TRANSMISSION PRODUCTS

MIDCO MD III  ATF   #2008

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Updated Formula

 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Midco MD III ATF incorporates the most advanced additive technology available today to provide unsurpassed performance in automatic transmissions.  It provides excellent anti-wear protection for maximum transmission life. The multi-functional Midco technology can be used in a wide range of commercial vehicles and passenger cars. Mixed fleet operators are able to use one fluid to meet multiple transmission requirements and power steering. Specific applications include GM Dexron® III-H, Ford Mercon®, Allison C-4 and Allison TES-389.

 

TYPICAL SPECIFICATIONS   Viscosities:       @ -40°C, cP…………………………………………………………….17,000       @100°C, cSt……………………………………………………………….7.27       @  40°C, cSt……………………………………………………………..35.83       @100°F, (SUS)…………………………………………………………….179    Viscosity Index………………………………………………………………….173  Flash Point, COC, °F, (°C)………………………………………….393 (200)  Vickers Wear, mg………………………………………………………<1.2  Copper Strip………………………………………………………………1B  TES-389 Elastomer……………………………………………………Pass  GM Elastomer Test Sequence……………………………………….Pass  Mercon Seals Sequence………………………………………………Pass  Color, Observed………………………………………………………Red Liquid

FEATURES

• Meets the requirements of modern ATF designs with a broad range application for reduced inventory and lubricant misapplication.

• Contains special Midco exclusive “friction modifiers”.

• Resists leakage.

• Formulated with enhanced oxidation and thermal stability to prevent deposit formation and acidic by-products

• Extended clutch plate life.

• Proven field performance with extended drain intervals.

• This wide temperature range improved low temperature flow.  The high viscosity index assures that the oil will not thin too much at elevated operating temperatures.

 

 

SHIPPING-AVAILABILITY Midco MD III ATF (product code #2008) is available in the following sizes: case of 12 quarts, 3-1gallon case, convenient 2 1/2 gallon jug, 2- 2 1/2 gal case, 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums, 275 gallon totes, 330 gallon totes and bulk quantities.

SAFETY – DISPOSAL

Emergency and First Aid Procedures

Eye Contact – If splashed into the eyes, flush with clean water for 15 minutes or until irritation subsides. If irritation persists, call a physician.

Skin Contact – In case of contact, remove any contaminated clothing and wash the skin thoroughly with mild soap and water. If irritation persists, call a physician.  Inhalation -   Remove to fresh air. Call a physician immediately.

Ingestion – If ingested, call a physician immediately.  Further information regarding health and safety is available upon request.  .  All products used in Midco Additives have been registered with the federal government and have assigned CAS numbers.  Dispose of in accordance with local authority requirements.  Protective eye wear and chemical resistant gloves are recommended when handling Additive Al concentrate.  Dispose of in accordance with local authority requirements.  Contact authorities if accidentally discharged into natural waterways or sanitary sewers.

 

Midco Lubricants Ask

“What makes a good Automatic Transmission Fluid?”

To answer that you must know what ATF does. ATF is an energy transfer fluid. It converts mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. It is a lubricant, a heat transfer fluid or coolant, a rust and anti-oxidant preventative. It has anti-foam properties and frictional properties to transfer power between driving members such as clutch plates and bands. It is used to multiply torque repeatably and accurately mile after mile. It contains a blend of carefully assembled additives and base oils to meet all these demands.

So what makes a good ATF? First you have to determine the operating temperature of the transmission. This will tell the blender the type base oil required. Second, the frictional characteristics of the fluid are determined by clutch materials, surface finishes, clutch apply rates, operating pressures and so on. The higher the operating pressures, the higher vaporization pressure of the oil will be needed. For example some oils will vaporize at a pressure as low as 140 psi. Obviously this would not last under the grueling conditions of an automatic transmission. Next, additives are needed to control friction and wear. They must be carefully matched to the application. There is a delicate balance between enough and too much. Anti-foam additives are added to reduce aeration do to constant churning of the fluid between rotating gears and pumps. Anti-oxidants are added to prevent oxidation due to exposure to the air, preventing AFT degradation. Cleaners, usually a sulfonate, are added to clean and prevent gum build up. Viscosity Index Improvers, not to be confused with Viscosity Improvers, determine the parameters of operating temperature while maintaining specification. In general the higher the VI (viscosity index) the longer life for the ATF to “stay in spec”. Viscosity Improvers on the other hand are added to maintain Viscosity or weight of the fluid.

As you can imagine, many additives are blended in exact amounts at varying temperature and pressures to form a proper fluid. Many additives are often substituted with replacement additives, lowering quality, to achieve a lower price. This is never a good idea. Using a lower cost additive will lower immediate cost slightly but will raise your cost in transmission failures or customer complaints. . Meeting specification is one thing, staying in spec is quite another. You cannot simple make it cheaper and expect the same results.

“But I buy a Big Name brand ATF. It must be good” We hear that. But the only thing you may be getting is that Big Name. That does not make it better. Many times it is just the opposite. Big Names cut quality as far as they can to make an extra buck. We do not fault them for that. Midco Lubricants never makes a product “just good enough”. Not only does Midco Lubricants meet all the specifications of the OEM’s, but exceeds these specs substantially by using any additives and base oils known to make a better product.

And then finally we hear “ I don’t care about quality as long as it works” Really. Of course you care. You do not want a failure or a come back due to a poor choice on AFT. Your customer surely cares and yes you do, too.

And this is what makes a good ATF. Good raw materials,

Excellent product knowledge and Caring people.

Midco Lubricants, Rockford, IL   815-229-3150

                

                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                                                                 TB What makes a good ATF?  6-4-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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