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Everclear Automatic Transmission FLuid - ATF
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Everclear ATF

Manufactured by Everclear of Ohio, Ltd., Youngstown, OH

 

Purchased at:  E. Palestine, OH

Date of purchase: 3-25-2014

 

CONSUMER ALERT:  The results of the tests conducted on this sample show a product that does not meet any definition of Automatic Transmission Fluid.The very low viscosity, lack of additives, and high silicon level indicate this product may cause damage to automatic transmissions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL TESTS Standard Everclear ATF
Brookfield Viscosity @ -40C, cP 20,000 cP Max 5,360

Viscosity @ 100C, cSt, (ASTM D445)

6.8 Min 2.6

Viscosity @ 40C, cSt, ASTM D445

- n/r 

Flash Point C (ASTM D92)

170/177C Min-a

137

Viscosity Index

  n/r
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-b      
 
    Calcium   <1
    Magnesium   <1
    Phosphorus,  ppm   61
    Zinc, ppm   <1
    Molybdenum,  ppm   <1
    Barium, ppm   <1
 
    Boron, ppm   <1
    Silicon,  ppm-d   92
    Potassium, ppm   <5
    Manganese, ppm   <1
    Titanium, ppm   <1
    Copper, ppm   2
    Sodium, ppm   <1
    Vanadium, ppm   <1
Contaminants
    Silver, ppm   <1
    Aluminum, ppm   1
    Chromium, ppm   <1
    Iron, ppm   4
    Nickel, ppm   <1
    Lead, ppm   <1
    Antimony, ppm   <1
    Tin, ppm   <1

a- Dexron III, 170C minimum, Mercon, 177 C minimum.

 

 

 
   
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