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Optimization of Oil Quantity in Manual Transmission and Reducing Churning Loss 2024-26-0346

The gearbox is a crucial aggregate in a diesel truck. Gearboxes must work efficiently to get the job done properly and lubrication is vital to this efficiency. Lubricating oil is like the circulation system of a gearbox. If the oil levels fall too low, the gearbox will likely fail. Gearbox failure can lead to expensive repairs that could be prevented. Besides added costs due to replacement or repair, costs associated with a loss of production could be significant. These issues are why; it is important to understand the consequences of having low lubricant levels.
Similarly, higher oil level creates higher churning losses, heating of the Gear oil and oxidation, reduction in efficiency and increased oil leaks.
Understanding the functions of gearbox lubricating oil can help you choose the right quantity of prevent gearbox failures.
The aim of the testing is to find the accurate level of oil required to lubricate the Gearbox properly without failure and to reduce from the current predicted level of 10 ltrs which is deemed high.
The churning loss due to higher oil quantity will also be reduced in course of the trial and finally contributing to increased efficiency of Gearbox.


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