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Orion Lubricants Inc.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Orion Lubricants Inc.
Worth, IL

Website(s): No Website Found


Automatic Transmission Fluid

Product: REV 360 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Labeled: ATF-A

Distributed By: Orion Lubricants Inc, Worth, IL

Purchased at: Markham, IL

Date of purchase: 5/13/2019


Website(s): No Website Found

Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample show a product that DOES NOT meet any recognized specification of Automatic Transmission Fluid. The Viscosity at 100⁰C is 65% lower than the minimum specified. In addition, the Viscosity Index is 22% lower than required. Further, the metal analysis results indicate the product may contain used oil and abrasive material.

Use of this product in nearly all automatic transmissions currently on the road will likely cause harm. 

The back label on this product states "It is designed for use in older model automobiles and light duty trucks requiring a 'Type A' Automatic Transmission Fluid and where economy is a major consideration." A Type A Automatic Transmission Fluid is not suitable for use in automatic transmissions manufactured after 1957. The label on this product does not provide adequate warning to consumers about this limited use.


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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 does not meet the requirements of Type A ATF.
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Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)

The results of the Kinematic Viscosity @ 100ºC test conducted on this sample does not meet the requirements of Type A ATF.
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Brookfield Viscosity @-40°C mPa s (cP)

The results of the Viscosity Index on this sample DOES NOT meet the requirements of Type A ATF.
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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 REV360
Flash Point in ºC (ASTM D92) 185 Min 101
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 8.3 to 9.1 2.9
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445)   10.9
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 150 Min 117
Brookfield Viscosity @-40ºC mPa s (cP)   3,273
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium, ppm 4
Magnesium, ppm <1
Phosphorus, ppm   11
Zinc, ppm 3
Molybdenum,  ppm <1
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm <1
Silicon, ppm 999
Potassium, ppm <1
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm 2
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm <1
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm 7
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.