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Consumer Alerts Issued on Five Motor Oils

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) continues to observe two brands of motor oils in the market that consumers should watch out for and steer clear of. The brands are: Mileage 365 Q Motor Oil The result of the tests conducted on samples of these brands show products that can cause harm to virtually any… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Four More SAE 5W-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 API SL Service Category is formulated for use in 2004 and older… Read More ›

Two More Bad Apples!

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 ›

More Samples Tested / Steigerwald Joins PQIA Summit Panel

Three Brands 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. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR TEST RESULTS Steigerwald to Represent ILMA on the Panel Discussion… Read More ›

Concerns Continue – PQIA Issues Four More Consumer Alerts on Motor Oils on Store Shelves in the Midwest Market

Last week the Petroleum Quality Institute of America issued four Consumer Alerts on motor oils purchased in the Midwest market, including AP Supertech 5W20, REV360 5W-30 and 10W-30, and Super XX 10W30. The PQIA now adds four more Consumer Alerts to the list of motor oils recently purchased in the Midwest that can cause harm… Read More ›