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PQIA Examines Four ATF Samples and Issues an Advisory on One

PQIA examines four Automatic Transmission Fluids and issues an advisory on one.

gx20_atf_typea_front_finishedAdvisory: The front label on GX20 states “Universal TYPE A Automatic Transmission Fluid”, and the back label states “Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid”, and “This fluid may be used in automatic transmissions and power steering units of automobiles and light trucks manufactured by: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, including European, and Japanese manufacturers.”  In fact, TYPE A automatic transmissions fluids are OBSOLETE and not recommended for use in any automatic transmissions built after 1957, and therefore clearly not a “Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid.”  In addition, the fluid does NOT meet the specification for TYPE A ATFs.  Also of concern, the front label states “Better Protection for your Engine” when this is not an engine oil and should not be used in automobile engines.


cirlcek_atf_dm_front_finished pennzoil_atf_dex_merc_front_finished shoprite_atf_mp_front_finished gx20_atf_typea_front_finished
Circle K
Dex/Merc ATF
Type A

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