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Antifreeze: What’s the Difference?

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) fielded a number of calls and emails following publication of test results for three brands of antifreeze (also known as coolants) last week. In addition to expressing dismay about the product (click for details) on the retail shelf with only 8% ethylene glycol and a freeze point of… Read More ›

PQIA Quality Reports »

Antifreeze: What’s the Difference?

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) fielded a number of calls and emails following publication of test results for three brands of antifreeze (also known as coolants) last week. In addition to expressing dismay about the product (click for details) on the retail shelf with only 8% ethylene glycol and a freeze point of… Read More ›

Motor Oil »

Times are Changing!

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GET READY FOR SN PLUS  The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) has been analyzing engine oil samples since 2009. Over that time, we have tested many brands, the majority of which have no issues; they meet their viscosity claims and are consistent with the API Service Categories on the labels. Unfortunately, however, we have… Read More ›

Automatic Transmission Fluid »

Two ATFs Tested: One with Labeling Issues

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested two sample of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and whereas the results of the tests conducted on these sample are consistent with their labeled claims, PQIA has concerns that the language on the back label of the Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF does not advise consumers of its limited… 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 ›