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PENTOSIN specialty fluids go mainstream with FUCHS LUBRICANTS.
Anyone within the auto industry would have most likely encountered the PENTOSIN brandand its great products at some stage. PENTOSIN is a world renowned supplier of specialty fluids favoured by many of the European OEMs, and their products appear in applications that require the highest possible performance and quality standards. The PENTOSIN range of specialty fluids services many different areas of the vehicle, such as the central hydraulics systems of PSA (Peugeot and Citroën), roof actuation modules of most convertibles, hydraulic and electro‐hydraulic power steering, through to the gearbox lubricant and/ or actuation fluid for high performance manual and double clutch transmissions – DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox).
It is often unappreciated how specialised these applications are, and the exacting need to use the correct fluid to ensure trouble free performance and ensure the overall system life. For example, the central hydraulic systems in the PSA vehicles can be operating critical functions such as brakes, suspension and power steering all utilising the one fluid, therefore an error or compromise in the fluid may have tragic results.
Likewise DSG transmissions are highly sensitive to both the quality and condition of the fluids used, and as such an error or compromise in the fluid used may result in poorly functioning shift control and/ or clutch packs which will generate major customer dissatisfaction, and in some cases could cause expensive damage to the operational circuits in the transmission itself.
FUCHS LUBRICANTS acquired PENTOSIN to ensure they offer the very best products in all market segments, and are able to fully support both the mainstream and specialty service requirements across the entire market.
Previously the PENTOSIN products may have been purchased directly from an OEM parts department, sourced directly from overseas or through a local specialty importer – but with the purchase of PENTOSIN, FUCHS LUBRICANTS are moving the range of products into the mainstream market resulting in these specialty products now being readily available via its local Australian and New Zealand distribution network.
Following are just an example of some of the products that are now part of the FUCHS range, and would be well known to most within the automotive industry, especially those dealing with the ever increasing number of European marks in the country.
PENTOSIN PSF – Super high performance Power Steering Fluid approved by Mercedes‐Benz for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
PENTOSIN CHF 11S – This has been ‘THE’ automotive central hydraulic fluid for decades; it is used by and carries numerous, OEM approvals for many various applications.
PENTOSIN CHF 202 – The successor to PENTOSIN CHF 11S and is the power steering / central hydraulic fluid for the latest generations of OEM applications.
PENTOSIN LHM+ – High performance hydraulics oil developed and approved specifically for use in the central hydraulics systems of PSA (Peugeot and Citroën) vehicles, and is well suited to many agricultural braking system applications.
PENTOSIN FFL‐52529 – Specially developed for the Wet Clutch of the DL382 (0CK) transmission and is the only product that has been approved to VW specification TL 52 529‐C required by a number of VW Group vehicles such as Audi and VW.
PENTOSIN FFL‐2 – Specially developed for VW Double Clutch Transmission with wet clutch (i.e. DQ250, DQ500 and DQ400e) and is the only product that has been approved to VW specification TL 52182 required by a number of Audi, Skoda and VW vehicles.
PENTOSIN FFL‐3 – Specifically developed and approved for use in ZF dual‐clutch transmissions and manual transmissions, and carries ZF approvals for transmissions utilised by automakers such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover.
PENTOSIN FFL‐4 – Specifically developed and approved for use in GETRAG’s 7‐speed dual‐clutch transmission (longitudinal installation) with wet clutch, which is installed in a variety of BMW M class models.