October 2012

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Test Results for 

5W-30 Motor Oils

 

 

       
Standards, shown in black below, 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. Blain's Farm & Fleet
API SN
AutoGold
API SN
  PolyGUARD
API SG/CD
  Platinum Plus
         
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Standards/ranges-a
                     
   TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)
6.1 to 8.3
8.4 8.1   4.8   n/r          

   Viscosity @ 100ēC, cSt, (ASTM D445)

9.3 to 12.5
9.8 10.3 10.6 2.4  
   Viscosity @ 40ēC, cSt, (ASTM D445)
55.0 to 82.0
53.2 60.7   61.4   n/r          
   Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)

156 to 169

174 159 165 n/r  
   Viscosity @ -30ēC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)
6,600 Max
5,358 6,156 3,903 n/r  
   NOACK volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ēC (ASTM D5800)
15 Max
13.8 14.7   18.9   n/r          
 
Additives                      
    Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)

599 to 990

n/r n/r   n/r   n/r          
    Calcium, ppm
 1,570 to 2,460
2,263 2,328   1,549   <1    
    Magnesium, ppm
 6 to 46
11 15 5 <1  
    Phosphorus ,ppm
600 to 800
691 702   474   <1    
    Zinc, ppm

 766 to 868

804 831   551   <1          
    Molybdenum,  ppm

 <1 to 269

42 41   47   <1          
    Barium, ppm

 <1

<1 <1   <1   <1          
Additive and/or other                      
    Boron,  ppm
 <1 to 327
3 3   9   1          
    Silicon,  ppm
 3 to 9
2 3   3   <1          
    Potassium, ppm
 9 to 17
<5 <5 <5 <5  
    Manganese, ppm
 <1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
    Titanium, ppm
 <1 to 114
<1 <1 <1 <1  
    Sulfur, ppm

5,000 max

n/r n/r   n/r   n/r    
    Copper, ppm
 <1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
    Sodium, ppm
 <1 to 454
<5 <5   <5   <5    
    Vanadium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
Contaminants                      
    Silver, ppm
 <1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
    Aluminum, ppm
 <1 to 3
<1 <1   1   <1          
    Chromium, ppm
 <1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
    Iron, ppm
 <1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
    Nickel, ppm
 <1 to 1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
    Lead, ppm
 <1
1 <1   <1   <1          
    Antimony, ppm
 <1
<1 <1   <1   <1          
    Tin, ppm
 <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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