The standard below are for the latest specification (API SN GF-5), and the ranges and averages are based on the 13 major brands of API SN ILSAC GF-5 tested in September 2011. Click here for more on API Service Categories.  

November 2011

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Test Results for  10W-40 Motor Oils

   
    ALERT
ADVISORY-d
               
PHYSICAL TESTS (click test for details)
Standards/ranges-a
Spectrol MaxiGuard Signature                
   TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)
6.1 to 8.3
7.9 0.6 4.9                

   Viscosity @ 100șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)

12.5 to 16.3
15.59 6.43 14.50                
   Viscosity @ 40șC, cSt, (ASTM D445)
55.8 to 65.2
107.0 39.4 98.7                
   Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)

156 to 169

155 113 152
   Viscosity @ -25șC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)
7,000 Max
5,759 5,509 3,858                
   NOACK volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250șC (ASTM D5800)
15 Max
10.7 27.7 10.8                
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-b,c
Additives                      
    Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)

599 to 990

889 294 340                
    Calcium, ppm
 1,570 to 2,460
2,167 185 1,488                
    Magnesium, ppm
 6 to 46
8 16 6                
    Phosphorus ,ppm
600 to 800
718 175 722                
    Zinc, ppm

 766 to 868

785 31 788                
    Molybdenum,  ppm

 <1 to 269

42 2 1                
    Barium, ppm

 <1

<1 2 <1                
Additive and/or other                      
    Boron,  ppm
 <1 to 237
242 3 3                
    Silicon,  ppm
 3 to 9
5 186 5                
    Potassium, ppm
 9 to 17
11 17 9                
    Manganese, ppm
 <1
<1 12 <1                
    Titanium, ppm
 <1 to 114
<1 <1 <1                
    Sulfur, ppm

5,000 max

4,205 4,304 2,318                
    Copper, ppm
 <1
<1 13 <1
    Sodium, ppm
 5 to 454
<5 20 <5                
    Vanadium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1                
Contaminants                      
    Silver, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1                
    Aluminum, ppm
 <1 to 3
1 223 1                
    Chromium, ppm
 <1
<1 3 <1                
    Iron, ppm
 <1 to 1
<1 200 <1
    Nickel, ppm
 <1
<1 1 <1                
    Lead, ppm
 <1
<1 24 <1                
    Antimony, ppm
 <1
<1 <1 <1                
    Tin, ppm
 <1
<1 19 <1                

 

a- The standards and ranges shown in the table above are for the latest specification (API SN GF-5)

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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