PRODUCT TESTED

Xpress Lube Pro Motor Oil
5W-30




 
        

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XPRESS LUBE PRO

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
XPRESS LUBE PRO
P.O. Box 928
Glenview, IL 60025

 

Website:
Non found

Information on company not found 










PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA TEST PROGRAM

 

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.

 

EXPRESS LUBE PRO 5W-30
No API Service Categories or other approvals specificed on the labels
 
XPRESS LUBE PRO 5W-30 Manufactured by: Xpress Lube Pro
Physical Address: Non found
Purchased: Chicago, IL
Date of Purchase: 12-4-2014

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.  The Kinematic Viscosity @ 100C is 46% less than the minimum viscosity specification for this SAE grade.  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.  The metal analysis results for this sample indicate the product may be contaminated with engine coolant, used oil, and abrasive material.  Use of this product in modern automobile engines will likely cause harm to the engine.

  Physical Properties  
Elemental Analysis  
Labeling
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 XPRESS LUBE PRO
5W-30
Sample Test Results/span> 
 TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)   1.81 
 Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt, (ASTM D445)  9.3 to <12.5 5.0 
 Viscosity @ 40ºC, cSt, ASTM D445   26.8 
 VViscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 113 
 Viscosity @ -30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)/a> 6,600 Max 4,680 
 Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250C (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c n/a 
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-b     
Additives
    Calcium   61 
    Magnesium  
    Phosphorus,  ppm   207 
    Zinc, ppm   110 
    Molybdenum,  ppm   <1 
    Barium, ppm   23 
    Boron, ppm  
    Silicon, ppm   41 
    Potassium, ppm   18 
    Manganese, ppm  
    Titanium, ppm   <1 
    Copper, ppm
    Sodium, ppm   108 
    Vanadium, ppm   <1 
 
    Silver, ppm   <1 
    Aluminum, ppm  
    Chromium, ppm   <1 
    Iron, ppm   41 
    Nickel, ppm   <1 
    Lead, ppm  
    Antimony, ppm   <1 
    Tin, ppm   <1 

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.