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Two More Bad Apples!

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October 6, 2017

In the day following the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit on September 14th, PQIA stopped by several convenience stores located within a few blocks of the hotel where the Summit reception was held. To our disappointment, we found two products on the shelves that immediately raised concern due to labeling issues. And now that the test… 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 ›

Results in on Three More Diesel Engine Oils

The results of the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the with the labeled specifications. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR TEST RESULTS  10W-30                 15W-40 Related: Other Diesel Engine Oils Recently Tested… Read More ›

Dollar General Steps up to API SN/ILSAC GF-5

As widely reported by PQIA and many local and national news outlets, including an ABC News – Good Morning America segment, the discount chain Dollar General is facing multiple lawsuits for selling “Obsolete” motor oil. The most recent of these lawsuits was filed last month by New Mexico’s Attorney General, Hector Balderas. The lawsuit alleges… Read More ›

Results in on Four Samples of 5W-20

The results are in on four samples of 5W-20 motor oils.  Although the results of 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, one of the brands (Zecol-MAX) got our attention.  This is… Read More ›

Four 5W-30s and They All Look Good

The results of the tests conducted on the four samples of SAE 5W-30 shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications for a SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade and are consistent with the API Service Categories shown on the labels. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS A Look Back at the SAE 5W-30s PQIA Reported on in 2016 The… Read More ›

Five 5W-20s and They All Look Good

The results of the tests conducted on the five samples of SAE 5W-20 shown below meet the SAE J300 specifications a SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade and are consistent with the API Service Categories shown on the labels. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS      

Consumer Alerts Issued on Three “Q Motor Oil” Viscosity Grades

Q Motor Oil 5•30, 10•40, and 10•30 The test results on samples of the Q Motor Oil® brand indicate the products are NOT suitable for use in virtually all automobile engines currently on the road.  Use of the products in automobile engines will likely cause harm to the engine. Similarly, although the back label on the products… Read More ›

Results in on Five 5W-20 Passenger Car Motor Oils

Results in on Five Brands of 5W-20 The results are in on five brands of 5W-20 and the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. Havoline Synthetic Pro DS 5W-20 Phillips 66 Trop… Read More ›