December, 2012

Automatic Transmission FLuids

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Samples tested are labeled as formulated to meet specifications previously described as Dexron III/Mercon, with the exception of Super Star. The Super Star ATF label does not reference any ATF specifications.

   
  Blue Mountain Blain's Farm & Fleet CAM2 D/M Sunoco Multi-Purpose ATF   Super Star  
              CONSUMER ALERT  
PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details) Standards/ranges-a              

Brookfield Viscosity @ -40C, cSt

20,000 cP Max 18,200 15,550 16,380 16,320   Water-e  

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100C, cSt

6.8 cSt Min 7.0 6.8 7.6 7.3   5.3

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40C, cSt

34.00 34.0 33.9 35.9 35.3 23.7
Flash Point C (ASTM D92) 170/177C min-b 211 209 203 209   Water- e
Viscosity Index 182 173 164 187 178   166
 
Additives              
Calcium, ppm 119 105 4 91 173   8
Magnesium, ppm 1 1 1 <1 <1   <1
Phosphorus ,ppm 242 248 146 223 237 14
Zinc, ppm 7 17 3 12 1   6  
Molybdenum,  ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1  
Barium, ppm <1 <1 <1 1 <1   2  
Additive and/or other
Boron,  ppm 94 98 50 91 51   12  
Silicon,  ppm 4 4 2 2 5   22  
Potassium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   12  
Manganese, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1
Titanium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1  
Copper, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1
Sodium, ppm 3 <1 <1 <1 2   58  
Vanadium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1  
Contaminants              
Silver, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1
Aluminum, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1
Chromium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1
Iron, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   4  
Nickel, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1  
Lead, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1  
Antimony, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1  
Tin, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1  

 a- Standards, shown in black are established by Original Equipment Manufacturers for Dexron III/Mercon. Ranges, shown in teal, represent the high and low data for the major brands of tested in February 2012.

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

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

d- ASTM D5185-09 Reproducibility by Element.

e- Test cannot be run due to water contamination.

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