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Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Cincinnati, OH

Website(s): reladyne.com

RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation's leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services for industrial, commercial, and automotive businesses in the United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of four well-established industry-leading companies and has since grown to more than 60 locations by strategically acquiring other industry leaders in the lubricant, fuel distribution, and industrial service segments. 

DuraMAX Liquid Armor
Global Full Synthetic ATF

Product: DuraMAX Liquid Armor
Labeled: Global Full Synthetic ATF

Marketed By: RelaDyne, Cincinnati, OH

Purchased at: Sparta, KY

Date of purchase: 5/10/2018


Website(s): reladyne.com

Test Results and Assessment:

ADVISORY: Whereas the back label on this product states “This product is recommended for use in the following applications,” and provides a list of OEM specifications, including Ford MERCON® V and Chrysler, the results of the kinematic viscosity test on this sample does not meet the requirements for Ford MERCON® V and Chrysler® ATF+4.

Note: See PQIA’s Quick Reference guide for ATF viscosity specifications and note that some are mutually exclusive.

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Elemental Analysis pass
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Flash Point of a DEXRON III/MERCON Fluid in °C (ASTM D92)

The results of the Flash Point test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of Dexron III/Mercon.
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Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)

The kinematic viscosity at 100°C is 16% lower than minimum to meet Ford MERCON® V, 24% higher than maximum to meet Ford MERCON® LV, and 22% lower than the minimum to meet Chrysler® ATF+4.
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Brookfield Viscosity @-40°C mPa s (cP)

The results of the Brookfield viscosity test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of Dexron III/Mercon.
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Note: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard DuraMAX
Flash Point in ºC (ASTM D92) 170/177 Min-c 219
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) Click For ATF Specifications 5.7
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445)   27.1
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 159
Brookfield Viscosity @-40ºC mPa s (cP) 9,500 Max 7,329
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium, ppm 110
Magnesium, ppm <1
Phosphorus, ppm   199
Zinc, ppm <1
Molybdenum,  ppm <1
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 66
Silicon, ppm 5
Potassium, ppm <1
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm <1
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm <1
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm <1
Nickel, ppm <1
Lead, ppm <1
Antimony, ppm <1
Tin, ppm <1
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. DEXRON® III, 170°C minimum, MERCON®, 177°C minimum.