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Two ATFs Tested: One with Labeling Issues

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January 19, 2018

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested two sample of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and whereas the results of the tests conducted on these sample are consistent with their labeled claims, PQIA has concerns that the language on the back label of the Wolf’s Head DX III-H/M ATF does not advise consumers of its limited… Read More ›

Lyden Oil Company Joins to Support PQIA

Lyden Oil Company 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 that Lyden Oil Company, one of the leading lubricant distributors in the United States, has joined PQIA’s growing list of supporters committed to helping… Read More ›

The FTC Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Request for Public Comment on Recycled Oil Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its rule specifying Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil. The Recycled Oil Rule contains testing and labeling requirements for recycled engine oil. The of the rule is to encourage used oil recycling, promote recycled… Read More ›

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 ›

Four More ATFs Tested: Always Read the Labels

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands shown below are consistent with their labeled claims. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS     It should be noted that whereas each of the products examined include language referencing use in applications where DEXRON®-III/MERCON® fluids are recommended, with the exception of the label on one… Read More ›

PQIA Issues Consumer Alert on Cruz-In Motor Oil

      The results of the tests conducted on this sample DO NOT meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and ARE NOT consistent with API SC/CC Service Category claimed on the label. The Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C is 63% lower than the minimum viscosity specification for… Read More ›

Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Timeline

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) received a considerable amount of feedback when we reported in our November 17th issue that the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) removed “303” tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) from sale in the state. Nearly all who contacted PQIA expressed support of the MDA’s decision and many feel this action… Read More ›

Missouri Orders 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluids Out of the State

The State ordered that effective immediately THF labeled only as “303” can no longer be sold in the state, and the reason why is clear.

Four More 10W-30s

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. It should be noted, however, that the Par Mar API SN product does not display the API certification mark… Read More ›