City Star Automatic Transmission Fluid
City Petroleum, Dearborn, MN
Purchased in: Toledo Food Market, Toledo, OH
Date of purchase: August 26, 2012
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.
Note: In addition to now finding serious issues with City Star ATF, PQIA issued a Consumer Alert on City Star engine oil in July 2011, and on October 13, 2011, North Carolina officials ordered that three grades of City Star Motor Oil be removed from retail stores throughout the state because of the manufacturer's failure to meet stated viscosity claims.
PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
averages shown in the table below are for
samples tested in February 2012.
|Brookfield Viscosity @ -40°C, cP||20,000 cP Max||17,511||n/r|
|Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt, (ASTM D445)||6.8 cSt Min||7.20||2.66|
|Viscosity @ 40ºC, cSt, ASTM D445||-||34.0||n/r|
|Flash Point °C (ASTM D92)||170/177°C Min-b||195||158|
|Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)||-||805||n/r|
a- Average of 10 samples tested in February 2012.
b- Dexron® III, 170°C minimum, Mercon®, 177 °C minimum.
c-Test Method used for metal analysis is ASTM ASTM D5185.