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New API SP/ILSAC GF-6A Motor Oils

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is now starting to see motor oils with the new API SP/ILSAC GF-6A standard on store shelves. Test results for the first group PQIA recently purchased can be seen by clicking on the bottles below.

The first group tested include Castrol, Mobil 1, Pennzoil, Valvoline, and Super Tech. More to come.  

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The New API SP/ILSAC GF-6A Motor Oils are Now on Store Shelves

Although the new API SP/ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B standards were approved for first licensing on May 1, 2020, motor oils with these standards have been hard to find on retail shelves. But it is not unusual for it to take several months from first allowable use date for new specifications to migrate into retail stores.

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Test Results: Driver One, Premier, Formula 300, and Simply Done

Recent Samples Tested: The results of the tests conducted on the Driver One, Premier, Formula 300, and Simply Done samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.  It is important to note, however, that although the labels on the

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Test Results: truenorth, CITGO, SHEETZ, and Simply Done

Revised: September 10, 2020 Recent Samples Tested: The results of the tests conducted on the truenorth Premium, CITGO SUPERGARD, SHEETZ Premium, and Simply Done samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. Product: truenorthViscosity Grade: SAE 10W-30Labeled: API SN/ILSAC GF-5Distributed By: Lyden Oil Company, Youngstown,

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Dave Klinger, President of PPC Lubricants Joins PQIA Advisory Board

METUCHEN, NJ, August 21, 2020/ – – PQIA Announced Today that Dave Klinger, President of PPC Lubricants has Joined the PQIA Advisory Board The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce Dave Klinger as a new member on the PQIA Advisory Board. Mr. Klinger is the President of PPC Lubricants, a 4th-generation,

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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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