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Everclear of Ohio, Ltd.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Everclear of Ohio, Ltd.
Youngstown, OH 44515


Automatic Transmission Fluid


The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.

The following are the test results for the sample examined.

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Product: Everclear Automatic Transmission Fluid
Labeled: "Useful in a variety of automatic transmissions"

Manufactured By: Everclear of Ohio, Ltd., Youngstown, OH

Purchased at: Edison, NJ

Date of purchase: 5-25-2016


Website(s): everclearmotoroil.weebly.com

Test Results and Assessment:

Whereas this product is labeled as "Useful in a variety of automatic transmissions," the results of the tests conducted on this sample show a product that DOES NOT meet any recognized specification of Automatic Transmission Fluid.

The Brookfield Viscosity is 238% higher than the maximum viscosity specification for a Dexron® III and Mercon® fluid. Also, the Viscosity at 100⁰C is 20% lower than the minimum specified for a Dexron® III and Mercon® fluid. In addition, the Flash Point is lower than required for Dexron® III and Mercon® fluids. Furthermore, the organometallic additive levels in this sample indicate the product may be contaminated with used oil and abrasive material. Use of this product in modern automatic transmissions will likely cause harm.

This is the eleventh time PQIA has issued Consumer Alerts on lubricants marketed under the Everclear brand. This product has been ordered off the shelves in the states of Georgia and North Carolina.

bottle icon Physical Properties pass
Elemental Analysis pass
Labeling pass

Note: Although the laboratory tests conducted cannot alone be used to establish if an Automatic Transmission Fluid meets all of its labeled specifications, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard Everclear
Flash Point in ºC (ASTM D92) 170/177Min-c 159
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 6.8 cSt Min 5.4
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 28.1
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 130
Brookfield Viscosity @-40ºC mPa s (cP) 20,000 Max 67,600
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2
Magnesium 1
Phosphorus, ppm 1,294
Zinc, ppm 2
Molybdenum,  ppm 3
Barium, ppm 0
Boron, ppm 1
Silicon, ppm 199
Potassium, ppm 0
Manganese, ppm 0
Titanium, ppm 0
Copper, ppm 19
Sodium, ppm 0
Vanadium, ppm 0
Silver, ppm 0
Aluminum, ppm 17
Chromium, ppm 8
Iron, ppm 74
Nickel, ppm 0
Lead, ppm 0
Antimony, ppm 0
Tin, ppm 5
  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.