MAX1 5W-30 Motor Oil, API SN, ILSAC GF-5
Manufactured by COASTAL Blending and Packaging, Saint John, NB
Purchased in: Circle K, South Portland, ME
Date of purchase: 7/16/2012
The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the requirements of an API SN, ILSAC GF-5, SAE 5W-30 engine oil, with the exception of the CCS Viscosity @ -30°C, which is slightly higher than the specification for an SAE 5W-30. The viscosity does, however, fall well within the API expanded range, which takes into account test reproducibility.
PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
|TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)||6.1 to 8.3||7.2||8.0|
|Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt, (ASTM D445)||9.3 to 12.5||10.5||10.7|
|Viscosity @ 40ºC, cSt, ASTM D445||55.8 to 65.2||61.88||64.4|
|Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)||156 to 169||160||156|
|Viscosity @ -30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)||6,600 Max||5,775||6,707-f|
|Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800)||15 Max||14.2||14.0|
|Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)||599 to 990||804.2||930.6|
|Calcium||1,570 to 2,460||2,051||2,073|
|Magnesium, ppm||6 to 46||12.3||14|
|Phosphorus, ppm||600 to 800||703||748|
|Zinc, ppm||766 to 868||791||812|
|Molybdenum, ppm||<1 to 269||60||151|
|Boron, ppm||<1 to 237||79||261|
|Silicon, ppm-d||3 to 9||5||6|
|Potassium, ppm||9 to 17||11||<5|
|Titanium, ppm||<1 to 114||11||<1|
|Sulfur, ppm||5,000 Max||2,785||4,797|
|Sodium, ppm||5 to 454||172||<5|
|Aluminum, ppm||<1 to 3||1||2|
|Iron, ppm||<1 to 1||1||<1|
b- Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others. Ranges, shown in teal, represent the high and low data for the 13 major brands of API SN ILSAC GF-5 tested in September 2011.
c-Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM ASTM D5185.
d- Although silicon is used as an antifoam additive in lubricants, concentrations above 7ppm have been linked to contamination from abrasive material,
e- Average of the 13 major brands of API SN ILSAC GF-5 tested in September 2011.
f- Results are slightly higher than API's maximum of 6,600 but fall within the API "Expanded Range" of 7,082, which takes into account test reproducability.
|MAX1 5W-30, API SN|
The American Petroleum Institute sets forth a number of laboratory and engine tests required to meet their performance specification. Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if an engine oil meets API specifications they can be used to determine if it doesn't.
The viscometrics meet the required targets for a 5W-30.
|FRONT AND BACK LABELS FROM PRODUCT TESTED|