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PQIA Examines Five Samples of 5W-20; Issues One Consumer Alert, One Advisory

MORGAS SAE 5W-20 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 the listed API Service Category. The Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C is 14% lower than the minimum viscosity specification for this SAE… Read More ›

PQIA Issues Consumer Alerts on Two AntiFreeze/Coolant Samples

Two of the five coolant/antifreeze samples recently examined by PQIA fail to meet their label claims for freeze point protection. Polar Zone: Test results on the sample of Polar Zone examined has a freeze point of -2.2°F. This freeze point is above the labeled claim stating “Protects to -20°F,” and well above the industry standard… Read More ›

PQIA Issues Two Consumer Alerts on ATF

PQIA examines five samples of automatic transmission fluid purchased in the Midwest market. While the results of the tests conducted on three of the samples meet the requirements for their labeled claims, PQIA issues Consumer Alerts/Don’t Buys on two. The two samples are branded under names all too familiar to PQIA. One is the Everclear… 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 ›