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Five 5W-20s and They All Look Good

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The results of the tests conducted on the five samples of SAE 5W-20 shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications a SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade and are consistent with the API Service Categories shown on the labels. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS      

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Five 5W-20s and They All Look Good

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The results of the tests conducted on the five samples of SAE 5W-20 shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications a SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade and are consistent with the API Service Categories shown on the labels. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS      

Motor Oil »

Five 0W-20s and They All Look Good

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The results of the tests conducted on the five samples of SAE 0W-20 shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications a SAE 0W-20 viscosity grade and are consistent with the  API Service Categories shown on the labels. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy STP SYN Full Synthetic Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Valvoline… Read More ›

Antifreeze/Coolant Program »

PQIA Issues Consumer Alerts on Two AntiFreeze/Coolant Samples

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Two of the five coolant/antifreeze samples recently examined by PQIA fail to meet their label claims for freeze point protection. Polar Zone: Test results on the sample of Polar Zone examined has a freeze point of -2.2°F. This freeze point is above the labeled claim stating “Protects to -20°F,” and well above the industry standard… 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 ›

Labeling »

Five More Samples From the Midwest-Consumer Alert Issued on One

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PQIA examines five more motor oil samples purchased in the midwest and issues a Consumer Alert on one and an Advisory on another. Cautions consumer not to Buy SUPER XXX Platinum 10W30.  Consumer Alert: A Consumer Alert is issued on SUPER XXX Platinum “10W30 API SM/GF-3” manufactured by Chi-Town Lubricants located in Dolton, IL. The results… Read More ›

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Royal Mfg Co. LP. 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 Royal Mfg Co. LP. 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, transmission fluids, and other lubricants in the market. Royal Mfg Co. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of lubricants… 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 ›