November, 2012

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The PolyGuard and Auto Gold samples tested are labeled as formulated to meet specifications previously described as Dexron III/Mercon. The City Star and Everclear samples tested make no reference to specifications.

           
  City Star Everclear PolyGuard AutoGold          
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PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details) Standards/ranges-a                    

Brookfield Viscosity @ -40C, cSt

20,000 cP Max n/r n/r 18,376 12,517            

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100C, cSt

6.8 cSt Min 2.66 3.86 7.18 6.87      

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40C, cSt

34.00 n/r n/r 33.87 34.00      
Flash Point C (ASTM D92) 170/177C min-b 158 170 216 212        
Viscosity Index 182 n/r n/r 183 167      
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS -c, -d
Additives                    
Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762) 805 n/r n/r n/r n/r            
Calcium, ppm 119 4 <1 82 3      
Magnesium, ppm 1 <1 4 <1 <1      
Phosphorus ,ppm 242 <1 44 226 173            
Zinc, ppm 7 2 <1 6 2        
Molybdenum,  ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1        
Barium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Additive and/or other                    
Boron,  ppm 94 <1 <1 105 63            
Silicon,  ppm 4 148 47 4 9            
Potassium, ppm <1 <5 <5 <5 <5            
Manganese, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1      
Titanium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Sulfur, ppm 838 n/r n/r 789 708            
Copper, ppm <1 <1 8 <1 <1            
Sodium, ppm 3 <5 <5 <5 <5            
Vanadium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Contaminants
Silver, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Aluminum, ppm <1 <1 9 <1 <1            
Chromium, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Iron, ppm <1 <1 3 <1 <1            
Nickel, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Lead, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Antimony, ppm <1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Tin, ppm <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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