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Motor Oil Specifications – The Process of Change

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June 13, 2018 Motor Oil Specifications – The Process of Change by Thomas F. Glenn The PQIA has recently fielded many questions about the new API SN Plus Service Category and although some are technical, many others we received are more general and look to understand why specifications change and how the new specifications come… Read More ›

PQIA Quality Reports »

Motor Oil Specifications – The Process of Change

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June 13, 2018 Motor Oil Specifications – The Process of Change by Thomas F. Glenn The PQIA has recently fielded many questions about the new API SN Plus Service Category and although some are technical, many others we received are more general and look to understand why specifications change and how the new specifications come… Read More ›

Motor Oil »

Results in on Three 5W-20s

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of SAE 5W-20 motor oil. The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR DETAILS  … Read More ›

Automatic Transmission Fluid »

PQIA Issues a DON’T BUY on Spirit Oil MD-III

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Buyer Beware! SPIRIT OIL MD-III Are you putting motor oil in your transmission or transmission fluid in your engine? There is a lubricant currently on the shelves in the Midwest that has caught the attention of the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA), and for good reason. The product is Spirit Oil MD-III from Spirit… Read More ›

Antifreeze/Coolant Program »

Results in on Three Antifreeze/Coolants

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of Antifreeze/Coolant. The freeze point of the samples tested meet the products’ labeled claims and based on the tests conducted, there are no issues with the quality of the products.   Coming up later in the week: A look at four more Genuine/OEM Motor Oils. Click for… Read More ›

Other »

A Must-Attend Event for Lubricant Distributors, Manufacturers, Buyers and Others

Ron Hayes Joins Other Distinguished Speakers at the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit Hayes will speak about the work the State of Missouri is doing to help protect consumers from obsolete and off-spec Tractor Hydraulic Fluids The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Ron Hayes, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of… Read More ›