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PQIA ISSUES A DON’T BUY ON THREE PRODUCTS PURCHASED IN CHICAGO

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PQIA recently visited a number of convenience stores in Chicago to take a look at the motor oils on the shelves.  Whereas we have many to report on, the quality of three are of such high concern that PQIA felt it was important to immediately advise consumers to not buy these products. They will cause harm to your engines.

 

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7 Responses

  1. How can super XXX get away with using the API SM seal when it clearly doesn’t meet anything even close?

    • Ever heard of Statistics? Ever hear of plus 3 sigma or upper or lower specification ranges?
      What do you think lubrication manufacturers do with engine oils which don’t meet ASTM requirements?

      Does one think the manufacturers simply destroy lubricants which don’t meed automotive ASTM test standards? The answer is obviously no

      These are generally lubricants sold by the manufacturer as not capable of meeting automotive engine lubrication requirements, which have been repackaged and branded as acceptable and valid marketable products. These types of dubious operations usually represent a temporary transaction and most often operate near or within large metropolitan areas such as Chicago.

      • There’s no additives at all in the Super XXX. It’s nothing but base oil, not something any major manufacturer ever had anything to do with. They obviously re bottled non detergent oil as API SM.

  2. Because they are crooks. Pure and simple. How there are not more prosecutions of these criminals is beyond me.

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