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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 ›

PQIA Releases National Survey Findings on ATF

METUCHEN, NJ – June 21, 2017 – The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) today announced the findings of a national survey (Automatic Transmission Fluid – Survey 2017) focused on the quality and integrity of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) in the US market. According to Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA, “The findings of the survey… Read More ›

Results in on Four ATFs…

The results of the tests conducted on the most recent samples of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) check out fine. The samples are consistent with their labeled claims.  

PQIA Examines Five Brands of ATF, One Has Issues

The PQIA Examines Five Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Brands and Issues an Advisory on One The results of the tests conducted on samples of MidWest Guard, NaviGuard, SuperS Custom Plus, and Vantage shown below meet the requirements for DEXRON III/MERCON. The sample of PolyGuard tested does not meet the specification for a Type A transmission… Read More ›

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 ›