PolyGuard Products Division, Medina, MN
Purchased in: Speedy Q, New Baltimore, MI
Date of purchase: 8/27/2012
Whereas the results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the requirements for an SAE 5W-30 engine oil, it cannot be determined if it meets API SG/CD since these specifications are obsolete.
This product is labeled as meeting
API SG/CD which is an obsolete specification and is not
recommended for passenger cars built after 1993. In
addition, this product is labeled as meeting API CD which is
also an obsolete specification. The product label does
not adequately warn consumers of this limited use.
The product label does not adequately warn consumers of this limited use.
PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
|TBN, mg KOH/g, (ASTM D2896)||6.1 to 8.3||7.2||4.8|
|Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt, (ASTM D445)||9.3 to 12.5||10.5||10.6|
|Viscosity @ 40ºC, cSt, ASTM D445||55.8 to 65.2||61.88||61.4|
|Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)||156 to 169||160||165|
|Viscosity @ -30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)||6,600 Max||5,775||3,903|
|Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800)||n/a||14.2||18.9|
|Nitrogen μg/g (ASTM D-5762)||599 to 990||804.2||n/r|
|Calcium||1,570 to 2,460||2,051||1,549|
|Magnesium, ppm||6 to 46||12.3||5|
|Zinc, ppm||766 to 868||791||551|
|Molybdenum, ppm||<1 to 269||60||47|
|Boron, ppm||<1 to 237||79||9|
|Silicon, ppm-d||3 to 9||5||3|
|Potassium, ppm||9 to 17||11||<5|
|Titanium, ppm||<1 to 114||11||<1|
|Sulfur, ppm||5,000 Max||2,785||n/r|
|Sodium, ppm||5 to 454||172||<5|
|Aluminum, ppm||<1 to 3||1||1|
|Iron, ppm||<1 to 1||1||<1|
b- Standards, shown in yellow 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.