How do synchronisers work?
Synchronisers have been used in manual transmissions for more than 50 years and allow seamless shifting between gears. Since they have been introduced, synchronisers and manual transmissions have evolved into complex engineering solutions. The drive to efficient vehicles and fuel economy has led to the redesign of the modern-day manual transmissions – lighter, smaller, and containing more gear sets. In turn, synchronisers are also impacted, operating in a more challenging environment, requiring more complex engineering solutions and higher performing lubricants additives.