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

morgasatfdmfrontfinishedAdvisory: 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 with this brand. In fact, on February 24, 2017, PQIA issued a Consumer Alert on MORGAS SAE 5W-20 motor oil.


The Other Four ATFs; No Issues

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands shown below meet the requirements for DEXRON® III/MERCON®.


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MileMaster National PolyGUARD Parts Master

Enhanced Sample Reports

PQIA is pleased to announce an enhancement to the reports it issues on the brands tested. The enhancement is in direct response to those who have visited the PQIA website and asked us to include a visual representation of the critical test data tied to specifications.

Moving forward, in addition to the actual test data PQIA shows on the reports, the sample report pages now include horizontal bar charts showing where the sample test data falls relative to specifications. Click on the bottles in this newsletter to see the graphics in action.



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