Motor Oil
SAE 5W-30, API SN/GF-5


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EVERCLEAR of Ohio, Ltd.

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:

3700 Oakwood Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio, 44515 


Everclear of Ohio, Ltd., headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, manages and operates an oil and wastewater recycling and disposal facility. In addition, it manufacturers and markets a variety of motor oils, transmission fluids, made from used oil feedstock.



The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.


 The following are the test results for the sample examined.


Everclear 5W-30

Everclear or Oil





Manufactured by: Everclear of Ohio, Ltd.

Youngstown, Ohio

Purchased at:  Buchanan, VA

Date of purchase: 9-20-2014



Test Results and Assessment:

CONSUMER ALERT: 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 @ 100C is 10% lower than the minimum viscosity specification for this SAE grade.  In addition, the Cold Crank Simulator Viscosity is 46% higher than the maximum viscosity specification for this SAE grade. 

Furthermore, the organometallic additive levels in this sample indicate the product is NOT suitable for use in the majority of automobile engines currently on the road, and the metal analysis results for this sample indicate the product may be contaminated with used oil and abrasive material.  The claims on the product label are not supported by the oil analysis.  Use of this product in automobile engines built after 1930 will likely cause harm to the engine.

  Physical Properties  
Elemental Analysis  
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.


PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details) Standard Everclear Motor Oil
Sample Test Results 
 TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)   0.47
 Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt, (ASTM D445)  9.3 to 12.5 8.4
 Viscosity @ 40ºC, cSt, ASTM D445   49.8
 Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)  
 Viscosity @ -30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,600 Max 9,608
 Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250C (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c n/a
    Calcium   1
    Magnesium   <1
    Phosphorus,  ppm   661
    Zinc, ppm   1
    Molybdenum,  ppm   <1
    Barium, ppm   <1
    Boron, ppm   <1
    Silicon, ppm   372
    Potassium, ppm   3
    Manganese, ppm   <1
    Titanium, ppm   1
    Copper, ppm 30
    Sodium, ppm   <1
    Vanadium, ppm   1
    Silver, ppm   <1
    Aluminum, ppm   3
    Chromium, ppm   1
    Iron, ppm   20
    Nickel, ppm   <1
    Lead, ppm   1
    Antimony, ppm   <1
    Tin, ppm   3

a- Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.

b-Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.

c - This specification is expressed to two significant figures, therefore results up to 15.5 are considered on specification.