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PQIA Examines Four More Diesel Motor Oil Samples

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The results of the tests conducted on the second group of Heavy Duty Engine Oil (HDEO) samples are consistent with their labeled claims. Click bottles below for details.     Ford Motorcraft Shell Rotella T  ProLine  Valvoline Premium Blue

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PQIA Examines Four More Diesel Motor Oil Samples

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The results of the tests conducted on the second group of Heavy Duty Engine Oil (HDEO) samples are consistent with their labeled claims. Click bottles below for details.     Ford Motorcraft Shell Rotella T  ProLine  Valvoline Premium Blue

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PQIA Issues Consumer Alerts/Don’t Buys on two of six samples of Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF)

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PQIA recently examined six ATFs and found two that have significant issues that can result in damage to most transmissions currently on the road. These brands are not new to the products PQIA has issued Consumer Alerts on, they include Everclear and MaxiGuard. In fact, this is the eleventh time PQIA has issued Consumer Alerts… Read More ›

Antifreeze/Coolant Program »

Four More Samples of Antifreeze/Coolants

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Four more samples of Antifreeze/Coolant tested, one has issues, another underscores the importance of reading the labels   Of the four antifreeze/coolants tested, one product (SuperS Antifreeze Summer Coolant 50/50 Prediluted) has an issue in that it does not meet its labeled claim. The freeze point of the product tested is -25°F. This is higher… Read More ›

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 ›

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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 ›