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PQIA Examines Three More ATF Samples and Issues an Advisory on One

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November 3, 2016 • PQIA Quality Reports

PQIA examines three more Automatic Transmission Fluids and issues an advisory on one: Xcel Type A. Advisory: The front label on Xcel Type A states “Type A Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid”, and the back label states “Type A Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid,” and “A quality Automatic Transmission Fluid recommended for use when Dexron, Mercon, and Ford fluids are not… Read More ›

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PQIA Examines Three More ATF Samples and Issues an Advisory on One

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PQIA examines three more Automatic Transmission Fluids and issues an advisory on one: Xcel Type A. Advisory: The front label on Xcel Type A states “Type A Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid”, and the back label states “Type A Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid,” and “A quality Automatic Transmission Fluid recommended for use when Dexron, Mercon, and Ford fluids are not… Read More ›

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PQIA Examines Four Motor Oil Samples, One Raised Eyebrows

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Motor oils recently examined by the Petroleum Quality Institute of America include three brands of SAE 5W-30 grades (Circle K, Quantum X-5, RPMaximum) and XCEL SAE 10W-40. The XCEL product tested raised eyebrows. And the reason it does is because the label on the XCEL product claims that this is a multigrade 10W-40 motor oil… Read More ›

Antifreeze/Coolant Program »

PQIA Examines Four More Antifreeze/Coolant Samples

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The results of the tests conducted on these samples are consistent with their labeled claims. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS  Polar LONGLIFE Shell Rotella Ultra ELC  Signature Home SMB

Retail Sales »

PQIA on GMA – Good Morning America – Read the Labels!

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Good Morning America “GMA” ran a story today about Dollar General (DG) Stores Facing Multiple Lawsuits Over Allegedly “Obsolete” Motor Oils.  GMA went undercover to four of DG’s New Jersey outlets to take a look at the motor oils on the shelves. They were accompanied by Tom Glenn, president of the Petroleum Quality Institute of… Read More ›

Labeling »

Test Results in on Three More Motor Oils in the Chicago Market – Consumers Take Note

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Below are three more brands of motor oils PQIA found on the shelves in the Chicago market. PQIA issues Consumer Alerts on two, and an Advisory on another. See below for details:   CONSUMER ALERT  XPRESS LUBE PRO 10W-30 The results of the tests conducted on this sample do NOT meet the SAE J300 specifications for the… Read More ›

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RelaDyne Joins to Support PQIA

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RelaDyne Joins to Support PQIA’s Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce RelaDyne has joined PQIA’s growing list of lubricant manufacturers, marketers, additive suppliers, and other supporters working to help assure the quality and integrity of motor oils,… Read More ›

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More on MaxLife ATF

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PQIA received a number of calls and emails following the update it published last week on the assessment of the Valvoline MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF. Understandably, due to the label on the product prominently stating “DEX/MERC,” and the Product Information sheet stating “Suitable for use in: Ford MERCON®” most of the questions were directed at asking… Read More ›