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Chrysler Goes Long on Getrag Dual-Clutch Tranny

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Automotive News reports Chrysler is wagering the north 40 on a new dual-clutch manumatic it developed with tranny builder Getrag. The two companies have built a $530 million plant in Indiana to churn out the gearboxes, to which Chrysler will have exclusive rights. Word is, the six-speed DSG challenger will first appear in 2010 linked to Chrysler's new Phoenix V6, which will be equipped with cylinder deactivation. No word yet on whether Chrysler will license the tech to other carmakers, but we'd imagine such a big investment may force a tipping point that starts the revolution.

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HeeeeyJake
HeeeeyJake

I have read too that it is simply a different tranny fluid that is needed because they operate at higher temperatures and standard tranny fluid breaks down at those temperatures over time.

Let's hope that efforts are in place to make sure that kind of miscommunication isn't an issue in the future.

I follow the severe duty cycle on tranny flushes on all my chrysler products and have never had a failure. The gentleman that bought my fan wrecked it with 400k miles on the original transmission. (I know i know, anecdotal evidence, but I've never had a driveline failure of any kind. I wonder if following maintanence schedules other than "my car wont start"/is making a ticking noise/has black smoke coming out of it/pulls to the left etc. has something to do with it)