The Petroleum Quality Institute of America

Tag: ATF

The PQIA Examines Five Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Brands and Issues an Advisory on One

Advisory: The MORGAS ATF D/M label states that the product is suitable for use in transmissions where DEXRON® III or MERCON® is specified.  PQIA’s test results for this sample do not meet the DEXRON III and MERCON specification for Flash Point and Kinematic Viscosity at 100ºC. CLICK FOR DETAILS  Note: This is not the first time PQIA has found issues… Read More ›

PQIA Issues Two Consumer Alerts on ATF

PQIA examines five samples of automatic transmission fluid purchased in the Midwest market. While the results of the tests conducted on three of the samples meet the requirements for their labeled claims, PQIA issues Consumer Alerts/Don’t Buys on two. The two samples are branded under names all too familiar to PQIA. One is the Everclear… Read More ›

PQIA Examines Three More ATF Samples and Issues an Advisory on One

PQIA examines three more Automatic Transmission Fluids and issues an advisory on one: Xcel Type A. Advisory: The front label on Xcel Type A states “Type A Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid”, and the back label states “Type A Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid,” and “A quality Automatic Transmission Fluid recommended for use when Dexron, Mercon, and Ford fluids are not… Read More ›

PQIA Examines Four ATF Samples and Issues an Advisory on One

PQIA examines four Automatic Transmission Fluids and issues an advisory on one. Advisory: 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… Read More ›

PQIA Issues Consumer Alerts/Don’t Buys on two of six samples of Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF)

PQIA recently examined six ATFs and found two that have significant issues that can result in damage to most transmissions currently on the road. These brands are not new to the products PQIA has issued Consumer Alerts on, they include Everclear and MaxiGuard. In fact, this is the eleventh time PQIA has issued Consumer Alerts… Read More ›