ASTM WK71283

    Revision of D5704 - 17 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Thermal and Oxidative Stability of Lubricating Oils Used for Manual Transmissions and Final Drive Axles

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    Active Standard: D5704 - 20

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.B0.03 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager



    carbon and varnish deposits; final drive axle; gear cleanliness; gears; insoluble; L-60; lubricants; manual transmission; oil thickening; seal failure; sludge; thermal oxidation;;


    During a November 13, 2019 meeting, the L-60-1 Surveillance Panel discussed the wording of section 8.4.1 in the test procedure. The wording called out Nox-Rust paper as the sole corrosion inhibiting paper supplier for the test. The panel agreed to change the wording to make Nox-Rust a suitable supplier instead of the only supplier. In addition, the requirement of wrapping the gears in a paper towel has been removed since this would act as a barrier between the gear surface and the corrosion inhibiting paper.

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    Technical Contact:
    Frank Farber


    D02 (20-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as D5704-2020 and Pending Publication