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

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April 16, 2018

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 ›

Times are Changing!

GET READY FOR SN PLUS¬† The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) has been analyzing engine oil samples since 2009. Over that time, we have tested many brands, the majority of which have no issues; they meet their viscosity claims and are consistent with the API Service Categories on the labels. Unfortunately, however, we have… Read More ›

Results in on Four 5W-30 Motor Oils

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested four brands of 5W-30 motor oil (three synthetics and one conventional). 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… Read More ›

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

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 ›

Four OEM Motor Oils Tested

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested four “Genuine” motor oil brands. 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 ¬† Genuine motor… Read More ›

Results in on Three 5W-30s and One 15W-40

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of 5W-30 and one brand of 15W-40 motor oils. 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… Read More ›

Results in on Three 5W-20s and One 0W-20

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of 5W-20 and one brand of 0W-20 motor oils. 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… Read More ›

Three OEM Motor Oils Tested: No Issues

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three “Genuine” motor oil samples. 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.

Four More Motor Oils Tested: No Issues

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. SAE 10W-40 SAE 5W-30 SAE 5W-20 Quality Begins with Education Understanding the differences in lubricants starts with an understanding… 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 ›