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My Mart Non Detergent SAE ND-30 Motor Oil, API SB

Distributed by MAPCO EXPRESS, Franklin, TN


Purchased in: MAPCO Mart, Memphis, TN

Date of purchase: 10-4-2011







All tests conducted on this sample meet the specifications for SAE 30, and are consitent with that of an API SB engine oil.


Advisory: This product is labeled as meeting API SB which is an obsolete specification and the API says, "CAUTION - Not suitable for use in gasoline-powered automobile engines built after 1963. Use in more modern engines may cause unsatisfactory performance or equipment harm."


The product label does not adequately warn consumers of this limited use. Click here for API Service Categories. 







PHYSICAL TESTS Standard/ranges-b Average-e My Mart 
 TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)       2.8
 Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt, (ASTM D445) 9.3 to 12.5     10.15
 Viscosity @ 40ºC, cSt, ASTM D445       68.97
 Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)       132
 Viscosity @ -30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)       n/a
 Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800)       14.7
    Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)       409
    Calcium       684
    Magnesium, ppm       3
    Phosphorus,  ppm       355
    Zinc, ppm       333
    Molybdenum,  ppm       11
    Barium, ppm       <1
 Additives and/or others
    Boron,  ppm       32
    Silicon,  ppm-d       4
    Potassium, ppm       7
    Manganese, ppm       <1
    Titanium, ppm       <1
    Sulfur, ppm       2,351
    Copper, ppm       <1
    Sodium, ppm       <5
    Vanadium, ppm       <1
    Silver, ppm       <1
    Aluminum, ppm       <1
    Chromium, ppm       <1
    Iron, ppm       1
    Nickel, ppm       <1
    Lead, ppm       <1
    Antimony, ppm       <1
    Tin, ppm       <!

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b- Standards, shown in orange, 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.


My Mart

The viscometrics of meets the required targets for an SAE 30.