June 2012

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Test Results for  5W-30 Motor Oils

     
  GILCO
API SM
O'Reilly
API SN
                 
PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details)
Standards/ranges-a
   TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)
6.1 to 8.3
6.9 6.7                  

   Viscosity @ 100șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)

9.3 to 12.5
10.8 10.5                  
   Viscosity @ 40șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)
55.8 to 65.2
64.8 62.2                  
   Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)

156 to 169

158 158                  
   Viscosity @ -30șC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)
6,600 Max
6,479 6,158                  
   NOACK volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250șC (ASTM D5800)
15 Max
14.2 12.4                  
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-b,c
Additives                      
    Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)

599 to 990

542.9 645                  
    Calcium, ppm
 1,570 to 2,460
1,765 1,558                  
    Magnesium, ppm
 6 to 46
81 7        
    Phosphorus ,ppm
600 to 800
599 683                  
    Zinc, ppm

 766 to 868

722 816                  
    Molybdenum,  ppm

 <1 to 269

32 <1                  
    Barium, ppm

 <1

<1 <1                  
Additive and/or other                      
    Boron,  ppm
 <1 to 237
7 2                  
    Silicon,  ppm
 3 to 9
3 4                  
    Potassium, ppm
 9 to 17
6 6                  
    Manganese, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  
    Titanium, ppm
 <1 to 114
<1 <1                  
    Sulfur, ppm

5,000 max

2,722 2,227
    Copper, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  
    Sodium, ppm
 5 to 454
<5 466                  
    Vanadium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  
Contaminants                      
<1
 <1
<1 <1        
    Aluminum, ppm
 <1 to 3
<1 <1        
    Chromium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  
    Iron, ppm
 <1 to 1
<1 1                  
    Nickel, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  
    Lead, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  
    Antimony, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  
    Tin, ppm
 <1
<1 <1                  

 

a- Standards, shown in black 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.

b-Test Method used for metal analysis is ASTM ASTM D5185.

c- ASTM D5185-09 Reproducibility by Element.

d- This product is labeled as meeting API SF which is an obsolete specification and is not recommended for passenger cars built after 1988. In addition, this product is labeled as meeting API CC which is an obsolete specification and is not recommended for diesel engines built after 1990. The product label does not adequately warn consumers of this limited use. Click here for API Service Categories. 

 

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