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Three ATFs Examined

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America examined samples of three brands of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and the results of the tests conducted on these samples are consistent with DEXRON®-III/MERCON® fluids. NAPA DEX/MERC ATF SHEETZ Multi-Purpose DM ATF Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF  Click for other antifreeze/coolant sample examined by PQIA

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Three ATFs Examined

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America examined samples of three brands of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and the results of the tests conducted on these samples are consistent with DEXRON®-III/MERCON® fluids. NAPA DEX/MERC ATF SHEETZ Multi-Purpose DM ATF Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF  Click for other antifreeze/coolant sample examined by PQIA

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Results in on More 15W-40 HDEOs, Mining the Minds

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Results for a Fourth Group of 15W-40s are in The results are in on four more heavy duty diesel engine oils, and the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories, or in the… Read More ›

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Five ATFs Examined – PQIA Issues an Advisory one, and Shines a Light on Exemplary Labeling for Another

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Five ATFs Examined – PQIA Issues one Advisory The PQIA recently examined four automatic transmission fluids (ATF) labeled to meet the requirements for DEXRON®-III/MERCON® specifications and one ATF labeled to meet the DEXRON®-III specification. Although the results of the tests conducted on samples of four brands are consistent with their labeled claims, PQIA issues an… Read More ›

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Antifreeze: What’s the Difference?

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) fielded a number of calls and emails following publication of test results for three brands of antifreeze (also known as coolants) last week. In addition to expressing dismay about the product (click for details) on the retail shelf with only 8% ethylene glycol and a freeze point of… Read More ›

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A Must-Attend Event for Lubricant Distributors, Manufacturers, Buyers and Others

Ron Hayes Joins Other Distinguished Speakers at the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit Hayes will speak about the work the State of Missouri is doing to help protect consumers from obsolete and off-spec Tractor Hydraulic Fluids The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Ron Hayes, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of… Read More ›