August, 2012

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Samples tested are labeled as formulated to meet specifications previously described as Dexron III/Mercon, with the exception of TruStar which is labeled as Type A

     
  RoadTech SureGuard LMX ATF Ace Hardware Home Basics QT ATF XP TrueStar
Type A
 
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PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details) Standards/ranges-a                    

Brookfield Viscosity @ -40C, cSt

20,000 cP Max 26,344 14,077 28,644 18,416 14,757 18,616   56,388    

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100C, cSt

6.8 cSt Min 7.51 7.45 7.39 7.05 6.60 7.55 8.77

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40C, cSt

34.00 37.39 32.97 37.01 35.29 32.46 38.13 51.45
Flash Point C (ASTM D92) 170/177C min-b 196 184 186 204 200 210   186
Viscosity Index 182 173 203 170 166 164 170 149
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS -c, -d
Additives                    
Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762) 805 814 631 775 705 626 705   618    
Calcium, ppm 119 12 89 14 9 22 293 813
Magnesium, ppm 1 <1 <1 2 2 <1 2 38
Phosphorus ,ppm 242 159 219 166 139 126 245   351    
Zinc, ppm 7 6 10 11 3 5 7   339
Molybdenum,  ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   21
Barium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 2   <1    
Additive and/or other                    
Boron,  ppm 94 60 101 60 51 47 78   83    
Silicon,  ppm 4 4 5 1 2 2 8   44    
Potassium, ppm <1 <5 6 <5 <5 <5 <5   7    
Manganese, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Titanium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1    
Sulfur, ppm 838 729 793 1,108 539 437 1,201   5,664    
Copper, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1    
Sodium, ppm 3 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 6   8    
Vanadium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1    
Contaminants                    
Silver, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1    
Aluminum, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   1    
Chromium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Iron, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   1    
Nickel, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1    
Lead, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1    
Antimony, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1   <1    
Tin, ppm <1 <1 <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.

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