INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Allison Transmission has announced that it has introduced its new prognostic features for routine maintenance, which are available on MY09 Allison 1000/2000/3000/4000-series models.
Calibrated to particular operating requirements of vehicles, prognostic features monitor various operating parameters to determine and alert when a specific maintenance function is required, according to Allison Transmission. These features are intended to take the guesswork and hassle out of scheduling routine vehicle maintenance.
According to Allison Transmission: “Oil Life Monitor” is based on the vehicle’s duty cycle, determines fluid life and alerts when a fluid change is required, and helps gives maximum oil life while providing protection to the transmission. “Filter Life Monitor” provides an alert when the transmission’s fluid filter(s) need to be replaced, a feature which may help extend filter change intervals and provide protection for the transmission. “Transmission Health Monitor” helps avoid costly repairs and downtime by taking the guesswork out of scheduling routine maintenance, a feature which determines and alerts when clutch maintenance is required.
While these prognostic features use sophisticated electronic monitoring technology, according to the transmission manufacturer, they are designed to be user-friendly. When service is due for Allison 3000/4000-series models, a wrench icon on the shift selector’s digital display will alert the operator. Similar to checking oil level and diagnostics, the company further states the status of all three prognostic features can be checked by toggling through the shift selector’s display, while 1000/2000-series models require a separate transmission service light to alert the operator.
Use of Allison Approved TES 295 transmission fluid is required, the company advises.
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