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PQIA Examines Five Samples of 5W-20; Issues One Consumer Alert, One Advisory

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MORGAS SAE 5W-20

moregas5w20frontfinishedThe results of the tests conducted on this sample do NOT meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are NOT consistent with the listed API Service Category.

The Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C is 14% lower than the minimum viscosity specification for this SAE grade. In addition, the Volatility result is substantially higher than the maximum allowed in the SN specification.

It should also be noted that the back label states this product “is compatible with SN, SM, SL and ILSAC GF-5 service classification.” when in fact it does not meet any of these specifications.

Use of this product in the majority of vehicles on the road today may cause unsatisfactory engine performance. CLICK FOR MORE


SuperS Custom Plus SAE 5W-20 SJ

superscustomplus5w20frontfinishedAdvisory: The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the API SJ Service Category. It should be noted, however, that API SJ motor oils are intended for use in vehicles built prior to 2002. Although not stated on the labels, consumers should be aware of its limited use. Further, whereas the labels state, “For use where an SJ motor oil is recommended,” and “is compatible with API approved engine oils,” the labels do not claim this product actually meets any API Service Categories.

The high level of silicon in this sample is unusual and may indicate contamination with abrasive material. CLICK FOR MORE

Other 5W-20s Recently Examined

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

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