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PQIA Takes a Look at Two Antifreeze Samples

November 9, 2018

The results of the tests conducted on samples of antifreeze/coolant shown below meet the products’ labeled freeze point claims and, based on the results of the other physical properties and ion chromatography tests performed, there are no issues with the products. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR ASSESSMENT DETAILS ACE Extended Life AUTOGUARD Is Your Vehicle Prepare… Read More ›

Playing Roulette with 303 Yellow Buckets

PQIA BULLETIN #08-21-2018-B1 PDF Version By Thomas F. Glenn President, Petroleum Quality Institute of America There has been a significant amount of talk about “303” tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) over the past year, and for good reason. This is because although THFs labeled as 303 have commonly been seen in the market for decades, and… Read More ›

North Carolina Issues Stop-Sale Order on J303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid

North Carolina Is Now The Third State to Issue a Stop-Sale Order On “303” Tractor Hydraulic Fluid The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) issued a stop-sale order for tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) products labeled, claimed or implied as meeting THF 303, which has no known specifications available. For those unfamiliar with… Read More ›

Antifreeze: What's the Difference?

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 ›