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PQIA Issues a DON’T BUY on Spirit Oil MD-III

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April 5, 2018

Buyer Beware! SPIRIT OIL MD-III Are you putting motor oil in your transmission or transmission fluid in your engine? There is a lubricant currently on the shelves in the Midwest that has caught the attention of the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA), and for good reason. The product is Spirit Oil MD-III from Spirit… Read More ›

Two ATFs Tested: One with Labeling Issues

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 ›

Consumer Alert: Petrola Motor Oil and ATF

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America recently shopped a convenience store in Ohio and found a brand on the shelves that consumers are advised not to buy. The product is labeled as “Petrola” and the samples tested include: Petrola “Premium 5-30 Motor Oil” Petrola “Premium ATF” Use of these products in virtually any automobile currently… Read More ›

Four More ATFs Tested: Always Read the Labels

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands shown below are consistent with their labeled claims. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS     It should be noted that whereas each of the products examined include language referencing use in applications where DEXRON®-III/MERCON® fluids are recommended, with the exception of the label on one… Read More ›

Tests in on Four More Samples

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands below meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR TEST RESULTS SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil     The results of the tests conducted on… Read More ›

PQIA is “Taking it to the Streets”

PQIA IS “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” WITH THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF REGIONAL LUBRICANT QUALITY SUMMITS METUCHEN, NJ, August 1, 2017 — The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that the first in its series of regional lubricant quality summits will take place September 14, 2017. This summit will be… Read More ›

PQIA Releases National Survey Findings on ATF

METUCHEN, NJ – June 21, 2017 – The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) today announced the findings of a national survey (Automatic Transmission Fluid – Survey 2017) focused on the quality and integrity of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) in the US market. According to Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA, “The findings of the survey… Read More ›

Results in on Four ATFs…

The results of the tests conducted on the most recent samples of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) check out fine. The samples are consistent with their labeled claims.