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Compliance – Properly Displaying Viscosity Grade

Viscosity is one of the most important properties of motor oil and generally the first piece of information a consumer looks for, beyond brand, when making a buying decision. For this reason, the viscosity grade is shown on the front label in plainly visible print. Further, many brands display it on the front label in

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Access to Safety Data Sheets

The Hazard Communication Standard “requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS),  for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards.” Whereas Safety Data Sheets for many lubricants are readily available from lubricant manufacturers and distributors, the Petroleum Quality Institute of

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A Look at Navi Guard, Peak, NAPA, and Gulf

Navi Guard Ultra Full Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 0W-20 API SN/ILSAC GF-5/dexos1 Gen2  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. Read More> PEAK Full Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 5W-30

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Read the Labels on Motor Oil Before You Buy

Know how to read the labels and what to look for on both the front and back labels of the motor oil you buy, or you may be using product that can cause unsatisfactory performance or damage to your engine. The following are some key items to look for on motor oil labels and to

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Castrol GTX and Ford Motorcraft

Castrol GTX Diesel Motor OilSAE 15W-40, API CK-4 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. Read More> Ford Motorcraft Super Duty Formula Diesel Motor OilSAE 15W-40“Meets WSS-M2C171-F1, Cummins CES

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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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