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Results in on Samples of Three Brands

Responding to Consumers

As you will see when looking at the test reports and assessments for the products that follow, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) redesigned the format of its reports. In addition to a more contemporary look and feel and the mobile responsiveness of the reports, another change is the addition of information describing the importance of each test and the performance additives used in motor oils. And for those interested in learning more, the reports include links to PQIA QuickReferences. In addition to the QuickReferences currently linked in the reports, PQIA has a number of other QuickReferences and educational pieces in the works. There will be links to these and others in the sample reports and on the PQIA website when complete.

Many of these changes were made in response to consumers looking to understand more about PQIA’s reports and what the data means. The PQIA is encouraged by the level of interest consumers take in its website and the motor oil quality in the market, and we welcome suggestions to enhance our website and make it more meaningful to consumers.

Coming soon, also in response to consumer interest, a deep dive into high-mileage motor oils and PQIA reports on samples of the many brands of these products found on store shelves.

Thomas Glenn
President
Petroleum Quality Institute of America

Samples Recently Examined

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CITGO SUPERGARD Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
SAE 5W-20, API SN PLUS/ILSAC GF-5

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

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LUKOIL Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
SAE 5W-30 API SN

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

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Mile Master Motor Oil
SAE 15W-40 API CI-4, CH-4/SL

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

PQIA Note: Although still active, API CI-4/SL are older Service Categories. Always consult your owner’s manual for proper lubrication selection.

Note: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn’t. The test results and PQIA assessments relate ONLY to the samples tested and the tests conducted.

PASSENGER CAR MOTOR OIL

PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA SAMPLE SUMMARY/PASSENGER CAR MOTOR OIL Passenger car motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. In addition to lubricating moving

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