transformer and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery.
During braking the electric motor acts as a generator and is able to recover kinetic energy by a process known as recuperation. During this process the electric motor works together seamlessly with the engine brake of the internal combustion engine and the conventional wheel brakes. The recuperated energy is stored by a compact but efficient lithium-ion battery in the engine compartment and retrieved when required. Major advantages over conventional nickel/metal hydride batteries include a higher energy density and greater electrical efficiency combined with more compact dimensions and a low battery weight. Thanks to space-saving installation in the engine compartment, the trunk capacity and generous interior dimensions remain unchanged. The hybrid module also has a convenient start-stop function.
The D-Drive Infinitely Variable Geared Transmission
This brain-bending invention could be the holy grail of transmission technology - it allows you to smoothly move through gear ratios from top gear all the way through neutral and into reverse without ever disengaging the engine. Plus, there's no friction drive component, so the power is always transmitted through gear teeth - there's never any slip or friction losses.
In fact, the D-Drive's main difficulty is that it's so damn hard to understand that people don't really know what to do with it. So here's a close-up look, which will hopefully get a few people thinking.
Read the complete article here: http://www.gizmag.com/steve-durnin-ddrive-d-drive-infinitely-variable-transmission-geared/15088/ and a follow up to the response here: http://www.gizmag.com/d-drive-redux/15120/
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Automatic Transmission Valve Body removal - 4L60E Shift Kit
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GM 4L60E Transmission Rebuild DVD: Valve Body - Removal
The first step to installing a Automatic Transmission Shift Kit is to remove the transmission pan and Valve Body that is located inside the pan.
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