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PQIA takes a look at AmazonBasics motor oil and three more brands

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October 9, 2018

A look at AmazonBasics Motor Oil Amazon added its own line of private label passenger car motor oil to the Amazon marketplace on July 23, 2018. The products are sold under the Amazon trademark, “AmazonBasics,” and although it initially entered the market with little fanfare, the brand recently received a good deal of ink in… Read More ›

Class Action Suit filed Against Amalie AOC, LTD. For Its Marketing and Sale of Obsolete Motor Oil in Florida

Class Action Suit filed Against Amalie AOC, LTD. For Its Marketing and Sale of Obsolete Motor Oil in Florida Kanner & Whiteley, along with its co-counsel, have filed a class action lawsuit against Amalie AOC, LTD. At issue is Amalie’s XCEL Premium Motor Oil. The product is rated API SA, a motor oil service category… Read More ›

Results in on More 15W-40 HDEOs, Mining the Minds

Results for a Fourth Group of 15W-40s are in The results are in on four more heavy duty diesel engine oils, and the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories, or in the… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Motor Oil Specifications – The Process of Change

  June 13, 2018 Motor Oil Specifications – The Process of Change by Thomas F. Glenn The PQIA has recently fielded many questions about the new API SN Plus Service Category and although some are technical, many others we received are more general and look to understand why specifications change and how the new specifications… Read More ›

Consumer Alerts Issued on Five Motor Oils

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) continues to observe two brands of motor oils in the market that consumers should watch out for and steer clear of. The brands are: Mileage 365 Q Motor Oil The result of the tests conducted on samples of these brands show products that can cause harm to virtually any… Read More ›

Results in on Three 5W-20s and Three 5W-30s

  The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of SAE 5W-20 and three brands of SAE 5W-30 motor oil. The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories…. Read More ›

Results in on Three 5W-20s and Three 5W-30s

  The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of SAE 5W-20 and three brands of SAE 5W-30 motor oil. The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories…. Read More ›

Results in on Three 5W-20s

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of SAE 5W-20 motor oil. The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands 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 DETAILS  … Read More ›

Results in on Three 0W-20s and One 10W-30 Motor Oils

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of SAE 0W-20 and one brand of SAE 10W-30 motor oil. The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories…. Read More ›