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Results in on More CK-4 HDEOs, Mining the Minds

Results for a Third Group of CK-4s are in

In addition to PQIA’s ongoing effort to provide consumers with information about the quality of lubricants in the market, we present our readers with information and insights about trends and changes in the industry that can sometimes be seen in the data from the samples PQIA examines. Recently, as an example, we reported preliminary trends for passenger car engine oils as we moved from API SN to API SN Plus (see “Get ready for SN Plus“). The PQIA will provide a similar analysis of the data and trends for the new CK-4 heavy duty engine oils (HDEO) as we build on the number of samples in the PQIA database.

The results of a third group of HDEO brands are now in. The data and assessments for these brands can be seen by clicking on the images of the products below. The test results for each of these brands all meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

CarQuest15W40 Lubrigaurd15W40 STP15W40 OReilly15W40
CarQuest Warren Oil Company
Lubriguard
STP
Pro Formula
O’Reilly
Traveller15W40 RoyalPurpleDuralec15W40 Napa15W40
Traveller Royal Purple
Duralec
NAPA
Premium Performance

The following are other HDEO API CK-4 brands on retail shelves recently examined by PQIA. The test results for each of these brands all meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

The data and assessments for these brands can be seen by clicking on the images of the products below:

 

ChevronDelo400SDE15W40 MobilDelvac130015W40 PCDuron15W40 ShellRotellaT415W40
Chevron
Delo 400 SDE
Mobil
Delvac 1300 Super
Petro-Canada
Duron HP
Shell
Rotella T4
ValvolineHDD15W40 KendallSuperDXA15W40Front Duragard15W40Thumb ValvolineBlue15W40CK4Front
Valvoline Kendall
Super-D XA
Duragard Diamond Plate Premium Valvoline
Premium Blue

Mining the Minds in the Lubricants Industry

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America receives emails and phone calls nearly every day from consumers, marketers, blenders, and a number of others with questions about lubricant quality, performance, and other lubricant related issues on their minds. Whereas PQIA makes every effort to answer these questions, we take a pass on some because they are either outside the scope of PQIA’s mission or beyond our domain expertise. Understanding, however, that some of the questions are asked quite frequently, PQIA thought it would be of value to put them out to the industry for consideration. The following question, capturing the comments of others we hear from, is the first of this type and we welcome hearing from knowledgeable industry members about their thoughts on the question below. Let us know what you think

On the Minds of the Consumer

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Updated Ford Motor Company CK-4/FA-4 Ford Position Statement

Note: The views and opinions expressed in “Mining the Minds in the Lubricants Industry” do not necessarily reflect those of the PQIA, its supporters, or its members.

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