June 2012

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Test Results for  10W-30 Motor Oils

  GTC
API SN
Valero
API SN
TruBlend
API SN
GILCO
API SN
1st Priority
API SM
           
PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details)
Standards/ranges-a
                     
   TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)
6.1 to 8.3
8.4 6.5 7.4 7.3 7.2            

   Viscosity @ 100șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)

9.3 to 12.5
10.2 10.7 10.4 10.4 10.2            
   Viscosity @ 40șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)
55.8 to 65.2
66.7 70.9 67.1 66.5 66.3            
   Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)

156 to 169

138 139 143 143 140            
   Viscosity @ -25șC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)
7,000 Max
5,880 5,774 5,192 5,497 5,536            
   NOACK volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250șC (ASTM D5800)
15 Max
13.3 13.2 13.8 13.7 11.7            
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-b,c
Additives                      
    Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)

599 to 990

741.2 636.7 626.6 617.2 989.2            
    Calcium, ppm
 1,570 to 2,460
2,221 1,557 1,989 1,930 2,058            
    Magnesium, ppm
 6 to 46
12 6 48 29 7            
    Phosphorus ,ppm
600 to 800
689 685 652 618 701            
    Zinc, ppm

 766 to 868

840 816 799 752 856            
    Molybdenum,  ppm

 <1 to 269

47 <1 34 33 40            
    Barium, ppm

 <1

<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Additive and/or other                      
    Boron,  ppm
 <1 to 237
50 4 5 4 254            
    Silicon,  ppm
 3 to 9
4 4 2 2 6            
    Potassium, ppm
 9 to 17
5 6 5 <5 6            
    Manganese, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Titanium, ppm
 <1 to 114
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Sulfur, ppm

5,000 max

2,970 2,295 2,872 2,795 3,955            
    Copper, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Sodium, ppm
 5 to 454
<5 456 <5 <5 5            
    Vanadium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
Contaminants                      
    Silver, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Aluminum, ppm
 <1 to 3
1 <1 <1 <1 2            
    Chromium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Iron, ppm
 <1 to 1
<1 1 <1 <1 <1
    Nickel, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Lead, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Antimony, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1 <1 <1            
    Tin, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <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.

 

 

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