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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 ›

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