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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 ›

Five ATFs Examined – PQIA Issues an Advisory one, and Shines a Light on Exemplary Labeling for Another

Five ATFs Examined – PQIA Issues one Advisory The PQIA recently examined four automatic transmission fluids (ATF) labeled to meet the requirements for DEXRON®-III/MERCON® specifications and one ATF labeled to meet the DEXRON®-III specification. Although the results of the tests conducted on samples of four brands are consistent with their labeled claims, PQIA issues an… Read More ›

Three SAE 10W-30s tested – No issues

The PQIA recently purchased three brands of SAE 10W-30 motor oils in the south, and the results of the tests conducted on the products meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. Although SAE 10W-30 accounts for only about… 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 ›

Results for a Second Group of CK-4 HDEO – No Issues

Results for a Second 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 ›

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 ›

RPP Products Joins to Support PQIA’s Efforts

RPP Products Joins to Support PQIA’s Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce RPP Products, Inc. has signed on to join PQIA’s growing list of lubricant manufacturers, marketers, additive suppliers and other supporters working to help assure the… 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 ›