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Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer #3279587 02/12/14 05:03 PM
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My name is Tom Johnson. I was invited, by forum management, to participate on this ATF forum. I was asked to participate because I was the former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer from 1990-2009. In this position, I had responsibility for review and approval of all transmission fluids for Allison commercial and military products on a worldwide basis. I'm here to help answer your technical questions specific to Allison fluid specifications (TES-389 and TES-295), Castrol TranSynd, fluid types (conventional vs. synthetics), fluid formulations and how they change with use and how to detect fluid changes (viscosity loss, oxidation and contamination) through transmission fluid analysis.

What I Do Now - Upon retiring from Allison Transmission and GM, I started JG Lubricant Services. We do oil and coolant analysis for many different applications, vehicles and equipment. We specialize in detailed transmission fluid analysis for Allison transmission products from the 1000 Series used in GM pickups and also are specialists in all other models including the 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series in trucks, buses and RVs. We can also analyze samples from the larger Off-Highway (5000-9000 Series) product lines.

PS: You can call me "Mr. TranSynd".

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Thomas L. (Tom) Johnson
Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer
President and Co-Owner, JG Lubricant Services
www.jglubricantservices.com
Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279606 02/12/14 05:17 PM
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Welcome to BITOG.


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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279617 02/12/14 05:25 PM
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Glad you are here.


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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279619 02/12/14 05:28 PM
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Welcome Tran.

Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279624 02/12/14 05:30 PM
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welcome to BITOG! Another guy with expertise in engineered lubricants is a great addition to this forum. Off subject, a very famous populist Mayor of Cleveland OH was named Tom L Johnson in the early 20th century. Shall I call you Mr Mayor?

Again, welcome aboard, I'm sure your contribution on ATF subjects will be helpful.

Oldtommy

Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279638 02/12/14 05:38 PM
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Welcome and thank you for your introduction.

I am looking forward learning from your experience.


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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279645 02/12/14 05:41 PM
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welcome Transynd!

Would luv your expert advice and input on BITOG...to quell some myths and housewifey's tales (and keep some horseflies at bay).

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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279688 02/12/14 06:07 PM
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I just sent a sample out to you all from my Cruze. Good to have you on board.

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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279726 02/12/14 06:35 PM
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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279759 02/12/14 06:57 PM
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Welcome Tom!!!!

I already run Transynd in my Allison & 4L60E with great results.
I do have one question, I have read on this site that Transynd does not meet Dexron IIIH spec's....Is this true?


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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279771 02/12/14 07:12 PM
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Welcome Mr TRANSYND!!!
Your knowledge will be helpful I'm sure!


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Welcome sir! thumbsup


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welcome to BITOG! Glad to have you.


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Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279870 02/12/14 08:14 PM
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Tom,

I'm glad we had a chance to talk today. With your extensive experience with Allison transmissions, you will certainly be a valuable asset to BITOG!

Wayne

Re: Former Allison Transmission Fluids Engineer [Re: MR_TRANSYND] #3279900 02/12/14 08:28 PM
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Welcome TRANSYND. Of course you know you just set yourself up for being asked if you can put transynd in a Smart car and what not. grin

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