March 21, 2012

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Samples tested are labeled as formulated to meet specifications previously described as

Dexron III/Mercon, with the exception of TriStar which is labeled as Type A

 

  Pennzoil Shell Mobil Valvoline Auto Zone Advanced Auto Parts Castrol Tri Star
Type A
Sunoco ProLine Smitty's
                CONSUMER ALERT NOTE   NOTE
PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details)
Standards/ranges-a
                     

Brookfield Viscosity @ -40C, cSt

20,000 cP Max 15,977 16,686 19,356 16,736 17,076 17,276 17,436 77,184 21,595/
21,945
16,816 16,157

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100C, cSt

6.8 cSt Min 7.03 7.02 7.52 7.44 7.08 7.17 7.07 8.6 7.28 7.13 7.21

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40C, cSt

34.0 33.5 33.26 35.32 36.49 33.55 34.08 33.88 53.63 35.24 33.88 31.22

Flash Point C (ASTM D92)

170/177 C min-b 200 200 180 196 200 200 204 160 196 196 174/174
Viscosity Index 182 179 180 180 176 181 181 178 136 177 181 207
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS -c, -d
Additives                      

 Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)

805 708 693 1,353 785 742 789 770 746 855 769 589
 Calcium, ppm 119 72 70 124 272 140 92 80 1,161 172 97 70
 Magnesium, ppm 1 <1 <1 <1 1 2 2 <1 38 <1 2 1
 Phosphorus ,ppm 242 223 227 371 221 262 243 223 917 224 240 188
 Zinc, ppm 7 <1 <1 <1 2 36 10 5 937 1 10 2
 Molybdenum,  ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 34 <1 <1 <1
 Barium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 3 <1 <1 <1
Additive and/or other                      
 Boron,  ppm 94 103 105 92 75 101 108 103 56 60 108 86
 Silicon,  ppm 4 3 2 2 2 6 7 4 143 4 6 3
 Potassium, ppm <1 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 41 <5 <5 <5
 Manganese, ppm <! <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
 Titanium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
 Sulfur, ppm 838 734 715 1,076 1,061 798 766 700 4,736 1,067 784 676
 Copper, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 1 <1 <1 <1
 Sodium, ppm 3 <5 <5 6 6 19 <5 <5 62 <5 <5 <5
 Vanadium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Contaminants                      
 Silver, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
 Aluminum, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 8 <1 <1 <1
 Chromium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
 Iron, ppm <1 <1 <1 1 <1 <1 <1 <1 11 <1 <1 <1
 Nickel, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
 Lead, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
 Antimony, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 6 <1 <1 <1
 Tin, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1

 a- Standards, shown in black are established by Original Equipment Manufacturers. Ranges shown in teal represent the high and low data for the 10 brands tested in February 2012.

b- Dexron® III, 170C minimum, Mercon®, 177 C minimum.

c-Test Method used for metal analysis is ASTM ASTM D5185.

d- ASTM D5185-09 Reproducibility by Element.

 

 

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