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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 High Mileage Motor Oils Tested, Georgia follows Missouri on THF

Four High Mileage Motor Oils Tested The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested four “High Mileage” 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… Read More ›

“303” GONE, BUT, NOT FORGOTTEN

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) received a number of phone calls over the past month about some of the new labels seen on pails of Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF) in the two states (Georgia and Missouri) that issued stop sale orders on “303” tractor hydraulic fluid. Of concern is that although stop sale… 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 Antifreeze/Coolants

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America tested three brands of Antifreeze/Coolant. The freeze point of the samples tested meet the products’ labeled claims and based on the tests conducted, there are no issues with the quality of the products.   Coming up later in the week: A look at four more Genuine/OEM Motor Oils. Click for… 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 ›

Georgia Issues Stop Sale Order for All J303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid

The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Fuel & Measures Division has issued a Stop Sale Order for Tractor Hydraulic Fluids (THF) products in the market labeled, claimed or implied as meeting the THF “303” specification. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is responsible for insuring that all lubricating oils, greases, and other similar products sold or offered… 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 ›