The Petroleum Quality Institute of America

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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 ›

PQIA Examines Four Motor Oil Samples, One Raised Eyebrows

Motor oils recently examined by the Petroleum Quality Institute of America include three brands of SAE 5W-30 grades (Circle K, Quantum X-5, RPMaximum) and XCEL SAE 10W-40. The XCEL product tested raised eyebrows. And the reason it does is because the label on the XCEL product claims that this is a multigrade 10W-40 motor oil… Read More ›

PQIA Examines Four More Diesel Motor Oil Samples

The results of the tests conducted on the second group of Heavy Duty Engine Oil (HDEO) samples are consistent with their labeled claims. Click bottles below for details.     Ford Motorcraft Shell Rotella T  ProLine  Valvoline Premium Blue

Six New Motor Oil Samples Tested

Results in on Six SAE 5W-20 Motor Oils The results of the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for an SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the API SN Service Category. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS  Pennzoil  Mobil Super  Valvoline Max Life  Castrol GTX  Valvoline… Read More ›

Four New Motor Oil Samples Tested

Results in on Four Motor Oil Brands CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS          NAPA Amsoil OE Golden State Texas Gold  

Fourth Set of Samples From The Mid-Continent and Surrounding States

The results of the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for an SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the labeled API Service Category.         Race Pro Platinum Royal Purple Kum & Go Service Pro   Click Below For a Side-By-Side View Update… Read More ›

The Third Set of Samples From The Mid-Continent and Surrounding States

The results of the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for an SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the API SN Service Category.            Certified  Sinclair  AutoPride  Preferred Choice   Click Below For a Side-By-Side View

The Second Set of Samples From The Mid-Continent and Surrounding States

The results of the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for an SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the API SN Service Category.   CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS           Conoco CarQuest Best Choice Road-Tech Formula Shell   CLICK IMAGE BELOW… Read More ›

The Last of the Most Recent Group of Samples From the Illinois Market

The last of the most recent group of samples purchased in the Illinois market. They include two full synthetics, one synthetic blend (each an API SN/ILSAC GF-5), and a SAE 10W-30, API SL/CD. Each meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed… Read More ›

Test Results in on Three More Motor Oils in the Chicago Market – Consumers Take Note

Below are three more brands of motor oils PQIA found on the shelves in the Chicago market. PQIA issues Consumer Alerts on two, and an Advisory on another. See below for details:   CONSUMER ALERT  XPRESS LUBE PRO 10W-30 The results of the tests conducted on this sample do NOT meet the SAE J300 specifications for the… Read More ›